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How To Get Out Of a Situation

April23

On set professionalism is the number one thing while working.  To ensure you won’t get fired, your agent wont chew you out and maybe you’ll get rehired.  Bottom line be professional and take control of you situation.  In no way am I saying take any kind of shit of unacceptable conditions.  Another top rule, DO NOT cry.  Do not cry at all ever and do not call somebody else to handle your problems.  Handle everything through your agent.  If a situation arises, stepout  make a call and explain your side of the story first before anybody can bash your name.  Even threatening to call your agent during a problem, may even resolve the issue outright.  I worked during a concert once and it went horribly awry and I called told my agent we were leaving due to an unsafe environment and they paid us double.  However, we didn’t work for that client again but I don’t think I would have taken the job if they offered it.  Handle your own business like a big kid and you come out on top.

As a bottom note, if somebody keeps pushing in an unprofessional way and you have already clearly stated your position make it known. “If you push me again I will bust your damn teeth in”.

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Modeling Markets

December23

After modeling for 10 years I have had the opportunity to work in several markets.  The word “market” is used to describe the location which you are working in.  I started in the Detroit market doing runway and promotional work.  I then began working in Chicago because it was 4 hours away but living in Detroit.  Chicago was my “extended market”.  I was commuting to work in all sorts of places like Miami and Texas and California.  Before I landed in LA, I was on my way to transitioning to Miami.  Knowing NYC wasn’t going to work well with me because I’m not 6 foot tall and weigh 90 pounds.  Having a 34D bust doesn’t really fly well their either.  So the curvier version of myself decided Miami was the place for me because I have a commercial look and the measurements of the girls working in Miami at the time.  Then along came California opportunity.  The first time I went was the last week of November in 2008.  Within 5 months of commuting back and forth I was living here.  I was on a business trip and decided to stay.  Four months later I went back  to Michigan to collect my  beloved  Kitchen Aid toaster and my dog.  That 4 months were some of the toughest months of my life.  I will elaborate on the trials, tribulations and troubles of that first trip to California and and my first 4 months living in LA in my book on modeling advice.

GLITTER magazine in Tokyo

When my first hiatus rolled around I nearly lost everything.  Nobody told me people stop working before thanksgiving.  The next year I decided that I needed to expand markets once again. Working in Japan wasn’t to hard to run across.  One of my clients referred me to another designer who like my measurements and decided I was going to be his denim fit model.  He manufactures in Tokyo so there I went.  The first trip I took to Tokyo, I ran the town trying to find and agent in Tokyo.  In my mind this was going to work out because I had previously had a spread for Jupiter and Juno purposes in Glitter magazine which is like the IN Style of Japan.  Turns out I was wrong, those eastern European girls are hard to compete with.  Second, I found an agent in London, made a trip there in October 2009.  Next stop was Paris in December.  This was a serious experience.  I have yet to get an agent in Paris, the competition is FIERCE!!!!!!!!!!!  I had an amazing time working in Paris.  Momartre is the only other place I would even remotely consider living besides LA.  I highly recommend a trip to Paris even for the hot chocolate.  I left the fashion capitol for last.  January/ February I went to Milan and Roma.  Amazing experience however, I found it tough to work with Italians.  I don’t speak Italian but I can read it.  I never thought any of that would happen to me.  My favorite place to work was Paris.  You just feel amazing there.  This winter I want to get to Greece and Madrid.  In recent weeks I have been picked up by and agency in Amsterdam, Barcelona and a global agency.  The ride to world domination is non stop.

DIGITAX PARIS

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Stars & Stripes at the Playboy Mansion

May17
Victoria Fuller and Rachel Mullins by Opie Otterstad

Victoria Fuller and Rachel Mullins by Opie Otterstad

The Wounded Warriors Project held a charity event at the Playboy Mansion last night.  There were about 800 people there supporting the cause.  Victoria Fuller a very famous playmate artist held a silent and live auction of artwork, memorabilia and other items.  As usual the back yard was tented off with private cabanas for v.i.p’s.  More painted girls than I have ever seen there.  My friends from Playboy radio were there covering the event.

Naked Girls at The Playboy Mansion

Naked Girls at The Playboy Mansion

 The Satin Dollz opened the night with a 40’s tap dance and song.  Very cool to see the ladies in all red vintage attire.  They fit in with the party theame of stars and strips tremendously.  Four of the girls sang Bugal Boy.  It was a definately change of pace from the usual dj sounds.  As I was watching the Satin Dollz I noticed that one of the girls looked super familiar….. It was a girl who works on my t.v. showGhost Girls, Jurpinko.

