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Mode Elle Model & Talent Phony Agency IS NOTHING BUT A SCAM!

Update by user Jan 02, 2014

Mode Elle Incorporated is not what they appear to be.

Original review posted by user Jul 11, 2013
I have spent over $5,000 with this agency. I am totally dissatisfied even shocked that I have not received my money's worth. My experience with Mode Elle made me realize that Audra uses high pressure sales tactics to convince people to pay out money upfront without anything very promising in return. This especially applies to the Canadian Model and Talent Convention in which I didn't attend. This was because I had to pay around $2000 upfront even if I didn't attend with no refund whatsoever. I was told by e-mail that before attending this convention that it was an absolute requirement to sign a three year contract to stay with Mode Elle before being certain if I would get auditions. If you are with a reputable agency, they would get you work through other agencies without having to charge you any money up front like Mode Elle did. And there are definitely models and actresses there that will "make it big" but it's the ones that have been given false hopes, false promises, false dreams, and leave with broken hearts, and huge disappointment that make this agency wrong. The stories of success that Audra promotes are mainly through her agency, Mode Elle and you have to ask yourself would they have been successful without this convention? Most likely yes. I trusted this woman after her sweet talking us into her agency, but the expenses never stopped, there was always a reason to spend more and more money. First came the Professional Female Modelling, Acting and Self Enhancement course which cost $960.00 which is mandatory to take if you want to be represented by Mode Elle. There was also the website fee of over $160.00 and the Canadian Model and Talent Convention where Audra mentioned that only a select few would be chosen to go but it seemed that everyone that auditioned was going! What a money making scam. Every photoshoot also cost me over $400. I never got a call for any auditions, local fashion shows, or call backs where anything beneficial would happen for us. It was all about spending money with this woman. After doing a bit of research is when I found out how big of a scam Mode Elle really was. What a shame I didn't find out until it was too late; I had already paid the majority of the fees for the Canadian Model and Talent Convention, and if I hadn't paid the remainder fees a collection agency would have been sent after me. I felt pressured by Mode Elle's high pressure sales tactics to pay the remaining $650.00 after I had paid my first installment of $478.00. This money I spent had drained me of my finances even further. Clients that need models, look else where. Ninety percent of the girls Mode Elle represents are not even eligible to be modelling; they are just chosen because Audra can make money off of them and they get lucky even if they make it to the modelling management division. Most likely for 90% of these girls this will never happen. My advice: Stay far away from Mode Elle Model and Talent Agency, and the Canadian Model and Talent Convention! Audra Anderson is the owner of Mode Elle, and the President of CMTC! There are much better ways for you to get discovered; Mode Elle and CMTC is not the way to launch your career!
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8 comments
#1950390

This site is a scam, DO NOT ORDER from them. The clothes do not look anything like on the website.

#1723840

Yep same here! That’s her business strategy!

#1268456

Are there agencies that do things differently? Any recommendations?

#1456596
@Anonymous

Yes check out the ACTRA web page

#1094170

I wish I had listened to this advice.

#1194487
@Anonymous

You propably would have saved your self alot of money and time.

#1456597
@Anonymous

I didn't listen either but I soon learnt. My kids now have successful careers with Toronto agencies. I wish there was someone official to complain to to get this organisation closed down.

#709715

This is all true, every word, I have the exact same story, Scam. My daughter is on the mode elle walls but don't think for a second that they did anything EVER to get her work.

If you make the mistake of signing the mode elle contract Audra Anderson will make money whenever your daughter's very hard working agent gets her a job. Then she likes to put it on her wall or on her website and take credit as if she had something to do with it.

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Location
Belleville, Ontario
Loss
$5000