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Agency requests the aspiring models to pay $700 for prints. The price is 10 times higher than normally in the industry and it is required to pay them upfront.

This agency is running a classic scam called a photo mill, where the agency splits the fees with the photographers, stylists, printers, etc. The agency makes its profit from selling services to the models, not from commissions from their work.

In fact, the agency should not be selling photographic promotional materials to the models because it is a CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

Consumer protection for Ontario, Canada, states:

A portfolio consisting of a variety of photographs of the model in different clothing and styles is required. A photo shoot costs $400-$500 on average (including wardrobe, makeup and hair styling). A reputable agency will pay these costs. If the modelling agency wants you to pay, walk away.

Here is the link to know if the agency is a fraud:

http://www.gov.on.ca/MGS/en/ConsProt/STEL02_045935.html

They have tricked me and my daughter into signing the contract. It didn't take me long to discover that they are a scam. I am in the process of fighting for my money back. If you have signed with them, beware. Ask for a refund before its too late.

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  • De
    Debra Apr 16, 2009

    I am 5" 4' and have been with Orange for the last 2 years and I am so glad I went to Orange. I have done a few commercials which include (beauty Supply outlet, Scope) a few prints like (Casino Rama, Wal-Mart), bunch of music videos including (Kelly Clarkson). I can't thank them enough for their hard work, it is really appreciated. Actually this agency came highly recommended with great recommendations from a friend who worked as assistant to a casting director. I am very happy with them.

    I don't understand why everyone thinks that they should get their first start in the modeling industry for free. If you are an unbelievably experienced model with your own portfolio, then yes otherwise mostly there is a startup cost for anything you do in life like be dance, art, singing, gym etc. I am surprised anyone would be disappointed, but I guess not everybody is different; it is like anything in life. It seems like people are always looking for something to complain about.

    Orange has had great success stories, from fashion shows to fashion magazines to hit tv series, to many commercials, catalogues etc.

    Check out their TV website http://www.orangemodels.tv or their videos on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/orangemodel and you would be amazed.

    -6 Votes
  • El
    Elleb Aug 12, 2009

    i just booked two fashion shows this month through Orange Models, you can see my pictures on their blog http://orangemodels.vox.com
    i have nothing but good things to say about them.

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  • El
    Elle Bond Aug 21, 2009
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    I agree there is always a cost to start something for the first time..
    I signed with Orange about a year and a half ago.. and I'm very happy I did. I got a lot of auditions and booked number of jobs..
    People complain only because they think that once they have signed they gonna be supermodels in no times without doing anything..and nobody works on their portfolios when a portfolio is a reflection of your skills:) So there you go.. all questions answered:)

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  • Sa
    Sasha Lynn Aug 22, 2009

    YOU GUYS are probably the managers of this terrible agency acting as clients. What a scam. I've heard terrible things about this agency.

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  • Zi
    zib Sep 09, 2009

    I do agree that once an aspiring model wants to start up in an agency, it would cost you a chunky figure, however, as you advance higher you start making your own profits while building your skills as a model. I was with orange models for 2 years and i am 5' 9. I got NO jobs or call bakcs whatsoever and when i tired to renew my contract, they gave me false hope and made me pay $200 to renew my contract. So basically, maybe they tried to find me jobs and the market was to competitive, or maybe they wanted to rip me off while i sit around and wait for nothing. But the main point of it all is that the modelling world is not an easy but competitive environment, and the best thing an aspiring model can do to survive in this industry is to keep searching for the right agency which would represent them best and promote them so that they can get good jobs.

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  • Yv
    Yvonne S Sep 10, 2009

    Agencies don't work for free, ever agency charges a fee either for photos or a registration or for composite cards.

    I have heard good and bad things about Orange, mostly good. I don't think they are a scam because I know their models book jobs but there are better options out there like ford, elite or elmer specially for someone who is 5'9.

