The Barone Modeling Agency was
established in 1974. This Agency has many years of experience,
and is well-known for its professionalism by area organizations
that hire models.
References: In the Washington, DC area, the Better Business
Bureau(Search under Barone & Company Incorporated in Falls
Church, VA) or (Click link)Barone
Agency receives an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
The agency has been
operating in Fairfax County for 43 years, you can check on licensing
and Consumer Affairs for the County. You will find there are no
problems with Barone.
The agency specializes in the
promotion of girls and woman's apparel. The agency does not represent
male models, because there is very little work for male models,
therefore we can not implement our written guarantee for males.
The most important points you
must consider are:
1.The Barone Modeling agency DOES
NOT CHARGE for TRAINING, DOES
NOT CHARGE TO APPEAR ON the Barone WEB SITE, (the agency site receives
more than 5000 hits per day)
and Barone Models are given a
WRITTEN GUARANTEE that they will model and GET
PAID for it.(Ask your attorney, a written guarantee is
Legal and binding)
NO OTHER organization can make this claim! BEWARE
of organizations that do not give written guarantees (Indicate
"No promise of Jobs" or you are going through their
program for "Self Improvement"). The Barone Agency will
go a step further in its claim. If you can find an organization
that will make you a better offer then ours, and they will put
that offer in writing, we will pay whatever fees you need to go
there. That is how confident we are that they will not
put it in writing if the offer is better than ours. (Barone has been making
this offer since 1993. No one has ever walked in with a better
Many girls call our agency to
ask about our modeling program, and about acquiring a position
with the agency. The following are some of the questions we are
asked and the answers to them.
1. (Q) Does the agency need models at this
(A) Our clients are always interested
in new faces in professional modeling, consequently, our agency
continuously has positions available for part-time models.
It is our opinion that many of
the really attractive girls in the area do not seek modeling positions
because they really do not know where to begin. Many think they
must first attend a modeling school. We are not a modeling school,
we are a professional agency only. Our agency is the only agency
that does not require prior training in professional modeling.
If you are a qualified applicant this agency will undertake to
train you , and not charge you any training fee. That's right,
the training is free to qualified part-time professional modeling
2) (Q) What qualifications are you looking
qualifications required of Barone Models are:
The girls are at least 11 years
old, there is NO upper age limit.
We do not expect the girls to be
super beautiful, because some above average looking girls have
We prefer intelligent, responsible,
We are looking for girls who have
a high potential for professional modeling, and have a great desire
to become a model, and to succeed at it.
Your attitude toward modeling is
an important consideration in this agency.
We do not have a height requirement.
We have used very capable models on the runway, and informal models
as short as 5 feet tall. Keep in mind, in Fashion Photography
Modeling, the model's height is absolutely of no importance.
If you are accepted into our agency
you are guaranteed to model, and get paid for it.
3) (Q) What kind of modeling does the agency
(A)The agency is involved primarily
in fashion and commercial advertising.
Barone models have appeared
in the following
Magazines and Newspapers:
The Washington Post, Washington
Living Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington Post Magazine,
Teen Magazine, Dossier Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Military
Publications, University Publications, Area Journals, Ebony Magazine,
People Magazine, Popular Science Magazine.
Nationwide Publications: Including The Chicago Tribune, and San
and Newspapers in: France,
Germany, Turkey, Brazil, Japan, England and Canada.
Barone Models have appeared
in Local advertising, on National Television Shows, and on International
Barone Models have appeared
in many of the stores at: Springfield Mall, Tyson's Corner Mall,
Beacon Mall, Landmark Shopping Center, Georgetown, Wheaton Plaza,
Lakeforest Mall, Whiteflint Mall, Montgomery Mall, Springfield
Plaza, Prince George's Plaza, W. Falls Church Center, Outlet Mall,
Washington, DC, Pentagon City, Crystal City.
ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE AGENCY WITH A GUARANTEE OF PAID MODELING
A large portion of these assignments
are in FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY MODELING. This segment of the program
was created in order to make available "New Faces" for
the Barone publication, National
Model Magazine, thousands
of copies distributed nationwide, and to France, Germany, Brazil,
4) (Q) DO YOU
NEED TO BE TRAINED AND PROFESSIONAL BEFORE YOU APPLY?
(A) The answer is NO! If you
are a qualified applicant we will train you, and the training
5) WHAT IS
INVOLVED IN THE TRAINING OF BARONE MODELS?
(A) In our opinion, a great deal
of modeling is common sense. Therefore, the amount of training
you receive is based on the amount of training you as an individual
will need. You will be instructed in all areas of modeling, including
the professional application of make-up, fashion photography modeling,
tea room modeling, informal, and promotion modeling, Screen Tests
of our Model Actresses, and Runway Modeling, On Line video commercial
advertising (like a television commercial) with worldwide exposure.
Instructions given by Barone Professional
Although you will be instructed
in all areas of modeling, you may model in only those areas you
prefer as an individual. You are not required to model in an area
you do not prefer. That is, if your interest only includes fashion
photography then you may model only in photography, if your interest
includes all areas then you may model in all.
6). (Q) How
long does the training take?
(A) Again, it depends on how
fast you learn. Most models complete the training in just three
weeks, and then
start modeling for pay.
7) How soon
will you model, after becoming a Barone Model?
8) (Q) How
do I apply to become a Barone Model?
will need to be seen in person, in a personal interview.
You will also need a snapshot if
you have already sent a photo you will not need to bring another.
You need your measurements, including
height, and accurate weight. (If you do not have a scale, and
measuring tape, we have them in our office). For a model, these
are your qualifications. Clients select models for assignments
based on your photographs, and your qualifications.
9) (Q)How can
I get a personal interview with the Agency
(A) Telephone: 703-768-2231. Press
the symbol # then the number 1 on your telephone key pad, and
leave a message giving your name and telephone number.
10) (Q) Directions
to the office:(We are located 8 miles south of Washington, DC,
in Falls Church, VA)
(Directions by Metro and Bus)
office is located at the intersection of 395 and Seminary Road
Go West on Seminary Road, 3 traffic
lights to a Seven Eleven store(On your right).
Turn left onto the continuation
of Seminary Road.
We are located on the ground level
(Business Center), of Skyline
Towers, 5597 Seminary
Road, "B" Level, Suite A-12-South, Falls Church, VA
22041 (Tel: 703-768-2231) (Please note we are not in Skyline
Plaza, not in Skyline Square, not in Skyline Place,
print out the "Map Directions above)
Why spend hundreds or even thousands
of dollars going to another agency learning information you simply
do not need , or that you already know through your own intelligence,
and common sense.
Information you are just not interested
If your interest is primarily professional
modeling our program is the least expensive, and most beneficial
Do not be misled by other organizations
who claim you will get modeling positions if you pay for their
training or go to suggested conventions (at a cost of thousands
of dollars). You will find they will not guarantee that in writing.
Many times you are led to believe
you have been signed by a big name modeling agency after going
to a convention. They will even telephone you to give the impression
they are interested. But, you will still not get any paying modeling
assignments from them. At the very least you will not get back
the enormous amount of money you spent to go to the convention
(possibly as much as $3000 to $5000).
After being trained, and getting
experience from Barone, you can make an appointment with a big
name modeling agency in New York or elsewhere on your own. You
will get the same results at much less cost.
The Barone Program is a fine opportunity
for a girl who sincerely wants to try professional modeling without
spending a great deal of money. Because she may not have the money
to spend, and does not want to waste it learning information she
does not need to know.
Words of encouragement to new applicants.
You don't know what you can do until you try. If professional
modeling is really what you want in all probability you can do
it if you want to badly enough.
Barone Models are as well trained,
and as professional as any other models in the world, and they
do not pay a training fee.
was given an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.