Post below your comments about Diversity Model Agency. You may post experiences you have had with this agency, as a model, applicant, student, or otherwise. Pros and Cons are welcome.

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  3. Brittainy Collins Says:

    This is just a small notice to curb any rumors that may float around. Diversity Models took a year off due to the Real Life Health issues of the owner. We are now recovering and coming back to life. The same team and standards we have always upheld in our agency will continue to be the basis for this agency and its team. Team work is vital and held to the highest standards, from the owner down to the models themselves. We look forward to 2011 and once more coming to life. Thank you to the Diversity Team for understanding and standing by me through this past year.

  4. Brittainy Collins Says:

    Diversity took the time off in order to acknoweldge that all the team members from models to staff have a real life. The holidays are such that they become hectic and chaotic. Our lives within SL only add to it more. As a parent myself, I understood the pressure many feel to accomadate all commitments and wanting to spend time with friends and family both in SL and RL.

    The second reason we have been quiet as of late is the Miss Virtual World Competition. Several of our models and staff competed in this compitition and did well. We took the time instead of adding to their already hectic schedules to support our friends and family as they went after their dream. We are proud of each of them and their hard work.

    2010 begins a new year. With each begining there are challenges to overcome and hurdles to face. Diversity is here to stay and will continue to grow and expand based upon its Family and teamwork. We look forward to the upcoming year and have already begun to work.

    We wish you all the best and a happy Holiday.

    Brittainy Collins,
    CEO – Diversity Models

  5. Livia Mastroianni Says:

    I usually don’t post here, but I would like to spend few words to say how amazingly this agency is run.
    I appreciate Brittainy much. Hours and hours of practice surely improve the quality of any show, all mentors I worked with are talented and the most important, it’s drama free.
    As for limits on poses, jewellery and long hair, I totally agree. And anyway, each agency has its own mindset and image, models should be cool enough to stick to it while being themselves.
    I can’t wait to work with Diversity in 2010.

  6. Sparkie Funizza Says:

    Well all I know about this agency is what I have just read here, but I have to say, from these comments they are likely to do well, Congrats Britney!!

    As an EX-CEO who has been involved in launching 2 of sl’s newest agencies both doing well, I have to say that this is no easy feat!! It’s time consuming, hard work, and extremelly expensive!!!

    As others have said practices are a necessity if you want to look professional, and rules on hair and poses. Well there are certain poses that I refuse to allow too as for hair well what’s wrong with that sure makes styling easier if only have one or 2 stores to choose from!!! LOL

    Hair is my nemesis, i spend hours finding the right one, so narrowing my choices is no bad thing for me 😀

    Anyway, congrats Britney I’m looking forward to seeing and watching this agency develop in the new year.

    PS, can I have an application please??

  7. skylei Caproni Says:

    I agree Rhonda! Many of us are in need of some time off to spend time with our loved ones during this holiday season. With real life committments and with holiday gatherings we need this time to spend it with those who are near to us. As Rhonda said…We will be back full force in 2010!

  8. becoming crap? hardly dear…perhaps it has been somewhat quiet lately, but this is not surprising with the holidays upon us, as well as Diversity models being involved with the Miss Virtual World pageant. I know we will return with force next year:)

  9. Anonymous Says:

    is becoming a crap…

  10. Lolita Nomura Says:

    When I read all these comments I’m proud to be a mentor in this team 🙂

  11. Keyshia Renard Says:

    I see nothing of this agency being a time i see it the practice..Do help you to get to know the walk better..And for the kind of hair, nothing is wrong for having short hair,I love all my hair short are long..And its ok if certain poses are forbid,but that dont make a agency no good are any thing..are for not having jewellery etc..As for the laggy locations ,,What model agency have a location that isnt laggy..And with lag as every one will be few hours..longer but not by much as for my self i do fine the agency to be a pleasant and some…HUGSS****Keys

  12. MemoryThorne Says:

    I read all these comments with interest because I really appreciate the opportunity to participate in the Diversity Model Agency in its many aspects. I have learned so much from everyone, and I agree that the repetition and practice is absolutely essential. Some of this is to sort out the extra layer of complications that no-one else has mentioned here that is of course – our computers. We surely need to be teachable.
    Coming from a dance show background I am constantly amazed by the similarities between RL and SL shows and I am full of admiration for our management team and for the mentors and stylists and everyone who has helped put the shows together.
    I love the laughs we have along the way…..
    ~ Memory

  13. Willow Fairey Says:

    As I am most of the times Britt’s right hand, I have had the opportunity to see all the sides and angles of Diversity. From the first initial meeting. To the latest show and beyond. I can honestly say that the changes in Diversity have been for the best. Yes, some have chosen to leave. For whatever reason, but Diversity goes on. Improving and making HUGE strides in the SL fashion world. I do have to agree with Naiyah that it is always funny when the one complaint comes from “anonymus”. But everyone is entitled to their opinions. Even those who left in a tiffy. Yes, I figured out who anonymus was. But it is my opinion that Diversity is a great company and will continue changing for the better.

