Super look? You can fool some of the people

I'm tired of being a secretary; I think I'll take up modeling. That should be easy, according to everything I've been told by my potential employers, the W.I.S.H. Shopping Network. After all, their website (wishstars.com) guarantees on-the-job training, free clothes, worldwide exposure, and excitement– how can I lose?

Judging by their response to the picture I sent, I expect I'll be on the cover of Cosmo very soon. Even though I chose a picture in which I look 55 pounds overweight, am clad in sweatpants and am looking away from the camera, their response was enough to turn my head.

"Congratulations On Your 'Super Look' Being Selected as one of our Professional Fashion Print Models!" their email began. "We are most honored to have you consider signing with our Network! (We do not select everyone that applies, only the very best looking models.)"

Just think– if I were a knockout when that picture was taken a decade ago, by now I must be Cindy Crawford's worst nightmare: I've lost the weight, and my new glasses are a lot more flattering.

Eagerly I perused the contract, an odd mix of legalese ("Whereas, both parties agree to the terms below, therefore, this contract is binding"), startling asides ("Fee helps to eliminate models running off with clothes and then not modeling for us"), and more exclamation points than you can shake a stick at ("Fee is Guaranteed Refunded only through the Gross Revenue Share Plan! This means there is NO RISK involved in signing with our network!").

That's a relief, because they want me to pay a "one-time Service Fee of $289." But the contract ends on a reassuring note: "W.I.S.H. is a Christian Family Owned Company & Member of the Better Business Bureau of NE Pa. and 'GOLD' WEB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!" In fact, W.I.S.H. never misses a chance to tout its rectitude; its mission is "to promote products and services that can best serve mankind in a positive fashion"; it "maintains the highest ethical, moral and professional standards"; and it reminds us of its alleged Christianity at every turn.

As for its membership in the BBB, I have a new theory: the more frequently a business brings up its membership in the Better Business Bureau, the more likely it is to be a scam– which, of course, is all the W.I.S.H. Shopping Network is. I would have been hard-pressed to say how the scam works, however, simply by studying the eight pages of contract terms, testimonials, and "guaranteed services and benefits" I got in return for my fetching photo. First, there's an "E-book CD" that will be sold on Amazon.com (which is how they can guarantee "worldwide exposure") for $29.95; the model's cut is $10. Then there are "photo illustration assignment listings... for potential usage in Calendars, Greeting Cards, Posters, Books, Catalogs, etc., and potential earnings of $10-$1,000 on each image selected and purchased by National or Worldwide Publishers."

And then there's that "$900 Retail Value WORTH OF FASHIONS/BENEFIT SERVICES" that will be mailed to the model within 10 days of signing. Weirdest of all, however, is the "ANNUAL VACATION CERTIFICATE," which includes this perk: "When redeeming Vacation Certificate, model shall be sent a SWIMSUIT or SWIMSUIT ACCESSORY to model while on the vacation as an assignment!"

If you're thinking that no one could possibly be stupid enough to send these guys money, think again. There's a whole web page devoted to W.I.S.H. victims' stories (scamwarnings.homestead.com/), which sheds a harsh light on what the "contract" actually delivers.

After signing and paying up, the "model" receives a piece of clothing in the mail. ("Veronica" got "a black jacket that probably costs about $6 somewhere in Sears," and other veterans describe similar items. So much for the "Top Name Brand Fashions" promised in the email.) The model puts the piece of clothing on, has a picture taken, and sends it to W.I.S.H.; for most clients, apparently, the arrangement ends there; protest, no matter how dogged, is almost guaranteed to be fruitless.

This is a business to avoid at all costs– but if you need a good laugh, read the whole "contract," which we've posted with this story on our website (readthehook.com). [It's right here below.–editor]

I GUARANTEE YOU'LL LOVE IT!

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  Congratulation on your "Super Look"?

