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PEOPLE WHO OWN REALLY COOL, UNIQUE, OR RARE ITEMS & MEMORABILIA NEW AUCTION TV SHOW WILL HELP YOU SELL YOUR ITEM - NATIONWIDE! We are searching NATIONWIDE for PEOPLE WHO OWN REALLY COOL & RARE ITEMS, COLLECTIBLES & MEMORABILIA to be on a new television show that will help you sell your item to our national television audience! • Do you have an amazing item that could be worth a lot of money? • Or maybe you have a GREAT story of how you obtained a super rare or cool item? • Or perhaps you have an item that has an interesting backstory? If you've always been curious how much your hidden gem could sell for, and are ready to potentially make BIG money off your special item - we want to hear from you! Our Emmy-Award winning TV production company, in partnership with a major cable network, is casting an exciting, new series! Now's your chance to have the entire nation fall in love and bid on your item during a LIVE auction! We're seeking people from coast-to-coast who believe they have a unique item that could start a bidding war. The ideal candidates will have BIG, OUTGOING personalties as well as an item that has an interesting backstory. If selected, there is PAY plus TRAVEL + the opportunity to SELL your item in front of millions of potential bidders! We are searching NATIONWIDE for TALENTED COUPLES, SIBLINGS, OR FAMILY PERFORMERS of all ages for a new TV show where you can compete for a CASH PRIZE and incredible exposure! Are you or someone you know part of a couple or family of talented performers? Casting all combinations from couples to siblings to cousins, parents (father/son, mother/daughter performers, etc) and more! SOUTHERN MODELS The search will start with inviting aspiring and professional models to submit their application online. They will then be called for a live casting, in which they will have to prove that they have what it takes to be on the top of their category. Only 15-20 candidates per category will be chosen to compete on the finals. The finals will take place for 2 days, with 5 categories per day. On the 2nd night, all the winners from each category will be presented on the runway in one unique diverse fashion show! Hi Guys!  We are working on a NEW project for Verizon looking for families across the US with Verizon Wireless. Please re-apply even if you have applied in the past and would like to be considered for this new project.  PLUS SIZE FASHION WEEK CASTING CALLS NOW! Fashion Week Registration Now Open For Designers, Models, & Media LOS ANGELES Date TBA TORONTO Date TBA SÃO PAULO, BRASIL Date TBA LONDON Date TBA PUERTO RICO Date TBA Black Women casting call in Atlanta

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If you want to get away this spring in the Luxe Wine Country, then you are in for a treat! Fat Camp

For those of you wondering… NO, not THAT kind of Fat Camp.

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If you want to get away this spring in the Luxe Wine Country, then you are in for a treat! Fat Camp Finger Lakes is the next iteration of Fat Camp that takes place in late summer.

For those of you wondering… NO, not THAT kind of Fat Camp. NOPE.

Fat Camp was created to reclaim past meaning and to transform what an ideal Fat Camp would truly look like: With plus size women living life fully, sharing their truths and stories, and to celebrate each other, just as we are.

This is a new addition to their Fat Camp brand. After a few successful August Fat Camps, Annette Richmond wanted to give her audience something a bit more exclusive and special!

Plus-Size Modeling Agencies Around the World

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A plus-sized model in the desert dressed as a cowgirl.

Besides being home to one of the best-known model searches on the planet, Ford has a formidable number of plus-size models in the ranks. Another plus? Offices are located in a wide variety of cities, and not just in the U.S. You can find Ford + Divisions in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

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Wilhelmina represents a good number of high-powered (and gorgeous) plus-size models in the country and has its own ten20 division located in L.A.

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This Miami modeling agency represents models sized 10+ and represents some "true" plus-size models of larger proportions, like model Yanderis Lodos.

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This agency has a fabulously large portfolio of plus-size models, which is promising in itself. With offices in New York, they cover commercial print, fit, fashion print, commercials, and showroom for sizes 10 and up.

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You'll find Irenie Marie in Miami, and while the portfolios are password-protected, you'll be impressed by their selection of models to manage, who include gorgeous Anne Loukachenets and Rachel Wakulchyk.

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12 Plus UK has a rather slick site with access to all their top plus-sizes models' links. Their "Be a Model" link is encouraging and explains exactly what you'll need to submit for consideration.

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This agency in Paris instantly makes we plus-size women feel and look as sexy as we really are. Two models of note who are represented by Agence are Charlotte Coyle and Anabelle Urslet, both of whom are not only dazzling but becoming more and more successful in the plus-size fashion scene.

