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Inertia Creeps
Posts: 101
San Francisco, California, US


Any advice?
I'm nervous as all heck. I feel my two hip tattoos will be a losing deal, and my lack of breasts.
Well, they've seen my portfolio (casting director).
Any advice, opinions?
Feb 08 13 06:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gary Samson
Posts: 168
Concord, New Hampshire, US


If this is important to you, go to the casting call with confidence and project your beautiful persona. You will be the better for it and rule the day!
Feb 08 13 06:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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digitalmayhem
Posts: 1
Lakewood, California, US


Good luck. smile
Feb 08 13 06:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Gonzales Pictures
Posts: 431
Turlock, California, US


Inertia Creeps wrote:
Any advice?
I'm nervous as all heck. I feel my two hip tattoos will be a losing deal, and my lack of breasts.
Well, they've seen my portfolio (casting director).
Any advice, opinions?

Do your standard preparation for a shoot, get enough rest, stay hydrated and be prepared to wait.  Be outgoing and show your professionalism.  Congratulations on being asked and best wishes on the endeavor!

Even if you don't get picked for publication, you were asked.  Nothing can take that away from you.

Feb 08 13 06:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Inertia Creeps
Posts: 101
San Francisco, California, US


Thank you! I was growing nervous.
Feb 08 13 07:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Natural Means
Posts: 521
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Inertia Creeps wrote:
Any advice?
I'm nervous as all heck. I feel my two hip tattoos will be a losing deal, and my lack of breasts.
Well, they've seen my portfolio (casting director).
Any advice, opinions?

Whats the worst thing that can happen?

(a professional level photo shoot with great make up lighting and photographer)

Whats the best thing that can happen?

(you achieve a dream.)

You got to have potential or they wouldn't ask you. - Go! Model! Kick arse!

Feb 08 13 07:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Inertia Creeps
Posts: 101
San Francisco, California, US


Thank you, this all means a lot!
Feb 08 13 07:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gonzales Pictures
Posts: 431
Turlock, California, US


Also remember that Playboy is just one of multiple sources of income and publication!
Feb 08 13 07:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Anna Kl
Posts: 184
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Dont worry about it, they contacted you for a reason, and like mentioned before, whats the worst that can happen? - you get your makeup professionally done and shoot with a great published photog, and not picked from the test? - only a few are

take it this way - you get better after every shoot
Feb 09 13 08:42 am  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,065
Orlando, Florida, US


Who asked you? I mean how did you get asked?

Since the online arm was outright sold off, I can't be certain of what they are now, but here's how they worked two years ago.  Anyone can go.  If you're the right look, they will use your photos (and in some cases, video) of your "audition" shoot online. Unless you're one of the very very few they want to have you test for playmate.

But since the online and the magazine are two different things now, and I have no idea if they have anything at all to do with each other, it might be a good idea to find out what this casting call is really for.
Feb 09 13 08:50 am  Link  Quote 
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Image K
Posts: 23,355
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Inertia Creeps wrote:
Any advice?
I'm nervous as all heck. I feel my two hip tattoos will be a losing deal, and my lack of breasts.
Well, they've seen my portfolio (casting director).
Any advice, opinions?

Who was it that actually asked you?

Feb 09 13 08:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Inertia Creeps
Posts: 101
San Francisco, California, US


Rhima
Feb 09 13 10:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Inertia Creeps
Posts: 101
San Francisco, California, US


This is for Playboy plus!
Feb 09 13 10:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Virginia P
Posts: 469
Los Angeles, California, US


I was cast by Sam for several Playboy projects in the past. I have ten tattoos, am very petite/have small breasts. There was still a place for me, however. Rock it girl smile
Feb 09 13 10:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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GPS Studio Services
Posts: 34,421
San Francisco, California, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
Who asked you? I mean how did you get asked?

She was contacted by the Playboy Casting people, but you have to remember, as you already know, it is ManWin, not Playboy, doing the casting.

Good Egg Productions wrote:
Since the online arm was outright sold off, I can't be certain of what they are now, but here's how they worked two years ago.  Anyone can go.  If you're the right look, they will use your photos (and in some cases, video) of your "audition" shoot online. Unless you're one of the very very few they want to have you test for playmate.

But since the online and the magazine are two different things now, and I have no idea if they have anything at all to do with each other, it might be a good idea to find out what this casting call is really for.

I think you are confusing this with Playboy's Casting Calls.  I saw her today.  I think she is just going in for an audition with them. 

We should clarify what you have said though, I don't believe that Playboy actually sold the website to ManWin.  I believe that they licensed playboyplus.com and Playboy television to them and gave them the contract to operate them.  I think actual ownership remains with Playboy, but to some extent it is moot because of the agreements signed with ManWin.  Of course, neither one of us has read the contract so I am sure there are things that are not public.  I do agree with your point though.

