Health and modelling often go hand in hand, with the media continually scrutinizing models figures, whatever their size, it’s hard to know what lengths models will go to to reach their body goals.
Modelling opens up the opportunity for positive and negative judgments about your appearance and body, for experienced models this is part of the course and something they have grown used to, but for others it can take it’s toll!
“I have been working with Models Direct for over four years and each assignment has proved to be a really enjoyable experience, just try it and find out for yourself!” – Herb
Male Model Herb has successfully been selected for numerous assignments with Models Direct ranging from an extra for a Nokia commercial to a photographic nursing home shoot! He’s travelled the UK with his modelling work and earnt a nice income along the way – check out what Herb has to say about his time with Models Direct so far…..
“I hope to promote diversity and inclusion as a wheelchair user in more campaigns such as this in the future!” – Alex
Models Direct have been involved with many campaigns and shoots featuring disable models and we hope we can be involved in many more – here’s what our #malemodel Alex had to say after recently working with Heathrow Airport:
“Hi, I have just had a fabulous experience on my first assignment with Models Direct, courtesy of Molly at Models Direct and working with Ingenious on behalf of Heathrow Airport. Natalie met me on arrival, such a lovely lady, offering refreshments and kept me posted on the time frame and set up status of equipment etc. We started promptly at noon, Steve and Magnus, the team responsible for the shots, were great, made me feel relaxed and confident. We had an initial chat then onto some shots before an informal interview whilst being pictured. The whole experience was simple from start to finish, everywhere was of course accessible, parking was easy, directions and contact info all provided, just very very easy. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience, and hope to promote diversity and inclusion as a wheelchair user in more campaigns such as this in the future. Many thanks to everyone involved in the selection process, it’s been a privilege – Thank you!”
If you have recently been watching The Voice Kids, you will understand the emotions parents go through when watching their precious child audition for their dream opportunity….
It can be a roller coaster of emotions for a parent throughout the whole process and the rejection can be tough! At Models Direct we do not send you on lots of castings with your children, however some clients will only select child models if they attend the casting. So here are Models Direct top tips to surviving it!
‘It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.’ – Gina Barreca
Friends are essential in life, whether you choose to have a special few or you’re one of those people who have friends all round the world, they all offer us different things!
We see our colleagues every day and probably spend more time with them than our families in some cases, so it’s lovely when you have ‘work friends’ too. Models Direct’s head office is predominately female, we rely on each other for support, advice and of course humour when times are stressful or difficult, it’s great to have a strong team of people around you who you can call your friends.
“Molly was very friendly and passionate about the project. She found some good options for us very quickly! ” – Fuzzy Duck Creative
“Overall we have had a great experience both with yourself and the models, we always received quick responses and communication was thorough which was helpful in this task.” – Symphony Group
At Models Direct we understand our clients could take their business anywhere, there are lots of model/talent agents out there!! So what makes them choose us??
An essential skill of an Assignment Co-ordinator is the ability to build strong relationships with clients! The entertainment industry is very competitive and with thousands of agents competing for business, Models Direct have to ensure they stand out above the rest and retain their clients to secure future bookings for their models.
Models Direct represents amateur and professional talented men, women and children of all ages from all over the UK and Europe; Singers, Models, Dancers, Entertainers, Musicians, Actors, Pets and Promotional staff.
Models Direct have always tried to represent the widest possible selection of people from across the widest area. This is a key difference between us and local agencies: local agencies get only local work enquiries, while we field enquiries from clients worldwide.
Recently Models Direct supplied two models for a bridal shoot with Jury Inn Hotels in Leicestershire! A bridal shoot can be quite daunting, to be working so closely with another model you may not know can be lots of fun, but also nerve wracking!
Our Models, Elle and Phil were amazing and the Models Direct team received great feedback from the client – Congratulations to you both!