I went to see Orange Models a year ago. A person by the name of Tipu. He sounded very confused. Since the office looked so professional, I decided to come for there call back he had given me. Before I was leaving, he asked if I smoke, which I do, I decided to go down with him. He was very gentlemen like and more informative regarding his Company while having a cigeratte.
After 2 days when I returned, he told me, I have great potential for Modeling. Tipu showed me all the jobs he had gotten his models, which impressed me. But the catch to sign up with him, I had to $700 upfront for a Portfolio. I was a little turned off, but he persisted to use his own Photographer John Ortner, who after my research was charged for taking nude pics for under age girls!!! I should have done more research.
Later, after the shoot, 2 months passed by, and after my continuous calls, he never called back. I spoke to a guy called Alfonso, with an Accent. He had told me, we ares ending your pics to potential clients, but we are sorry, there are no call backs. I was furious as my Agent, Tipu didn't bother to talk to me. I further did my research, and realized they were only open for 2 or 3 months, when I sighed up with them. Tipu had mentioned, "Orange Models had been in business for 2years, and we have a branch in London UK."
After speaking to my cousin in UK, she had checked, it was a bogus address. There is no on site office on that location. I AM SO FURIOUS! I later found out, Tipu and Alfonso worked for LaCITE Models, who were charged for fraud under the Consumer Act Protection! People, please be aware of them, because there are lots of people who have been scammed by them. There are so many threads on them such as these:
I hope I can save you money. :(