Models Direct Show that Perseverance Pays

From: Models Direct
Published: Tue Jan 19 2010

When you sign with a commercial modelling agency you should be aware that they cannot guarantee that you will find work within a particular timeframe. Models Direct agency always reminds people to remember that a client who needs one model will look at lots of different models before making a decision, leaving many disappointed. However, a number of Models Direct models have found out that patience and perseverance pays off.

Twelve-year-old Annie first registered with Models Direct at the end of 2005, but she had a long wait before she was offered any assignments. Annie and her parents may have been beginning to give up hope when after two years she had still not been selected for any modelling work.

However, things started to look up when at the beginning of 2008 Annie’s mum received a call from Models Direct saying Annie had been selected for her first photoshoot with client Health Interactions. Despite this being her first time, Annie was described as "an absolute natural and a star to work with" by the client. It turned out that this was the first of four assignments for Annie over the next year, which included fitting work and featuring in a video.

It was a similar story for five-year-old Shae-Love who also had to wait for two years of her three-year representation before being selected for an assignment. The waiting paid off though, as following her first assignment with fancy dress website store Smiffy’s, Shae-Love became a firm favourite of the company and has so far completed four assignments with them in the last two months.

As a new model, or a new model’s parent, you may experience times of disappointment but the important thing is to retain a positive and proactive attitude. Models Direct try to provide help and information about how to help your or your child’s career. For example, regularly taking photos at home and updating them on your profile so clients can see a current photo of how you look is essential, and especially important for baby and child models who are rapidly growing up. Annie and Shae-Love’s stories just go to show that even if you’re not selected for an assignment straight away, you may get your chance to shine in the future.

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