    As for the internet every agency is a 'scam' there is good and bad about so many legit agencies in Toronto including Orange that it is unbelievable so do your research and use your judgment.

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  • Pi
    pissedmodel Oct 09, 2009

    I am disgusted with Orange. They ARE a scam!...The contract clearly states they do not charge for couriers when in fact they DO NOT deal with couriers...WHY HAVE THAT!!...They are NOT specific at all!!...I over paid so much for this!...DO NOT DEAL WITH THEM AT ALL!!!

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  • Ha
    happymodelsmother Oct 31, 2009

    You are clearly pissed off for nothing. There is nothing fraud about this company! My daughter has been with them for the last 2 years and currently she is in China on a 3 month contract all due to Orange Models. I am very Happy with them. I have been scammed before by an different agency who shut down (as scam agencies never last long, they take your money and run).Please do your research first before screaming scam!

    And btw... just incase you try to blame them, I don't work at the agency.

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  • In
    Industryprofessional Nov 06, 2009

    Orange is a legit Toronto agency.

    As a photographer I have worked with clients like Scotia bank, Guinness, Unitron, OLG, Bell, RBC, Rogers, McDonald and I can tell you Orange Model Management is one of the Top commercial/ fashion agencies in Toronto. Their models work internationally.

    Agencies don't work for free. Sometimes models pay some fees, (prints, transportation, etc) especially when they get started and have a book to build. Depends on the case.

    If you sign with an agency and don’t get audition or you are unable to book jobs, it means you're not what the casting director is looking for. That is not your agency's fault.

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  • Ka
    kathy654 Nov 22, 2009

    2 years ago I paid them the 700$ and during the whole year I just got one audition.I called the manager several times to see when I'm gonna get an audition but he ditched me all the time.I'm still angry but I don't know what to do.Any advise?

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  • Kr
    KristyN Nov 23, 2009

    Everyone with no pictures does a test shoot and pays for composite cards and head shots to get started. If that was the case then I think you paid right. I've been with them for a while now and I am satisfied. I had my own photos so did not pay them anything. They always guide me and help me out just like the rest of their models. To begin with my contract was for a year and I just renewed it. Depending on the duration of the contract if it hasn’t expired you should talk to them. As far as auditions are concerned that totally depends on the client and what they are looking for, that is not the agencies fault.

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  • Im
    imintoronto Dec 03, 2009

    PEOPLE, think about this:
    people are ok satisfied with orange, never google "orange model scam" and NEVER come and see this page,
    So the people here saying that orange is not a scam, they are part of th scaming agency and do this to make money, they GET PAID TO COME ONLINE AND WRITE THESE THINGS
    i on the other hand, i lost 750 dollars, I AM here to share my experience with you and i found this site by googling " orange model scam" !!! so the people here who are telling you the agency is a scam are telling you the truth, they are the people who were scamed and googled this to see others were scamed too or not!!!
    YOU MANAGERS go F* yourselves for lying to the general public and stealing their money .
    PEOPLE>... JUST GOOGLE "ORANGE MODELING AGENCY SCAM"... AND YOU CAN SEEE HOOWWW MANY PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY COMPLAINED!!!

    F* YOU ORANGE

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  • El
    Elle Bond Dec 05, 2009
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    Darling, first of all scam agencies dont stay in business for long. i've been scammed before by one agency.
    and there are always fees for new models. even when you go to a photographer to get a basic portfolio, you do pay a lot of money.
    second of all, everyone can go on the internet and write whatever they want, and we will never find out who it was and was it true. Internet does not matter.
    What matters is how the agency is doing. Majority of their models are happy and I am one of them:))))) and that's what matters the most.
    You cannot be good for everyone. Someone will always not be satisfied.

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  • Th
    thelonelychosen Dec 16, 2009

    What about sending me to HongKong, Orange wants to send me to go be VIP girl at a casino- can anyone say sketchy? lol
    Please has anyone known a girl to go and ever go back?
    What do ya'll think about being sent out kidnapped and sent to the sex trade... kidding I don't really know, but maybe I'm not... Has anybody come back from one of these international jobs? Anyone?

