The lure of the glittering glamour world can be difficult to resist. A shot of your face splashed larger than life on a billboard or an interesting role in a TV commercial can novel-ishly turn around your life. You suddenly become a semi-celebrity, your fan following on social media dramatically increases, and your friends start seeing you in a new light. A number of gullible modelling aspirants are falling into traps set by smooth-talking, social media-savvy racketeers. Their victims are usually starry-eyed and ill-informed, often from small towns and desperate to make it big.
Sleazy model agency boss tells teenager she has to sleep with him 'to make it'
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The boss of an award-winning modelling agency offered to make a teenager famous if she had sex with him. In this industry those who take that extra step get further. But after sickened shop assistant Lauren contacted us, we launched an investigation which unmasks the truth about Kisrinya and exposes a disturbing side to the UK modelling industry. Lauren was impressed by the credentials of the company which won the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts award for best talent spotting and model booking agency.
Fashion Industry Full of Predators, Especially Behind the Lens, Models Say
All photos by Meredith Wright. Starbucks is our happy place. Iced lattes cool us down from the oppressive Shanghai heat, and the cheerful, air-conditioned interior serves as welcome relief from an afternoon of monotonous castings.
Team IWB. Casting couch is a concept we hear about more often than not. We shrug it away and think of it as something that would never really happen in real life. She describes her story in an article that first appeared here.