THE FOLLOWING IS THE CONTRACT:

 

W.I.S.H. Shopping Network LLC WORLDWIDE INTERNET SHOPPING HEADQUARTERS Maple Street and 2nd Avenue, BOX 420-A, Sunbury, Pa. 17801 support@wishstars.com 570-286-1963 For All Questions About Your Contract! Congratulations On Your "Super Look" Being Selected as one of our Professional Fashion Print Models! We are most honored to have you consider signing with our Network! (We do not select everyone that applies, only the very best looking models.)The contract below GUARANTEES that you will model fashions for our network to promote our shopping network stores. All work is in your hometown area at a time convenient to you PLUS many outstanding benefits and services are provided. Our offer is UNBEATABLE! "Solid Gold" Three Year Professional Fashion Print Modeling Contract! Whereas, both parties agree to the terms below, therefore, this contract is legally binding. This is a Non-Exclusive Contract which means that model may work for other companies without any obligations to the W.I.S.H. Shopping Network LLC. Model shall be considered a "freelance" model setting his/her own work hours. This contract GUARANTEES model EARNINGS, ASSIGNMENTS, BENEFITS, EXPOSURE and EXPERIENCE. (All assignments each month are voluntary.) Model signed below shall be mailed about $500.00 Retail Value WORTH OF FASHIONS/BENEFIT SERVICES within (10)days from signing with our network. (This will include Top Name Brand Fashion. Also, your Vacation Certificate and Web Portfolio.) Model has also been selected to have his/her image featured on an E-book Cd to be sold for $29.95 with model earning $10.00 on each E-book sold. E-book will be featured on Amazon.com (one of the largest book sellers in the world with over 30 Million signed customers in their database) For example, if 1 E-book sold, model would earn $10, if 10 sold, model would earn $100, if 100 sold, model would earn $1,000 and so on and so forth. (Below is shown just one example of an E-book Cover. Our book publishers cover many subjects with literally hundreds of Book Cover's now needed. Model shall be "assigned" the book to be featured on after signing contract.) Model shall be considered for fashions and products to model every month for three years. Model is guaranteed to receive photo illustration assignment listings every month upon request by e-mail or postal service for potential usage in Calendars, Greeting Cards, Posters, Books, Catalogs, etc. and potential earnings of from $10-$1,000 on each image selected and purchased by National or Worldwide Publishers. W.I.S.H. promotes your assignment images to Professional Stock Agencies to sell your images. You earn 100% of whatever commissions the Stock Agency might pay you. There is no specific total amount of earnings guaranteed or implied. (Monthly Assignment Photo Illustration Listings to be sent to Stock Agencies are performed by simple 35mm or digital camera by model. Fashion Assignments are always paid for by W.I.S.H., unless model uses a photographer of his/her choice.)(Our models keep busy in front of the camera EVERY MONTH!) The ANNUAL VACATION CERTIFICATE is redeemable for a 2 Night Three Day Accommodations to a luxury resort from the following list of many top resorts to choose from and good for up to a family of four people.(Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Anaheim, San Antonio, Cancun, Branson, Breckenridge, Sun River, Laughlin, Daytona Beach, Gatlinburg, White Mountains, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Portland, Reno, Atlantic City, Pocono Mountains, Honolulu, Palm Springs, Victoria, Seattle, Orlando, Puerto Vallarta.) (Valued at $200 per year.) Model shall also receive GROUP DISCOUNTED HEALTH BENEFITS and DISCOUNTS at W.I.S.H. Networks. (When redeeming Vacation Certificate, model shall be sent a SWIMSUIT or SWIMSUIT ACCESSORY to model while on the vacation as an assignment!) Model is guaranteed to have his/her fashion/product ad appear on Amazon.com in front of a potential 20 Million viewers a day for three years. This gives the model Professional Worldwide Exposure and Major Print Credit for Resume' . Model shall earn 50% of the Profit earned from each sale and every sale made from model's ads. (Sales are tracked by Catalog Number and models can see the progression of sales made by internet website.) Models shall also earn guaranteed MONTHLY GROSS REVENUE SHARES for three years. (This amount is determined by taking the W.I.S.H. total monthly gross revenues times 5% and that amount shared by all signed W.I.S.H. models.)