Reality Check

By Natalia Zurowski

On my recent trip overseas, I found myself growing frustrated with a few of my fellow models, especially with the younger ones, because there were moments where I was convinced I was back in high school. Never mind the excessive partying and questionable morals. What drove me up the wall were their egos.

An inflated ego is incredibly common with new faces or models who’ve only recently started to find success in the industry. To be fair, those first weeks or months can be a very exciting time, but excitement and ego are worlds apart. Whether it comes from booking high-profile editorials, campaigns, or making buckets of money from shooting catalogues, they start to think they’ve “made it.”

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Do I need a mother agent?

By Natalia Zurowski

As models gain experience, they gain knowledge of the modelling industry. They learn who the top agencies are, which markets they can work in the best, and how to promote themselves. With the knowledge and experienced they acquire, some models entertain the idea of managing themselves. After all, why should they pay 10% commission to a mother agent if they could pocket it themselves?

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