Models 1 requires your consent for a child, under 18, to become a model. We will want you to fully understand and approve his or her terms of engagement. We won’t interrupt a child’s schooling and, should a model, still in education, work for us, he or she will only work with your consent and in the holidays or at weekends.
The industry is plagued by people who want to make a quick buck. Dishonest brokers set up shop in hotels and, for the cost of a portfolio, often as much as £1,200, they will promise any youngster a career in modelling. It never works out. DO NOT ever pay for so called professional photographs. They are a complete waste of money and, any professional fashion model agency will always want to take their own photographs.
A lot of unscrupulous individuals also scour internet social networking sites. They approach youngsters under the Models 1 banner. They are fakes and only the Models 1 email or website with the suffix .co.uk or .com, is us. We do not approach people via social network sites, nor Twitter nor blogs.
Models 1 does not, under any circumstances, use scouts who are not full time employees of the agency. They always have ID with them. We do not use any third parties to scout for us. Never meet with anyone who says they are from Models 1 other than at our offices at 12 Macklin Street, in Covent Garden. If you are suspicious of anyone who contacts you, get as many details as you can from them & then contact our office on 020 7025 4900, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we want to contact you, it will only ever be from our Company email, email@example.com; our telephone lines, 020 7025 49XX or a mobile ‘phone, pre-agreed with one of our bookers.
An unhealthy model is not a working model! What and how you eat affects your personality, appearance, attitude and, most important, your performance. It is therefore extremely important to ensure that you maintain a good, healthy, balanced diet. Models 1 only represent fit and healthy models. Eating disorders are easy fodder for the press. That said, they are not to be taken lightly. At Models 1, we have no evidence of any model suffering. Nonetheless, we use the services of a fully trained nutritionist who takes workshops among our New Faces and is available for private consultations, should it be necessary. We also have bookers who have been to BEAT training days and are aware of what to look out for.