After hearing my friend utter these words, I was floored. He explained that he'd been represented in all the major markets and done his fair share of traveling. But after being in the business for a bit, he started to grow weary. Modeling for him was a no-brainer. He could do it in his sleep. My boy longed for a challenge. He's a not just a pretty face, but a great musician and a legit actor. One day while on contract in Miami, he had an epiphany. It was literally that "What the f*** am I doing with my life" moment. So he pulled the plug on his modeling career.
I totally get it. When you need a change, you have to do it. But here's my thing, if you've got the look then you should always have someone out there making deals on your behalf. Even if modeling isn't something you want to do full time anymore, having an agent doesn't hurt your situation... it makes things better. I really feel like as a model who knows how the game is played, the longer you stay in it the more control you have over your career. You can tell your agent you only want direct bookings or specify the clients you want to work with. And that's exactly what I told my friend. To be more specific, I told him that any agent would be crazy not to represent him. The ball is in his court. He's totally bankable.
Don't waste your talents, darlings. Cash in. As always... if you need any advice, your Fairy Model Mother is here. Just drop me a line, and I've got you!
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