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Model

Miss_Bee

Posts: 147

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

I know that Wilhelmina PA is terrible, you don't have to tell me. But I would like to hear from people who have worked with Wilhelmina Mpls. How can I tell if I am one of the girls who they make pay for marketing tools then never is going to get marketed?

Thanks guys and gals!

Sep 24 12 11:33 pm Link

Model

JoJo

Posts: 25558

Clearwater, Florida, US

Stephanie_Bee wrote:
I know that Wilhelmina PA is terrible, you don't have to tell me. But I would like to hear from people who have worked with Wilhelmina Mpls. How can I tell if I am one of the girls who they make pay for marketing tools then never is going to get marketed?

Thanks guys and gals!

Two things....

One thing about McDonalds is you get the same burger and same fries in PA, Minneapolis or even in Bolivia.
Wilhelmina is also a chain/franchise - the point of a chain/franchise is the same service here and there.

As for fees - if they ask, leave.

Sep 25 12 12:34 am Link

Photographer

sara kiesling

Posts: 124

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Just say no.

Sep 25 12 12:37 am Link

Model

Nick Norman

Posts: 32

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

How is Wilhelmina PA terrible

Oct 05 12 12:18 pm Link

Model

Brooklyn Kasia

Posts: 1

Rochester, Minnesota, US

JoJo wrote:

As for fees - if they ask, leave.

I am also wondering about this agency, having recently moved to the Midwest. I am curious about peoples' experiences with them.

Whether you're an actor or a model, you need to have professional headshots/comp cards, etc. Those things cost money. There's an inherent cost in marketing yourself. What sends up a red flag for me is when the agency wants you to use "their photographer" or pay to have your photo on their website.

Now I understand the Midwest has a different market than L.A. & NY. Not a lot of high fashion/runway work. So is the cost of spending (your) money using their photographer, MUA & website worth it? Is there enough paid modeling work in Minneapolis to help you earn that back quickly?

Any experiences to share?

Oct 22 12 11:37 am Link