  14. Apollo Call Says:

    I can’t imagine how hard to maintain and develop a model agency… needs the strong commitment and it is hard work financially and physically.

    The structure of Diversity is very organized and strong. We have great mentors who take care of practices and many extra works to accomplish a show. Also they are excellent advisers for models. We need to practice regularly as same as models do in RL. So we don’t have to do last minute practice and screw up everything. I love the idea of the team. That creates togetherness to achieve great shows. And also we can learn many things from the fellow team mates while we see them walking on the runway. This creative outstanding situation is supervised by our CEO, Ms. Brittainy Collins.

    If someone says that there are too many practices and no shows, or many limitations in a group, he or she should do their own show alone. The company has regulations for their policy. That’s understandable. It is what they think it’s the best from their experiences.

    We models are not doing a one-man show, We represent the client’s products. We are not on the stage to show off ourselves. We walk on the runway to show how beautiful and good-looking their products are and we have to lure people to buy them. The runway fashion show is not our beauty pageant. If Diversity stuff decides the regulations, they think it’s the best for their clients. We models are not main things in the show. Yes, we should have fun but we have to play game along their rules.

    I am very proud of a part of this organization. People here are very pleasant, caring each other, and our CEO, Ms Collins is one of successful business people in SL and a great leader.

  15. Chamonix Boudreaux Says:

    As far as rules, such as poses, hair, jewelry, that is very typical in almost all agencies. Usually rules like that are not imposed to stifle creativity, but rather to enhance the beauty of the designs being displayed. And one thing that was taught over and over in every good school in SL, is that the show is NOT about the models, it is about the designs. We are a canvas for the talents of the wonderful designers that are willing and able to put on a show.

    Also in the background, there is a ton of hard work being done, and the applause is not for the models only, but for the cumilation of the combined efforts of everyone seen and unseen.

    Lastly, I dont know what kind of schools or agencies you have been associated with “anonymus” but this is basic modelling 101. Maybe you should rent some Tyra Banks videos and see what tyranny really is !!!

  16. lolitanomura Says:

    Everything that has been said here is true, besides the “Anonymus”. The Agency indeed is going through rough changes but only for the better. The team spirit never leaves the place and I myself as a mentor LOVE it and all the people I work with.

  17. I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to join the Diversity agency recently, and have received nothing but warm welcomes and friendship from the other models and management. Brittainy herself is very approachable and she, like the mentors, do the best they can to run a tight ship, but also know how to have fun doing it. That is not tyranny, it is an effective and thoroughly satisfying way of practising walks, preparing for shows, and communicating with each other:) I have to say that complaining about lag or so-called limits on hairs and jewelry is downright silly, and only shows that Anonymus (who apparently cannot even spell “anonymous” correctly) does not seem to understand what it takes to work for – and with – a modeling agency. As a model with considerable experience who is associated with numerous agencies in the SL fashion industry, I can say with confidence that Diversity is one of the best examples of teamwork spirit that I know of. I hope to be a part of it for a long time to come, and look forward to what the future holds for all of us:)

  18. Wicca Merlin Says:

    I am a younger diversity model and i was very welcome after i dared to apply there. The weekly trainigs i know from other agencys too and it doesn’t seems something special…and why not train to become better and get more experience. I can say Diversity is one of a few agencys who give newcomers, who are willing to work hard and learn, a chance to show that they do. I never had feelings about tyranns or drama…the oppsite it was. It feels like a big family, one helps the other and not only if we train or have shows. I did one show for diversity and it didn’t have more lag then others i did. If many people are on a sim…lag is a natural thing. And we had great trainings before that show. Every little thing was practised to do a great show, and i was a great show and a lot of fun. The mentors and the Leaders of that agency take care of their models. I feel safe and wanted at Diversity and if i hear many other models – this a real rare thing.
    Best regards Wicca

  19. Dunia Moulliez Says:

    well i just can say – it is and was alwasys fun to work in Diversity. and i always enjoyed to prepare our models for those show and walk the shows myself too.