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Model Team has secured an impressive roster of plus-size models, including Charlotte Coyle (yes, again!). This agency's modern European design is rather enticing and glamorous, and it's certainly worth a look.

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The Curvy Fashionista Cruise is what you need to celebrate

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The Curvy Fashionista Cruise is what you need to celebrate confidence and style!

No matter your size, or your Dopeness, Curvy Fashionista is designed to be all about your Fabulous self.  Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel will not be the same after The Curvy Fashionista touches it.

The sophistication of the Carnival Horizon while cruising the Western Caribbean along with the Sisterhood of Curvy Fashionista is the perfect combination of a Travel Tribe.

This ship doesn’t just do it a little bit, either. First, Carnival Horizon goes big with the two-screen Carnival Multiplex, which brings together one theater packed with huge IMAX action and one with 3D visuals, incredible motion effects and more!  Go for a bike ride way, way above it all at SkyRide®. The Punchliner Comedy Club and Playlist Productions are just two of your top entertainment picks, while Lip Sync Battle™: Carnival is your chance to take all the talent you packed before you left home… and show it off, up on stage.

For relaxation, get to Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, or step up to max relaxation at Cloud 9 Spa featuring great massages, thermal suites and more. Havana Bar & Pool is a good one too — a spot that brings together stylish poolside lounging with authentically Cuban cocktails… adding hot nightlife into the mix once the sun goes down. And all day long, you know we’ve got stuff for the kids — Carnival Horizon has three age-specific youth spaces!

This ship brings tons of flavor to every meal. It starts with a guy named Guy — Fieri — who created two awesome spots on the ship: one’s the crowd-pleasing Guy’s Burger Joint, and the other happens to be Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse, a spot that serves up BBQ classics paired with freshly-brewed-right-on-board beers. If you’re looking for great seafood on Carnival Horizon, then Seafood Shack’s the place to cast your net. Bonsai Teppanyaki is an intimate meal and interactive performance, while Fahrenheit 555™ is a dining experience that stands toe-to-toe with some of the best steakhouses on land. Jiji Asian Kitchen® and Cucina del Capitano® each specialize in delighting certain taste buds: the ones craving pan-Asian favorites, and classic Italian dishes served family-style.

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ABOUT CARNIVAL HORIZON

The line that brings the sea and the sky together inspired us… to build a ship that unites you with great fun, comfort, dining and exotic destinations. And most importantly, unites you with one another. It’s Carnival Horizon!

Add all this together and you’ve got… a vacation on Carnival Horizon that truly brings it all together.

6 DAY WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE ITINERARY

  • Sun, Oct 11: Miami, FL — 04:00PM
  • Mon, Oct 12: Fun Day at Sea
  • Tue, Oct 13:  Ocho Rios —09:00AM – 05:00PM
  • Wed, Oct 14 Grand Cayman — 08:00AM – 04:00PM
  • Thu Oct 15: Cozumel — 10:30AM – 06:30PM
  • Fri, Oct 16: Fun Day at Sea
  • Sat, Oct 17: Miami, FL — 08:00AM 

 

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7 London Modeling Agencies You Need to Know

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IMG Models

The Breakdown: A big, well-established international agency that can help you with the whole arc of your career, from mentor ship programmed where industry veterans share their experience with new talent, to helping their models to cross over into new areas like acting.


IMG is a big name in the modelling world, with offices in New York, LA, Paris, Milan, and Sydney as well as London. They say they like to challenge their models, but they also pride themselves on acting like a family behind the scenes. An example of this is their mentor ship programmer, Model Prep, where industry professionals and veteran models share their experiences with emerging talent, as well as an educational speaker series offering advice on subjects like mental health, nutrition, and even self-deference. 


According to Forbes Magazine, IMG represented four of the top five highest-earning models in the world in 2018. The agency is home to big names like Karlie Kloss, Chrissy Teigen, Alek Wek, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and it has a reputation for building lucrative editorial careers that cross over from the modelling world into other spheres.


IMG president Ivan Bart says that to cross over successfully, “you have to have a vision for it,” and plenty of IMG talents have proved they do. Cara Delevingne is just one of their models that has moved into acting post-catwalk and it’s clearly a route the agency is familiar with. 

Bart also advises models to pay close attention to Instagram: “Your social media page is the magazine of your life, so how you represent yourself matters.” The media-savvy agency has an Instagram scouting account (weloveyourgenes) – a potential way to grab their attention?

