Hey all. Last week whilst in Chadstone my 13yr old daughter (at my insistence and her embarrassment) got her photo taken for a modelling competition with Bettina Management. I just got a phone call from them saying that she wasn't the winner but was shortlisted as they 'liked her look' and the girl who took her photo had positive things to say about her. She said they'd like for middlest to go in and have an interview so they can get an idea of whether she's okay with this and mature enough to understand what's involved etc. I was immediately suspicious - asked them what costs were involved. She said none. It's just an interview and a chance for them to take further photos of her. I asked again - what costs are involved should they 'decide she's right for them'. She said three hundred and something dollars which covers the photo shoot. I asked whether she'd phoned every person who got their photo taken for the competition. She said no - that would mean making like 800 phone calls. She said the girl who took her photo left good comments abt middlest and that they've reviewed her photo and think she's pretty. So anyway, I succumbed.. I've made an appt. for next Thursday. I'm just wary of it all because they're playing with a 13 yr old girl here. :? I did check their website and they seem reputable...but that means nothing...it's their website. Has anyone heard any stories about these modelling agencies? Is it just a money grab? Take kids photos under the mask of a competition and then ring them all a week later saying they've been shortlisted...take the money and parents never hear from them again? :?