Hey guys i've been out of work here (Well, under-employed is the more correct term.) For a while now. I have a friend from back when i was in high school who went on to become a model, shes been really successful at it. She is from Canada here where I am, but works often out of New York. She comes back every holiday season to see family ect and I usually get to have a short visit with an old friend.
Well we were chatting and going on and I was talking to her about how under-employed I was and how it sucked. And she mentioned taking a few pics with her and contacting her agency, she has bugged me about this very thing for probably 2 years now but I guess I always thought it was nonsense and just her being nice. Well I humoured her over the holidays and did a few basic pictures and she sent them in.
Now low and behold they actually contacted me.
With a serious offer, asking me to come to Vancouver (A very close major city to where I live.) where their agency is based. They said they are "very interested" in meeting me and that they believe I would be a good fit for them. I responded back with a kind of "Well what do I do now?" thing, and they offered to pay for my trip and lodgings in Vancouver if i choose to come over, and that they will see where it goes from that point. This is the same agency my friend works for.
Now I have never ever ever in my life ever even considered this and I don't really even know if I want to do it at all. I'm am actually a very shy person 90% of the time and don't really move far out of my inner circle of friends and my personal space. I've had women/friend comment on things like this in the past "Oh you should be a model" kind of things and "Oh you don't like like other guys who come shop here" when i go into the geeky local d&d/game shop. I mostly took it as a grain of salt and i honestly never really cared that much about this kind of thing. I admit i am a bit of a "pretty boy" i keep fit, well groomed, and dress well, was raised by only my mother and grandmother, no father so that may have something to do with my tendancy toward less "manly" and rough persuits. But anyways...im blablering, because I have no idea what to do !
Is there anyone on here who has any experience with this sort of work? My friend is being really encouraging, but I also know in the past that this work has taken a toll on her and she almost quit a few times over the past couple years. I also dont know if I like the idea of moving away from my "comfort zone" here where my friends are and where things are familiar. I'm not really super outgoing or super social.
Also: Please try not to troll me or call me out or something. This is real and I only want real advice. Also theres always the offchance I won't get past the initial "meet and greet" stuff in Van so there is that to. But i want to decide if I should even try at all, I want a second opinion other than my overly-excited friend.