So You Want to Be a Model? (Part #2). Read post #1 before posting.
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You are correct to look into this.
Scam! Well ... maybe not exactly a scam. But a lot of people think so, because the same thing happened to them. (do a Google search for them with the keywood scam added). I know that I don't like the deceptive "casting call" that they advertised which got you to send in your pics ... it's just a little unethical, in my opinon.
There is no real job ... nor a real casting at this point. It's a sales pitch for a listing service ... showing casting calls that they find in various places. Nothing that can't be found by anyone, I would say ... at least most of the time.
Your pictures and how you looked had nothing to do with it so don't get excited about being "selected". They did not select you as a potential model ... they selected you as a potential customer (a wanna be model with money).
If you are real model material ... go to open calls at legit modeling agencies. If they think you have potential (they will be ruthlessly honest), they will rep you. Then, they will send you to casting calls where you actually might have a shot at the gig, because you have the look the the client is asking for. And you won't have to pay to find out about castings in your area ... your agent will have the information already.
Some people like these listing services ... and are very engergetic about promoting themselves and have some success. But I've also heard that the information they (various listing services for casting calls) give you may not always be accurate or up to date. So you may have to sort through lots of listings to find anything that actually will work for you. So it may be legit .... it's up to you to decide if it's worth $20 a month to find out.
** It's All in the Details! **
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