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Christine: Hi, I’m Christine and welcome to watchmojo.com. I’m at Folio, one of the leading modeling agencies. They represent names like Lisa Cant and Daria Werbowy. We’re going to be talking with one of their agents, Antonella, to find out what a modeling career is really about.
What does an agency do exactly for model?
Antonella: Well agency represents the model. They’re the one that is in between the client and the model. So they protect the model in the sense that they take care of all of the negotiations once the model gets the job. We build the career of the model here starting of with the testing at the beginning, sending her out to the clients, and then later on sending their pictures to international agencies whether it would be Paris, Milan or wherever.
Christine: How does a model go about getting an agent in the first place, if you’re starting out, what do you do?
Antonella: The girls can come in or the guys can come in on an open house which we have every Tuesday between 3:00 and 5:00. So they walk in. We ask them to bring two photographs with them. Obviously we talk about the height. I mean the girls have to be between 5’8” and 6 foot maximum and guys are like 5’10” minimum just to like 6’2. And they come in and they bring us their photographs and we take a look at what they have.
Quite often we take Polaroid of them as well or digitals and we take a look at them as a team. And at that point we decide if they’re photogenic and they have the characteristics that go with modeling.
Christine: Outside of the physical aspects, what are some other attributes that you think would help to make a model successful?
Antonella: A good business mind. So they know, you know, they’re good with the clients, they’re very professional on the job, they arrive on time. All those sorts of things.
Christine: What kinds of dispersements are expected of a model when she’s starting out?
Antonella: As far as investment is concerned, certainly they do need to invest in a photo shoot. A first photo shoot with photographer, make up artist and a stylist usually runs anywhere between $400.00 to $550.00 and that is her tool for her work.
So if she doesn’t have any photographs obviously it’s impossible for her to work. And then from there for the couple of pictures, we send them to clients and they usually pick up a job here and there and then they start accumulating their money.
Christine: How can a model avoid certain scams? How can she tell the difference between a legitimate agency and when that’s maybe not so legitimate?
Antonella: Do your homework. Go check it out. Check out the Better Business Bureau. Check out the agency on the internet. Make sure that it is an agency that has a good reputation that’s been in business for quite a while. If you’re not sure, call some of the other agencies call ourselves. I often get phone calls from mothers or girls or guys saying, “You know, I was approach by this fellow and he has his agency. And what do you think is that a good agency or what not?”