Barbizon Modeling School
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Barbizon Modeling School Reviews
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After a 2 hour interview - the entire time my granddaughter being told how beautiful and talented she was, the bomb was dropped when we were told it was $2300. Wow!
We were led to believe that she had this wonderful chance to become an actress or model. Then we looked around the room when we were leaving and realized that everyone that had come to the session was being told the very same thing. Slick salesmanship. Let's see - 15 x $2300 = $34,500.
This was just one interviewing session. I'm sure there were many while they were in Spokane, WA. They make the wannabe believe that something wonderful will happen and make the parent feel guilty if they don't dish out the $$$. What a wasted Sunday morning that was.
Don't fall for it. I'm thinking one in 5,000 will benefit from this.
Many people in Sacramento have been getting called into this modeling agency. I was found by a recruiter.
They kept calling me asking me if i was interested, i said no. The lady said she was going to take me off the list. I got another phone call today and I told the lady what happened the day before, she asked me to talk slower. I repeated myself a lot slower and shes like ok ill take you off the list because i wouldn't want to work with you anyways because of your attitude.
I was thinking to myself what attitude?! SOooo Rude!
Is it a scam or not
well i got this free workshop and interview ..well when i told my dad he said dont count on it ... he said it might be a scam ......
then i said really....... since i signed up for the scloroship ...i wanna make sure it is not a scam... and we do not have to pay a thing... the lady on the phone said i sounded MARATRE for my age (11) .
when i was done i was very exited ,but now not so much.
Cause i dont wanna waste my parents time driving me all the way to DOWNTOWN LOS ANGLES . should I.
Barbizon is a scam, fake, and they lie and is way too expensive
I went to Barbizon in Boston and it was awful. It was in an old, run-down building.
The classes at Barbizon are mainly for girls/boys who do not have any confidence, which is fine if it did not cost so much money. Barbizon gets your information by having your sign up for a raffle to win a free make-up bag or scholarship for the school. However, I have never heard of anyone actually getting the scholarship. Once they get your information, they call you when they are in the area to come in for an interview.
After that, they call and claim tell your guardian how beautiful they think you are, and how much potential you have. They explain that they think you could be very successful and that their classes would really help you become a model. I finished the program and never received phone calls for any modeling or acting gigs. However, I did receive phone calls to be a Barbizon representative (which is just the person who takes down your information at the mall!) I have called Barbizon in Florida to ask about it why they never have any work for me, or at least offer any casting calls.
They explain that I need to go to a modeling agency to get work. I talked with modeling agencies and they also agree that it is a scam!
Waste of money. Don't do it!
Go straight to the modeling agency instead! Save yourself $2,000!
This place is all a lie!
They only want your money! they tell you a bunch of lies and at the end you realize that nothing was true and its too late because they already took all your money!
STAY AWAY FROM THEM! I was there wanting to be a model, but its *** I regret it soooo much now but its too late! they dont even answer my calls now. They took more money than what they said, the "instructor" was not a professional, I knew more than her and theres nothing I learned there!
WORSE PLAYS EVER!
KEEP YOUR KIDS OR FRIENDS AWAY FROM THEM!
Deboraha Desidario is a JOKE!
I have a friend that attended Barbizon Wilkes-Barre about ten years ago and she has been very successful so when i heard Deboraha was looking for an employee to fill my friends spot while she was on an internationl model search i thought it would be great, but i was so wrong! I went for my interview and Deb told me "in order to work here you need to go through the classes so you understand the industry." It made sense to me since I was very excited about this opportunity and I had seen how succesful my friend was so I agreed.
I had to pay $195 just to sign up for classes $2095 for the classes and supplies and $100 for every class attended. I was paying for this myself and decided to take out a loan to establish credit so i paid for EVERYTHING up front. We got our make-up kits, book, and barbizon bag all the first day. The make-up kits SUCKED!
It was a cheap metal case with a barizon sticker slapped on the front and the make-up didn't even last. Our books were paper back and half the pages were effed up. I was very disappointed in them, but more disappointed in the teacher. She was AWFUL!
She stared at herself in the mirror all day long and all she said was "you're doing great" even when we weren't! I did not learn a *** thing so I decided to drop out becuse I had a 3 hour drive round trip and I was no longer going to waste my time or money. When i dropped out we had 3 1/2 classes to go so Deb owed me $350 (since i had paid for classes ahead of time). She refused and said if you drop out you have to pay $350 for "supplies" which was the PAPER BACK BOOK, *** MAKE UP, AND A BAG!
I thought that's what the $1095 covered? then she had the nerve to ask me to start my classes over with a new teacher! F THAT! Needless to say, after i dropped out other people in my class started complaining and decided not to go to IMTA which outraged Deb.
