I am so pleased to have finally made your acquaintance - PPC has been a godsend in my life, utterly, and I could not be more grateful for the affiliations I have made there.
I trust and respect Michelle Rogers implicitly, and cannot speak highly enough of her- though, in fact, your entire staff is impeccable. Having now met you, I understand why!
I am truly blessed to have been directed to your doors.
I have had the best experience with Page Parkes Corporation. I have been given so many opportunities through the agency and my agents. I started at the age of 9 years old and have remained very close with them throughout the past 15 years. I feel very forntunate to have the same agent, Tabitha, the entire time I have been here. I don't feel you find that kind of relationship very often in this industry. I have had the opportunity to travel to a few different places through the agency; Paris, France at 16 (with my mom); Milan, Italy at 19; Hamburg, Germany at 23; Miami, LA, Dallas and NY to name a few. This agency is very special because they really care about their models. While I love to travel and have a great experience everytime, I still think about how amazing my mother agency is and how I miss them. They have taught me so many things; how to confident with myself, meet new people from all over, enjoy my job, and the business side of this industry because you can get lost very easily. Thank you Page Parkes Corporation!
My name is Mariah Chaney and I have been a professional model with the Page Parks Modeling Corp for more than 20 yrs. I have been very blessed to have planted my feet with a wonderful group of people. For many years I have traveled around the world with Page Parks allowing her to guide my career. I can say unequivocally that she must have done something right, because I have seen many models come and go and I have no plans of slowing down now. What many people don't know is that, this is a business and you are your business. Your agency can train you and mold you but it's totally up to you as to how far you go in this business and how long you last.
I can remember the first time I had a meeting with Page Parks and she ask me what did I want to do with my career. I told her exactly what I wanted to do and she gave me all the tools that were needed to succeed in this business. The rest was up to me. This had been a long time dream of mine since I was 7 yrs old and finally my feet were planted on a solid foundation here at Page Parks 713.
We are totally family here and I do mean the company as a whole, from all of the owners, bookers, accountant down to the receptionist. We all have a great deal of respect for each other. Over the years I have laughed and cried with my Page Parks family. I love this place and could only wish that every person that walk through these doors would have the same experiences that I have had over my 20 yr span with this agency.
I would like to say to any aspiring model if you are seeking a career in modeling make sure you are doing it for the right reasons and that you are not operating outside of your calling. This business is not for the faint at heart. You have got to be a strong person to begin with.... If you have self esteem issues this business is not for you.You have to be comfortable in your own skin and love yourself inside and out. This business will not fix what you are lacking within yourself. You must have thick skin and a strong determination to know that if your not booked for something then maybe your not right for that booking just be prepared for the next. If you want to succeed in this profession, you must treat it as if that is what it is..... not just a hobby or just a way to make quick money.
Page once said to me in the early 90's that clients book girls that they enjoy spending the day with. It took me a while to figure out what she meant..... it means be on time, be ready to work, be pleasant, be prepared, be polished and always treat people how you expect to be treat and that includes your fellow models.
Again I will say your agent can give you the tools needed for this business but its up to you to mold what you have been given.
I wanted to express my feelings and thoughts of what I experienced as a parent with Page Parkes Camp. The entire Pages Parkes group were extremely kind and professional; any concerns I had were quickly put aside. With Ashley Jr. being the only boy in his group I originally thought he would feel awkward and out of place being by himself, I'm very pleased to say that wasn't the case at all. Thank you for bringing back the confidence he has been missing. Thank you for making him feel included even at time when all the girls were in make-up. Thank you for letting him know he belonged. The experience Ashley had was unbelievable and at the end of the day he wanted to hang out with his Page Parkes group more then the family. I am very thankful that Ashley had the opportunity to be involved with this program and I am very proud of how much he learned in such a short period of time thanks to Pages Parkes.
Thanks again Christy, you have been a breath of fresh air to Ashley and we will never forget that.