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Chloe, Talent received: £200.00, Ref:156597

t felt so good being a model for the Steelcase company. I enjoyed every moment of being in front of the camera. I felt very nervous on my journey there as I was going into something completely unexpected! But once there, I had so much fun and it is definitely something I would do again.
I loved the part where they were taking pictures of me with my hair in a bun listening to music, It was so fun. Especially when your whole face is in the picture. It's a good feeling.
We were directed to act as if we were students in a school,  as it was for a company who provides furniture for schools. We got told to act as if we were having a conversations  and we  weren't  even being filmed or anything.
I would recommended the experience to others as its a stepping stone. It may not always  be the kind of modelling you would like to do however it's experience and everyone has to start somewhere!
If you want to pursue in this industry you do need to be confident and have good communication skills, at the end of the day you are  representing someone else's company not your own so you have to keep that in mind. However if it is something you wish to do then go for it!
I wanted to join Models Direct as I thought it seemed more realistic.  I like the idea of having to put your own pictures up to get recognized because then you can say you've actually done something, so Thank you!

Deborah, Talent received: £300.00, Ref:167745

When I found out I was chosen to be a model for the day for Wex Photographic, I was overwhelmed. I arrived at the location to meet the crew and  I wasn't too sure what to expect since this was my first time, so I was quite nervous beforehand but why?.. I do not know  they made me feel unbelievably comfortable, involved and relaxed. I had tons of fun and would definitely enjoy taking part in another opportunity like this.
The most enjoyable part of the assignment was meeting some fantastic people and being able to be ourselves and have lots of fun! The assignment involved myself and another lovely model, Tara to act as best friends on a day out in Blackpool using the new SONY camera for a commercial video. We were directed to have lots of fun and use the camera. We did not have to speak just act and interact with the camera.
I feel that doing this assignment has definitely improved my confidence and I look forward to  participating in more modelling opportunities in the future. I would recommend the experience to anybody because it is such a brilliant opportunity to meet new people and learn how to interact with cameras and video equipment naturally.
 At first when the cameras were around me, I felt that it was difficult to relax in front of them  however once I got into the assignment I started to relax and found it easier to interact with the camera.
If you are thinking about joining an agency I would certainly recommend Models Direct, I signed up expecting to get no work and it's been less than a year and I have already had one assignment! Updating my e-portfolio has come as a routine, I am constantly updating it and it is quick and easy.
Personally I joined up with Models Direct because I have always wanted to model, be in front of the camera and meet new people. I used to look online at modelling companies and apply but they were either not real agencies or required you to have a certain look or a specific size and it really knocked my confidence because I'm not the tallest of people,  when I found Models Direct and they were open to all ages, sizes and looks I had to give it a try and I certainly haven't regretted it!
Thank you!! :)

Sharon, Talent received: £200.00, Ref:167463

On arrival l was welcomed by the crew warmly.
I was offered something to eat or drink and enjoyed the attention of the makeup artist and her assistant.

I was not nervous as everybody was welcoming and warm.  I met the second model l was to work with and we got on very well.  The most enjoyable part was just getting to know the different people who were working as a team.

The assignment involved me acting like a woman who has just started her own company and showing how even though l was busy, l was able to multi task. I enjoy modelling and learning new techniques of getting the right character, look and meeting people l would otherwise not meet in my everyday life.  I would certainly recommend others to try it because its not as daunting as it seems, when one is able to follow directions and the fun that goes along with the business side of modelling, is really worth it. Thank you Models Direct!

Rosie, Talent received: £300.00, Ref:1231

It was lovely to be asked to work for RGB Building Supplies again, having previously been employed by them in April.  I was excited to see the team; who are so welcoming and professional, and a lot of fun!

The assignment was promotional work at a 'Self Build' Fair, myself and my wonderful fellow model Serena were asked to hand out flyers and free gifts whilst promoting special offers and directing potential customers towards the RGB stands.  Having now had several experiences of promotional work I was fairly confident in what to expect and how to approach the job. Its always a lot of fun and you meet so many different interesting people in just one day.

I would definitely recommend my experience to others, everyone I worked with was friendly and incredibly professional, I felt safe and comfortable the entire time. Thank you to RGB and to Models Direct, a great experience.

Fiona, Talent received: £180.00, Ref:1230

My first assignment through Models Direct was very pleasant.   The photographer and agency staff were very friendly, helpful and professional.  I took part in various office scenes either on my own or with another model, to portray a relaxed work environment for a new DWP campaign.   It was a straightforward assignment and it all went smoothly.  My advice to aspiring models: Be on time, be prepared with a variety of outfits, be accommodating and interested in the project.

