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February 2017 -- Modeling Costs

What does it cost to be a model?

It’s a sad reality that many young aspiring models who are trying to break in to the industry sign up with dubious agencies that make them pay just for signing up. Don’t be scammed by these agencies!

You should never have to pay to be represented by a model or talent agency. At our in-house model agency, MTM Model and Talent Management, there is no fee for signing up.

But how does an agency get paid? That’s a great question—we knew you were a smart cookie! Per standard industry practice, we keep a 15% agency fee for each job we book for a model. So we only get paid when our models get paid.   

Like all other careers, there are costs associated with education and training. And we always encourage aspiring models to train and gain industry knowledge through our classes, taught by professionals.

We always have scholarships and internships available for motivated and qualified individuals—so don’t let anything hold you back from applying!

Once you are ready to start booking jobs, there are other costs to consider. You will need a portfolio of professional photographs, including a headshot, and comp cards. We have the contacts you need to get these standard career items without overpaying.

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March 2017 -- Modeling as a Career


Let’s talk about what it takes to make modeling a career, not just a dream. Many people dream of modeling, not everyone works to perfect the skills it takes to make it a career.

People talk all the time about natural talent and having “the look,” which makes it sound like the ability to succeed in modeling is completely out of your hands. But we know that hard work, practice, and industry knowledge are all a part of becoming a successful model and standing out among the thousands of new faces that try to join the modeling career field every year.

That’s where the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center can make a difference for you.

At JC, we use our over 30 years of experience and expertise in modeling, beauty, and personal image building to create courses that give you the skills and polished edged to stand out to prospective employers and agencies.

In conjunction with IME Modeling from Morgan State University, we've designed the most ambitious and comprehensive professional modeling and personal image development program anywhere.

And the top model management scouts know to expect the best from our models! Elite Model Management represents 500+ models on 4 continents and has affiliate agencies in every fashion capital. It is, without question, the world's leading modeling agency group…and it’s a group whose scouts continually recruit new faces through John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers. No other school can boast such a complete and prestigious relationship!


If you’re ready to succeed in a modeling career, it’s time to call us.

April 2017 -- Education & Training
Practice makes perfect. Knowledge is power. These sayings are just as true for a career in modeling as they are for playing the piano or working hard in school. But in order to follow both of these proverbs, you need to invest time, energy, and—yes—money.

Some people believe that’s asking too much when it comes to modeling and that it’s only worth it if you become an international supermodel. We hear this a lot.

We want to show you that it’s worth investing in workshops that will not only give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in traditional modeling, but will also allow for personal growth and success off the runway.

Let’s think about cooking classes. If you took a cooking or baking class, would you be discouraged if someone told you to stop taking classes because you might never be on the show Iron Chef, Cutthroat Kitchen, or Cupcake Wars? No! Because you would benefit from the knowledge of how to cook healthy food for the rest of your life! And your friends and family would benefit too when you baked them delicious treats.

The list of examples like this could go on and on.

So how do the workshops at John Casablancas both prepare you for success in modeling and give you skills and confidence in everyday life?

We give workshops that teach composure, proper and good posture, how to do your own makeup and hair for different occasions (like a pro!), how photography angles work, how to walk elegantly in high heels, tips on everyday fashion and how to dress the part, and more.

Confidence built through our workshops will be with you for a lifetime. And we think any investment that lasts that long is well worth it.

January 2017 -- Modeling & Making a Difference


Did you know that you can make a difference in the world while working as a model in the fashion industry? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not!

John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center models recently participated in a charity fashion show benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our models were able to use the techniques and skills they learned in our modeling courses to help this life-saving cause. And they gained more experience and confidence on the runway!

It was a fun day for everyone involved, with lots of smiles from our models and those who benefit from St. Jude’s work. The models donated their time and the JC staff baked cookies, all to make the event a huge success. All proceeds from the fashion show went to St. Jude’s. At St. Jude’s, the most advanced cancer treatments are used to treat the toughest cases of pediatric cancer. And patient families never pay a cent to St. Jude’s.

JC works to educate models not only about working in fashion and television, but also about making a difference with their talents. Together, we can help places like St. Jude’s defeat pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases.​​

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