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  • Ha
    happymodel Dec 17, 2009

    I don’t usually participate in these forums as they are not monitored but I just felt that as this seems to be an ongoing topic so I'd add my review about this agency. I have been with Orange for about a years, I get castings, have booked jobs and they are not a scam.

    I have never paid for a photo shoot, or for a registration fee. When I joined Orange I had my own portfolio and as per the contract there is a registration fee but it is taken out of the jobs that you get.

    Recently I got back from a ten day trip to China and that was due to Orange. There were 8 models from Orange Toronto and around the same number from an agency in LA who went to China to compete in a Pageant organized by a jeans company. One of my fellow models Baba from Orange won the pageant and RMB 100, 000. I can tell you that they have a very active International division and have successfully placed many models internationally; I know it because I am one of them.

    -3 Votes
  • Li
    lisaa Jan 05, 2010

    I would just like everyone to know that Orange models Toronto is in NO WAY a scam. I have been with them for almost a year now, I have been in China on a 70 day contact and now I traveling to Greece in Feb for 2 months, all because of Orange. My experience with them has been amazing.

    ORANGE I LOVE YOU GUYS !!!

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  • Tr
    trinket Jan 11, 2010

    Aren't there any models in China?

    "Agencies don't work for free, ever agency charges a fee either for photos or a registration or for composite cards."

    "I don't understand why everyone thinks that they should get their first start in the modeling industry for free."

    You two have either been completely misled or are representatives of this company. Legitimate agencies make money by taking a small percentage of what models are paid by their clients. Only scam agencies charge 'start-up' fees. They have little incentive to book you after that because they've already been paid.

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  • De
    Debra Jan 15, 2010

    Please do your research and looked at their testimonials section on their website which is amazing, especially the range of clients they have. As for the costs, I never paid a dime for representation because I had my own portfolio and their commissions are deducted from the jobs that I do. However I believe if you don't have one and decide to get your material done through Orange they can refer you a photographer if you can't find one on your own. It is not required that anyone purchases anything.

    As far as companies today paying for a models marketing materials, good luck, times have changed and when they did.

    -2 Votes
  • Jq
    Jqn Feb 09, 2010

    Wow, I just went to Orange Models yesterday..
    reading this makes me turn heads.
    I agree with "imintoronto" - if i were to be under the contract of Orange models and so called "sucessful" I would never ever think about scam that other people have encountered under this management, it's ridiculous how the people of this agency is writing pathetic comments faking people to act like this company is worthwhile. I was going to pay $600 for ### postcards, 100 of them which probably would not get to hands of other places anyways.
    I have no experience in the Modeling industry and I may just have got messed up by Orange and would've wasted valuable time. Kiss my ### Orange :)