Rachel Dancing at the Playboy Mansion by Opie Otterstad

Rachel Dancing at the Playboy Mansion by Opie Otterstad

I went to go say hello to Victoria Fuller she had a super cool friend with her Opie Otterstad.  He took the photo of me pole dancing and of Victoria and I.  He is also a fantastic artist and prankster.  He borrowed a pair of silicone bra staffers to wear to prank Victoria.  I think they looked nice.  www.opieart.com

Extenze was a major sponsor of the party and had there own bar and cabana.  Tons of GoGo girls and naked girls dancing every where.  There were four pole stages to dance on.  I had the most fun pole dancing.  However, the platform the poles are on a very small and I kicked a guy in the head.  The main bar was huge and playboy bartenders are always the best and very very nice.  I was disappointed that the Mansion staff didn’t do the catering.  The kitchen in the mansion is like a 4 star restaurant.  I had more than my share of chocolate covered strawberries with a few cookies.

There are always celebrities at The Playboy Mansion it just depends on the night.  As I was on my way in I spotted Adrianne Curry.  While getting a bite at the cheese and cracker table I literally bumped into Paulie Shore and Cory Feldman.  David Hasselhoff was signing head shots for guest, I guess he is short on work these days.  Mid- pole dance session I looked over to see a huge crowd around a tent and what looked like nobody in it.  I was wrong there was a person in there, the most famous L.P. Vern Troyer.  Of course Hef and his 3 lady friends were in their own cabana till the wee hours of 10:30pm.  Hef goes to bed earlier and earlier these days.  Lindsey Lohan decided to show up for a vodka cranberry and abruptly let and took a drink or the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playboy Mansion

Playboy Mansion

 

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Matching Your Needs

May6

Of course everybody dreams of a top ten agency like Ford or Wilhelmina, Elite or a legendary agent at CAA, William Morris, Endeavor ect.  This is where be careful what you wish for comes in.  Not that these companies are not the top of the top. However, an agent that believes in your talent and works for you is more important.  There are plenty of agents that will take on clients and not book work or not put in effort or somebody who sells themselves.  It’s not a hard job to get Tom Hanks into a movie or Chanel Iman into a fashion show.  Agency’s are a business and need to make money.  Exclusive contracts should never be taken lightly.  A contract is taking a portion of your already short career. 

When agent, manager, publicist shopping keep in mind who they are as a person.  Does this person have people that look just like you?  Do they want to change your genre?  Are their credentials up to par?  Agents will always look at you with a critical eye.  Height, weight , skill, stats, experience, trustworthiness are all things they want from you.  You need the same from them.  A partnership is requires for both o you to make money.  Chasing the almighty dollar is no easy task and the more you help each other the easier it gets. 

It’s important to get as much face time that you can with your representation.  They will be making decisions for you daily.  It’s important that you both understand the personality and work ethic of one another.  Keep things professional but be as accessible as possible.  Always tell them how auditions or bookings went.  Remind them to make phone calls to people you think may need to know who you are.  If your new to the area, have them introduce you to potential clients and other people in the business.  A client can’t book you if they don’t know you exist.  If there are industry parties with clients or social events.  Invite your representation to help work the room o press at the event.

In short, the name of the agency is great but its the agent themselves is what matters.  Somebody who will sell you and work on your behalf is the most important.

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The In’s and Out’s of Representation

January28

All people need people….. thus a team of professional to handle, promote and guide your career is key.  First order of business is finding an agent.  Yes, direct booking means you don’t need to give up that 15%.  However, an agent keeps you paid (they do your billing), can negotiate a higher base rate and save you from an icky situation.  My agent is  well known as the T&A man of Hollywood.  He has represented some very famous boobs and a few butts.  Another percentage you have to kick out ( further down the line) is to a manager. 

Management is a very difficult thing to find.  It requires an incredible amount of trust.  This person will know every aspect of your life and need to have complete access to it.  This person is the go between  all of you clients and your agent and anybody else you have like your stylist, assistants, publicist, printer, web designer, dry cleaner, dog walker, personal trainer, accountant, the person who makes your pancakes, your travel accomodations, shoe repair man, house keeper,  florist, therapist, and your 9pm dinner meeting.  There are managers that make and break careers of their clients.  A good manager will have an extremely small client list.  This is the most personalized service to a talent. 

Gran Lux Magazine Party

Gran Lux Magazine Party

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Love love love being a model, it’s my dream job. I went to modeling school in Detroit when I was 12 years old. I work full time as a model,  trying to fit in as many projects as possible.   Always  working on something  everyday.  There are loads of different clients and industry professionals I’ve worked with all over the world..  Designers are some of my most favorite people in the world.  There is nothing that makes me happier than a designer that’s happy with their clothes on me.

rachel mullins nude not availableI have fun with everything I do.  Spending time working in T.V. and film as well.  I have worked with CBS, National Lampoons, MTV, WE women’s entertainment and lots of film.  Publications are what I strive for.  Nothing like the smell of a new tear-sheet.  Back when I was 12 just starting out I never thought I would have gotten to do the things I have like shooting in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris or living in LA.

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