(No specific amount of total earnings is guaranteed or implied.) Model shall be photographed by a recommended W.I.S.H. studio in model's hometown area at his/her convenience paid for by W.I.S.H. for fashions/accessories mailed to model or model may obtain his/her own photographer to do the shoots at his/her own cost. Monthly Assignment listings photography done by model's photographer at model's cost as these are freelance and must be done with regular 35mm or digital camera. Model receives a PROFESSIONAL WEB PORTFOLIO at no charge. Please Sign and Return This Page Along With Any Photo and Payment! Model shall pay a one-time Service Fee of $289.00 as W.I.S.H. collects no agency fees or percentages of model's earnings. (W.I.S.H. is not a talent or modeling agency, but rather a Worldwide Shopping Network hiring models directly to represent their network.) Fee is Guaranteed Refunded only through the Gross Revenue Share Plan! This means there is NO RISK involved in signing with our network! It is a WIN/WIN situation for our network and for the model! Model may pay an $89.00 first payment to reserve position and then make payments affordable to model each month until fee is paid in full. Model may not begin modeling until fee is paid in full. Model may pay by Check or Money Order or Any Major Credit Card. (We encourage payment by MONEY ORDER as the first assignment package can be sent within 3-7 days! If paying by check, it can take from 7-14 days. (Call 570-286-1963 if paying by credit card.)(You have (12) days to sign and return the contract with payment as we have ad deadlines to meet. If you need an extension, please call 570-286-1963.)(Fee helps to eliminate models running off with clothes and then not modeling for us, plus it helps to absorb a small portion of the start-up costs.)PLEASE SEND BACK ANY SMALL PHOTO ATTACHED TO CONTRACT FOR OUR RECORDS! (Mr.) (Ms.) Model Name____________________________Age_____Eye Color________Hair Color_______ Street_________________________________City__________________State_____Zip__ ______ Height______Weight_______Clothes Size (circle) Small Medium Large X-Large (number size)_ ______ Model Signature (if 18 or older)___________________________________________Date Signed_______ Guardian Signature (if under 18 yrs. Old)_____________________________Date Signed_______ W.I.S.H. Signature Colleen A. Gross President/MEMBER W.I.S.H. Shopping Network LLC If paying by Credit Card: Name on Card_____________________________________ Card Number______________________________________ Card Expiration Date_____________________________ Amount Charged____________________ Cardholders Authorization_____________________________________________ Date Charged_________________________ (W.I.S.H. is a Christian Family Owned Company & Member of the Better Business Bureau of NE Pa. (570-614-4222) And "GOLD" WEB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE! (Highest Rating.) Please Return Contract To The Following Location ONLY! W.I.S.H. Maple Street and 2nd Avenue, BOX 420-A, Sunbury, Pa. 17801 Please call 570-286-1963 or E-mail: support@modelrep.com with any questions you might have. The above model has been recruited by Professional Model Rep ID#0923 W.I.S.H. Shopping Network LLC is a network of literally "thousands" of affiliate internet stores offering the public a variety of products and services such as: Fashions, Nutritional, Gifts, Toys and much more. W.I.S.H. is a proud Member of the Better Business Bureau in Good Standing and upholds the highest ethical, moral and professional standards at all times. You can see our BBB Logo at our www.wishstars.com site and click on it for more information or call the BBB at: 570-614-4222 and enter 570-286-1963 when prompted. Thanks! (W.I.S.H. stands for Worldwide Internet Shopping Headquarters.) Model Testimonials Here are a few of our many model testimonials as a reference in order to help assure you that our offer is most legitimate and worthwhile! We protect the PRIVACY of all of our models and can not relinquish any contact info about them. We never use last names in any ads or give out any contact information to any third parties! I am very impressed with WISH!! My husband and I are glad that we made the decision to sign our daughter Christina with the network. She's been modeling professionally since the age of 6 months and this has been a wonderful opportunity for her to gain more modeling experience and additional exposure. She's done several assignments and the clothing is top quality. The modeling resources that WISH provides are excellent! We support WISH 100 % and we will recommend it to anyone who is looking for a legitimate and fun way to start or further their modeling career!! –Staci "I am forty-eight years old. Most women my age would never dream of even thinking about starting a new career. To start a career in modeling or acting would only