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  • La
    La Tartaruga Feb 10, 2010
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    I just have a few things to say about all of this. For starters I don't know if Orange is A SCAM yet or not however I have had my interview and the price of the registration fee did take my by surprise.. HOWEVER----I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY AN AGENCY IN NY WHERE I PAID $700. They took my photos, I paid my money. I never got my photos and three weeks later the agency packed up and gone as if it never existed. They INDEED WERE A SCAM. In fact they who knows where they went. I WAS NOT ASKED TO SPEND $700 WITH ORANGE but I HAVE MY OWN PORTFOLIO. ONE I CREATED BY MYSELF. I HAVE SPENT ALMOST $400 ON HEADSHOTS AS I AM AN ACTRESS. I have spent $600 on one photoshoot, not to mention over $150.00 in prints. IT IS NOT TRUE THAT AN AGENCY WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING FOR YOU! IF YOU LOOK LIKE KATE MOSS THEN SURE, THEY WILL COVER YOUR COMP CARDS BUT THEY WILL ALSO GIVE YOU THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PAYING AND UPDATING YOUR OWN PORTFOLIO. THE WORLD HAS CHANGED AND AS COSTS RISE, NOTHING IS FREE ANYMORE, NOTHING!!! In fact I am also part of actors access and showbuziness.com they are two websites that have asked me to pay and the fess were almost $79/year each. So right there it's $190.00 in internet listings. I did get many auditions through them and there were times when I had nothing. It's the nature of the beast. If YOU ARE NOT WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR YOU WILL NOT BE CALLED. I Also have been overlooked because I refused to pay for commercial classes by a casting director who was responsibile for casting many commercials and so everytime I submitted my photo for the appropriate audition, I was turned down. ITS ALL OVER THE INDUSTRY, IT IS FILLED WITH LEACHES AND PARASITES, AND VAMPIRES AND YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU AND WORKS FOR YOU!!! Therefore my fees up to date on myself including my headshots WHICH ACTORS ARE ALWAYS RESPONSIBILE FOR PAYING SO ALL YOU SPOILED MODELS WHO DON'T WANT TO INVEST A DIME IN YOUR OWN PORTFOLIO OR PICTURES. SHUT UP! ACTORS AND ACTRESS ARE CONSTANTLY PAYING OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKET AND NOT MAKING HALF THE MONEY YOU DO BECAUSE THE JOBS ARE GIVEN TO MODELS TURNED ACTORS... However it isn't that Orange is asking for money because I am adult enough that I challenged them on it and expressed my concerns however, my showbuziness account just expired, as did actors access, as did the breakdown express, as did casting network, etc...all those together cost. If this ORANGE agency is claiming for registration fees but are willing to take care of comp cards, I don't see the scam, as those websites charge..per person...for every new person enrolled, for every new account. Breakdownsexpress is a difficult one to hack into. They are an exclusive for casting directors and agents. THEREFORE UP TO DATE, ON MYSELF, ALONE, I HAVE SPENTMORE THEN $225/00 OR $700 ON MY OWN MAKING OF MY OWN PORTFOLIO AND ONLINE SUBMISSIONS. If there is someone willing to do all of that middleman work for you, then use your judgement because it IS TIME CONSUMING, IT IS DRAINING AND RATHER THEN FOCUSING YOUR ENERGIES ON YOUR CRAFT YOU ARE SPENDING HOURS PER DAY GOING BETWEEN WEBSITES SUBMITTING YOURSEL[censored] WHICH ISN'T FUN. NOW I am also represented by an Agency in Italy. I did not have to pay. They promised me comp cards. They never made them. They rarely send me out. I have been on 3 audtions in 6 months. SO WHERE IS THE JUSTICE. I don't know! It is up to you to take a risk however one thing you can say is this. "I'M SORRY I'M NOT INTERESTED