Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mariah Chaney Testimonial

My name is Mariah Chaney and I have been a professional model with the Page Parks Modeling Corp for more than 20 yrs. I have been very blessed to have planted my feet with a wonderful group of people. For many years I have traveled around the world with Page Parks allowing her to guide my career. I can say unequivocally that she must have done something right, because I have seen many models come and go and I have no plans of slowing down now. What many people don't know is that, this is a business and you are your business. Your agency can train you and mold you but it's totally up to you as to how far you go in this business and how long you last.

I can remember the first time I had a meeting with Page Parks and she ask me what did I want to do with my career. I told her exactly what I wanted to do and she gave me all the tools that were needed to succeed in this business. The rest was up to me. This had been a long time dream of mine since I was 7 yrs old and finally my feet were planted on a solid foundation here at Page Parks 713.

We are totally family here and I do mean the company as a whole, from all of the owners, bookers, accountant down to the receptionist. We all have a great deal of respect for each other. Over the years I have laughed and cried with my Page Parks family. I love this place and could only wish that every person that walk through these doors would have the same experiences that I have had over my 20 yr span with this agency.

I would like to say to any aspiring model if you are seeking a career in modeling make sure you are doing it for the right reasons and that you are not operating outside of your calling. This business is not for the faint at heart. You have got to be a strong person to begin with.... If you have self esteem issues this business is not for you.You have to be comfortable in your own skin and love yourself inside and out. This business will not fix what you are lacking within yourself. You must have thick skin and a strong determination to know that if your not booked for something then maybe your not right for that booking just be prepared for the next. If you want to succeed in this profession, you must treat it as if that is what it is..... not just a hobby or just a way to make quick money.

Page once said to me in the early 90's that clients book girls that they enjoy spending the day with. It took me a while to figure out what she meant..... it means be on time, be ready to work, be pleasant, be prepared, be polished and always treat people how you expect to be treat and that includes your fellow models.

Again I will say your agent can give you the tools needed for this business but its up to you to mold what you have been given.


Mariah Chaney

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