It all started when I emailed Premier Models International about a model position for Miami Fashion week. I found their ad on craigslist.org. They called me in for an interview, so I went. They called me back about two days later and said they would love to sign me to a one year contract and they would like for me to work Miami Fashion week. The gentleman I spoke to was named Steven Reynolds. Mr Reynolds said I would be great for commercial. He told me the pay rate and everything. Mr Reynolds said in order to work fashion week I need high fashion photos. I told him not a probably because I have two friends that are great photographers. He said those are not real high fashioned photos and I need to take new ones. I debated on that subject for about ten minutes because I've been in the business for about five years now, however I finally got tired and agreed if it would help my career, so he recommended a photographer out of Orlando that charges $495 named Renee Elizabeth LeMieux (she's on facebook). He called me that Tuesday and the shoot was that Friday so that left me plenty of time to do some research. I only found one complaint on ripoffreport.com but it was rebutted by Hansel Anthony Barclay and a woman named Betty G. who supposedly signed her granddaughters up and they are happy she also gave me phones number to other people in the company. I even emailed "Betty" and she reassured me that the company is legitimate. So I paid for my pictures and went on my photoshoot. A week went by and I heard from no one and Miami Fashion week had started. So I tried calling Steven and no answer. I also tried emailing the company. A woman by the name of Christina Ivanski emailed me back and said the selections was made but I should be getting work soon. I explained that Steven said I already had the job I just needed pictures. She said when it came down to it my measurements stopped me from getting selected. I have not heard from them since mid March. The photographer was supposed to give me photoshopped copies of my pictures and I never got them either. I asked them about castings and she said there are none in my area (I live in Miami) and that I would have to travel out of state. She said I could find castings on their website, which has be under construction since March when I signed on. My questions is: why would someone promise me a job that I didn't already have? Why would they even recruit models at a rented out office space in downtown Miami if they didn't have work in Miami? The office shows no signs of a real agency modeling agency even existing there now that I think of it? Its really a rented business space, no pics of models, no comp cards of clients and camera equipment, etc. I am exposing everyone involved hoping to save others from this scam. I should have known better this is my third time being scammed. The ONLY reason I paid for those pictures is because Betty G said the company is real, I thought it would help my career and because there are minimum scam alerts under the name online, keep in mind this company that they are running is still new. Let's write as many scam alerts as possible under these people. I'm going to look into filing a civil suit. If anyone wants to team up with me and another model who emailed me as well please contact me. I have all my emails from this woman Christina and I'm going downtown Monday to see if the office is still there.
You may email me @ (((REDACTED))) Atten: Latoya
Here's all that I know:
Director of New Faces Division 404 Park Ave South
New York, NY 10019 email@example.com 716-941-4308
Miami location- 990 Biscayne Blvd 5th Floor Miami, Fl 33132
License number is TA# is 8098412
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