IN PAYING $700. I CAN FIND AND TRY TO PUT A BOOK TOGETHER MYSELF AND COME BACK AND ONCE I'VE SEEN YOU ARE WORKING FOR ME PERHAPS WHEN I NEED TO UPDATE MY PHOTOS I CAN DO SO." IF the AGENCY refuses then YES IT IS AFTER YOUR MONEY!!! However ORANGE was very willing to let me go ponder the contract and come back the next day to pay the fee if I chose. When I called to express my concerns about ORANGE SCAMS. THEY CALLED ME BACK, TO DISCUSS THE SCAMS..AND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. THE THING IS THIS------ELITE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO SCAM. FORD HAS BEEN KNOWN TO RIP OFF CLIENTS...IN FACT MOST OF THESE TOP AGENCIES ARE NOT SURVIVING WHY? BECAUSE MAGAZINES ARE NOT SELLING MUCH ANYMORE WITH AN INTERNET MARKET. WAKE-UP PEOPLE THE WORLD IS CHANGING...VOGUE ITALY I BELIEVE IS GOING UNDER. NOBODY INVESTS IN PAPER ANYMORE. AND WITH ALL THE PEOPLE WILLING TO DO THINGS FOR FREE, THIS LEAVES ACTORS AND MODELS ALIKE IN THE DUST. HOWEVER----if you wish to build your portfolio for free, MODELMAYHEM.com is a great place to start. YOU WILL MEET ALL TYPES SO USE YOUR KEEN EYE!!! AND YOU WILL MEET MORE TALENTED PEOPLE THEN YOU COULD EVER POSSIBLY DREAM OF WORKING ON YOU! My advice, use your instinct. DON'T BE SO QUICK TO JUDGE OR CALL A SCAM. YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR OWN CAREER, IF YOU PAY $700, QUESTION WHERE YOUR PHOTOS ARE, IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING CALLS BASED ON YOUR PHOTOS, IT MEANS YOU NEED NEW ONES AND BY MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE. YOU CANNOT GET CALLS BASED ON ONE OR TWO PHOTOS FROM ONE PHOTOGRAPHER. EACH PHOTOGRAPHER HAS A DIFFERENT EYE, WORKS WITH DIFFERENT MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE SO THE OUTCOME IS ALWAYS DIFFERENT. The same you in a different light. I haven't made my decision to sign or not sign but this is one thing, for the past several years all I see are number 1's everywhere, when I look at the clock it's 11:11 or 1:11, and well needless to say when I was walking to ORANGE i looked up and saw 111 as the address, a sign? Who knows, but rather odd to me and if you believe in angels numbers 111 is the sign of golden opportunity...do I sign, don't I, only I can figure that out. BUT, having been on all ends of the diving board, I can honestly say, I WON'T BE GOING IN STUPIDLY OR NAIVELY. BUT HELL if someone wants to take care of all the paper work and internet fees, then by all means great. BUT PEOPLE, YOU EVEN HAVE TO PAY TO GET YOUR TAXES DONE. YOU PAY FOR WORKSHOPS, YOU PAY FOR YOGA, YOU PAY FOR EVERYTHING, WHY IS IT THAT THE ARTISTS WORLD, IS THE ONLY WORLD WHERE EVERYONE WANTS SOMETHING FOR NOTHING AND THAT INCLUDES----ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CONSTANTLY HIRE ACTORS AND DON'T PAY THEM. IF Working with an orange is a risk to getting paid work, It's one I am willing to do, but just so you know, A very elite agency in NY, also asked me to pay $175 for my comp cards however after I had booked work and been with them awhile, they said they would be willing to pay for my new comp cards. WHY SHOULD EVERY AGENCY PAY FOR YOU WHEN THEY AREN'T EVEN SURE IF YOU WILL MAKE THEM MONEY!!! THAT'S LIKE SAYING TO YOUR CAR INSURANCE GUY, LISTEN JUST PUT THE INSURANCE ON WITHOUT ME PAYING FOR IT, I WILL GUARANTEE NOT TO GET INTO AN ACCIDENT. WAKE-UP AND EVERYONE START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEMSELVES...THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!! USE YOUR OWN INTUITION AND OWN JUDGEMENT and please stop thinking anything in this world is free, nobody is famous without having to have paid something...sold something...whether it was their dignity, body, paid for classes, nothing in this world comes at no cost. REMEMBER THAT!!!

