When I was 23 years old I was walking around at a place called “Toms Farm” in Southern California. A lady walked up to me and randomly says “your very pretty. I like your body. I got a job for you if want. Its $25 – $30 and hour. You can travel, meet new people, and get free stuff. so what do you think” Immediately red flags started going off in my head I thought this is a scam!
She was persistent and kept talking not giving me the chance to tell her to leave me alone. She’s sounded like she was selling a pitch to me. She didn’t in anyway look or sound professional. she had a mini dress on with tattoos all over her body and she talked talked like a sailor.
Finally when she took a break I told her I had a job already thinking she would just walk away. She then says “Its ok the position is mostly weekends only and you can turn down the assignments that don’t fit in your schedule. We let models trade events with each other unless that specific person was requested.” I started laughing and said “wait, this is a modeling gig.”
I thought SCAM SCAM SCAM its probably for a web cam girl, escort, or something sketchy. She says “yes, I’m sorry did I not say thought I work for anhauser bush the beer company. You would be modeling for Budweiser, bud light, shock top….etc”
I told her to give me her number and that I would think about it so she can leave me alone. She pulls out her phone and asks for my number so she can text it to me. I gave her my number thinking ill just block her number after I walk away no big deal. She thanked me and before walking away gave me her business card and told me to email her some pictures of me in a tight outfit that shows my body and to look “full glam” in the photos. She then apologized for her appearance and said it was her day off but that she liked my look and couldn’t help herself. Then she walked away.
I went home and looked up her name, website, and did a reverse phone number look up on her work number. It seems authentic enough so I emailed her the pictures she had asked for and texted her that I was interested. She asked me to come into the office to set up my profile. I went to the address and low and behold it was the Pomona Budweiser warehouse. I walked in and meet her my booking agent, my bud light representative, and the sales person of Budweiser. She took photos of me, ask me do poses, taught me about the brand and made me memorize all their beers they offered. She even had me go over the dos and fonts off greeting customers and handling difficult situations. then she gave memo schedule and I signed my modeling contract and started working the next day.