Katherine, Talent received: £200.00, Ref:161548

The day went really well,  instructions on what to bring & summary of the job was given beforehand, the producer also called a couple of days before the shoot to chat through what would be needed/expected, which was great.
On the day itself, I was scheduled to be at the venue between 10 - 5, but my work was done by 2. I would advise maybe taking a book etc to read as there was a lot of setting up by photographers etc before pictures were taken. Once it all started, all instruction from photographers/lighting guys were very clear, & we all had quite a laugh.
It's all great experience, all very clear and good to work as part of a team! Thank you Models Direct :-) x


Lucy, Talent received: £200.00, Ref:154623

Great shoot today!  The whole thing was done in a hair salon so not only did I get my hair and make up done before before the shoot, I had my hair done throughout the shoot as well. Great fun and everybody was really nice to work with. Thank you Models Direct for another great Assignment!

Charlotte, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:1213

I had a great time at my very first assignment with Models Direct!  I was really excited to work but also nervous as it was a video rather then a photo shoot, but I would love to do something similar again! 

The assignment itself involved myself and the other models walking around an exhibition, enjoying what was to offer including activities. I learnt a lot more about acting and what it takes to be confident in front of the camera.  The most enjoyable part was being involved with the other models, they were all lovely and we all got on.  The director was also very nice and supportive.

I would definitely recommend this type of assignment and also to work through Models Direct!  I believe it's all about your upkeep and interest in this work to succeed, I am very keen and ready to learn more!  I joined Talent Management to personally see if I had potential to succeed and learn.

Serena, Talent received: £300.00, Ref:1212

I very much enjoyed my assignment working with RGB Building Supplies!  I have worked with them before and they are a great team to work for.  Myself and another lovely model Rosie had to promote RGB by talking to customers about all their new loyalty cards and handing out bags with goodies in.  Over the 2 days on assignment, I learnt a lot about building your own house, which has amazed me!  I would advise anyone to get involved in promotional work, as you will learn a lot and gain so much confidence in talking to new people. I join Talent Management to gain experience - I love working for them and love all the jobs I do!

Lana, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:1211

I enjoyed my first job via Models Direct. I had a pretend husband for the day and we helped market high end dining room and bedroom furniture. We were filmed and photographed making ourselves at home on the luxury sets, including a Christmas day scene. Our direction was clear and all the team were very friendly and patient. I enjoyed the day as it helped me gain confidence for future shoots.  Thanks Models Direct!

Mansoureh, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:1208

I have been to other assignments which were photography, but the most recent was videography and my first experience of being filmed. I was not sure how it would go, but when I went there the guide told us everything.  I was with a group of models and we started to chat and get to know each other.  We attended an event which was genuine, so it was not hard to enjoy the event and chat with my new friends.

I would recommend the experience to others, because you can enjoy your time, learn and make new friends whilst working in a professional modelling environment and earn money as well.  I would love to keep taking part in modelling assignments, because I have enjoyed all of which I have received through Models Direct, thus I am sure I will enjoy the next one too!   Modelling is not my full-time profession, however I joined Models Direct to do more photo shoots in my spare time.

Annie, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:1209

I had a fantastic time on my first job modelling through Talent Management, and was surprised by how quickly the work appeared after signing up!  The booking was to model on a video shoot with several other models from Models Direct, acting as a group of friends who were enjoying their time at the Wellcome Collection Gallery's evening event. We didn't really need to pretend, we all had such a great time! On arrival we were welcomed by the director who was very friendly, and who talked us through what was expected of us over drinks and food. We were directed by him in small groups whilst walking around the gallery. The whole evening was thoroughly enjoyable, and the other models were such great fun that it was a very relaxed and upbeat experience. We all left feeling very excited about seeing the end result! I would definitely recommend joining Models Direct after having such a positive experience, and I am looking forward to the next job!

Ingrid, Talent received: £200.00, Ref:1205

I have done several modeling jobs before but never just for footwear. I had so much fun and also got the chance to work with another model that has been in the industry for longer than me - which really helped as I was able to learn new skills by observing her.  Everyone was so friendly and the atmosphere was great. I t was an all day photo shoot so I was shattered by the end of the day but it was so worth every minute!

