TAMPA BAY MODELING
TAMPA BAY MODELING JOBS TO AVOID
We don't know if it because of the economy or not, but lately modeling job offers posted on a certain free Internet classifieds site are getting a lot worse. Some of the most insulting to models are retail stores and businesses with the nerve to ask models to work modeling jobs for FREE! They do these promotions, and they do these fashion shows, marketing their business and making money from it, and the models don't get paid. We talked to Ryan, a booker over at Benz, and he said that a lot of independent models who were booking work without going through an agency were not getting paid. We thought that he was joking until we saw some of these crappy modeling jobs posts. Any business that doesn't want to pay models, and tries to convince models to do jobs for "experience" and to "network" needs to be boycotted, in our opinion. It's pathetic!
Then, again, you don't have to be a professional, or a business, to be able to post an ad on a freebie classified site, a site which posts anything and everything.
The following modeling job offers, in our opinion, are bad deals. If we are wrong about any of these, please prove it. This is pretty much for entertainment, too. Read the post. Think about it. Our replies follow.
Needed (International Plaza Tampa)
Mall Retail store needs live mannequin models for in store event.
Women's designer swimsuit store is searching for mannequin models for in store Girl's Night Out event November 12, 2009. The event is to promote new merchandise arrivals and giveaways will be awarded.
Models will work in windows wearing swimsuits and coverups between 6-9pm.
This job does not offer pay but is a great experience to add to your resume.
Serious inquiries contact manager to setup meeting.
Call (813) (Omitted)
* Location: International
What?!?!? You want models to work three hours and not get paid? It's for experience, and it would be a great addition to our resume? You cheap @$$ B%$#^%$^%$^%$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The brazeness, and nerve, of this modeling job post really pisses us off. You obviously do not have any respect for professional models!
International Plaza has been advertising their Girls Night Out campaign like crazy. You are going to be marketing your retail store, making money, and you want free labor. It's not fair to use models to make money, and not pay them! "Mannequin" modeling is not easy, as models have to pose absolutely still, and it is a modeling job that pays more than regular promotional modeling. As a minimum, should be paying those models $30.00 per hour cash, EACH! I'm thinking that you thought that manniquen modeling would be a cool promotional effort for your store, and that you could find three or four suckers.... I mean, models, to work for free while you make money. I suggest that you poney up the $270.00 to $360.00 and pay the models. What's really pathetic is that International Plaza is an expensive, high-dollar mall with upper-scale customers, and that $270.00 to $360.00 is pocket change for most models. We'd be doing you a favor allowing you to get off so cheap!
Just because the economy sucks does not mean that you can get away with selling models short, cutting their rates, or, in your case, eliminate paying the help altogether. I can imagine the sales staff, and yourself, laughing at all the pretty models behind their backs as they work for free, and everyone else gets paid. Why don't you ask your sales staff and regular store workers to work for free, too, while you are at it? After all, by your logic, it's good for experience, and will look great on their resume! Maybe you could get some of your store employees to do the manniquin modeling while wearing swimsuits, if they can pull it off. After all, modeling is easy. You only have to be one of the beautiful people- or so you think, because you are not models. Modeling is tough. It takes talent. How DARE you disrespect a profession that takes more dedication, investment, and qualifications than any of your minimum wage staff are qualified for!
You're the "store manager". This is your idea, and your promotion will make you look good in the eyes of corporate if it helps your bottom line. I suggest that you pay the models $90.00 each to do the job, if they are not that experienced. You could pay it out of your own damn pocket, too, or make the effort to convince corporate to do it. You are pathetic, and you can expect us to boycott your sorry-ass store!
After seeing your unprofessional attitude toward models, you'll be lucky to pull of your promotion for less than $50.00 per hour per model (putting up with dumbass retailers pay, plus compensation for being eye candy posing in skimpy bikinis)! That's $150.00 per model. If you want four models, pay up $600.00. Hell, that's still cheap!
Thank GOD there are a lot of models out there who feel the same way, and they flagged off your stupid ad in disgust!
Plus Model Casting Call At
(Omitted) In The Brandon Mall (Brandon Mall)
There will be a Plus Model
Casting Call tomorrow Sat. October 17th at the (Omitted) store in the
Brandon Mall from 4pm-6pm.
* Location: Brandon Mall
No pay? You better pay those models! It's bad enough being in a fashion show for plus sized clothing, but you need to PAY THEM, especially if it promotes your business and makes you money!
Models let us sell your photos…….
