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WHY CHOOSE MODELSCOUTS.COM?2017-10-21T10:44:18+00:00

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS FOR 35 YEARS

ModelScouts.com was developed in 2001 by a team of international model agents and scouts. Each of whom have a minimum of 35 years experience developing, managing and placing models with international modeling agencies.

Our staff has managed the careers of hundreds of fashion and commercial models, and we fully understand the various aspects of the modeling industry from contract negotiations, the relationships between international and mother agencies, travel arrangements, overseas accommodations, work visa’s in foreign countries, and more.

SAFE, SECURE, AND AFFORDABLE

Creating your profile on ModelScouts.com is safe, secure, and affordable.
Be seen by the world’s top modeling agencies from the safety and comfort of your own home.
No need to go to scary auditions or open calls. No experience or professional photos required.
You can get started today with just snapshots!

EVERYONE WELCOME

ModelScouts.com welcomes female models, male models, and child models of all ages and sizes.

OUTSTANDING SUCCESS

ModelScouts.com has hundreds of success stories of new models who have gone on to have successful and lucrative modeling careers. We couldn’t possibly post them all on our website but we have posted a few of them on our Success Stories page to give you an idea of the quality and success of new models discovered by our agents and scouts.

MEMBER OF THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

ModelScouts.com has been a BBB Accredited Business since 2003 and maintains an A+ rating. We were also awarded the Better Business Bureau’s highest honor of the Torch Award for Business Ethics.

Our memberships include:

The Better Business Bureau
The New York Chamber of Commerce
The North American Modeling Association
The Models and Managers Association
Supporter of the Models Alliance

HOW DO I GET STARTED?2017-09-15T07:27:10+00:00

Getting started with ModelScouts.com is quick and easy!

Simply click here to sign up and create your profile then upload your photos. Snapshots are fine. Professional photos are not required. No experience necessary.

DO I NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT TO WORK WITH MODELSCOUTS.COM?2017-09-15T07:28:07+00:00

Yes. All models and agents must have an account in order to post photos or search for new faces.

WHAT DOES IT COST?2017-09-15T07:31:13+00:00

Please visit our Sign Up Page for detailed pricing information.

WHAT IS YOUR GUARANTEE?2018-04-12T21:05:01+00:00

WE GUARANTEE –

ModelScouts.com guarantees that your photos will be reviewed and evaluated by the industry’s top modeling agents and scouts representing over 250 top international modeling agencies, and the results of your Photo Submit Report will be uploaded to your account within 10 business days from the date of submission.

WE GUARANTEE –

We NEVER charge any fees other than those clearly posted on our Sign Up page. We will NEVER deduct or charge management commission fees on your earnings, charge hidden monthly fees, and will NEVER automatically charge your credit card at the end of your account term. (You can renew your profile manually when logged into your account.)

I DON’T HAVE A CREDIT CARD, CAN I SUBMIT PAYMENT BY MONEY ORDER?2017-09-15T08:42:17+00:00

Yes. In addition to credit cards, we accept Western Union International money orders.

Please mail your money order to our New York office along with your name, address, email address, phone number, and the type of account you would like to sign up for. When we receive your information we will contact you by email or phone to help you set up your account.

Please allow a minimum of 30 days for your money order to arrive and be processed.

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WHAT TYPE OF PHOTOS SHOULD I UPLOAD IN MY ACCOUNT?2017-10-21T10:46:13+00:00

You may upload simple snapshots or professional photos. The choice is yours.

If you are uploading snapshots keep the following things in mind:

  • Photos should be clear and in focus
  • Include at least one headshot and a full length shot
  • Keep makeup to a minimum
  • Keep hairstyles simple and well groomed
  • Keep clothing simple and in good taste
  • Include a swimsuit photo if you are comfortable wearing a swimsuit
  • Please do not upload nude photos
  • Fancy clothing and makeup is unnecessary for kids. They should look like regular kids.
  • Include any experience or training that you have
  • Please do not wear fur in your photos. It is offensive to some agents and clients, and it’s just wrong.
  • Remember that first impressions are important

If you are uploading professional photos your photographer can guide you in choosing the best photos.

DO I NEED TO HAVE MODELING EXPERIENCE TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT?2017-09-15T08:47:42+00:00

No, you do not have to have modeling experience to create your account with ModelScouts.com.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I HAVE MODELING POTENTIAL. CAN I EMAIL MY PHOTOS TO YOU FOR AN EVALUATION OF MY POTENTIAL?2017-09-15T08:48:35+00:00

We are sorry, but we do not review or evaluate photos sent to us by email.

In order to have your photos reviewed by agents and scouts for over 250 top modeling agencies, you must create a model profile. To create your profile please sign up here.

WILL MY PORTFOLIO BE PUBLIC OR PRIVATE?2018-03-02T16:53:41+00:00

You can control who sees your photos and who does not.

You can choose one of the following three settings:

  1. Agents and Scouts Only – Photos viewed by agents, scouts and industry pros only.
  2. Members Only – Photos viewed by member agents, scouts, clients, photographers, industry pros and other model members.
  3. Everyone – Photos viewed by member agents, scouts, clients, photographers, industry pros, model members and the general public.

The choice is yours.

WHAT IS THE PHOTO SUBMIT SERVICE?2018-04-12T20:52:09+00:00

LET US DO THE WORK FOR YOU!

After you upload your photos to your profile, and activate the Photo Submit Service inside your account, our professional staff will prepare and present your photos to international modeling agents and scouts representing over 250 of the industry’s top agencies in all of the major markets, including, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, London, Germany, Greece, Spain, Australia, Tokyo, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Korea and more.