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  • La
    La Tartaruga Feb 10, 2010
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    ORANGE MODELS????

    OH YEAH AND BY THE WAY, THAT LINK UP THERE, THAT TELLS YOU TO GO TO THE SITE TO SEE WHICH AGENCIES ARE SCAM, DOESN'T WORK... IT SAYS THIS

    Content Server Request Failed
    Failed to locate relative path 'en/ConsProt' in hierarchy of site '9911'.
    FAILURE TO LOCATE SERVER.

    so...you be the judge, call better business bureau and find out for yourself.

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  • La
    La Tartaruga Feb 10, 2010
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    Another thing...not in favor or not...FOR COMPLEXIONS MAKE-UP AGENCY/SCHOOL, ONE OF THE MOST PROMINANT MAKE-UP SCHOOL TO AFFILIATE ITSELF WITH ORANGE MODELS... WHICH PEOPLE SAY IS A SCAM, IS IN POSSIBLE JEOPARDY OF IT'S OWN REPUTATION. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. SOMETHING REALLY TO THINK ABOUT... SO IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT ORANGE MODEL, CALL COMPLEXIONS MAKE-UP SCHOOL AND ASK??? LIFE CAN BE SO SIMPLE SOMETIMES!

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  • Fa
    Fannys Feb 13, 2010

    Just want to add, I have been with orange for the past couple of months they have been nothing but a pleasant experience, their staff is helpful and caring and I have been getting auditions. Unlike some, I have no “dreams” about making it big, but just working with them has been fun and I feel worthwhile.

    There is nothing fraud about Orange!

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  • 16
    16yroldTO Mar 03, 2010

    ORANGE MODEL IS A SCAM...
    they are also sex offenders... my agent sexually abused me by forcing me to take off my clothes so he could "take" measurements of my breast. I am only 16 and when i told this to my mom she freaked out. She tryed to arrest the guy (he was bald, short, and asian /indian back ground), but we had no proof so the police did not arrest him. We only opened a file. He is still working there as an agent. There was also a story of another child who was sexually assulted by one of their photographers, (he took bad pics of her). Just google it and see for your self.
    other than the face that they are sex offenders, they stole my money and my other two friends as well. RUN FROM THEM.

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  • Fa
    Fannys Mar 04, 2010

    This individual is clearly pissed off for nothing. Stop bashing this company! There is nothing fraud about Orange or its employees! There is no such record or file with any authority. Anyone who reads this article, I believe this individual or their competitor is using fake names to bash this company. When their models started to defend Orange on this site you started this crap.

    Orange has been around for more than five years. Their models have successfully completed local and International assignments please check their blog http://orangemodels.wordpress.com. As a model I have done a charity fashion show for them and I know they are actively involved in fundraising for to help local charities like sick kids and the cancer society. They are legitimate company and they are not involved in any wrong doing. If you don't believe me please call any major casting company or production house and ask them about Orange they would tell you how big they are in the industry. Thats how I was referred to them.

    What a jerk. People like you should be hanged. ### U ***

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  • Ih
    I hate jerks Mar 04, 2010

    I am shocked to see this post and don’t believe any of this garbage. My daughter has been with Orange for almost 3 year and we are very happy with them. Modeling would not be her career but I am glad that she went with Orange. We have received calls and text msgs at 10 or 11 at night for next auditions or jobs. I can't thank them enough for all their hard work, it is really appreciated. The only issue I have had so far is that her job payments were delayed but now I understand how this industry works it takes 3-6 months to be paid so we have adjusted to it. It seems like people are always looking for something to complain about.

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  • He
    heathermother Mar 05, 2010

    My child recently signed on with Orange Models and so far we are pleased. I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for. And in this case my child is getting a great head start and lots of insight into a business (I know from my cousins experience). If for any reason I have a legitimate complaint against Orange I will be sure to let everyone know but so far I have no complaints.

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  • Be
    Beny boy Mar 11, 2010

    I just signed with Orange… didnt pressure me 4 money, been real honest about the jobs, and you wouldnt have to pay if u have your portfolio etc. They need to know that you know what ur doing. But I will keep u posted!

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  • Pa
    Palelot1910 May 12, 2010
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    Orange model is legit.

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  • Jo
    Joseph Chang May 15, 2010
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    I totally agree they are 100 percent legit.

    check our their blog or you tube channel to see the kind of jobs these guys have done. Really amazing...

    http://www.orangemodels.ca

    http://orangemodels.wordpress.com

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orange-Model-Management-Inc/5964403745?v=wall&viewas=0

    http://www.youtube.com/orangemodel

    If you are unable to click on the link please copy paste the links into your browser and see it for yourself. Their models book local and International jobs what else is an agency suppose to do? Just because you seemingly had a bad experience, doesn’t mean that everyone else did. I think that Orange Models is a very good company to become a model or actor/actress. Some people are crazy and are never happy.