Professional or amateur models looking to earn extra money. Let us sell your photo and we pay thirty percent commission. You supply tasteful quality photos I’ll drop the background put them on my site for sale… With the economy being what it is promoters are looking to save money so it is much cheaper for them to buy already keyed assets be it photos or footage. Photos could be used for anything magazines, art or promotion of any kind…
Must be at least eighteen and sign a model release
If you have any reservations
about where your photo will be used please don’t apply as I have
no control over what they will be used for…..
Check out the site (Omitted) If you are interested get back to me either through this ad or my contact page…
* Location: bay area
You have no control over what they will be used for? YOU'RE SELLING THEM! Of course you have control! Also, another jerk who uses the economy as a catch-phrase, insulting and patronizing people. The same company posted an ad looking for sexy and provocative pictures, too, so we have to wonder what those pictures will be used for. Models don't want their likeness being used to promote dating services and adult businesses. They don't want their "sexy" pictures being taken out of context and making them look slutty or trashy. You can take your picture solicitation and shove it up your @$$.
Also, what about the photographers who also own rights to those pictures (did you think that the models took them?)? Do they have any say in how their work will be used? We didn't think so.
We looked at your work, and it sucks, too. No wonder you are soliciting models for their pictures. You are not able to take good ones yourself!
Model for beach shoot today?
Had a beach photo shoot lined up with a model today but she no showed. Want to set up another with a serious model. Send face and body pic and be ready to shoot friday am/pm.
* Location: Tampa Bay
Ha ha! Too bad, so sad. Although we don't condone models pulling a no-call, no-show on a professional modeling job, we don't think that you qualify. We also don't approve of the model leading you on and misleading you, when she should have been straight-up with you. This said, who are you? Are you a photographer who we would want to shoot with? Are you any good? Why don't you identify yourself? Why is it that very few people posting on the classified sites identify themselves?
Serious models require serious pay, and only work with professional photographers who have a portfolio, and who can be checked out. We are models. We don't want to date you. We want to get paid, not laid! Why is it that your shady-@$$ ads feel so shady? Are you looking for a date, or are you serious about taking pictures of models? Why do we feel hunted when we read your ads? Why don't you tell us who you are and what your references are?
Oh, and is that "50" serious pay, as in cash? Is that $50.00 for an hour? It had better be. Or, is it a $50.00 dinner certificate, which isn't really pay? Why can't you pay in cash? Loser. You're pathetic!
Male models for bridal show
Please email us for more info.
* Location: tampa
Oh, yes, this is why we became models! We invested in our careers and work really hard because we want to end up to working for free! Another company seeking free labor while they make money from the show, or sell the bridal show to their clients and make money that way, too.
Not at all worth it. Models, go out and do something fun instead of wasting your time. Maybe you could check out these fashion shows and make fun of the idiotic models who agreed to work for free!
Female Teen Swimsuit models
needed (Tampa Bay)
Female teen swimsuit and glamour models needed for websites. Send photos and info for consideration and possible test shoot. If chosen for a web shoot, $250-$500 per shoot.
That's a lot of pay for a modeling web site! Who are your customers? How do you make your money? Why do they have to be teen models? Who in the hell shoots glamour pictures of underage girls? Teenage girls have no business posing in skimpy clothing or in provocative poses. It's not modeling. It's something else. We have a qualified opinion here at Tampa Bay Modeling, and the opinion goes like this: "sites featuring children in provocative poses and revealing clothing might not be considered child pornography by the law, but it is child pornography all the same, and you can bet your last dollar that it's being used as such".
Female model needed for topless
shoot (Tampa area)
The shoot is only for 30min and pays $30. The photos will only be of your top and not include your face, will be anonymous. For those interested, just send a pic of your top, clothed or bare doesn't matter, and I will get back to you. I'm looking to do the shoot very soon. You don't have to be a model to do this. It's a very simple photo shoot. If there any questions, just ask.
* Location: Tampa area
Are models really this desperate for pocket change?
Oh, wow.... We make a whole $30.00 for a risky modeling job which has the potential to undermine the career of a model! Aw, thanks... you won't include our face?! That makes it alright...... Hey, wait, how do we know that our faces are not in the shots? Do the models see what the photographer is shooting when they are in front of the camera posing? Also, what in the hell kind of modeling shoot is it when the model does not show their face, and the breasts are the subject? Could it be some new-fangled parts modeling job where the breasts are symbolic of a reputable product? Are our breasts going to advertise breast augmentation, or the services of some plastic surgeon, which then becomes false advertisement because they did not sculpt our breasts? Or, maybe, it is a fetish job for someone with a breast fetish! Oh, and we don't have to be a model? What kind of professional books a model into a modeling job who is not really a model?
