Barbizon Modeling — Modeling Scam
My daughter and I just got back from a BARBIZON MODELING casting call at the Star Center in Farmers Branch in Dallas on Saturday April 04, 2012, to be placed as a model.
My wife spoke to a person named Jenny who assured her after she asked a few times whether they were trying to sell us anything. Jenny assured my wife that placement was free and that we did not have to part with any money.
On arriving there, they went through almost and hour and a half of 'massaging' us for the sale that was about to take place.
To cut a long story short, the casting call was merely a ploy to get us to come to the Star Center to sell some modeling classes.
Although I am not against any school teaching modeling, I am against the deceptive practice and methods they use to get you there on the pretenses that you have been selected to work as a model, they then spring it on you that they can't send you out without you having first done classes.
If they are selling classes they should simply say so and not sell the poor girls and their parents a story that their daughter could be the next big thing but only if they first attend classes.
Jenny was excited to see my daughter and told us that she would definatley be accepted, until I told her that we did not want to shell out $2395 for modling classes. Her whole demeaner then changed and she could'nt get us out there fast enough.
If you are being contacted by BARBIZN MODELING and asked to come to a casting call because you have been selected as a model - don't go, it a SCAM.
Only go if you are specifically looking for modeling classes.