#Tag Models Surprise!

I received this the day before my birthday, so l did think God’s timing was prefect and had visions of the ladies quieting up round the block, once l had this new status. Or B, where is Jeremy Beadle.

Hi Alex,

Thank you for applying to us. Firstly, we would like to say well done for getting to this stage. Our creative team liked your photo and you have successfully passed our selection process. 

Please read through this email thoroughly before confirming acceptance, as we only have a limited number of appointments and therefore only wish to invite serious applicants. Appointments are available on a first-come first-served basis.  

You have been shortlisted within your age category and we would therefore like to offer you the chance to come to one of our studios in either London, Manchester or Birmingham based on your location as soon as possible for a 3-4 hour photo-shoot. Here we can see your true potential to become a model and you will get the opportunity to work with our team of stylists, makeup artists, hairstylists, photographers and other industry professionals.

We have years of knowledge and experience which will be a great asset to you, especially as you are just starting up in the industry. We aim to help you establish the following:

-What type of model you are.

-Which agencies would best accommodate you and your look.

-What tools you are going to need to get started.

-How to get paid work in the modelling industry.

Most importantly, we can give you detailed advice and training that will help you to break into the modelling industry successfully.

When you begin applying for agencies and looking for work, you are going to be compared to hundreds of other applicants so you will need to stand out from the crowd. To achieve this, you really need to go to an established photographic studio where you can find out if you have what it takes to become a professional model.

On the day you will have 3-4 hair and makeup changes to see how versatile your look is. You will have indoor and outdoor location shoots (depending on the weather) to see how you perform in a professional studio environment, as well as outdoors. 

If you are successful on the day and our team feel that you have modelling potential and believe that you could go out and get paid work, you will be invited to have a consultation with one of our image consultants. They will go through all of your photos and help you work out which areas of modelling you should pursue. If you wish to take the next step, we will then look at building you a suitable portfolio. A portfolio is your visual C.V and will be tailored to your chosen areas of modelling and your budget. We will then give you direction as to which agencies in our database to forward your images onto and ideally, in a matter of 3-4 weeks you should be signed up to an agency and getting some work coming in. All packages come with free advice and guidance to help you in getting signed with a reputable agency as quickly as possible. You will be fully supported throughout the first stages of your journey into the world of modelling. This includes information about agencies and contracts, advice on castings, dos and don’ts etc. 

As you have been shortlisted, we will cover the cost of the photo shoot for you. This will include a personal makeup artist, a hairstylist and a professional fashion photographer for that day, as well as the cost of studio hire. The portfolio service is only offered by the studios if you are successful. 

Our studios are very high profile and they ask us to only bring in serious clients. In order to ensure client attendance, they do require that we take a fully refundable booking deposit of £50. As long as you turn up for the appointment, it is refunded back to you. The deposit is only lost if you (1) do not show up, or (2) are more than 30 minutes late for the appointment. There are not any upfront costs, fees or contracts as we are not an agency. 

We will send you a confirmation pack through email once the appointment has been confirmed with yourself and the studio, containing a letter giving you your appointment date and time, a receipt of the booking deposit and a directions/map to the studios. You will also receive a confirmation email as soon as your booking is confirmed.

Once you have read this email, please call me ASAP to book your appointment as we will be closing applications shortly after. 

To reiterate, we are extremely limited on invitation space, so in order to get booked in, I would need you to get in contact with me as soon as possible. Appointments are only available on a first-come first-served basis for the shortlisted models.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ava Alexander

National New Faces Manager 

0203 930 0978hashtagmodels.co.uk

I only learnt if thus scam, on trying to pay the £50 and the bank blocked it. Thankfully l was sat on a chair in the bank and I’m friendly with one of the staff, who pointed out that it was a fraud.

At least l never had to stress about taking five outfits to the photoshoot. I’m positive l won’t regret not doing this.

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