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  • Za
    ZackF May 17, 2010

    I think this is a scam... I applied on Kijiji for jobs i'd think i'd like and i randomly saw this one... I got a phone call from them and a lady gives me the usual application routine and immediately asks me for an interview... I told her that I wouldnt be able to make it since i live an hour or so away and I wouldnt be around for a few weeks. She tries to bribe me into coming in even though ive said i couldnt. The weird thing was that she asked me if I had a portfolio and any acting/modelling experience and I told her i had absolutely zero...

    Why would you go out of your way to keep a nobody? She knew i had no experience...

    SO... a few days later i decide i'll give this another shot and see what happens. I go on kijiji hoping to find that ad... I did. So i send my resume in again but ive switched it a little bit making it worse. A few days later... ANOTHER phone call for an interview. (so now i know they take literally ANYBODY). I answer the phone, Its the SAME girl as before. (not sure why, but that's super sketch to me... like youre a toronto business, why do you only have one [censor]in lady?) Our conversation wasn't overly special but if i had to choose, i'd try and find a less sketchy place to model.

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  • De
    DenizS May 19, 2010

    People have committed before my post and I am sure they would post comments after this post. Whatever negative people may be saying about Orange Model Management, well i want to let you know that it is not true. They are conservative, respectful, and professional.

    They are a legit agency. I have been with them for the past 2 years and have successfully landed local jobs and have been to Korea through them on a 3 month contact. I have done jobs for clients like Guess Korea, Hyundai and numerous jewellery and clothing catalogues during my stay there.

    For Zack`s info they are a full service agency which means they maintain a roster for high fashion, commercial and life style models. They work with experienced models as well as beginners. If they like you as a model they might call your twice or three times before making their final decision. And usually every company has one receptionist or admin person. I don’t understand some times people just want to write anything not even know what they are writing.

    Ive read everyone’s comment here and all the negative comes down to the price well sorry to say to start modeling you have to pay money before you make it big and not everyone has what it takes im not saying you cant be famous without but its very rare.

    You must invest in yourself if you want to reach your full potential in this industry. Just like doctors, lawyers, pay a fee, just like we pay for our gym similarly models and actors have to pay a start up cost unless they are experienced and have a diversified portfolio. What I mean to say is that to pursue their dream what ever may be you have to pay a cost.

    I am not saying you should just go ahead and join Orange or any other agency but do your research and before making any decision please check with the better business bureau, ask the agency what kind of work they have done in the past and ask for local references this is more important than making decisions based on these online posts.
    This is what I did and I am happy with what I have achieved in the past 2 years. Hope this would be helpful.

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  • So
    something special Jul 03, 2010

    Bottom line DON'T EVER pay a modelling agency $750.00 that's just waaaay TOO MUCH money to pay an agency that claims to be interested in you. That sounds like a scam to me. I have not been with orange, but if your asked for that amount of money it's clear that the angency is trying to get rich off of you, not by getting you work.

    THINK CAREFULLY B4 U DO SOMETHING U MIGHT REGRET.

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  • Mp
    M.Poppins Jul 08, 2010

    It's unbellivable how some people are realy not clever... Above some detailed, well written comments about modelling business. And these people still didn't get a point! It's a business first off all!
    750$ for portfolio is nothing, it's cheap! We paid for my daughter's portfolio twice as much, and it is after a discount. Talented photographers are rare and expensive! Our photographer, for example, agreed to help us with portfolio, only, because I am a friend with his mother. He refused to work with modelling agencies because they didn't satisfy him financialy. The shots he made are amazing and helped us! If you want to get a good start, find a good photographer, to show your potencial.
    And at last: measurements with no top on, are common in modelling, you better get used to it.
    Good Luck to everybody!

