Models Switching Agencies (November 2010 - February 2013)
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Originally Posted by
Lee MG Tisci
^ you and saucer-like work at Ford, don't you? at least you seem to after reading your posts
if so, then what happened to Anna J and Cat McNeil?? they were definitely stars once but still haven't been doing very well and now they left..
No, I don't work at Ford. I have no relationship with Ford at all. If I did work there I certainly wouldn't be posting on this site unless I wanted to get fired. Everything I've said has been based on observation only.
As for Anna J and C. McNeil, Anna has not done well in the past year or so because she obviously is looking beyond modeling. She's stated she doesn't want to do runways any longer and started taking acting lessons. If a girl doesn't want to model any more, no agency can do anything for her. If you think going to Women will instantly make her a star again, just look at Nataliya Gotsii, who went from Ford to Women after Rowland moved to Ford. Women did nothing for her and now she's languishing on Supreme's board. Her star was waning already by the time she moved to Women but it's obvious she's just not that interested in modeling any longer now that she has a family and different priorities. Perhaps Anna J. will make a push back into the biz, but if she doesn't you'll have to comfort yourself of memories of 2008-2009 when she was at the height of her career.
And yes, after she came back once after taking time off for school, but she was also younger then. This biz is not exactly known for being kind to girls who are no longer teens.
As for McNeil, the year she took off from the biz certainly didn't help her. She hasn't attained the status of a Karen Elson or Amber Valletta who can take time off to pursue other things and model when they feel like it. With girls like that, the business will always welcome them back. McNeil was successful for sure, but she doesn't seem to have the same relationship with the fashion movers and shakers, doesn't have the support of Meisel or Wintour or M&M. Megan Collison is one of the rare models who was not a supermodel who is able to return to the biz after taking time off and then book an A-list campaign or editorial, but Meisel is a fan of her.
Unlike Anna J., McNeil does seem to want back into the biz but the biz is so focused on new faces and the next big thing that taking time off can really make a girl irrelevant. So we may see her in an occasional editorial for a big mag or a stray campaign here or there. But it is against the odds that she will become the star she once was.
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