ED Magedson – Founder
Elite Image Modeling Management/ Hottest Models UnlimitedInternet USA
Elite Image Modeling Management/ Hottest Models Unlimited Liars!! Total Ripoff.. DO NOT BELIEVE IT. Internet
I wanted to let you all know about the Elite Image/Hottest Model Unlimited website or talent for the reason that I fell for this scam in 2009. I am a girl who is doing modeling as a hobby and wants to get known eventually and this company really fooled me. I got this email from a women so called Karen Slade and told me that if I would like to compete for this title Hottest Model Competition and that it would really be my chance to get known. And well at the time it sounded great! This competition was held at Turks and Caicos Island, great island and beautiful no lie.
Well she required a payment of like $2000 or so that supposedly covered a photoshoot and the stay of the hotel etc.. well my mother spent SOOO much money on this trip it was unbeliveable now I look at it like I wish I knew then what I know now about modeling scams. Ok so continuing with this scam , there was different people that were involved who were clueless as well and well we all tried our best and what not because she often mentioned how there was going to be different companies in this place so we had to do our very best to make an empression ok? Yea. She had classes that of course I participated and well you had to pay for it as well.
So then the day of the photoshoot came and turned out that we had to pay the photographer $400 up front in order for him to do our shoot, yes they did our makeup and what not but at that point everyone got really concerned about the $2000 supposedly covering for the shoot and it was nothing like that. Of course some girls and boys did pay that money just for nothing, no one even got their pictures delivered. So then the competition finally came around, there were people watching but never did I know if they were agents from Ford, Elite, etc so then the results came in and guess what?
I was the winner for the so called Hottest Models Competition, at the moment I was like WOW!! and super excited because they claimed that if you won they would give you $1500 plus expose you to many agents. Karen Slade then came up to me telliing me that Tommy Hilfiger was there and really liked me for their catalog work and now I felt like this is really happening!! I was in shock. She said that the money would take a while to arrive to my address and so I believed it and said oh ok. So the next day came along in which everyone was getting ready to leave and head back home.
Karen Slade went on to tell me that she would call me and let me know more information about the catalog job with Tommy Hilfiger and I trusted her. I went home really excited and got a call from Karen Slade to let me know more information and she said that she would call me back again to give me the next step and from then on she NEVVVER CALLED AGAIN and I even texted her and emailed her and nothing. Well the group that went to Turks and Caicos Island kept in touch and they asked me how it was going and if anything happened and I told them No. They said they were going to make a lawsuit to sue her because she took a lot of peoples money!
So then one day I emailed her and (I still have the emails to prove it), telling her that if she didnt get back to me and if I didnt get my money for winning that I would sue her and then she finally replied saying some bull about going bankruptcy and that her grandma passed away I was like WHATT! and that was it. Never did I hear back from her and I really want others to read this and not sign up for this scam! She really makes you believe that it real and that you have potential and if you are innocent girl or boy trying to get into this industry I am telling you with all honesty that this one wont get you anywhere and she will get all the money she asks from you.
No modeling would tell you to pay upfront or pay photographers if they were legit. Please women and men boys and girls DO NOT FALL INTO THIS SCAM. She needs to be stopped right away. I have been trying to spread the word about this and if you read this please pass it on. I got hurt and even tried to give up in becoming a model because this really made me feel awesome since I supposedly won and then just to know it was a lie. She stole so much money from the people who were part of this event and got away from it. Oh and the reason I decided to finally make a report was because now I know how to and I just received another email from them to do the same thing but now they have different locations. Crazy! The women who sent me the email was Lisa Wade. Becareful everyone and beware of this. Thanks
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