    🙂 and i love the sense of diversity – what you don’t find very often in other agencies.


  20. Brittainy Collins Says:

    Diversity Models is about teamwork. This group has been together since august of last year. We have had the support of many people yet we do not lay claim to that support in order to move ourselves forward. It is the hardwork, talent and drive of the models themselves that make Diversity what it is today.

    Every new agency, even agencies that have been around for some time, goes through learning expierances. Times where you learn that something does or does not work. You take this information and store it, so as not to make the same mistake in the future. As the modeling world changes so must an Agency. We started out one way and through learning are rebuilding ourselves in order to advance. Yet through it all our morals and ideals have stayed the same. Our team is still here.

    Shows are not based upon favoritism. Every model has an equal chance to participate in a show. It is up to the model themselves to apply to the show when a casting call has been sent out. They should already know the walk. Whether they want the chance to be chosen is up to them.

    Lag can not be avoided. It is a fact. It can be adapted and dealt with. We try to downsize our lag potential. Yes at times this means curbing things such as particular hair styles and accessories.

    Drama in this agency is not tolerated and is dealt with as such when encountered. This does not mean that it never rears its head. Unfortunatly that is the way of human nature. All one can do is deal with it when the issue arises.

    In the end this agency is a team. One that I am extremely proud of. They work hard and are close. They respect one another. They encourage one another. They support each other in endevours outside of Diversity. We don’t claim to be the best or the top rated agency. We claim to be a growing new agency of talented, hard working models who believe in each other and are committed to helping this agency develop. We are grateful to those who believe in us and encourage us to succeed.

    Thank you,
    Brittainy Collins
    CEO, Diversity Models

  21. Veronica Krasner Says:

    I guess I have to disagree with the previous comments: I’ve been in the agency since almost its foundation last year and I only had good times and nice experiences working with them.
    As an experienced model working for several agencies in the SL industry I know that more than one agency requires for weekly practices, I see that postive because when the show time comes, everything has been practiced a lot and you don’t rush in exhausting rehearsals or learning choreographies at the last time.
    About the uses of poses, types of hairs or jewels,I also work and worked on some agencies asking the same thing, and the point of that is to let the outfit shine itself, not being put in a 2nd place with overuse of accessories, as a model you have to keep in mind that the star at the shows is not you, but the creations you’re showcasing, you accesorize to enlight the creations, not just to show off yourself 🙂
    I think who ever posted the previous messages could have her/his own reasons to do it and I accept that.
    He/She is free to say what he/she thinks, but also, if she/he doesn’t like how the agency works, I believe he/she is free to stop working with it and leave, not causing any future drama.
    Let’s keep it fun guys! 🙂 Hugs! V.

  22. Naiyah Dreamscape Says:

    Isn’t it funny how people who are critical of an agency are never brave enough to sign thier names to it.

    There is no tyranny at Diversity. The agency was floundering and so the CEO took charge to put it back on track.

    Yes there have been changes and there will continue to be changes but if you look at the whole picture, they are changes for the better.

    Diversity is now being noticed by BOSL and that in turn is attracting SL’s premier designers to work with the agency. If that makes you unhappy than by all means leave, personally I couldn’t be happier. (an I am not just saying that because I am good Friends with Britt.)

    Britt works her butt off to make this agency work, as do the mentors, models and everyone else connected to it.

    If you are unhappy about anything then Britt is very approachable – talk to her about your concerns, don’t bitch behind her back. However, if you are going to bitch at least have the decency to put your name to your complaints and don’t hide behind annonimity. That is the sign of a coward.

  23. Anonymus Says:

    update: the agency is going through changes, more poses are allowed, jewellery is allowed. The tyrrany however is rising day by day. If you want to enjoy modeling I still recommend you not to join this one. It’s stress/drama 24/7, watch your back.

  24. Anonymus Says:

    Now this agency is a true time waster. Litterally.
    Basically you’re requiered to attempt at least one practise a week lead by the mentor of your team (or more if you want to increase your chances of getting into a show). The Agency puts a big limit on modeling as they forbid using a big number of poses, long hair, jewellery etc, which I find disadvantaging. The shows are always held in extremely laggy locations which connected with a large audience causes them to last for hours……… The models walk like in a soup. I do not find working in this Agency pleasant.

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