Models Melange- NOT honest up front!

This company invited me to their Model Search. I went, brought my snapshot like asked, "auditioned", and waited for a call back. They called the next day and said "Congratulations, you've been picked!" I was happy, set a meeting with the owner, and met with her 2 days after. Once I met with her, it because apparent they wanted money. And a lot of it. $500 within a week, over $3,000.00 within 3 months. All for modeling and acting workshops, where they groom you to send you to IMTA to hopefully find a real agency that likes you. I was polite, thanked her for calling me back and liking me. But I work full time to pay my mortgage and bills and do not have the time or insane amount of money they want in order to do what they want. I wasted my time and effort with these people. Good thing I didn't really get my hopes up! But beware of this company....they "liked" me enough to want my hard-earned money to "maybe" have an agency that will like me and want me to represent them. No thanks.
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#1405970

I've never heard of this agency, but my understanding from research is, a legitimate agency does not charge upfront fees, they get a percentage from your paid gigs.

#1095942

So how did it work out for you finding another agency that offered classes to prepare you without having to pay anything?

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@PissedConsumer1095942

Just for everyone's information, you can work in the industry without having to pay a dime for "classes", "training", etc.

I've been working as a talent through a legitimate agency for 11 years and have never been asked to pay them a dime.

I was warned about places like this while in college (acting major).

#1978778
@PissedConsumer1405968

The Problem I have is finding a legitimate agency that can represent me, can anyone help with that?

#1043179

Models melange is amazing! I had so much fun with Janet and the group in New York at IMTA!

Yes it does cost quite a bit of money, but it is totally worth it. Thanks to Janet and IMTA, I'm now signed with a New York and LA agency!

If Janet calls you back, go for it! It was the best week of my life!

#1015714

So was it the money was the problem. Is it a real oppurtunity.

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