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Scam Alert: Scammers Out There Are Impersonating Us

Have you been approached by someone from Basic Models Management to be a model? Before you get too happy, I need you to read the following information. Someone might be trying to scam you.

We have received reports that scammers are using our company name “Basic Models Management” to scam aspiring models of money and nude photos. There are also reports of other modelling agencies claiming to be our “sister company” recruiting models. We do not have such partnership with other modelling agencies.

Under no circumstances will we ask for payment in order for you to join our agency. We definitely will not ask for your naked photos. No legitimate modelling agency does that.

Speaking of which, if you happen to encounter any photographers that try to convince you to take nude photos in order to make it far in the modelling industry, you can kindly ignore them.

It is important to note that we only take in new models via our open casting calls that happen twice a year. On the rare occasion when we are scouting, we do it via these channels:

All email communications are done via official agency email domain ending with @basicmodels.com.sg

Please kindly report any scammers you come across to booker@basicmodels.com.sg

The Importance of Skincare and Makeup

All new models joining our agency have to go through a series of training. It ranges from catwalk, fitness, and beauty. Knowing how to take care of your skin and putting on makeup is one of them. When it comes to modelling, your face is one of your greatest assets.

Modelling Agency Scams

Not everyone who scouts you on the street are scammers. In fact, many supermodels were discovered while they were out doing normal everyday activities.

  • Kate Moss was scouted at the JFK airport coming back from a family holiday.
  • Gisele Bundchen was scouted while she was eating a Big Mac at McDonald’s.
  • Jourdan Dunn was scouted when she was out shopping with a friend.

However, street scouting are usually scams. Learn how to identify fake scouts and protect yourself from their sales tactics.

What is a Comp Card?

A comp card (composite card) is the model’s business card. It contains the agency contact information, model’s name, photos, and stats. The usual size of a comp card is A5 or 5.5″ x 8.5″.

A comp card is usually double sided. On one side, it has the model’s name, stats, and headshot. The headshot should show the model’s features clearly. If the model’s face is covered, clients might assume that the agency is trying to cover a flaw.

Should I Get A Tattoo?

Getting inked is a common way to express one’s individuality. Every now and then, models come into the agency asking if they can have a tattoo. The Head Booker’s answer is always ‘no’. Here’s why.

A visible tattoo will most likely hinder your chance of getting a job. Even more so in the modelling industry. Tattoos are called ‘job stoppers’ for a reason.

How to Lose Weight Fast

Everyone knows the benefits of exercising and staying in shape. With our busy schedules and limited time, many want to know how to lose weight fast. There is an exercise which takes no more than 20 minutes, guarantees fat loss, and builds muscles. Sounds good? Enter high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

Preparing for Basic Models Casting Call

Welcome aspiring models!

You are probably at this page because you’ve registered for our model audition and would like to know how to prepare yourself for what’s to come.

What can you prepare beforehand to increase your chances of being selected? What do we lookout for in a new model? What do you need to bring along with you?