Models Switching Agencies (November 2010 - February 2013)
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^ Thankyou so much
Wow. still so confusing! if a girl signed to an agency Marilyn, for example in Hailey's case, wouldnt Marilyn hear from someone that she went/met with Next and be mad(can't find another word to describe)? sketch, and wouldn't it be a huge risk to go meet next? (risk in general)
If a girl signed to a top agency and got blue chip buzz and eventually met with another agency and decided to switch (with her new contract signed, the agency/or her/or her mother agency already preparing to terminate the old contract), it all happens within a matter of a few days and very casually so. There aren't any "spies" lingering around the agencies' offices. The only people who would know during the process would be the model, her family, her mother agency (if she has one), the new agency and her closest friends...
Of course the old agencies are mad. But people who work in agencies aren't happy people deep down (sorry to say to anyone...). Don't believe the interviews you read on the internet. Bookers get mad all the time--if a girl doesn't show up on time, if a girl gets dropped from a booking, if a girl doesn't get a booking, if a girl breaks out, if a girl can't get a good photo. But yes, if the star of a board leaves then profanities will be heard at the table but they move on with the next girl they're pushing to be a star...
For the tfs community, it's a big deal because tfs members watch every model's move like a hawk and read about the industry with rose colored glasses. But it's not that big of a deal when you're actually in the industry. This is normal and it happens all the time. Agent loyalty is an old tradition written on the walls but every model knows (or should know) that at the end of the day (especially in this age) a model is in it for her career and the booker is in it for the money.
It's not about loyalty. If a model believes that she can do a lot better, make more money or whatever, then she has appropriate interest to switch. It's not "risky" or "sketch". If a model is happy with how hard the booker is working and managing at the optimum level then she has reason to stay. It's a business and you gotta do what you gotta do.
Also, last note: agencies aren't there to look out for the girls in their best interest. There's no such thing as this "special relationship" between a booker and a model where the booker is truly pleased in the deepest of their heart to watch a model develop and grow up into a woman--sorry, but that's BS played up for the media. There's an incentive for everything.
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