Bullshit Modeling Scam

13 Aug

Here is Yvonnes response (yeah sure that’s her real name), my comments are in CAPS

First of all, if I do open the school, it will be an agency too… and second of all, I will only start the school & AGENCY if I get enough interested parties.

I am not ALREADY in business.

(I WONDER WHY)

This concept of modeling is a European concept that works, and works even better on the long run.
As you know, there are only a few well paid and real skinny super model type, that the big fashion houses use, and I’m sure you are one of the beautiful ones that don’t fit into the 10% that always get the big paid jobs that are for the glamorous magazines or houses. Yet, none of us wear the clothes they walk or advertise.
Also, beauty comes from within and what you classify as beautiful might not be, or vise versa, for someone else…

(AWWW..TRUE BEAUTY DOES COME WITHIN, BUT MODELING AGENCIES WANT PHYSICALLY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE)

This school will use and train ordinary people that will walk and wear the clothes from retailers like K-Mart, Sears, The Limited, Wal-Mart… to name a few… that will look like the exact same type, and will be… the same kind of people that shop at their stores.
All we will do, is have fun while hosting fashion shows on weekends while our students train, to give our clients, as mentioned above, a tremendous increase in their sales.

(SO YOU ARE GAINING PROFITS FROM YOUR CLIENTS, IF INDEED, YOU HAVE ANY CLIENTS, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME CHARGING YOUR MODELS AND NOT PAYING THEM FOR DOING SHOOTS..SOUNDS LIKE YOUR GETTING THE BEST END OF THE DEAL. YOU STATED PREVIOUSLY THAT YOU ARE NOT IN BUSINESS YET. THEREFORE YOU CANNOT HAVE ANY CLIENTS)

As an agency, we will also recruit the super model type in order to get our percentage. I know the industry.

(IM SURE YOU DO, AND THATS WHY YOU STARTED A SCAM)

The career:
Once a model have completed training with us, not just to walk up and down a ramp, but how to become the best person they can be with self confidence, poise and style and training in how to run a successful business. They can, if they are interested, open their own school or become one of the modeling teachers and get paid while teaching. The more schools we have, the more competitions and special events we will have, where we will recruit well known people, or call them stars if you wish, to judge at these events.

(YOU SOUND MORE INTERESTED IN THEM FRANCHISING YOUR STUPID SCHOOL THAN ACTUALLY HELPING THEM BECOME MODELS. CUS YEAH, THE MODELING INDUSTRY IS SO DESPERATE FOR MODELS BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE WANT TO BE ONE)

I have done NO ads yet,

(OTHER THAN THE ONES YOU LEFT ON MY CAR)

I have recruited NO clients yet, I have recruited NO stars and NO models yet….

(YET YOUR PAMPHLET CLAIMS YOU HAVE)

ALL this will only happen if the American public is interested in this modeling concept where the normal person can, and will make a decent living in the modeling industry, where they don’t have to be the super beautiful, tall anorexic type, in order to make a living.
It is the normal people who buy all the clothes in the stores. Then why not get the normal people to model it too…
Have you seen all the beautiful normal people? Well, I have. I am one of them. Let the 10% skinny type buy those silly expensive clothes from the big fashion houses if they model or advertise it…

Is it only the beautiful people that must walk on a ramp with clothes on, and only the fat and ugly that must sit and watch, just because society demands it?

(UNFORTUNATLEY, YES. NO ONE WANTS TO GET THE LATEST ISSUE OF MAXIM AND SEE THE TOP TEN FROM UGLYPEOPLE.COM)

The retail industry don’t use the beautiful people you’re talking about, not even in their catalogs. This is 2002 not 1980. They use the normal beautiful people. Have you seen what Wal-Mart has done the last couple of years? They use their own employees, and family members of their employees, to model their clothes for them in their catalogs. Great job, well done Wal-Mart. That is exactly why I bought shares in the company.

THIS IS ALL BESIEDS THE POINT. THE POINT IS THIS WOMAN CLAIMS TO BE A AGENT, YET CHARGES HER CLIENTS. A REAL AGENCY HAS CONFIDENCE THE PEOPLE THEY RECRUIT AND ACCEPT WILL GET GIGS, AND FROM THESE GIGS THE AGENCY GETS MONEY. CHARGING UP FRONT FEES MEANS THE AGENCY HAS NO CONFIDENCE IN THEIR MODELS, AND RAKES A LARGER PROFIT FROM THE UPFRONT FEES THAN ANY ACTUAL WORK THEY GET THEIR MODELS. SUCH BULLSHIT.

Let me tell you, I would rather see an overweight person come out of their shell boosting with self confidence, than your kind of “beautiful” person becoming a snob.

My aim was to see if there is a market for this type of school and agency, not to put you on a crusade to assume this is a scam just because society demands anything to do with modeling, that is not for the beautiful, is a scam.

I hope I have answered some of your questions but by judging by your email, I know your mind is already made up.

An after thought….
Can you ride a horse? Or do you just jump on and there you go…. Someone has to teach you or show you the ropes…. the same with bicycle riding, driving a car, or to write… We can all write, drive or even fix a car, but it takes someone with training to do it better…we can all walk or sit, but it takes a model to do it beautiful without having to be beautiful…

Best regards,

Yvonne De Ridder

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