My experience with ur models – Elisa 25 Years Old
My name is Elisa and I am a 25 year old commercial model.
I had come across ur models a lot on-line with mostly positive reviews but some negative so i was a little dubious at first. I register via their very simple on-line site form, basic questions and easy to follow. After sending the form I received a phone call from a modelling consultant and I first off explained my concerns as I had come across some bad feed back but it was refreshing to hear they new of all the bad comments an explained some competitors feel the need to bad mouth them, this was great to hear and made us realise they are honest and up front.
In detail the consultant made it clear what they do and what they don’t do, they made it very clear they are a free advice service that supports models but they by no mean an agency, this was great information as many claim they can get you work but ur Models make no claim of that, there claim is they can help and advise and from the offset I knew this was all very true.
They offered me free photo shoot, which they said would help me get some practice as a model and see what I look like on camera, so I went along 5 days after registering. I went to a London studio and straight away felt at home, everyone was so lovely to me and made me feel like a model. The shoot was successful and I left with a amazing portfolio. ur Models Models gave me some great tips on how pursue a career and what agencies I should contact if I wanted to go down that route, which I did and I am now signed to three of the 5 they gave me and I now earn great money from doing modelling. Their help didn’t stop there when ever I have had self doubt of panicked in anyway they have calmed me and given me advice that is priceless. I can hand on heart say they are a great advice company who really do what they say they will. I advised any wannabe model to go to them, it will be the best decision you make.
UR Models – Advice on being a Successful Model
The secrets to being a Model by UR Models When attending the all-important castings, go well presented and think carefully about your outfit and figure and important tip as a female model always wear heels. Your outfit should be simple as you don’t want distract from you modelling abilities. Look after your skin, use minimal products, over use can dry out you skin and age you (Never a good look. The modelling world can be lucrative if you know where to start and have a hunger for success, the most determined always wins. Always have a back career though as no one can guarantee how well your modelling path will go, so you always want something to fall back on.
Avoid scammers they can be harmful to you career and you confidence. Some may approach you say they are agencies and ask for a up front free, well remember NO agency would ask for this, it’s illegal to. An agency will earn their money from getting you paid work down the line. It’s also industry standard any model under 18 years of age HAS to have parental permission and have them attend any shoot.
UR Models would never send anyone a friend request and nor would any legit company so anyone trying to make contact on line is a scammer, delete, block or report them and never get into a conversation they are not out there to help you, they want to harm your career and cost you a lot of time and money.
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Over recent years and especially now Male modelling has become of the most lucrative segments in modelling, they are in huge demand and work is offered throughout fashion, skin care and products.
There are many areas within the Male modelling industry so the doors are open to a variety of male models, all ages, shapes and looks are considered.
Some areas of modelling have requirements such as High fashion and Catwalk, you would need to be a model of a certain look and meet height standards of between 5’11 – 6’2
Below are the areas of modelling Male models can go into:
- Fashion models (Clothing).
- High fashion models (Designer Clothing).
- Editorial (Magazines)
- Runway (Catwalk mostly for designers).
- Commercial (Adverts i.e. razor blades or health insurance).
- Catalogue (Online and mail order.)
- Promotional (Live male modeling work i.e. a trade show).
- Extras (For TV and film).
To be taken seriously in this industry you portfolio is must, any model needs this important tool to gain work and a reputation. So make sure the images you include are of a high standard, this is the first thing potential employers see before meeting you, so first impressions count. Show diversity as every client wants to see you can adapt to different visions. Also always get a model release form signed by a photographer this enables you to use photos as you wish.
If you are serious about becoming a male model and want the best shot at it then look at the below sites, they have all the info you need and are a great support when entering this daunting industry.
Sadly like all industries the modelling comes with its fair share of scammers. UR Models knows that scams can leave a bad taste in your mouth and cause some upset and feelings of being mistreated, so it’s best to research and get your head around the scams out there and who to trust before entering the modelling industry. A good example of a modelling scam is someone approaches you on the street, while you’re going about normal life and they tell you those words ‘You could be a model’ obviously very flattering and also very confusing a an agency can do the same as this and they legit plus they will tell you similar things.
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– Warning Signs
Sadly in every industry, all over the world there are specially designed scams out there to take advantage of people and the modelling industry is no different. There is a huge amount of modelling scams out there ready to cost aspiring models a huge amount of money and time, they rip people off by promising the world and delivering nothing other than an empty bank account. They always demand a huge amount of money up front but in return you get nothing, no career and before you have a chance to asks questions your money has already long gone. These awful enterprises prey upon your hopes and dreams plus take advantage on the fact you probably don’t know much about the industry. This disgusting side of the industry is forever growing but be mindful and doing your research will stop you falling victim as well.
Things to look at and beware of:
- Newspaper classified ads, Gumtree adverts, Craigslist ads etc When they state they are looking for models this is for the Nude & Glamour industry ie Models for adult entertainment.
- Joining fees- It is illegal for adult (not child) modelling agencies to charge you a joining fee. Remember this
- Guarantee of work- No agency or anyone in facet can guarantee this, this kind of statement will be more than likely a modelling scam.
- Emails that are from accounts like Gmail, Yahoo- A professional company will always have a professional email ie @theircompanyname – Free accounts like the mentioned could be anyone trying to scam you- So ignore.
- Messages on Facebook- A genuine agency will not search through Facebook looking for people, so never respond and report if this becomes harassing in anyway. If you want to find genuine companies and want to avoid being scammed look up UR Models.
UR Models Review time….
Become a model website is Ur models they are a modelling platform that i’ve decided to register with , they have lots of info on the industry which is really great as its mind blowing confusing, when you get invited in for an interview you do a test shoot to find out whether or not you’ve been successful because modelling isn’t for everyone.
The Modelling experts asses all your test photos, they are completely honest with you about you modelling ability and if its right for you, if you are successful they discuss your best modelling type as there are so many and give you much needed contacts like agencies, casting directors etc they also
you are not made to buy anything but the option is there if you want it and all the packages that are on offer are great
Something else I found really reassuring as a mother myself is that if you are under the age of 18 you can only attend and register with a parent. I have my little ones appointment booked for two weeks time and I am fully aware of what to expect on the day as they are very clear at explaining everything
All I want for my child is to find success and happiness in modelling and I can finally say after so much research I have finally found the right company to help me.