evoke a response of "are you crazy?" But, I am different. My philosophy is "it's never to late if you don't start NOW!". I don't intend to let dreams fall by the wayside just because I'm afraid to try or think it's to late. As America's population expects to live longer, there is a market for the mature face in the this industry that is increasing by leaps and bounds. I do know that there are thousands of modeling hopefuls out there, looking at the right exposure. That's why I feel W.I.S.H will give me an "edge" that can't be had by just talking to an agency and waiting hopefully for an interview with an agent that has too many other things on his or her mind. W.I.S.H. can put my face and name out there in front of millions worldwide, through a medium only beginning to show its full potential. Signing with W.I.S.H. gives me the BEST OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE MY MODELING CAREER!" Susan "We are proud to affiliate ourselves with the W.I.S.H. Network. W.I.S.H. not only guarantees work for their models but provides the model a web portfolio, comp card design as well as health benefits, vacation benefits and you get to keep clothes that you model. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ACCEPT THE OFFER EXTENDED TO YOU BY W.I.S.H.!" Rebecca "I would like to thank the persons who made it possible for me to become a W.I.S.H. Network Fashion Print Model because it has helped me out as an individual. IT HAS HELPED ME GAIN MORE MODELING EXPERIENCE WHICH HAS IMPROVED MY SKILLS!" TaRhonda "I just want to let you know that my first W.I.S.H. modeling experience was FUN and SUCCESSFUL!" Christie "Signing a modeling contract with W.I.S.H. gave me the best opportunity to further my modeling career because it provided exposure through the use of the Internet. As a result of my first assignment, my picture was accessible by people all over the world. I enjoyed the opportunity of featuring a product, this was great exposure. I AM EXCITED ABOUT BEING PART OF THE W.I.S.H. FAMILY!" Melissa "My son Dylan is getting experience, people are seeing him on the computer, plus he gets clothes and paid for it. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LETTING MY SON MODEL FOR YOU.!" Lorrie "When I first heard about the W.I.S.H. Model Network, I was skeptical. However, after I called Ron, I signed the paperwork with a smile and was on my way. He answered all of my questions and made me feel confident that I was making the right decision. I was immediately sent a beautiful sundress to model. The W.I.S.H. Network has created a unique atmosphere by allowing a model to become personally involved. I AM HAPPY THAT I SIGNED WITH THE W.I.S.H. MODEL NETWORK!" Courtney "W.I.S.H. gave me a great opportunity to start my modeling career off. I love the fact that W.I.S.H. really comes through on it's guarantees and doesn't keep asking for you to pay to be a model. I also love the fact that I don't have to spend hundreds on a model portfolio. "IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND I'M VERY HAPPY TO BE PART OF THE W.I.S.H. FAMILY. IT'S GREAT TO FIND AN HONEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR!" Teresa "My name is Billy, I am 16 years old and live in Rochester, New York. W.I.S.H. is an excellent opportunity for a model to get experience with the convenience of their own surroundings. PLUS! WE MAKE MONEY ALL THE TIME AND IT ALSO IS A CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION WHICH IS EXCITING TO ME!" Billy "You picked a good picture to print and it looks fantastic. I was wondering if you could put the rest of the pictures into the model portfolio. When I saw my picture on the internet today, I started to flip out and I got so excited. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!" Elisha "I feel that W.I.S.H. gave me my best start as a beginning model because of the instant exposure online and with amazon.com. Also, having an on-line portfolio with up to 14 pictures gives me an advantage over other modeling websites. I LOVE THE FREE CLOTHES AND THE COMP CARD THAT ARE INCLUDED PLUS THE HEALTH BENEFITS, MINI-VACATION, MONTHLY CHECKS. WHAT A GREAT WAY FOR AN AMATEUR OR PROFESSIONAL TO GET WORK!!" Tina "THIS COMPANY IS HELPING ME TO ACHIEVE MY DREAMS!" Crystal "THIS IS THE BREAK I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR AND WITH W.I.S.H. NETWORK'S HELP, WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS. THANK YOU W.I.S.H.!" Connie "Signing a modeling contract with W.I.S.H. gave me the freedom I was seeking with modeling. Everything happens on my time, not theirs! Also, W.I.S.H. is non-exclusive, which allows me to model with other companies. Best of all, W.I.S.H. offers worldwide