IMG attempts to push the envelope when it comes to diversity, pushing for different beauty standards and recently launching Brawn, a division for plus-size male models. 


Elite London


The Breakdown: A big-name global agency with a track record that backs its claim to be “the world’s leading model management” network. Home of the original Supermodel, they are famous for their worldwide talent-finding contests, but they also place emphasis on innovation and non-traditional approaches.


Originating in Paris in 1972, Elite is one of the most famous agencies in the world and has the list to prove it. Big names such as the world’s top-earning model Kendall Jenner, Adut Akech, and Adriana Lima bless their current main board, and they also have a history of nurturing and enabling big-name careers of models like Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Claudia Schiffer. Yes, Elite is the home of the original Supermodel, so they clearly know what they’re doing! 

When it comes to finding new talent, Elite puts its money where its mouth is, organising the huge Elite Model Look contest, a global search for the next supermodel. The competition hasn’t got a bad hit-rate either: in the last 30 years, it’s discovered Gisele Bundchen, Lara Stone, and Alessandra Ambrosio. 


Their main board showcases lots of high-end editorial work, with lots of fashion magazine covers – good to consider when you’re thinking about the kind of modelling work you’d like to do. They’ve certainly worked with big top-end brands, having booked shows for names like Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Margaret Howell.


The agency claims it “embraces innovative types of management” and wants to “elevate our talents beyond the traditional modelling career.”  The agency has its own in-house PR and production services and a talent list that includes non-modelling talent like Courtney Love, Ella Eyre, and Jack Guinness. Elite is an agency not scared to innovate. 

When it comes to meeting the agency, their advice is simple: stay away from the makeup and let them see the real you. They’re looking for natural beauty and a personality that clients will want to work with again and again. Based in Islington, Elite runs open casting sessions every weekday from 10 am to midday, and 2 pm to 4 pm, so go meet them!


Models 1

The Breakdown: A British agency with global clout and an emphasis on welfare and nurturing long-term, sustainable careers. They have a reputation for high-end work and a legendary alumni list that includes supermodels Naomi Campbell and Twiggy.


Established in London in 1968, Models 1 began with just three models on its books but is now one of the world’s most respected agencies, with an HQ slap bang in the center of Co vent Garden. 

They represent notable names such as Yasmin and Amber Le Bon, Olivia Palermo, Sophie Dahl, and Erin O’Connor but they also rep talent like actor Luke Treadaway, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and actress Emilia Fox. As well as flying the British modelling flag they also seem to be doing their bit for older models, representing the original supermodel Twiggy, grey-haired goddess Daphne Selfe as well as Naomi Campbell – and if they can keep her happy, they must be good!


Models 1 does editorial and high-end commercial work, booking models for brands like Calvin Klein, GAP, and Ralph Lauren. It’s known for nurturing careers and being in it for the long term, insisting they won’t let baby models in their care “run before they can walk.” The agency stresses the welfare of their models, insisting it puts the “care, safety and happiness of models above all else” – and before you think they’re the Mother Teresa of the agency world, they claim to do that because it’s in “the absolute interests of Models 1."


They see aspiring models Monday to Friday between 10am and midday at their Covent Garden offices. Check out their Instagram and YouTube Channel.


Storm Model Management


The Breakdown: A versatile agency taking a holistic approach to their clients’ careers, advising them on branding and intellectual property. They push at the definition of modelling with a roster that includes social influence's, writers, and actors. Storm has a legendary reputation for spotting talent. Could you be next?


Established in London thirty years ago by Sarah Doukas, with the backing of Richard Branson, Chelsea-based Storm’s track record for finding new talent is hard to beat. They discovered Kate Moss (in an airport), Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn (in Primark), Lily Cole…and the list goes on. 

Despite its success, Storm hasn’t rested on its laurels, continuing to evolve by offering its clients varied in-house services such as branding and licensing, artist-management, and opening new departments like Storm Vision, which manages the careers of social influences. Excitingly, Storm wants its models to get involved in the business side of their careers, encouraging them to keep an eye on the ownership of their intellectual property and brand. 

  

Storm wants to help its models develop their career, whether that’s modelling or developing in other areas. If they see potential, they sign people in all sorts of professions including bloggers, vloggers, actors, writers, and presenters, giving them wide-ranging perspective and expertise.  


Doukas told Vogue Magazine: “You have to be a strong and inspiring influence as well as a brilliant business agent. I try to employ really caring people and not just people who are good at being agents.” You can test their niceness at one of their open castings from Monday to Friday 10am to midday and 2pm to 4pm at their Chelsea office.


