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Photographer
-Ira
Posts: 2,180
New York, New York, US


Apparently there is an agency for you, http://www.ugly.org/UGLY-MODELS/

FWIW - Scanning through their book I certainly don't think their models are ugly.  Less traditional might be a better description.


Edits:  Whoops, apparently this is not new to MM:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=862114
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=511686
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=827619
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=819911
Jan 31 13 11:52 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Amanda Ashley Harris
Posts: 79
Los Angeles, California, US


WOW...
For the alt models/character actors or guiness book of world records people with freaky abilities, it works and the cheeky concept is really cool. They are making a bold statement by having an agency dedicated to it...But for the others, this is really just kind of sad and looks like a rip off scam.
Jan 31 13 11:58 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Their NY offices closed a few years back due to the lack of projects for just alt types.

The London branch survived since they have some more commercial types in addition to the alt/characters.
Jan 31 13 12:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Maura Housley
Posts: 539
Frederick, Maryland, US


Amanda Ashley Harris wrote:
WOW...
For the alt models/character actors or guiness book of world records people with freaky abilities, it works and the cheeky concept is really cool. They are making a bold statement by having an agency dedicated to it...But for the others, this is really just kind of sad and looks like a rip off scam.

Actually a reputable character agency. But their NY office did close.

Jan 31 13 11:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sirensong
Posts: 2,173
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom


Amanda Ashley Harris wrote:
WOW...
For the alt models/character actors or guiness book of world records people with freaky abilities, it works and the cheeky concept is really cool. They are making a bold statement by having an agency dedicated to it...But for the others, this is really just kind of sad and looks like a rip off scam.

I have been with Ugly for years and know many many others who are part of the agency.
The money is usually pretty damned good and you get all kinds of cool jobs smile

Feb 01 13 06:37 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Do they sign with international talent? I'm thinking about doing the "agency rounds" again, but the ones here are really unprofessional... >.
Feb 01 13 07:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Evie Wolfe
Posts: 1,201
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


They are awesome, and really well respected.
One of these days I will get up the nerve to go for a walk in smile
Feb 01 13 07:50 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jojo West
Posts: 972
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


If they represent internationally I'm all about it. I emailed them, what the heck, who knows. tongue
Feb 01 13 07:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
D-Light
Posts: 569
Newcastle, Limerick, Ireland


Sirensong wrote:
I have been with Ugly for years and know many many others who are part of the agency.
The money is usually pretty damned good and you get all kinds of cool jobs smile

If you're with the agency, ugly must have a completely different meaning to what I always thought it had.

Feb 01 13 08:04 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Meh, I'll email them. Who knows? smile
Feb 01 13 08:09 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jojo West
Posts: 972
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


Rachel-Elise  wrote:
Meh, I'll email them. Who knows? smile

smile exactly.

Edit:

They only take UK based models...darn. If only I could convince my hubby to move back to the UK...the industry is so much more varied there. hmm

Feb 01 13 08:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


I hadn't heard of this before but the list of models really confused me and maybe that's part of the problem it didn't work in NYC. I see such a wide range of individuals - from the absolutely stunning, to fashion and glamour types , to unique and interesting characters, to "what the hell?" that it makes me wonder who they wouldn't accept?

And if it doesn't give the perception that their is some exclusivity in their representation, what is this company offering other than a database of people with photos? Why not just pick someone off the street if you're a client?

Much of the allure of an Agency model is that you know they meet certain standards, but it's also that you know they are discerning in who they represent. So there is the perception by the client that they're getting something in-demand and special.

I'm actually very surprised, other than as a short-term novelty, that this company would thrive.
Feb 01 13 08:19 am  Link  Quote 
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