exposure and guaranteed monthly photo assignments. THE CHOICE WAS MINE, W.I.S.H. OPENED THE DOOR FOR ME, I JUST WALKED IN!" Davina "I have always looked at modeling as something I dreamed of doing. I never thought I could actually do it, even though others have told me they thought I could. By signing a contract with W.I.S.H., it has given me more confidence in myself and an opportunity to make my dreams become a reality. W.I.S.H. has given me a great start to a modeling career. If other agencies are interested in me, I know they are legit if I get a job offer with them through W.I.S.H. marketing strategies. I HAVE SUGGESTED W.I.S.H. TO SOME OF MY FRIENDS WHO ALSO WANT TO PURSUE A CAREER IN MODELING. IT'S BEEN A FUN EXPERIENCE." Beth "I THINK THAT YOU GAVE ME THE BEST OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE, FOR ONE, ALL THE OTHER MODELING COMPANIES I HAVE TRIED WERE RIP OFFS! I WANT TO THANK YOU!" Danielle "I'M SO EXCITED TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO MODEL FOR THE W.I.S.H. NETWORK! THIS IS THE ULTIMATE JOB! MODELS EVERYWHERE SHOULD SO LUCKY! WHAT A DREAM JOB! MR. GROSS, I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!" Stream "I have heard from some of your models good things about your company and would love to get involved!" Sarah "Now being that I am a model for W.I.S.H. as is my daughter, both of us have not only received all guarantees and services, we have received our retainers back and have made considerable profits from W.I.S.H. and because of our association with W.I.S.H. Everything in the contract that we signed has been met and we have both not only gained experience and exposure, we both also have an on-going portfolio of published prints. These photos have been used by W.I.S.H. as well as other companies." Kim "YOU CAN'T BEAT IT!" Janel "WHEN YOU BECOME PART OF W.I.S.H., ITS LIKE BECOMING PART OF A NEW FAMILY OF THE SWEETEST PEOPLE YOU WILL ENCOUNTER IN THE FIELD. BELIEVE ME, THEY CAN AND SHOULD BE TRUSTED. THEY HAVE FOLLOWED THROUGH ON ALL THAT THEY PROMISED ME. I AM GLAD TO BE PART OF THIS FAMILY AND LOOK FORWARD EACH MONTH TO THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES THEY OFFER. YOU WON'T REGRET SIGNING WITH W.I.S.H." Linda "W.I.S.H. modeling is an excellent opportunity for parents, like myself, to share a special talent of their child with the world. Models can work at their own pace and convenience. W.I.S.H. IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BECAUSE THEY OFFER GREAT BENEFITS THAT LASTS A LIFETIME." Tina "W.I.S.H. IS THE BEST MODELING OPPORTUNITY I HAVE EVER HAD!" Ashley Why Sign A Contract With Our Network? First of all, we are one of the very few "Modeling Type" companies in the world today that are a Member of the Better Business Bureau. This means we maintain the highest ethical, moral and professional standards at all times. There are strict rules and regulations that must be met in order to maintain a Membership in good standing. We suggest that before you sign with any company, make sure they are a Member of the BBB. Secondly, we believe that our guaranteed services and benefits are #1 in the industry. Guaranteed Print Credits - You can spend all you want on Modeling Schools, Modeling Portfolios, Modeling Agencies, etc., however, until you actually have a real paying modeling assignment, you basically have no experience! In order to be a highly recognized Professional Fashion Print Model, you need PRINT CREDITS! Every time you work and are published on an advertisement or other media, you earn a Print Credit! The more Print Credits you mention on your resume', the more valuable you become! Print Credits show that you are in front of the camera consistently and are experienced. W.I.S.H. provides you with guaranteed monthly print assignments that are guaranteed published and marketed. If you do just one assignment per month, after three years, you will be able to mention THIRTY-SIX PRINT CREDITS on your Professional Modeling Resume'. Guaranteed Fashion Assignment -You will receive a Top Name Brand Fashion to model for your very first assignment. You get to keep the fashion for your own use. Your image wearing the fashion will be promoting one of our mall stores. The Fashion Catalog Ad you will be featured on will be aired 24/7/365 for three years minimum on Amazon.com Your ad will have a tracking number. Each model starts off with 10 fashions listed available for sale. Each time a consumer buys the fashion, the number reduces until there are no longer any available. At this point, you are sent another fashion to model. (You are considered for more fashions each month even if no sales are made however.) Amazon automatically notifies W.I.S.H. of