Wilhelmina Models


The Breakdown: A big-name modelling agency set up by a model for models. They believe “flawed beauty is often the most interesting,” and they offer “full-spectrum management” that includes full-figured models and children. With a booking every three minutes, it’s an agency with a progressive approach that is clearly succeeding.


Founded in 1967 by the late Dutch supermodel Wilhelmina Cooper, Wilhelmina is now a well-established name on the global agency scene. Alongside their London base, they have a network of American offices which can bring in exciting work opportunities for an aspiring Kate Moss or Winnie Harlow. Their corporate client list reflects this, with notable names including MAC, L’Oréal, and Donna Karan.


Following its founder’s lead, the agency emphasizes the idea that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and that “flawed beauty is often the most interesting.” They offer what they call “full-spectrum management for women, men, full-figured, fitness, and children models, as well as entertainers and musicians.” They’re also keen to stress that every three minutes, a Wilhelmina model is booked somewhere around the world.  


Wilhelmina have represented names such as Anjelica Huston, Beverly Johnson, Isabella Rossellini, and Gia Carangi, and now rep models Karolína Kurková, Makala Johnson, and Roosmarijn de Kok. As well as the mainboard, Wilhelmina operates a curve department, a kids and teens section, and a successful talent management operation which now boasts names like Nicki Minaj, Shawn Mendes, and Niall Horan.  


You can see the lucrative results of its talent division’s work on billboards and ad campaigns everywhere. Wilhelmina is a big name and is looking to get bigger still by moving further into talent management and digital content creation. It’s ambitious for its business, and that means it needs new talent – like you! If all this sounds good they have open casting calls at their Dalston office every weekday from 10  am until midday.


Premier Model Management


The Breakdown: With clients like Stella McCartney and Prada, this is a high-end agency with a reputation for edgy editorial and breakout catwalk stars. They have a strong and interesting male board too, and an artist management division with major names from the world of music.

Founded by Carole White and her brother Chris Owen in 1981, Premier Model Management is now one of the world’s top model agencies. Premier models can be seen on catwalks and billboards globally: In 2019, names like Achenrin, Evie Harris, Liza P, and Ruinan caught the eye of top clients like Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, and JW Anderson. 


As with many agencies, the Premier Women’s division drives the agency’s definition of itself. It’s become synonymous with edgy editorial, breakout catwalk stars, and trendsetting stances. Premier’s top names like Luna Bijl, Malaika Firth, Lara Mullen, Marjan Jonkman, Lily Stewart, Phillipa Hemphrey, Luma Grothe, and Hailey Clauson regularly feature in Vogue and Dazed as well as campaigns for Prada, Chloe, Armani, JW Anderson, Coach, and Paul Smith.


The mainboard of the Men’s department is also thriving, with top male models like Fernando Lindez, Jun Young Hwang, Filip Hrivnak, Ty Ogunkoya, and Nils Butler doing well under Premier’s guidance. And like many forward-thinking agencies, Premier has an artists management department featuring names such as Kelis, Bar Refaeli, and Banks. And worth noting: with their emphasis on new talent, they publish photos of their scouts on their website – so no chance of dodgy encounters with middle-aged men claiming to be top scouting staff!


Select Model Management


The Breakdown: British agency with a global network but a boutique philosophy. The client list is top-notch client list, as is their female talent, though they are particularly noted for their male board.

It’s been a big year for Select, with 2019 seeing Select merge with MP management to become the “fifth-largest global model and talent agency network.” Founded in 1977, Select is an agency with international ambitions, known for its very British board and its talent for scouting male models – especially off the street.


Top names Select have found are David Gandy, Oliver Cheshire, Ben Allen, Jacey Elthalion, Danny Beauchamp, Finn Hayton, Sacha M’Baye, Paul Sculfor, and O’Shea Robertson. Jamie Dornan started at Select, so they clearly know how to make a career happen. Plus, the women’s board isn’t too shabby, with Select having a hand in the careers of Sienna Miller, Agyness Deyn, Sam Rollinson, Stella Tennant, Primrose Archer, Jess Hart, and Eliza Cummings, among many others.


Their client list is top-notch, including prestige British brands like Burberry and Paul Smith as well as global names like Valentino and Hugo Boss. Select offers “one-on-one” care for its models and markets itself as a boutique-style agency. If that sounds like your kind of thing then why not pop in to their weekday open-call casting sessions 10am to midday and 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.

“You need an agency that 100% believes in you and will push you for everything, and carry you through the duration of your career.”

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