Anna, Talent received: £125.00, Ref:1207

I really enjoyed taking part in the Photo Shoot for Terry Group Company. Myself & Fellow Model Tony, were required to model with a Home Lift, we were directed to pose in the lift, entering, leaving the lift and looking into the lift. We needed to interact with each other, by having conversations, whilst ensuring that we looked relaxed and at ease with each other as if we were an actual couple.
The Marketing Manager & the photographer were excellent, they knew their product, were good at giving us direction, they knew exactly what they wanted and  were also very friendly and welcoming. My fellow Model was excellent to work with and considering it was his first assignment, he was very professional and friendly, we had lots of laughs & fun during the photo shoot and we worked very well together.
This was my first assignment with Models Direct but I hope that I will be successful in gaining lots more work in the future.
I have updated my profile recently, and I have looked for jobs in the past, but now that I have actually booked a job I will be more proactive.
I look forward to gaining confidence with each assignment that I do and experience different fields of modelling.
I would recommend Models Direct to anybody wishing to do Modelling work, especially as you are able to update your own information on the website.
I joined Models Direct to gain experience, as an interest, and to do something different, especially as an older Model, I am on a new adventure.

Patricia, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:1187

My latest photographic assignment for Models Direct took place at a venue adjacent to St Thomas Hospital for advertising material for NHS Professionals.  I was greeted with enthusiasm by the team - some four or five people setting up scenes for shoots to take place, a make-up team and the photographer.  It was all very organised, and I was used as a model for several different 'patients' which involved several changes of outfit - thank heavens I had done my usual and packed a case full of accessories - hair clips, cardigans, skirts, scarves and jewellery.  This is something I have learned after being involved with these sort of assignments - expect the unexpected and go prepared!  If none of your things are needed, there is nothing lost!

The photographer was very easy to work with, knew just what he wanted and was enthusiastic about his results and congratulated all of us from Models Direct for being such good models!  It is so nice to know that you have done a good job - and it is so rewarding.  As I have said before - every photographer is a different personality and every shoot means you learn something new.

If anyone is considering signing up - have a go!  It can be a bit nerve-racking at first, but as tine goes on you learn to relax in front of the camera and enjoy it.  Thank you Models Direct for giving me another fun experience.

Carrie, Talent received: £1.00, Ref:1194

The 4 of us were lucky enough to be offered a shoot for 'Away Resorts' in the Isle of Wight.  This is something that we'd never done before but thought this would be a memorable experience for us to share as a family, and of course the fee was a great incentive.  When we arrived we were made to feel extremely welcome by the team.  The main advice we were given was to just have fun, smile lots and not to look at the camera.  We had such a fabulous time and all of us got to try activities that we'd never tried before such as kayaking, raft building, paintball target, cross bow etc.  We all had such a great laugh together and it was all very relaxed.  I'd highly recommend this to others as we were made to feel so special for the time we were there, we had so much fun with the team and we have got some some lovely memories to cherish. We can't wait to see the brochure.  Thanks Models Direct!

Sharon, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:1192

Firstly l was a bit nervous before l arrived but when l arrived l was welcomed warmly.  The cast crew were friendly yet professional and introduced me to the crew and other models.

I enjoyed every bit of the shoot and getting to know the other models.  I enjoyed the acting bit so as to bring out more natural pictures.  The assignment involved me playing a doctor talking to a mental health patient as well as to an elderly patient.  The photographer asked us to talk to each other as he took pictures so as to make the pictures look natural.

I definitely gained more experience as in acting and talking to the client to bring out a more natural look and confidence as in being told by the photographer when l had done a good job and just encouraging me throughout the shoot.  I certainly would recommend others to try modelling especially since it was very easy to work under such good direction.

The advice l would give to anyone wanting to pursue modelling would be to be positive, be willing to listen to advice and follow directions, be able to ask questions when one does not understand what they are meant to do and to just have fun work at the best of your ability in all jobs.

I have been pursuing work by applying for jobs on the Models Direct website and l personally decided to join Models Direct because l wanted to be represented by an agency that is the best but that also has a personal commitment to their models.  I enjoy modelling and that was the reason l initially started modelling but l would also like to go as far as my talent will take me.  Money is also a perk that comes from something l enjoy.

Nikki, Talent received: £450.00, Ref:1186

Just had an amazing day modeling with a lovely family and pretend husband for a holiday brochure. We had the opportunity to use all the facilities and my favourite was definitely the abseiling which I had never done before!  Photos were taken of us all just having fun as if we were on holiday... swimming, playing golf, eating fish and chips on the beach - what could be easier?!

Each new assignment is like stepping into the unknown - there's a little apprehension but mostly excitement and the chance to work with fantastic people and you have the comfort of knowing that working through Talent Management you will be well looked after! So if you are looking for new adventures I would thoroughly recommend joining this agency.

CHRISTINE, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:185

I had a great time. I posed as an NHS professional for a recruitment company at a major London hospital. I was not nervous beforehand as the call sheet brief was clear so I knew what was expected of me. I worked alongside an experienced production team who were patient and clear about what they wanted me to do for the shoot.  I was asked to improvise in order to help produce the images they were looking for. This helped me get into character so to speak, which was a new experience. I would definitely like to use one of the images for my e-portfolio.