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  • Lo
    LOVE BUG Jul 09, 2010

    LMFAO

    NYCE JOB ORANGE MANAGEMENT, EVERYTIME SOMEONE POST A NEGATIVE COMMENT YA'LL TRY TO CANDY CODE AND SWEETEN THE COMPANIES REPUTATION.

    TELL ME NOW IF ORANGE IS A SOCALL LEGIT AGENCY WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BAD REVIEWS.

    IF U RESEACH REAL LEGIT AGENCIES YOU'LL FIND THAT YOUR NOT REQUIRED TO PAY. THEY INVEST IN YOU BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN MAKE MONEY BY BOOKING YOU JOBS BASED ON YOU.

    FOR EX: YOUR HEIGHT, LOOKS AND BODY PORTION

    LIKE MY FRIEND. SHE'S MODELLING IN NEW YORK, IS EXTREMELY SUCESSFUL AND SHE DID NOT HAVE TO PAY THE AGENCY BECAUSE THEY'RE MAKING MONEY BY GETTING HER WORK (GO-SEES).

    TOP MODELS DON'T PAY.


    IF AGENCIES ARE ASKING FOR MONEY THEY'RE NOT CONFIDENT IN YOU, THEREFORE THEY MIGHT TAKE YOUR MONEY AND RUN OR BOOK YOU JOBS THAT PAY LESS THEN WHAT YOU PAYED AND FORGET ABOUT YOU UNTILL YOUR CALLING THEM ALL THE TIME.


    NE WAY THINK ABOUT IT CAUSE THE DECISION IS STILL UP TO YOU, SOME PEOPLE LEARN THE HARD WAY.

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  • Lo
    LOVE BUG Jul 09, 2010

    hahaa

    who the hell would name their comp orange models anyway, are they fat or round.
    The name alone makes me laugh

    waaaaaaaaaalk awaaaaaaaay.

    LOOOOL!

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  • Al
    Alexas Jul 29, 2010

    Hey you guys,
    I'm a model at OMMI and I have been signed with them for about a month.
    So far, its amazing! I've gotten several bookings and I have coming up auditions. I was supposed to go Japan this summer but because of personal reasons I couldn't.

    OMMI is not a scam. It is not their fault that your look didnt appeal to their clients. The thing about Orange to, is that you have to call every 2 weeks to remind them that you want work. Otherwise they will lose interest and forget. Not the greatest of a top agency but no ones perfect.

    Orange is my favourite :)

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  • Mc
    McKenzieeee Jul 31, 2010
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    Verified customer

    i've been signed with ornage for 2 months.
    they're legit modeling agnecy.
    of course you have to pay to get yourself started of, like the portfolio.
    i already got 2 auditons and like Alexas says, you have to bug them.
    if you don't get a job it's not there fault. the companies don't appeal to you.
    it's not a scammm!

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  • Ra
    Randomrandom12 Aug 13, 2010

    Here's the thing about orange. They sign EVERYONE, anyone can be a model if you sign with orange. I'm pretty sure they don't turn anyone away.You do pay 700 dollars for comp cards and such. But also if you renew your contract that's like another 3-4 hundred dollars. They send you on castings, but they send anyone on them. For instance Lets say the casting is for a blonde female, theyll also send a red head, brunette and men aswell. They advertise all these jobs their models have gotten and people they have worked with, but most of these jobs are freebies, in other words the models are not getting paid to do them.

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  • Mc
    McKenzieeee Aug 14, 2010
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    They DON"T sign everyone.
    $700 is for comp cards AND to get you started, as in a portfolio.
    I just got a casting and the pay is 5 grand. And guess what? Only 5 people from Orange were sent to it!
    Also, did you know that ALL agencies pay the designers to not pay the models? No matter what agency your signed with they pay the designers money to not pay the models to do the catwalk. If you get a job for a commercial or add you'll get paid.

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