Casandra Tressler holder of
a Miss United States International, and Miss Maryland
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TOTAL HITS ON THIS WEB SITE FROM
APRIL 28, 1999 TO Oct. 31, 2017
MORE THAN 5000 HITS PER DAY!
The hits are from all over the United
States from New York to California. The hits come from all over
the world, Asia, Africa, Europe, (including France, Germany, Italy,
England), South America, and Australia. Individual states and
countries are too numerous to list!
Total hits for the year
MODELING AGENCY, TRAINING IS FREE! BARONE is a Virginia Modeling
Agency, Located in Metropolitan Washington, DC. BARONE PROVIDES
MODELS FOR FASHION, AND COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING. The agency also
makes VIDEO SCREEN TESTS FOR MODEL ACTRESSES WITH WORLD WIDE EXPOSURE.
Please Click button to view some
of the screen test videos of model actresses
See VIDEOS of some of our
runway models (click this button)
THE BARONE MODELING AGENCY SPECIALIZES
IN MODELING FOR FASHION AND COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING
AN INTERNATIONAL AGENCY
LICENSED AND INSURED!
TO $100 PER HOUR, WITH A WORLD WIDE AGENCY. There is NO CHARGE
The most important points
you must consider are:
1. The Barone Modeling
Agency is NOT a modeling school, and DOES NOT charge
for training. TRAINING
AND PROMOTION ARE FREE! IN ADDITION, PROMOTION ON OUR INTERNET
WEB SITE IS FREE!
2. Barone Models are GIVEN A WRITTEN GUARANTEE
THAT THEY WILL MODEL and get paid
for it. No other organization can make this claim! Be extremely
cautious of 'FINE PRINT'. IF another organization orally claims
they guarantee you work. Be careful that the fine print in the
contracts do not indicate "NO GUARANTEE".
Beware of organizations
that do not put their promises in writing.
This agency will go a step
farther in its claim. If you can find an organization that
will make you an offer better than ours, and they will put that
offer in writing,
we will pay what ever fees you
need to go there. That's how confident we are that they will not
put it in writing, if the offer is better than ours.
All new applicants
must be seen in person. For
information on our agency, qualifications of our models, directions
to the office, and to make an appointment to come in and see us.
All new applicants MUST view our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IMPORTANT NOTES WHEN APPLYING
TO A MODELING ORGANIZATION:
1. NEVER GIVE THEM A DEPOSIT
AND SIGN UP FOR COURSES AT
THE INTERVIEW. Some
will use high pressure to get you to give them between $200 and
$300 at the interview. You can feel assured they have some method
of keeping a large portion of that money no matter what you do
after you give it to them. Even though they will swear you can
get it back if you change your mind. You will not get it all back.
You will lose at least 85% of your deposit, maybe even all of
it, if you change your mind no matter what!
NEVER ALLOW THEM TO TAKE ANY TEST PHOTOS OR SCREEN TEST, AFTER
GIVING THEM A DEPOSIT. BECAUSE
YOU WILL THEN LOSE ALL OF YOUR DEPOSIT.
3. If an
organization claims they are providing work for their models.
They should be able to produce photographic evidence of THEIR models appearing in advertisements. Be very
concerned about organizations that have big name models on the
walls of their office. Ask them to put in writing that they had
anything to do with the careers of those models. Be very specific,
put in writing that those models went through their program.
Some of these organizations will put big name models on their
web site. The next paragraph contains a link to information compiled
by investigative reporters about such web sites. To read the report (click here)
SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT COME INTO THE AREA, AND SETUP IN
HOTELS, SHOPPING MALLS, ETC? ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE ESTABLISHED
OFFICES LOCALLY! (NOTE: SOME of the following information will
apply to a few organizations locally as well)
VERY CAUTIOUS OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE AN ESTABLISHED
OFFICE LOCALLY. Many applicants that come to us, wish they had
heeded this warning. If the organization claims they are in the
process of getting a local office, it will be in your best interest
to wait until they do. Do not allow them to pressure you into
getting involved until they get the local office.
are some of the "METHODS" used by some organizations
that you may consider to be questionable. These "methods"
were brought to the attention of the Barone Agency by model applicants
who attended meetings with organizations from out of the Washington,
DC area. (Many of these "Methods" apply to local organizations
to the persons being interviewed, they felt that they were misled.
Above all they received no modeling assignments as a result of
the time, effort, and MONEY they put into it.
Method 1: After paying $1800 for training, you still
have to get the work yourself.
