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As a mother and a fashion industry professional, I often find other moms who are interested in getting their daughters involved in modeling. I often hear those commercials about agent signings at random hotels, but am really leary of those types of things. Typically, most agencies don't require you to pay any type of fee and will get your lookbook together for you in order. If they see talent, they will make the investment for you because they know they will recoup the costs when they get their management fee or booking commission.

Now, with that being said - I did hear about a fun modeling camp. This is NOT an agency signing - it is just an opportunity for young girls to start to build a portfolio on their own, make some good friends and industry connections and learn about the ins and outs of the business. This is definitely helpful if you don't have experience working with pitching agencies or a portfolio to show an agent. So, for those of you out there not wanting to do the typical summer camp for your girls, there is a Modeling Camp launching in Chicago.

Heather Cole, Founder of Modeling CampTM is proud to bring Modeling Camp to Chicago. Modeling Camp Chicago Will Be held during the week Of August 6-9 at The Hilton Chicago Hotel. This is considered a four day boot camp that allows teenage girls the opportunity to learn all about the world of modeling through a variety of workshops, seminars, photo shoots and challenges with top industry professionals. It's a $999 price tag, which includes all the activities, lunch each day, the photo shoot with hair and make-up, a portfolio book and pictures, and a camp t-shirt.

Keep in mind that this is a day camp only, hotel fees are not included. The Hilton Chicago does offer campers a discounted room rate if they are from out of town. Many girls will be coming from outside of Chicago, with an accompanying adult.

Here are some things that campers will get to do:

  • Girls will meet with actual working models and learn about the daily life of a professional model.
  • The girls will learn tips to being in front of the camera from professional acting coaches.

  • A professional runway choreographer will teach the girls how to walk down the runway with confidence and style.

  • All girls will participate in a Fashion Show presentation at the end of the week, where exciting prizes will be won.

  • All girls will have a professional photo shoot with a top, fashion photographer. Girls get to keep their photos at the end of the week, so that they have a professional portfolio to take with them.

  • Pro hair and makeup sessions.

  • Presentation-Girls learn how to present themselves with grace and style, how to choose a winning outfit, how to do hair and make-up for castings and auditions and how to having a casting with a real casting agent.

  • Girls will meet with a real casting agent at the end of the week where they will show their portfolio and have an opportunity to connect.

Happy Modeling friends and be sure to share your stories if your teens go!

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