I was reading over some modeling academy's price list, It really is amazing how much some of these places charge!
Ewing charges 10,000 lindens!! What really gets me, is they set up an interview with people wanting to enter their modeling academy. I can see the interview now.
"Tell us why you want to be a model?" "Well if we decide to accept you"
Something tells me that if you was to walk up and fork over 10,000 lindens, they are going to accept you!
"After all interviews are finished, successful applicants will be notified and invited to register for classes. More information on the training course can be found at the EFA website"
Successful applicants? (I guess they mean if you have the 10,000L's.) At the end of their sales pitch, they go on to tell that some of their models have won so and so modeling events and such.
Is it really worth paying 10K to learn how to be a "model?" Can they promise that you will make back the lindens you spent on the course?
Is a modeling academy the way to go if you want to break into modeling?
Let's look at some of SL's top models and see if it is worth it?
One of the most famous models in SL is Mimi Boa, did she go to a modeling school?
Chalice Carling, has she went to one? The most famous model in my eyes, Jula Carnell I know for a fact did not attend a modeling academy/school.
She worked her butt off to get where she is today! I did have a talk with her about modeling schools, and she did say that they do help. If only to have it in ones profile.
So I would say that yes a modeling school can help. Is it worth 10,000L's? Only someone who has paid that kind of cash can answer that. But I do know that Le Belle Facon Academy offers, the same training taught, by SL's most sought after model (Jula Carnell). Jula goes that extra step in offering small classes. Jula will be the first to tell you it takes more to be a model than looking pretty, and she will personally walk you though every step in becoming a successful model. Le Belle Facon's 5,000 Linden course will teach you everything you need to know, that other agencies that are charging up to 10,000L's. Can we make you one of SL's top models? I am sorry to say the answer to that is "NO"! Only with a lot of hard work can you make that happen.
So if a modeling school/academy promises you, that they can make you famous, walk away.
But if you are serious about being a model, and are willing to work hard and put in the time, contact Jula Carnell, at Le Belle Facon Academy.