Although it is talking about high fashion, this also applies to promo models
In reality, most models spend their days schlepping to casting after casting, usually being rejected from each one. They live in model apartments with three other girls, and celery is for dinner only because they can’t afford much else.
Many models are being exploited by the agencies, magazines, and designers and often have to work for free with the promise of "exposure" which really only happens in rare cases. That's why many models in need of cash borrow money against their future earnings from their agency--and pay a high fee for the privilege. 💡💡💡
Unfortunately there is no such thing as a model union and models are generally young and easy to take advantage of, and trust their agencies to get them work and pay them. Unfortunately, not all agencies are trustworthy!!!
While agencies are making a lot of money by keeping the earnings of models for up to 120 days (intrests or short term investments) most models barely have enough money to survive in cities like NYC, PARIS, MILAN & LONDON...
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MODELING IS A CAREER WITH AN EXPIRATION DATE SO UNLESS YOU ARE A HIGH EARNER DEFINITELY DO COLLEGE OR HAVE A SECOND FORM OF INCOME WHILE BEING A MODEL
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