Fetish modeling undermines commercial, mainstream modeling work. No sane professional model who is a mainstream model does that. We care about our careers!
Try at least $500.00, @$$hole, and you had be better be a professional photographer with references. If not, no way at any price! You're not exploiting anyone! If this is for legitimate, professional use, we will be aware of everything that the pictures are used for, too, or you can forget about a modeling release.
Oh, and who are you? Why don't you identify yourself so we can evaluate your work?
Pictures are forever, and cannot be undone..... High-risk modeling work can only be done with professionals who we completely know and trust, and is for professional models only, models who do that kind of work. We'll pass.
Looking for Male models for
Bridal show (Tampa-Surrounding areas)
Bridal show is November 1, 2009. Must be able to take direction well and be DEPENDABLE. Tux will be provided as well as hair cuts. Please email head shot and availability to email. Thanks!!!
PS-not a paid event TF
* Location: Tampa-Surrounding
Wanted: Dependable, professional models. We don't want to pay you, but you had better be dependable, or, else! We will fire you from our non-paying modeling job, and will sue you for breach of contract, if you are not dependable.
Do the guys get to keep the Tux? We didn't think so. Do we get paid anything? Oh, that's right. We should be grateful for the experience, which a professional model, the type of model that you are looking for, would already have.
This is probably the same bridal show that is posted above. You cheap @$$ businesses had better quit insulting models, and you need to pay them, before we boycott you!
Is a hair cut worth the $500.00 that a model would normally make modeling at a bridal show? At the very least, even lowly promotional models make at least $15.00 per hour, four hour minimum. Can you at least pay them $60.00? We didn't think so. We hope that you go out of business and end up unemployed!
Runway Models Needed (The Shops
At Wiregrass )
We are looking for runway models for a FASHION SHOW to be held on Saturday October 24th in The SHOPS AT WIREGRASS. We will be holding a Model Search Event on Tuesday Evening OCTOBER 20th from 6-8pm in the Mall Office Conference Room - located between (Omitted) and (Omitted) - behind the shopping center.
* Location: The Shops At Wiregrass
A fashion show! We get to model without pay, while they make money from the show! That's fair, and so professional! Oh, and there is a cool model search, too?!?! We can finally become professional models!
The following are modeling job posts where we haven't had the chance to write a response to. See if you can guess what is wrong with the following modeling job offers.
MODELING AGENCY SEEKING LOCAL MODELS (TAMPA/NY/VEGAS/MIAMI/)
To whom it may concern,
A very high end modeing agency is conducting a nationwide search for FEMALE models to work in their, print, online, runway, and many many other upcoming productions. We have just moved into the Tampa Bay Area and are searching for Female Models to work for our Tampa/Miami/Milan Italy offices. Yes if you get chosen for the Tampa office, you will be working in MILAN ITALY! If you would like the chance to make a lot of money, while MAKING A HUGE HUGE NAME FOR YOURSELF, working with this agency, please email us. We have produced many stars in the past 30 years we have been open, with names like Adriana Sklenaøíková ,Paulina Porizkova Michelle Alves. They are all curently working for Victioria Secret. We need at least two photo's, stats, and contact information, and we will get back to you very quickly.
* Location: TAMPA/NY/VEGAS/MIAMI/
Casting Call - Commision Compensation
We have created a unique website
for earning potential. All that you need to do is allow us to use your
provocative photos and provide a release allowing us to use such photos.
We will only be using your likeness in an array of different backgrounds
and or settings.Photos must be high resolution 240 DPI, 12x10 minimum.
Unlimited earning potential!
* Compensation: Commision
Amateur Photographer seeks
Amateur Model (Clearwater)
Amateur photographer seeking amateur or inexperienced female models to expand personal portfolio. Looking for females interested in trading time for photos. If you want to expand your portfolio, or just want to try modeling for your enjoyment, i would like to help. The photos are strickly for your own use, however you choose, and will not be posed or sold to anyone. If your interested, please respond with a photo, your age and the type of shoot and setting your interested in doing. I will be in the Tampa/Clearwater area Oct. 16 to Oct 30, and I will be available some evenings and the weekend, please let me know if your interested and when will work best.