I joined up with Models Direct because after working for over thirty years in an office environment, I wanted to work in a totally different sector that allows me to be more creative!  I spoke to Kara at Models Direct and she convinced me that it was a genuine company that provided the type of opportunities I was looking for.

Faith, Talent received: £150.00

It was a good feeling being booked to model for the NHS and posing as a nurse within the hospital.  It was enjoyable and I had lots of fun working with the other models and staff.  It was a good experience and I learned new things and gained more confidence acting in front of a camera.

I will advise my children and friends to sign up with Models Direct because not only do you earn money but you gain experience, learn new things, build more confidence while meeting great new people - this is why I chose this industry as my secondary career choice.

Rosie, Talent received: £320.00, Ref:CB682039

I was excited to be given another promotional assignment, if a little nervous as I had only been given the details of the job the night before. Normally Models Direct are really good at giving several days notice even for last minute bookings, so this was an unusual situation.

I definitely learnt a lot from this assignment, parts of it were a lot of fun. Myself and the other model had to greet guests with complimentary drinks and encourage them to use the onsite bar during their stay. We also were photographed and videoed whilst modelling the facilities, such as the cabins and tents guests could stay in, and the swimming pool available for their use. This was to be used as promotional material for the company, so we had to look like we were very relaxed and enjoying ourselves, which was incredibly easy thanks to how lovely and professional the photographer was. It was also a treat to work with my fellow model, Serena. I had worked with her once before a few months ago and found her to be both professional and a lot of fun.

There were also some challenges during the job itself; which gave me opportunities to learn new skills. The company we were working for were a little unorganised, particularly on the first day, quite often it seemed as if they weren't sure how to use myself and Serena, and would give us contradictory instructions on what we should be doing. This meant we sometimes ended up just helping to set things up around the site rather than do the promotional work we had been employed for. From this I discovered how important it is to ask questions if you are unsure about anything during your assignment, even if it feels silly at the time. Once I started double checking instructions with all of my bosses, they were able to speak with each other more clearly about what they actually wanted us to do.

This was also the first time I had to deal with turning down inappropriate advances from customers whilst in a professional setting, which was very uncomfortable but taught me I can be confident in my personal boundaries whilst still fulfilling the requirements of the job to a high standard.

I would definitely recommend joining Models Direct, particularly for promotional work such as this.  Being with an agency gives you stability and security if the assignment you are doing is unpredictable, and Molly is so lovely I knew I would be able to let her know if there were any problems. This truly makes all the difference to how you feel during the job.

Claire, Talent received: £600.00, Ref:CK739965

I had such a great experience on my assignment for Henri Lloyd.  Thee nerves I had before I got there were unreal, but within 5 minutes of being there I was fine. I met some lovely people, got to wear great clothes and just had a fantastic time whilst being paid so well!  I would recommend this experience as well as Models Direct as an agency very highly - Claire

Eszter, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:A699873

Thank you Models Direct for this opportunity.  It was great being a model for the spinal touch video shoot.  The team made me feel welcome so I wasn't nervous at all.  The best part of the shooting was when I got the spinal treatment - it felt really nice.  I feel I learned a lot from this shooting and would really recommend this experience for everyone who wants to give a try modelling. - Eszter

Serena, Talent received: £320.00, Ref:N669829

I LOVED doing this kind of work! I was working at Glastonbury Festival on behalf of The Pop Up Hotel - it was such a good experience and a very good opportunity.  At first I felt very nervous, but everyone who I was working with was very welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. I would do this kind of work again because the people were lovely and we spent much of the time laughing over the past 2 days - it was amazing!  I took part in videos links and photo shoots around Glastonbury and another model Rosie and I had to walk around giving out cider shots.  I would recommend the experience to anyone, because you will have such fun and you gain more confidence while working with a great bunch of people. Molly, my booker at Talent Management, is a lovely lady - she always rings you to make sure you're ok and ready for the assignment - she's a diamond!

Molly, Talent received: £600.00, Ref:BQ632618

I really enjoyed the assignment from Models Direct - it was my first job and I was booked for 3 days in Luton on behalf of Arjo Huntleigh to play a healthcare professional as part of a product demonstration shoot.  The assignment went very well - friendly people to work with and great team work!  We were trained first on what to do which improved my confidence as I worked in social care before but the equipment was new to me. The client was very nice person - so kind and helpful. One of the best parts was lunch times - all of the crew sitting together, sharing stories and eating lovely food.  The second model from Models Direct was nice to work with and we were both treated like professionals and learnt a lot. Thank you Models Direct for giving me this opportunity and for Molly for being so friendly and professional. I would recommend this experience to all the models and I look forward to more assignments.  Molly Meakin

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