the sale and the customer's info in order to complete the order. We have models who have made ten sales in one day! Models earn 50% of the profit from each sale made from their catalog tracking number. This Catalog Fashion Ad also becomes another Print Credit. Models receive a free tear sheet copy of the actual fashion ad to put into his/her professional web portfolio. Potential commission checks are sent out monthly to models. Guaranteed Work In Model's Hometown Area - One of the most appreciated aspects of our modeling contract, is that the model does not have to "spin his wheels" traveling to an assignment. This can be very costly to models and many companies who hire models do not pay for traveling expenses. Because our contract offer is strictly print modeling, we only need to have our models photographed either wearing the fashions chosen, or posing for assignment themes. The shoots are fun and exciting with no pressure whatsoever. All work can be done within a one hour drive of the model's hometown area. We utilize National Mall Portrait Studios which are located in almost every major town and city. Models can also provide their own photographers. Guaranteed Web Portfolio - It is very important for an aspiring model to have a professional internet web presence. This makes it easier for companies looking to hire models to find your super look! There are literally "hundreds" of photographers and companies providing Web Portfolio Services. The majority of these companies charge a Set-up Fee of up to $500 plus monthly maintenance fees up to $50 per month. Plus, many of the these web portfolio providers do not make any attempt to bring attention to their sites, making their web sites basically "lost in space!" W.I.S.H. provides a free web portfolio that is highly marketed on top search engines in order to bring more exposure to our models. We want our models to succeed not only as a Professional Print Model for our network, but also to have their career's flourish in the glamour industry. Guaranteed Modeling Resources - W.I.S.H. provides each of their models listings of hundreds of modeling agencies so that model can also do their own self-promotions, even though W.I.S.H. provides much in this field for each model. Guaranteed Model Earnings - W.I.S.H. is the ONLY modeling type company in the world that actually guarantees that each model will earn a check every month for three years! Our unique Gross Monthly Revenue Sharing Plan assures each model that their efforts are rewarded. Models can either let their earnings in their name each month with 10% interest added like a small savings account until model requests total payout. Or, model may request earnings be paid out each month. Group Discounted Health Benefits - Imagine your family saving up to 60% Off Retail Prices for Chiropractic, Dental, Optical and Pharmaceutical Costs using our W.I.S.H. Group Id Number! (Only available for USA Models, except California.) No Risk! It's a WIN/WIN situation! - Yes, we do require a small deposit of $289.00. The fee does prevent models from running off with the fashions and then not modeling for our network. It also helps to absorb the enormous marketing and publishing costs are network must pay to sign a model. One year, our network lost about $40,000 in models receiving fashions and then not modeling! The fee truly does help prevent this from happening. Also, we collect no agency fees promoting our model's images. If a model gets a job with another company because of our efforts, we collect no monies! We are not a talent or modeling agency, but a shopping network offering real work for real financial consideration. AND, to make the offer even sweeter, the $289.00 is GUARANTEED PAID BACK overtime with the Gross Revenue Sharing Plan! Thus, you receive all the benefits of the contract and it cost you nothing! In Summary: You are Guaranteed the following: Free Clothes To Model For Our Network! All Work Done In Your Home Town Area At Your Convenience! Guaranteed To Be Featured On Worldwide Shopping Network Fashion Ad! Guaranteed Monthly Print Assignments For A Minimum Of Three Years! Guaranteed Gross Revenue Checks Each Month For Minimum Three Years! Commission Checks Earned From All Sales From Your Catalog Ad! Guaranteed Web Portfolio For Minimum of Three Years! Guaranteed Vacation Certificate and Swimsuit Fashion Assignment! Guaranteed Modeling Resources To Help Promote Your Career! Group Discounted Health Benefits! Guaranteed EXPOSURE, EXPERIENCE and CREDIBILITY! Work for a Company with high ethical, moral and professional standards willing to back its guarantees in writing and a Member In Good Standing With The Better Business Bureau of NE Pennsylvania!