Corvette model (Tampa Bay Area)
Corvette model, I just repo a 1980 corvette I have been looking for for 7 years and now that I have it I want some pictures of a NUDE girl on the hood. If you are interested in about an hours work I will make you happy. Please reply with picture if you are between 18 and 25 and hot and have no problem with NUDE. your my girl. Reply soon.
* Location: Tampa Bay Area
FINAL MODELS CALL FOR FALL
FINAL CALL FOR FALL SHOWS
Open Call Date: Saturday October 10th 2009 - show dates 11.13.09 in Tampa & 11.21.09 in Clermont
Open Call Time: 6 - 9pm
Venue: Cozmopolitan Lounge
Address: 1910 East 7th Avenue (19th & 20th streets), Ybor City, Florida
*Strong runway presence required - must be able to sell designers' garments & accessories on the runway
*Bring comp cards or recent photographs
*Models under 18 yrs of age must be accompanied parent or guardian
*No excessive tattoos or piercings
*5ft 8in or taller (if you are not at least 5' 8" but are confident you have what it takes, please feel welcomed to audition).
*Wear fitted clothing - Designers need to see your body form.
*Wear heels & be prepared to walk
*Bring comp cards or portfolio
*Swimsuit models bring your swimwear - you may be asked to walk in them
*6ft. or taller
*wear dress shoe, be prepared to walk
*bring comp cards or portfolio.
boat available for models/photographer
I have a powerboat and I'm willing to take a photographer and models out for an island shoot if you can chip in for fuel cost ($40). I have all the safety equipment, vests, radio, etc. I can seat 4 besides me. Reply back if interested or call (Omitted). Avail this weekend.
Any models going to the beach today? (Tampa Bay)
Date: 2009-10-09, 12:39PM EDT
If you're a sexy female model that will be at the beach today and feel like getting your picture taken let me know. I'll show up with my camera and we'll do a professional photo shoot. You can get a copy of your photos and a $50 dinner certificate. Send photo, contact info and time you plan on going out.
* Location: Tampa Bay
For the Girl that wants to
* Location: Pinellas Location
Aspiring model to attend magazine
Im feeling a bit generous and would like to have an aspiring model attend a magazine shoot with me this Monday only. Will be a great even to network and gain some possible exposure. I am not paying since it is not my gig, but can introduce you to the players who make the calls. Also, I will do a tfcd shoot with you if you would like to get something out of the deal. Please be serious and ready to go Monday! Send face and full body pic for consideration. Having a sense of the modeling business and desire to go places in it is a plus!
* Location: Tampa
looking for 10 plus size models
for fashion show (Tampa Bay)
More info will be forward to you when we receive your email.
Most Ticklish Girls In Tampa
For Video Work (Tampa)
(Omitted) video is searching for extremely ticklish females to shoot on video. Those with unbearably ticklish feet are of particular interest. We need attractive girls, physically fit, that are very very ticklish and who NATURALLY LAUGH HYSTERICALLY when tickled extensively. This work is incredibly fun, easy and extremely lucrative. In addition we need girls for foot modeling/foot-fetish related work as well. Females with pretty, well maintained feet, particularly those with high arches are preferred. Pay is $100/hr with a 3 hour minimum for tickling and some type of foot fetish work. Don't miss out on the one of the simplest earning opportunities you''ll ever have fun doing!! Follow up shoots are available on a regular basis for those that are a good fit for what we need. Include a photo of yourself when emailing us.
Female Bikini Models Needed
Promo Work $15 pr hr (Pinellas--Hillsborough)
Stop flagging this post. What
is your problem? Make yourself known and your reasons.
Hey ladies, we are looking for fun, outgoing, and attractive young ladies. I am looking for ladies 18-25 years old. Pay is 1.00 per minute.You will be in a private room with toys and a webcam. The longer you keep the guys interested, the more you make. Girls typically make 200 dollars a night. You make what you please, if you are good at what you do, I will guarentee you will make more than 200 dollars. Please, only reply if you are seriously inquiring information. Thank you for your time and I am looking forward to talking with you.
* Location: Pasco
Female Bikini Models Needed
Promo Work $15 pr hr (Pinellas---Hillsborough)
No experience needed will
* Location: Pinellas---Hillsborough
So why didn't your child book
the commercial (Tampa Bay Area - Sarasota)
Former Talent Agent in New
York is the owner of a bi-coastal talent management company
We will be having auditions
for representation starting October 20th
See you soon!!
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