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FRIDAY NEWS: CONGRATULATIONS, MAXIM LADIES!

The verdict is in- after the huge success of our first four MAXIM features, the leading men’s brand have asked UK Model Folios back and guess what? We have supplied all of the models too!

We were overwhelmed by the response we had to this casting and so were MAXIM *thank you!*- the decision was tough but we have finally filtered it down to four stunning and very deserved ladies- for the rest of our gorgeous applicants do not worry, MAXIM loved you too and so we will shoot you at some point soon, we’re sure!!

In the mean time, feast your eyes on our next four beauties- congratulations you gorgeous lot, you have landed an amazing shoot with photographer Alan Strutt! Happy Friday!

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LEAH LINTON: FIRST SHOOT AND I’M SIGNED!

Like many models, Leah in the past has struggled to find both a reputable portfolio and modelling agency, however after she attended a casting for Celeb Agents and met UKMF photographers Roy Strutt and Antony Michael she felt very confident that this was the agency she wanted to sign with, and the portfolio company she wanted to use. Since UK Model Folios work closely with Celeb Agents shooting their clients, we offered Leah an exclusive package and now she not only has a fabulous portfolio but moreover has been signed to a management she is very confident will lead her in the direction she wants to go in. As always we like to get some detailed feedback from our clients and report their experience back to you. And so without further ado, please read on for Leah’s experience with UK Model Folios.

For more information on booking a shoot with Roy Strutt or joining an agency like Celeb Agents, please contact us now info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

Hi Leah! How are you today?

I’m fantastic, thank you!

Tell us a little bit about yourself

Well, I’m a full-time glamour model from Essex. I’ve been off the scene for a while but I’m back with a bang and ready for action! I hope 2011 is my year!

What encouraged you to book a shoot with UK Model Folios?

I attended a casting for Celeb Agents and photographer Roy Strutt was on-hand to take a few snapshots of the girls, I really enjoyed shooting with him and after I was selected by the agency to join their books I saw it as the perfect opportunity to work with Roy again, and decided to book him through UKMF.

How easy was it to book a shoot with UKMF?

I found it very straightforward to book my shoot because just as extremely professional everyone is there, they are also really friendly and easy to talk to.

When your portfolio next needs updating will you use UKMF again?

I will absolutely be using UK Model Folios when my portfolio needs updating. Not only did I really enjoy my shoot with them but also I found myself not wanting it to end!

Why do you feel you got excellent value for money?

In this industry there are a lot of people who want to exploit young models like myself so when you find a great company to work with it’s a blessing as its very frustrating when you have spent a fortune and you’re not happy with the end results. UKMF really impressed me and I was so happy with absolutely everything – from the service to my final images.

How did you find working with our photographer, Roy Strutt?

Because I had previously shot with Roy I found him really easy to work with. Often female models find it a bit intimidating working so closely with a male photographer but with Roy this definitely was not the case! He is such an experienced photographer and extremely professional. This automatically put me at ease and allowed me to love the shoot.

What was your favourite thing about your shoot and why?

I’d say the overall experience combined was the best bit and of course my fabulous new pictures!

How did you decide to have your hair and make-up styled?

I always know how I want to be styled but this time I decided to have three different looks to show my versatility as a model.

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Why did you like your hair and make-up?

I loved my hair and make up because the hair and make-up artist listened to me and created the looks I wanted.

Did you get on with both the photographer and the hair and make-up artist?

I got on extremely well with Eva, which I was really happy about – let me tell you; there’s nothing worse then not getting on with a photographer and hair and make-up artist!

Which is your favourite picture and why?

I love all of pictures but I’d probably say the headshots were my favourite, even though I had really natural make-up (which I’m not used to) I still felt and looked amazing!

Overall, what was your favourite thing about the UK Model Folios service?

I’d have to say the fact that everyone is so friendly, helpful and professional.

Why do you feel it’s important for young models like yourself to have a professional yet friendly service such as UKMF to guide you with your modelling career?

It’s very important! There are too many people in the industry just concerned with making money and how we feel as customers to their service is overlooked but UKMF actually care. They take the time to listen to you and ensure you’re getting what you want for your money. It’s very difficult to know who to trust in the industry but I know I can trust this company and as a result have already gone back to ask for their advice and help on other areas of my career. They are VERY experienced in all areas of the celebrity model market so for young models like myself, you couldn’t hope to find a better company.

If you could describe your experience with UKMF in three words which would they be and why?

Fun, relaxed and professional.

Finally, feel free to add any more comments on your experience with UK Model Folios.

I’d like to thank the whole team for such a wonderful experience. xx

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COMPETITION TIME: Who wins? YOU DECIDE

As many of you will already know, UK Model Folios have teamed up with Red Hot Glamour Girls to offer girls a celebrity style 2011 calendar shoot in the beautiful Thailand with our legendary photographer, Alan Strutt. And that’s not all; each month the top three girls go through to the next round, with the highest voted model bagging a portfolio shoot with UK Model Folios and her own feature in Red Hot Glamour’s fabulous online magazine, Feature Girl. All three girls will also feature in the Red Hot Glamour Girls 2011 calendar! But don’t worry, although the first month’s voting is now up, there is still an opportunity for more gorgeous ladies to jump on board, so what are you waiting for? Click here to enter.

Here’s a few things we’ve learned from this month’s voting:

  • Do not be put off by competing models that are as gorgeous as you: This competition is solely based on your promotional tactics and convincing your adoring fans to vote for you. We, at UKMF are more than happy to give you pointers and feedback on how you’re doing to help you on your way, but ultimately it’s up to you, so how much do you want to win? That’s the question.
  • Do not be embarrassed to ask your fans to vote: Fans love you because you’re you. They want to make you happy and of course it goes without saying, if you win this competition you’ll be the happiest girl alive, so don’t be afraid to ask people to vote!
  • Do not worry about the impact you updating your social networking profiles has on your ‘friends’: We’ve discovered the majority of votes come from these exact sites e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. Models were worried if they updated their profiles too much with statuses encouraging people to vote then they would get fed up! We say, it’s your profile and if you want to win then that’s what you should be shouting about! Put it this way, if fans do get fed-up then maybe it will work in your advantage and they’ll vote just to shut you up *haha*

As for this month, if you’re stuck with who to vote for then here is a little message from some of the girls:

“My name is Brooke Lavinia and I’ve been modelling since I was 13-years-old. I’m from Newcastle and I love meeting people and socialising. I’m at college training to be a nurse but I have one aim in my life: to be a top glamour model.

“I’m an ex fashion student, my measurements are: 32,22,32. I love animals and I’m a member of PETA. My favourtie things are: money, stiletos, Paris and Tea (I drink 12 cups a day!) Love Evangeline Miller.

“I’m at my happiest when the sun is shining and I’m surrounded by my friends with a nice cold beverage. I enjoy going out for a rave up with my pals and I have a massive love of marmite and drink too much tea! Love Rachael Clubb

“Hello everyone, my name is Sarah Arnold. I’m a shopaholic, party girl, and I love dancing and singing when I’m drunk!”

“I’m a fun lively girl who’s constantly being crazy! I also have brains so I’m currently studying my AAT (accounts exams) at college. I LOVE partying and enjoying life to the MAX. Love Naomi White

The voting lines have opened so get voting!