e model's hometown area. We utilize National Mall Portrait Studios which are located in almost every major town and city. Models can also provide their own photographers. Guaranteed Web Portfolio - It is very important for an aspiring model to have a professional internet web presence. This makes it easier for companies looking to hire models to find your super look! There are literally "hundreds" of photographers and companies providing Web Portfolio Services. The majority of these companies charge a Set-up Fee of up to $500 plus monthly maintenance fees up to $50 per month. Plus, many of the these web portfolio providers do not make any attempt to bring attention to their sites, making their web sites basically "lost in space!" W.I.S.H. provides a free web portfolio that is highly marketed on top search engines in order to bring more exposure to our models. We want our models to succeed not only as a Professional Print Model for our network, but also to have their career's flourish in the glamour industry. Guaranteed Modeling Resources - W.I.S.H. provides each of their models listings of hundreds of modeling agencies so that model can also do their own self-promotions, even though W.I.S.H. provides much in this field for each model. Guaranteed Model Earnings - W.I.S.H. is the ONLY modeling type company in the world that actually guarantees that each model will earn a check every month for three years! Our unique Gross Monthly Revenue Sharing Plan assures each model that their efforts are rewarded. Models can either let their earnings in their name each month with 10% interest added like a small savings account until model requests total payout. Or, model may request earnings be paid out each month. Group Discounted Health Benefits - Imagine your family saving up to 60% Off Retail Prices for Chiropractic, Dental, Optical and Pharmaceutical Costs using our W.I.S.H. Group Id Number! (Only available for USA Models, except California.) No Risk! It's a WIN/WIN situation! - Yes, we do require a small deposit of $289.00. The fee does prevent models from running off with the fashions and then not modeling for our network. It also helps to absorb the enormous marketing and publishing costs are network must pay to sign a model. One year, our network lost about $40,000 in models receiving fashions and then not modeling! The fee truly does help prevent this from happening. Also, we collect no agency fees promoting our model's images. If a model gets a job with another company because of our efforts, we collect no monies! We are not a talent or modeling agency, but a shopping network offering real work for real financial consideration. AND, to make the offer even sweeter, the $289.00 is GUARANTEED PAID BACK overtime with the Gross Revenue Sharing Plan! Thus, you receive all the benefits of the contract and it cost you nothing! In Summary: You are Guaranteed the following: Free Clothes To Model For Our Network! All Work Done In Your Home Town Area At Your Convenience! Guaranteed To Be Featured On Worldwide Shopping Network Fashion Ad! Guaranteed Monthly Print Assignments For A Minimum Of Three Years! Guaranteed Gross Revenue Checks Each Month For Minimum Three Years! Commission Checks Earned From All Sales From Your Catalog Ad! Guaranteed Web Portfolio For Minimum of Three Years! Guaranteed Vacation Certificate and Swimsuit Fashion Assignment! Guaranteed Modeling Resources To Help Promote Your Career! Group Discounted Health Benefits! Guaranteed EXPOSURE, EXPERIENCE and CREDIBILITY! Work for a Company with high ethical, moral and professional standards willing to back its guarantees in writing and a Member In Good Standing With The Better Business Bureau of NE Pennsylvania!