I hope you all had a wonderful festive season, and for those that managed to break away, I hope you had a good rest.
2012 was a heck of a year and with all the shoots we had at NFNT Studios, we weren’t able to blog much, but now we’re back, with a lot to say, so here’s goes our first one for 2013!
With regards to some things learned during 2013, I wish to share these bits of information with you, and hopefully, just maybe some of you will remember these wise words and save yourselves alot of trouble or future embarrassment.
1. Facebook Model Scouts
Ok ladies (and some gents) it seems that some of you never learn. Everyone wants to be a model, so let me cut straight to the point… There are a lot, and I mean A LOT of so-called “Model Scout” profiles out there, usually with some dodgy name, like “Models Wanted” and they have very vague profile descriptions ie. “This Page is viewed by certain modeling agencies looking for new potential models. Post pics on our wall or tag us in your pics to be noticed by the agencies.”
Really? What agencies? Desperate girls add these profiles and think, “OHEMGEE!! This is my break!” Get real girls, Some of you have been on these pages for ages, you tag all your pictures and nothing happens. Except some dodgy dude from the UK or some foreign country sends you messages, offering to pay you R20 000 to do a nude shoot, without even telling you what the pics will be used for, hey… if you believe something like that… expect to find your pics on some “Pay per view Russian Porn site”
Oh yes, and believing there is a scout out there, making him/herself out to be a scout for Wonderbra, asking you to send him your boobies in a bra and with no bra, you deserve a dumb sign. IF you believe ANY person who says he’s a scout for a competition for some big company, afford yourself a few minutes, go look for the official page of said company, and enquire if indeed said person is a scout and if indeed the said competition is true or not. OH, and Wonderbra will not ask for bbm pics of your nude boobs.
Now don’t tell me “Ah but I didn’t have to time to enquire…” Come on, if you have time to make silly status updates, if you have time to post duckface party pics and v-pout pics of you and your bestie, you sure as hell have time to do some research.
If you want to be “noticed” get a decent photographer (DO YOUR HOMEWORK!) who can assist you in compiling a decent portfolio, and contact the agencies yourself.
2. Pointless Facebook competitions
Now people, entering some cheesy “Miss Pretty toes” competition on Facebook, where you get to win…. Profile Picture for the week… ain’t gonna get you no where! Yes you might think “OHEMGEE! This is gonna launch my modeling career!” … IT WON’T! It might be cool for you to be a banner of a profile picture for a week, and even thinking doing it over over is cool, it’s not helping you at all.
3. Adding some weird people from other countries with weird names, just because you have 500 mutual friends
Now, let’s think about this, everyone wants to be beautiful, everyone want’s to have many friends, but accepting friend requests just to win a popularity contest, just ain’t the way to go. I’ve noticed people just randomly accepting friend requests because they seem to have a lot of mutual friends, and in the end, you complain about being stalked or receiving weird wall messages or strange private messages. Come on, get level-headed and think about who you add on your profile.
If you live in South Africa, what benefit would it be to you, to add some stranger from ie. India, who barely speaks a word of english? None at all, all you will get is his 200 other buddies adding you, wanting to speak engrish to you and tell you how bootiful you are.
Right, so this is a just a bit of advice for the beginning of 2013, I hope some of you will read and take this to heart and maybe have a bit of a safer Facebook experience.
From the NFNT desk… have a pouty perfect day!