Models Direct reports on Nicole Scherzinger’s new role as a Herbal Essences ambassador

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Models Direct were pleased to hear that one of their favourite recording artists, Hawaii born Nicole Scherzinger had nabbed herself a job which involves hair modelling. The team working at the agency have always admired the glossy, groomed mane which Nicole has, and so weren’t too surprised when they heard that the famous hair care brand Herbal Essences had snapped her and her beautiful locks for their 40th anniversary celebrations, ‘Herbally ever after’.
Nicole is to serve as the ambassador for the brand’s celebratory collection, which is made up of a new range of indulgent hair care products designed to create shiny, healthy locks. Nicole will be fronting the campaign, showcasing her own flawless, glamorous hairdo for the duration. Another Ambassador for the brand, Ben Cooke, spoke about Nicole joining the campaign, remarking that she has ‘naturally gorgeous’ hair, and as such is the perfect woman to represent Herbal Essences – Talent Management couldn’t agree more. Her remarkable achievements, beauty and effortless style make her the ideal ambassador for the collection.

Nicole came into the spotlight as the Pussycat Dolls’ lead singer, and with her guidance, the group became one of the most successful female bands of all time, earning three billboard awards as well as two MTV Music Video Awards. After the group project came to an end, Scherzinger decided to release a solo album in 2011, entitled Killer Love, which resulted in several hit singles and ended up being one of 2011’s bestselling albums. Nicole has also become involved in modelling, and has acted in a number of films. She is currently serving as a panellist judge on one of Models Direct’s favourite hit reality shows, The X Factor.
When Models Direct asked her about her latest modelling job, Nicole expressed her excitement about being the new ambassador for Herbal Essences. She added that she had been using their hair care products since she was a teenager and so feels very connected to the brand, and loves the fact that they use natural herbal extracts for all of their products.

Models Direct – Karlie Kloss decision to sign with IMG Models

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Models Direct were intrigued when they heard that IMG Models, one of America’s leading modelling agencies, announced that they were taking on Karlie Kloss, the world famous supermodel, on as a new client.

Kloss, who Vogue Paris has named as one of the top thirty models of the last ten years, and who has ranked second on Top 50 Models list, has signed up with the New York agency in a bid to expand her current network and move towards better career opportunities. According to Models Direct, Kloss has said that IMG Models is the ideal agency for her, as she hopes to expand her horizons and travel more. She also said that she thought herself ‘extremely lucky’ to have had so many wonderful people around that helped her to establish her career in such a tough industry.

Kloss has just turned twenty, but she has been modelling since she was a child. She was first discovered whilst taking part in a charity fashion show, and during the last six years has worked with everyone from Donna Karan and Karl Lagerfeld, to Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen. The model credits her years of classical ballet training for her elegant stature and presence on the catwalk. This is one of the reasons why Models Direct is always eager to sign models that have dance experience, as these men and women tend to be naturals on the catwalk.

The Senior Vice President of IMG Models, Ivan Bart has said that he is proud to welcome such a prestigious model to their team, as Kloss epitomizes the very qualities which IMG looks for in their clients. Bart added that Kloss is an inspiration not only to the world of fashion, but also to the managers at IMG. Having already graced the covers of Newsweek, Harper’s Bazaar and Italian Vogue, as well as several other top fashion magazines, Models Direct are certain that the move to this renowned modelling agency will spell even more success for the young beauty.

Models Direct – Male modelling with Lewis and Tom

Most people associate modelling with women rather than men; however there are ample opportunities for men to model if they wish to do so. Models Direct has a whole host of male models on their books – here we take a look at the success stories of Lewis and Tom.

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Like many new models, Lewis was feeling very nervous before his first Models Direct assignment; however as soon as he reached the venue, he was given a warm welcome by the photographer and creative director, which helped him to relax. Lewis found the whole process to be surprisingly simple and quick – it involved quite a few standing poses, including some waiting for a bus and talking on the phone. The final images are to be used in video games and advertisements. Lewis also remarked that the atmosphere during the entire shoot was very relaxed, which made it easier to pose naturally and do a good job. He left feeling proud of himself, and eager to do more assignments in the future, and has said that the experience with Models Direct was invaluable for his modelling career.

Tom felt quite confident before the Models Direct shoot. His first assignment was a rather unusual one, as the photographs were to be transformed into digital 3D computer images. He was asked to bring along a couple of different outfits for the shoot, including a casual one, and a slight more formal choice. Because the photographs were to be used for 3D images, the cameras were set up at almost every angle. Tom said that the poses were quite simple, ranging from standing to sitting down. After the shoot was finished, the photographer commented that he had the ‘model look’, which Tom said was a huge boost to his confidence, as he had felt he wasn’t suitable for modelling before this, and the experience has been so positive that he is now seeking out bigger assignments with well known brands. As a final remark, he added that those thinking about signing up to Models Direct shouldn’t hesitate to do so.



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Models Direct – 83 million fake profiles on Facebook

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Like everybusy modelling agency who works online, Models Direct has a strong presence on each of the most well-known social networking websites, including Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus and LinkedIn, which is why the management of the agency were shocked to hear that more than 83 million users on Facebook are not real.

Many of the ‘likes’ and friends on fan-pages say Models Direct, have been reported as being from automated or duplicate fake profiles, with the latest figures suggesting that more than 8 percent of all of the social network site’s users (995 million in total) are fake.

The discovery was made during Facebook’s filings which were published recently – these revealed that 83.09 million users were fake, with approximately four percent coming from copied profiles, which Facebook has said are accounts which a user keeps in addition to their primary profile.

Just over two percent of these fake profiles were named as ‘misclassified accounts’ which Facebook management describes as profiles set up for pets, organisations and businesses, whilst another one percent were revealed to be ‘undesirable’ profiles – ones which breach the networks terms of service, in that they are set up specifically to send spam to others comment Models Direct.

Models Direct say the good news is that the findings won’t have any detrimental effect on the average person’s use of Facebook. However, for those that use Facebook for advertising purposes, the enormous quantity of fake profiles could cause problems. An investigation was recently conducted by the BBC, in which a tech journalist by the name of Rory Cellan Jones created a fake business called Virtual-Bagel, so that he could examine where the fake ‘likes’ and fans were coming from. It was discovered that many originated from Asia and the Middle East. Although the journalist concluded that these false profiles were not a major cause of concern at the moment, he added that with the increasing popularity of the site, this could become problematic over the course of the next few years, as more and more businesses make use of this site in order to increase awareness of their brand.