Model / Parental Guidance
Lots of girls want to get into modelling. Many are being exploited by unscrupulous people posing as bogus model agents. On the false promise of a successful modelling career, girls as young as 15 are spending up to £500 on portfolios of pictures that are useless.
Tess Management offers experienced, professional and caring advice on the correct procedures for getting into modelling, and we can also advise about the possible dangers:
First – be vigilant on the internet.
Beware of people posing as agents in chat rooms, instant messenger programmes (such as MSN Messenger) or on social networking sites. In the past, unscrupulous people have set up profiles on Facebook and other social networks posing as scouts from Tess Management.
Unless as part of an officially advertised competition, Tess Management does not use any social networking sites to scout for potential models. If anyone claims to be from Tess Management but does not give you an email address in the form of: email@example.com then they are NOT from Tess Management.
Second – never agree to meet anyone unless it is at Tess Management’s London office (4th Floor, 9-10 Market Place, London W1W 8AQ)
Always visit with an accompanying parent, guardian or trusted adult. If you can’t come to London then send snap shots through our website, or by post (see Become a Model)
Third – contact us direct
We do NOT work with any third parties (whether they are photographers or agents), who may claim to work on our behalf to create portfolios for your benefit, as an introduction to Tess Management**
Fourth – do not pay for any pictures
Do not believe anyone who tells you that you need a professional portfolio to be considered by an agency. Natural shots without make-up are the best guides for us to decide as to your potential.
Many people have thrown away hundreds of pounds having useless pictures taken on false promises.
If you are suspicious of anyone who contacts you, get as many details as you can from them & then contact our office on +44 (0) 20 7 55 77 100