GET RESULTS WITHIN TEN BUSINESS DAYS!

Once your photos have been reviewed, we will upload a report of the agency responses to your account within 10 business days. Should an agency express an interest in representing you we will provide you with professional advice and guidance at no extra charge to you.

DO I NEED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS?2017-09-12T11:28:18+00:00

No. You do not need professional photos to join ModelScouts.

Regular snapshots are just fine. Even “selfies” shot in the mirror can work.

Try to include at least one clear face shot and one body shot so the agents, scouts and clients can get a good sense of who you are.

WHY DO I NEED AN ONLINE PORTFOLIO?2017-09-15T08:57:04+00:00

Agents and scouts visit ModelScouts.com every day searching for new models to be represented by their agencies.

By having your modeling profile online at ModelScouts you create a sense of urgency in the agents and scouts to sign you before another agent snaps you up! We’ve heard countless stories from our models who, even after submitting their photos to agencies themselves, didn’t get signed until they were on ModelScouts. We love that!

By having an online profile in the same place as all the agents and scouts you significantly increase your exposure and opportunities for getting discovered and signed by these agencies. Having an online profile at ModelScouts is much more efficient and cost-effective than mailing photos to agencies, having a separate website, or trying to email hundreds of agencies yourself.

ARE THERE ANY AGE, HEIGHT OR SIZE REQUIREMENTS?2017-09-15T09:03:31+00:00

We accept aspiring models of all ages, sizes and heights.

Many of the modeling agencies we work with have commercial modeling, plus size, petite, and child modeling divisions in addition to their fashion divisions.

We welcome male models, female models, petite and plus size models, mature models, child and infant models. No modeling experience required.

WHY IS THERE A FEE TO JOIN?2018-04-12T20:55:32+00:00

ModelScouts.com is a scouting company that provides a service, in which, you will receive exposure to the industry’s most reputable modeling agents and scouts. We do the work for you so you don’t have to worry about whether or not you are working with legitimate modeling companies. We also provide model management services to members who get scouted by top model agencies.

Rather than take a management fee, or ongoing commissions from your income, we offer a very affordable flat rate of only $139 for a 1 Year Model Profile plus Photo Submit Service.

In addition to your professional modeling profile, and incredible exposure, you will also benefit from our 35 years experience in the areas of promotion, contract negotiations, international and mother agency relations, travel arrangements, overseas accommodations, and work visa’s in foreign countries, all at no extra charge.

We have no extra management fees, commissions, hidden charges or monthly charges. The amount you see on our site is the maximum cost you will ever have with us.

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE BBB?2017-09-12T12:30:54+00:00

Yes. ModelScouts has been a Member of Better Business Bureau since 2003 and maintains an A+ Rating.

ModelScouts has also received the BBB’s highest honor, the BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics.

Our memberships and affiliations also include:

Member of The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
Member of The North American Modeling Association
Member of The Managers and Models Association
Member of The Better Business Bureau
Supporter The Models Alliance 

WHAT METHOD OF PAYMENT CAN I USE?2017-09-15T09:13:55+00:00

You can make your payment by Visa and MasterCard through our secure and encrypted system.

You can also make your payment by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Debit Card though PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal. Simply choose the PayPal option when creating your profile and you will be taken to a secure PayPal page.

If you are making your payment by Debit Card we recommend that you use the PayPal option to make your payment as PayPal accepts a wide range of debit card types. As mentioned above, you do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal.

We also accept Western Union International money orders mailed to our New York office. Please allow 30 days for mailed payments to arrive and be processed.

I DON’T LIVE IN THE U.S. OR CANADA, CAN I STILL JOIN?2017-09-12T10:58:48+00:00

Absolutely! We welcome aspiring models from all over the world. We regularly place models who are based in countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Australia, Poland, Russia, Croatia, Ukraine and many other international locations.

WHAT IS THE PERSONAL MODEL COACHING?2017-09-15T08:06:44+00:00

For detailed information on how you can get a personal model coaching session please visit Personal Model Coaching Session

DO YOU GUARANTEE THAT I WILL GET AN AGENT?2018-04-12T21:15:36+00:00

At ModelScouts.com it is our goal that every model with us gets signed to an agency. However, the final decision on whether or not a model is represented is not up to us. The final decision on whether a model is signed is ultimately up to the agencies, therefore we are unable to guarantee representation.

I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY SOMEONE WHO SAYS THEY ARE A SCOUT OR EMPLOYEE OF MODELSCOUTS.COM. WHAT SHOULD I DO?2017-09-15T09:15:20+00:00

ModelScouts.com never uses social media to recruit models.

Please do not engage in conversations with anyone claiming to be a model scout or agent who randomly contacts you through social media websites. The chances they are a real agent is next to nil.

For more information please visit our Model Safety page.

I AM EXPERIENCING A TECHNICAL ISSUE AND NEED ASSISTANCE2017-09-15T08:21:08+00:00

If you are experiencing any type of technical problem on our website we are here to help you.Please send us an email which explains the problem you are experiencing, along with your member username (if you are currently a member), your email address, and telephone number.

We will respond to your email generally within 1 business day.

HOW DO I CANCEL MY ACCOUNT?2017-12-22T01:43:33+00:00

Your account will automatically expire at the end of your initial term. We do not automatically charge your credit card when your account expires so you never have to worry about reoccurring fees.

The majority of our models renew their accounts, however if you wish to cancel your account before it expires you may cancel at any time from inside your account dashboard.

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