List of Scam Modeling Agencies

I am so sick of being approached by scam agencies!

So I decided to compile a list of scam agencies which I will continue to add to. 


These agencies are scams because they require you to pay to join their roster, whether they use the excuse of website fees or modeling classes, and they also sell photoshoot packages (which they use as another way to make money). 


Website fees are not legit because, think about it, why does it cost $300 a year to pay to be on a website that someone else made and probably only pays about $30 annually -including their domain name- to maintain?


Modeling classes and coaching are a scam because the agency will teach about the business and the lingo and how to walk before they send their models to runway shows. 


Don’t believe me? Check out this YouTube video of HOW TO WALK LIKE A SUPERMODEL! (WITH NAOMI & GIGI!) By Loic Prigent

Gigi Hadid never got “coached”, Naomi Campbell learned how to walk from her mom, and at the 19:30 mark in the film we see Elite Paris models being taught how walk at their agency. 

And let’s not forget the whole point of a Mother Agency is to train and develop Models then get them signed to Modeling Agencies, for free!

And if you’re freelance and plan to stay freelance, all the info you need on the industry is available on the internet, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and in books. You just have to do your research. Or ask working Models questions!


Before you sign up for Modeling classes, ask yourselves, can I name a single supermodel who ever took modeling classes or had a model coach?


List of Scam Modeling “Agencies”

1. Barbizon - requires modeling classes

2. MMG - make you pay website fees & they make money off their photoshoot packages

3. Westhaven Management - website fees

4. Hannah Noelle - website fees

5. Couture Models NY (AKA Couture Inc NY AKA Couture Modeling NY) - they make money off their photoshoot packages

6. Country Girl Management - requires modeling classes

7. John Casablancas Models & Talent CT (AKA JC Models) - requires modeling classes

8. La Crème - modeling classes

9. Model Scouts - they’re not an agency but what they do is charge you to have them submit you to Modeling Agencies, something you can do yourself for free on every agency website. Furthermore, Mother Agents also do this for free. 


☆ If you have any more scam agencies to add to the list Dm me on my Instagram @VictoriaPousadaKreindler

☆ Also never pay for casting calls. Casting calls are free. Period.


Models.com is a great resource to find agencies that aren’t scams. Not all legit agencies are listed on their, and your experience with any agency will vary depending on which agent you get. But, not a single agency vetted by Models.com will ever charge you a dime for joining their roster!


☆ Click here for a Guide to Spotting Model Scams

☆ And click here to Report Modeling Scams to the FTC

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