Well, darnit I really hope that it is a real, good-intended offer to us, and that Allison and I aren't just going to go through a lot of work for nothing.... I haven't gone and seen the offices in Dallas yet, so I am calling them tonight, because they want me there on Friday. I really do hope it isn't a "come pay us a ton of money for modeling classes!" Scam, though I guess I will find out! I will tell you lovelies what they say on the phone as soon as I hang up, so that I don't agree to a scam over the phone and only find out after I miss school and go see them. Anyays, thanks for the good wishes and good advice. I'm gonna go call now! I am crossing my fingers that they still want a photographer and someone to model or if they just want money for classes.
Ford and Elite have been going downhill. Sometimes sketchy agencies that only want money and will take anyone use Ford or Elites name. I have to assume that is what happened to you since you are only 5'4.
Are you still getting paid? Even though you aren't modeling for Nordstrom (and regardless of how it seemed at the time, the way they approached you was NOT legit), I think this is still very cool for you. You got to keep a designer dress and if you ever decide you want to try to do print modeling or commercial acting you will already have shots and a bit of a resume. I know you are disappointed but this definitely turned out better than what I expected.
When I was your age my agency sent me on WAY lamer jobs but hey, they paid so I was still happy. With your height you are never going to be a high fashion model but you could still use this to propel your career forward.
I got scouted earlier this week. They want me to go up to Chicago and then NYC. I am not sure if it is even worth it--while I'm a touch taller than 5'4" (sorry dear), I don't want to invest all of this time and put aside my real job if 5'8" is too short. I know there are other girls at that height but not many--and they are epicly beautiful. I dunno, I guess I am just nervous about taking pictures 1) without makeup 2) when I am not at my new goal weight 3) I just came out of race season and I have scary muscles--not so Vlada.
I don't want to be the short, fat [and ginger] one.
VIPs--any advice for a "within range" shortie?