How to Tell if a Modeling Agency is Legit or a Scam

Many young girls dream of getting scouted at the mall, plucked out of our hum-drum lives and plopped right onto the runway at New York Fashion Week. Unfortunately, those kinds of rags-to-riches stories are few and far between. There are a lot of scammers out there who would love to prey on aspiring models, but don’t worry. I’m here to tell you the red flags to watch out for.

Be cautious of people in your Instagram DMs claiming to be from a top agency. While scouting does occasionally happen on Instagram, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. An easy way to tell if they are legit is to go to the Instagram account of the agency they are claiming to be from. If the agency isn’t even following them, that’s suspicious. If you still aren’t sure a