Tear sheet :

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Tear sheets are the gold standard of the modeling management. Agency clients demand tear sheets; agencies demand tear sheets; and models demand tear sheets.
Tear sheets are pages slash from magazines, etc. They are pictures of models at work. They are proof the model has worked. They are proof the model has been published.
Tear sheets are so important while new models go to another country in order to get some tear sheets. They will work in a foreign country to get tear sheets so they can get work in their own country.
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Aspiring models need to take tear sheets seriously as they are the only presented and consider representation by an agency. Just as an agency's clients demand to see tear sheets, the agency also demands to see them. Aspiring models should ask to see tear sheets at a modeling agency's office and look for tear sheets on their website.
Tear sheets are proof that an agency can and does get its models print work. If an agency has managed to get its models published in magazines, etc, one think they will confirm to have tear sheets as a proof that they provide jobs to their models.
Models maintain tear sheets for their portfolios, and company also maintains copies of their books to promote the model. If they don’t have any tear sheet then sure they cannot get their models work.
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Bogus model or talent agencies say or mention they can get high-end work to the model they sign, but they have no tear sheets to prove it.
The scam modeling company will assure their models for job in the magazines and catalogs but which will pay the models very less or sometimes doesn’t pay at all.
Tear sheets mean everything In the Modeling Agencies. Do not just listen to what you are told; look for published pictures. They can talk false and make many fake promises. But it is much harder to fake a tear sheet always believe that a picture in a tear sheet, it is worth a thousand words. Tear sheet picture is estimate of importance because it is mostly about the same as showing a copy of a check which models received from the agency who is represented by the reputed agencies.