Did i need to pay deposit for model agency? Should I pay a deposit for a modelling agency?If you have paid a deposit to meet with a model agency then it is almost certainly not actually a model agency at all. Deposits are normally taken by portfolio shoot companies that may appear to be model agencies by their use of the words "selected", "successful" or "chosen" but in reality all you have been offered is an expensive portfolio shoot even if they don't make any mention of costs.
Advice from model agency Now Models - do not pay for a portfolio and do not pay a deposit!
A genuine modelling agency will not ask for a deposit just to assess if you are suitable for their books. If you fail to turn up then that is your loss not theirs. A fake model agency that is actually a photo studio will want a deposit to ensure you arrive as they have paid photographers and makeup artists for the shoot and want to get your money to pay their costs.
Should I pay a deposit for a modelling agency?