My teacher ended up getting the boot! I'm so glad I never had to work for her, want to know why? My friend works for her and as a teacher she paid $14/hour. She dropped it to $10/hr and eventually put her on salary so she can work her for a slave for $200 a week!
My friend had put in over 30 hours one week and had to call off a couple days due to being sick and Deb refused to pay her!
THAT'S ILLEGAL! She even admitted after being with barbizon for over 10 years, all Deb cares about is money and the school sucks.
BARBIZON MODELING AND ACTING
Barbizon received my daughter's information from a kiosk in a local mall. We were called and told a bunch of lies in order to get my daughter to go to a presentation at the Dr. Pepper Star Center in Farmer's Branch, TX. The 'directors' (telemarketers) made my daughter feel like she was going to be a supermodel. Ultimately, Barbizon tells everyone they can recruit or snare the same thing. If you are willing to dish out the $2500, they are willing to tell all kinds of lies to your child.
Barbizon Modeling and Acting is a complete fraud. They prey on average people and their daughter's desire to be a "MODEL". Frankly, Barbizon should be extremely ASHAMED of themselves. No good will come of your selfishness and greed!
People, run if Barbizon 'comes a calling'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They just want your money and could care less about your child.
Barbizon Modeling SCAM
My daughter and I just got back from a BARBIZON MODELING casting call at the Star Center in Farmers Branch in Dallas on Saturday April 04, 2012, to be placed as a model.
My wife spoke to a person named Jenny who assured her after she asked a few times whether they were trying to sell us anything. Jenny assured my wife that placement was free and that we did not have to part with any money.
On arriving there, they went through almost and hour and a half of 'massaging' us for the sale that was about to take place.
To cut a long story short, the casting call was merely a ploy to get us to come to the Star Center to sell some modeling classes.
Although I am not against any school teaching modeling, I am against the deceptive practice and methods they use to get you there on the pretenses that you have been selected to work as a model, they then spring it on you that they can't send you out without you having first done classes.
If they are selling classes they should simply say so and not sell the poor girls and their parents a story that their daughter could be the next big thing but only if they first attend classes.
Jenny was excited to see my daughter and told us that she would definatley be accepted, until I told her that we could not afford nor did we have the budget to shell out $2395 for modling classes. Her whole demeaner then changed and she could'nt get us out there fast enough.
If you are being contacted by BARBIZON MODELING and asked to come to a casting call because you have been selected as a model - don't go, it a SCAM.
Only go if you are specifically looking for modeling classes.
They are all lies
i got a phone call form i laddie and she said oh i think you would be good for a model and stuff because one of my molding scouts seen you but i am flying from Tampa and would like to meet with you and she what you look like and do an she your look and style and i was SO HAPPY so i show up kinda nice and talked to her for about 5 mins and the she said if i get a call back it would between 12 to 3 she called me back and said she wants me to act, do the runway, model, and be in magazines so me and my mom went out the day before the school and got me three outfits at the mall and then my mom looked up barbizon on google just to find all bad comments and that it was a scam and i ran to my room crying because i hate to be lied to and this was suppose to help me with my confidants and popularity and all of it was a was waste of time and my moms money and i hate to say it but all of the people at barbizon can go like die sorry but this is all true
Not only is this school a waste of time it is also a waste of money. I personally went through the school for 6 months before graduating.
One my graduation day, a "talent scout" came into our class and judged us. I had a feeling that not a lot of the girl would make it to the show case in Holleywood. Much to my surprise, every single girl made it. Parents and daughters, please use my experience as a reference.
This school is not the school for you.
If you have such a deep passion for modeling like I did, do your research first, and find a school that is real and doesnt cost. Best of luck girls!
Barbizon is a school, not an agency
For those of you complaining that you have to pay money, why don\'t you move to east germany,russia, poland, checkoslovakia, cuba, France or any other socialist state. I\'m hearing they are doing pretty well with their free education and healthcare.
All I\'m saying is they did not promise us the lead role in terminator 6 or anything, just some acting lessons, graduation and headshots.
I guess this scam would make any college in the Us a scam. LOL.
I am actually here to defend this school. Not so sure where all this complaining is coming from.
They never pretended to be an agency, they are a SCHOOL and they make that pretty clear from the get go. To say that if you have to pay than its a scam, i guess colleges are a scam also? Barbizon did not promise us a contract with an agency, or gigs or movie roles, they simply said she will have class every two weeks for 1 year, have her headshots taken and have a graduation in front of agents. That is it.
Its worth $1600 to me, If not to you, that doesn't mean its a scam, it's an opportunity, its educational on many levels...confidence, stage experience etc. Barbizon apparently does do some do diligence and selects only certain individuals.
Maybe some parents are expecting just a little too much.