Method 2: Tried canceling immediately after paying
$1600 for training.
Method 3:Required $700 for composite cards
Method 4:Required admission fee of $120 plus $375
to be in Fashion Show.
Method 5: Radio and Television advertisement, looking
Method 6:Told she could become an actress, but,
needed to be trained for $3000, with NO GUARANTEE!
Method 7: Are you new to the United States?
Method 8 Claims big named stars completed their
Method 9 "Modeling Conventions"
Method 10 After spending thousands for training
, you are told they have work for you, but, you have to travel
to another COUNTRY, or another STATE in the U. S. A, to get it.
AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE!
Method 11. Advertises that a big name Director for
a new motion picture or TV program is coming into your area.
Method 12. After spending $1200 to go to a Convention,
was told at 18 years old she was too old.
Method 13. Some organizations claim they will represent
everyone (Men, women, teens, children, all ages, all sizes). WATCH
OUT THEY LIE!
usually claim that agents from such places as New York City, Los
Angeles, and etc. will be there. Some organizations will indicate
that the interview is FREE. However, when you get there, you will
find that many hundreds of dollars are required to go through
their program. It could be as much as $1800, and in some cases
we have discovered as much as $3500 involved.
1. New York City,
and L. A. have some of the highest concentrations of models in
the world. Hundreds of models visit EACH Modeling Agency
located in these cities every week. Why would an agent travel
from New York City, Los Angeles, or from anywhere their home office
is located, to Washington, DC to find models? If they truly have
something to offer, models will come in large numbers, to their
home office no matter where it is located. Remember models travel
from all over the world to visit New York City agencies. Any claim
by an organization that big modeling agencies in the world depend
on them to find models is total, and complete nonsense!
2. Some of these organizations
will attempt to get between $75 to $700 from you for preparation
for the interview, registration/admission fee, COMPOSITE CARDS,
3. Some will make
you wonderful promises. But, then they will ask you to sign a
statement that explicitly indicates that you understand there
is NO GUARANTEE!
4. A NO GUARANTEE
CLAUSE in an organizations contracts is usually a guarantee
that you will not receive any work.
5. Some include big
name models in their brochures, and internet Web Site. Insist
that they put
in writing that
they had anything to do with the development of the career of
6. You should ask
these organizations, the following very important question, especially
if they have been in the area before. "Show me an advertisement
including one of the models from
the Washington area,
that you selected the last time you were here." When you
can do that I will give you the money you are asking for too.
6a. If getting modeling
assignments is what you expect after paying an organization hundreds
of dollars for whatever, you must insist on a WRITTEN GUARANTEE.
7. You should check
with the "BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU", before attending
a meeting with organizations that do not have an established office
locally. It is a wise decision to check with the BBB even if they
do have a local office.
References: In the Washington, DC area, the Better Business
Bureau telephone number is (202)393-8000, or, the BBB web site,
is www.dc.bbb.org. To check on the Barone Agency you must type
in our telephone number, 703-768-2231. (Barone Modeling Agency
is also known as Barone & Company Incorporated, Professional
In some situation
you must check on the organization by name, not telephone number,
because many times they change their telephone number, and therefore
can not be tracked by the BBB. Unfortunately, many times they
even change their name. You should ask them to put in writing that their organization has
never been known by another name, or if the current owners
have ever owned or been affiliated with a MODELING organization,
that has been closed down for any reason. Find out what the previous
name was, and check on the circumstances involved.
Note, if they do not
have an office locally they may not be licensed to operate in
this area. Therefore, they do not fall under anyone's jurisdiction.
This means if you have a problem, or feel you were misled, NO
ONE CAN HELP YOU! If you have engaged in activities with
an out of town organization, and feel you were misled, you can
bring the matter to the attention of the Federal Trade Commission,
in Washington, DC, Tel: 202-326-2222.
One rule of thumb
you can use when visiting a modeling organization. Leave your
money, check book, and credit card ... at home! The only exception
to this rule would be,
if the agency tells you over the phone, and in advance, that a
screening or application fee is required. They should also tell
you the amount of the fee. You will of course need that fee when
you apply, but, all other moneys should be left at home.
You will note that the Barone Agency
gives you a great deal of information on the internet, and over
Some organizations refuse to give you
information before you go into see them. In many cases these organizations
use this method because they intend to mislead you when you go
to their office.
According to investigative reporters
from Washington, DC, area television Channels 4, 7, 9, 11, these
organizations will use "flattery,
and outright lies" to
get you to give them money.
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