It appears that a lot of the traditional Playboy people are working for ManWin these days and certainly working for playboyplus.com is, by and large, actually working for them rather than Playboy.

Feb 09 13 11:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Faces2Die4 Photography
Posts: 426
Houston, Texas, US


First of all - congratulations! How cool is that!

Do all your normal prep and just go in with the attitude that "Yes I may be  a liitle nervous, but this is gonna be a blast - whether I get the gig or not!"

BTW - you are so beautiful that all you have to do is smile and you'll knock their socks off.

Good luck and have fun.

John
F2D4
Feb 10 13 05:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Carl Blum Photography
Posts: 544
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Do Not Bother going.
You will be automatically rejected.
You have posed nude and Posted those nude photos on the internet.
Its an automatic Disqualification.
Tattoo's are Not, but being a nude llama is.

If you would like a spot in Playboy as a Cyber girl or in one of their "special" editions, just submit online.

Or Submit to Playboy Television....
Feb 10 13 08:20 am  Link  Quote 
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GPS Studio Services
Posts: 34,421
San Francisco, California, US


Carl Blum Photography wrote:
Do Not Bother going.
You will be automatically rejected.
You have posed nude and Posted those nude photos on the internet.
Its an automatic Disqualification.
Tattoo's are Not, but being a nude model is.

This is not meant to be a slam but I believe that you are providing entirely incorrect information.  First, the restriction on having posed nude has only ever applied to being a Playmate, not merely posing for Playboy.  Special Editions, playboy.com, Playboy TV and most other aspects of the magazine itself never had such a restriction. It was limited to Playmate.

Even that taboo has somewhat gone by the wayside.  Playboy has been encouraging popular Cybergirls to test for Playmate.  Indeed, Amelia Talon became a Playmate despite the fact that she had posed a number of times.  She was a well known model here on MM before being selected by Playboy.

Carl Blum Photography wrote:
If you would like a spot in Playboy as a Cyber girl or in one of their "special" editions, just submit online.

Or Submit to Playboy Television....

You can no longer submit to the "Special Editions" because the flats no longer exist.  Their last edition was published in December of last year. 

You can submit online to be a Cybergirl, but you are no longer submitting to Playboy.  You are submitting to Playboy Plus, which is a separate company operated by ManWin, a European producer of adult content.  The same is true for Playboy Television.  ManWin runs that for Playboy as well.  Playboy has very minimal involvement.

Which gets us back to the OP.   She was contacted by Sam Rhima who handles casting for Playboy Plus and Playboy TV on behalf of ManWin.  You have gone around in circles to bring her right back to where she is right now.   She is auditioning for Playboy Plus, at their request.  They have no problem with models who have already posed nude.  If you submit online to become a CyberGirl, the submission is going to go right to the person who invited her to come in.

Your post was well intended, but I don't think it is on track for the current times.

Feb 10 13 04:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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KungPaoChic
Posts: 2,881
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


Break a boob
Feb 10 13 04:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,065
Orlando, Florida, US


Carl Blum Photography wrote:
Do Not Bother going.
You will be automatically rejected.
You have posed nude and Posted those nude photos on the internet.
Its an automatic Disqualification.
Tattoo's are Not, but being a nude model is.

If you would like a spot in Playboy as a Cyber girl or in one of their "special" editions, just submit online.

Or Submit to Playboy Television....

You pretend to know things.  Don't.

I know people who have tested for Playmate at Studio West with Stephen Wyda and others who have posed nude for images that have been posted online.  While Playboy is (almost certainly) not going to award Playmate to someone who's been published in Hustler or other print outlets, simply posing nude and having that in a personal portfolio does not disqualify her.

Special Editions is finished.  No more.

The online part is likely where she would fit in anyway.

Submitting online is probably the least successful way to start a relationship with Playboy.  Going to a casting, like the OP is doing, is a far better way.

Feb 10 13 04:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Inertia Creeps
Posts: 101
San Francisco, California, US


Thank you for the useful information. I'm glad to know the distinction.
Of course, I knew it wasn't for Playboy-Playboy, but a branch of it.

I'm nervous. It's on Tuesday.
Feb 10 13 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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GPS Studio Services
Posts: 34,421
San Francisco, California, US


Inertia Creeps wrote:
Thank you for the useful information. I'm glad to know the distinction.
Of course, I knew it wasn't for Playboy-Playboy, but a branch of it.

I'm nervous. It's on Tuesday.

Don't be nervous ... good things come to good people.

Feb 10 13 09:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Inertia Creeps
Posts: 101
San Francisco, California, US


Gracias! smile
Feb 10 13 09:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pacific I Pictures
Posts: 1
San Francisco, California, US


Good luck!  Stay confident.
You are beautiful...
Feb 11 13 09:17 am  Link  Quote 
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