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Ds ( 17 ) spotted by model agency. WWYD?

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surferjet Sun 19-Mar-17 21:41:17

Totally legit London based agency, ds very laid back about it - should I just let him decide what to do or put him off?

iremembericod Sun 19-Mar-17 21:42:58

Think it could be a nice earner for him through uni....if he's going....if not, then great experience for a few years

Fruitboxjury Sun 19-Mar-17 21:45:33

If I were you I would try to research pros and cons, maybe talk to someone with experience, and let him make his own choice. There are afterall many degrees and types of modelling from occasional promo work for some extra cash, to full blown couture shows and shoots. I think overall for me it would depend on my DCs self esteem and whether they are robust enough to accept all the bad with the good.

DaffodilTime Sun 19-Mar-17 21:45:58

I would ask him how he feels about it, and if necessary find out more to be able to advise him safely through it if he wants to go ahead? I hope it goes well!

khajiit13 Sun 19-Mar-17 21:46:29

Leave it to him. If you're sure it's legit, it could earn him some money for driving lessons, uni etc!

123rd Sun 19-Mar-17 21:52:11

Friends son had that happen to him. He just went with it...& it has kept going. Seems to be forever travelling back & forth ... Nyc, Milan, London. All sorts. But I must say, doesn't seem to be making any money out of it!!! Unless friends aren't telling!

surferjet Sun 19-Mar-17 21:52:45

Thanks everyone - yes totally legit agency, I just don't want him getting emotionally hurt as he is very shy/quiet. But he seems quite keen to give it a try so I feel I should support him. If it comes to nothing at least it's a bit of experience.

Fruitboxjury Sun 19-Mar-17 21:55:54

And gives him a lot of kudos with the ladies! I would talk to him about whether he feels able to take criticism of his appearance, from friends of mine who have worked in modelling it seems like you're scrutinised for everything. Perhaps you could talk to the agency about how they manage the emotional impact on their models?

onthettcbus Sun 19-Mar-17 21:58:52

It might improve his confidence, you never know.

surferjet Sun 19-Mar-17 22:05:07

It's funny what you say about confidence because he always feels a bit conscious of his height - he's 6.3 & very slim, maybe this will do him good. ( fingers crossed )

TreeTop7 Sat 01-Apr-17 16:24:58

I did a bit of modelling as a teen (I was a size 10 so would never be scouted now). It'll be a nice earner for him and will hopefully improve his self-esteem, although he may struggle with critique and scrutiny of his face and body if he gets into the couture/high fashion stuff. I only did catalogues so I never received negative comments about my appearance.

tumpymummy Sun 02-Apr-17 02:14:13

My kids have done some modelling. We don't live in London so don't get many jobs, but when they do it's really good money. I would def let him do it but only if he wants to. If he's on the books he doesn't have to take every casting or job offered if they're not convenient. But if he has a spare day, why not? Also great for boosting self esteem.

Teabagtits Sun 02-Apr-17 02:24:49

Be careful he's not having to fork out a lot of money. Even seemingly legit agencies set up moneymaking scams

tumpymummy Mon 03-Apr-17 00:28:20

Yes don't pay out for anything, photos etc. My kids (signed to an agency) have never had to pay for anything. When agency wants to update their photos they take the photos or pay for the photographer. Only expense we have ever incurred is travelling to a casting. Once son is given a job everything is then paid for him, including accommodation if ness.

MrsDoylesTeabags Mon 03-Apr-17 22:39:14

As long as he's not having to fork out for anything I'd be getting him to practise his best blue steel.
Like you say, if nothing else it will be an experience for him and surely thats what 17 is all about.

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