Forums > Newbie Forum > What does it mean when a MMer is 116 years old?

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Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

That they're going to need a rather involved escort and maybe wheels?

Jan 22 13 10:10 pm Link

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Kev Lawson

Posts: 7828

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

There are some agency models, and others, who choose not to list their correct age for privacy (to make them less searchable).

Either that or they look really good for their age wink

Jan 22 13 10:16 pm Link

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EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Tempe, Arizona, US

:-)

Jan 22 13 10:30 pm Link

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L G Photography

Posts: 3

Bakersfield, California, US

They obviously don't want anyone to know their age for their own personal reasons.

Jan 22 13 10:30 pm Link

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steve sessem

Posts: 70

Lackawanna, New York, US

L G Photography wrote:
They obviously don't want anyone to know their age for their own personal reasons.

+1

Jan 23 13 05:27 am Link

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Jeffrey M Fletcher

Posts: 4344

Asheville, North Carolina, US

Prime shooting age.

Jan 23 13 05:35 am Link

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1873 Images

Posts: 364

Binghamton, New York, US

That they were blessed with great genes.

Jan 23 13 05:35 pm Link

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Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

So they all got together and thought 116 was a suitable number?

Jan 23 13 05:46 pm Link

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angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
So they all got together and thought 116 was a suitable number?

It's the oldest age MM allows.

Jan 23 13 05:48 pm Link

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Carlos Occidental

Posts: 10546

Glendora, California, US

They don't want to be found in the "browse" searches.  That's about it.

Jan 23 13 05:50 pm Link

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Dan K Photography

Posts: 5466

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

Means they were born in 1897.

Jan 23 13 05:59 pm Link

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Section 008

Posts: 98

Chicago, Illinois, US

they are beyond dead ~)

Jan 23 13 05:59 pm Link

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William Kious

Posts: 8841

Delphos, Ohio, US

To avoid searches.

The thing is, it doesn't work anymore.

roll

Jan 23 13 06:10 pm Link

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Cherrystone

Posts: 36706

Columbus, Ohio, US

It means they have been drawing SS for as much as 54 yrs.
Pack Depends in your camera bag.

Jan 23 13 06:16 pm Link

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ForeverFotos

Posts: 6644

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

What does it mean when a MMer is 116 years old?

It means you should probably watch out for their badass escort!

http://media.egotvonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/grandma-gun-14.jpg?41ed4f

Jan 23 13 06:20 pm Link

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Creative Exposure

Posts: 104

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

I think it means they have a really good plastic surgeon. However if you ever decide to work with one that age make sure your liability insurance is up to date.

Jan 23 13 06:25 pm Link

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Flex Photography

Posts: 5297

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

They want to be a model, and are on a networking site to find shoots, but have a bad sense of marketing, as they won't be found for the vast majority of assignments/searches.

They only shoot TFG! (Trade For Geritol) Or TFD! (Time For Depends)

Jan 23 13 06:32 pm Link

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Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

It means that they are hired based on looks/experience, therefore it doesn't matter how old they are, it's about how old they look.
In a looks based industry with today's advanced skincare/ and beauty technology I'm not sure why age is an issue (unless they are underage of course).

Jan 23 13 06:41 pm Link

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KonstantKarma

Posts: 2513

Hickory, North Carolina, US

I find it weird.  It probably means they're embarrassed of their true age and when I see that I skip right over it.

Jan 23 13 06:53 pm Link

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Flex Photography

Posts: 5297

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Christie Gabriel wrote:
It means that they are hired based on looks/experience, therefore it doesn't matter how old they are, it's about how old they look.
In a looks based industry with today's advanced skincare/ and beauty technology I'm not sure why age is an issue (unless they are underage of course).

It becomes an issue when it is lied about. Makes some wonder what else is being lied about.

Being hired based on looks/experience is fine, when people are first able to find the model. Choosing an age outside the range of the normal Mayhem search criteria guarantees that they are not being found or considered for the majority of assignments. Not the best approach to marketing your services/talents.

Jan 23 13 06:58 pm Link

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Acanthus Tattoos

Posts: 429

Union, New Jersey, US

vampires!

Jan 23 13 07:18 pm Link

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angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

KonstantKarma wrote:
I find it weird.  It probably means they're embarrassed of their true age and when I see that I skip right over it.

Flex Photography wrote:
It becomes an issue when it is lied about. Makes some wonder what else is being lied about.

Being hired based on looks/experience is fine, when people are first able to find the model. Choosing an age outside the range of the normal Mayhem search criteria guarantees that they are not being found or considered for the majority of assignments. Not the best approach to marketing your services/talents.

MM isn't the end-all-be-all of model marketing, and not everyone uses this site the same way for the same reasons.  For some, it is their marketing tool - for others, it's where many come to scout out trade/test/creative opportunities, not be scouted for assignments - that stuff comes through the agency.

These sentiments - i.e., models lying, models being embarrassed, models being immature, etc - are often expressed by amateurs who are not familiar working with agency models or working in the professional mainstream modeling world. 

Go check agency boards if you don't believe me.  You probably won't see age listed under the model's stats.  Because great models can be 30 and hired for a role where they'll play an 18 year old or 35 year old and if you're searching for 18-25 year olds (a common search bracket), you'll miss her, anyway.

Jan 23 13 07:41 pm Link

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KonstantKarma

Posts: 2513

Hickory, North Carolina, US

And that's fine for agency models, but so very many MM models who follow this practice are not agency models.

Jan 23 13 07:43 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22378

New York, New York, US

You have to have a supply of colonoscopy bags, bleach and paper towels handy.

Jan 23 13 07:54 pm Link

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Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

Emily, you know too much, it's not fair.  Please don't crush me.  :-)

Jan 23 13 07:57 pm Link

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angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
Emily, you know too much, it's not fair.  Please don't crush me.  :-)

I am not so mean! smile

In my opinion, and this is just my opinion, if we want to talk about ethics, it's more acceptable to give an outrageous number than it is to adjust one's age to a number to show up in popular searches.  Unless someone's an idiot, they know a model isn't really 116, but they may well feel lied to if that model advertises they're 25 and later finds out she's 33 -- but this happens in the real world all the time, too.  I know several girls who have been 23 for three years.  It's brilliant marketing, and proves models are hired on their look -- but they do have to show up in the age bracket.

The industry is dishonest; all that matters is the look.

Jan 23 13 08:04 pm Link

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Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

Well, you are 100 years old but based on your look, you're hired.  Now let me save to pay for airfare.

Jan 23 13 08:12 pm Link