Frequently Asked Questions

Who is John Casablancas?
John Casablancas is the founder of Elite Model Management, the largest and most prestigious modeling agency in the world. He developed the world's first "Supermodels" and changed the modeling industry forever. He is considered the leader in the modeling industry.
The John Casablancas Centers are dedicated in providing their students with the same training, skills and knowledge that ELITE models epitomize. The John Casablancas Centers began 30+ years ago to develop local talent and promote them through their network of agencies worldwide.

If someone is interested in Modeling or Acting, what should they do?
Most people who come to John Casablancas are not sure if they are interested in pursuing modeling or acting. They want to learn and experience both fields and decide which field suits them best. The John Casablancas Centers' programs help them determine which field suits their needs and personality, while communicating the skills of both.

Does a person have to look like a Model to become one?
In a word, no, though so-called "Supermodels" may share a certain look or body type, the truth is there are thousands of highly successful models, of all shapes and sizes, around the world. That's because the modeling field offers a surprisingly wide range of full and part-time career options. In short, there is more to modeling - and the modeling business - than you see in the top fashion magazines.

Who are your students?
Our students represent both females and males, from pre-teens to adults. Many of our students train for modeling and acting careers, while others take our programs to improve their personal image, gain self-confidence, or to help them succeed in other careers. Some of our students are attending school while others have already entered the workforce.

Do you work with kids?
Absolutely! Our programs begin at an early age and introduce young people to the industry in a way that they can easily understand. Our instructors, who work with younger children, tailor their classroom materials to be age-appropriate.

What is the time commitment?
The programs generally meet once per week, for 3 to 6 hours, in the evening or on the weekends. If you are attending school or work, you can take a program that fits your schedule.
Auditions or castings can take place at different times, generally during business hours, although some may take place at the John Casablancas Center in the evenings.
If the prospective talent is attending middle school, high school or college, their education must be their first priority. The talent is expected to maintain their grades at an acceptable level to continue their JC development to be eligible for placement at the conclusion of training. Having the best education possible is the key to success in any career.

Do you accept everyone?
The answer is "no". In order to be accepted, all prospective talent must meet certain requirements. This includes a personal interview to determine if you possess the qualities that the JC Center is seeking, and to determine if you can benefit from the JC programs. Your level of commitment is a direct reflection on us; thus, we strive to accept only the most promising talent.

What makes the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers different from other training centers?
We've developed the most ambitious and comprehensive professional modeling, acting and personal image development programs that offer the experience and expertise to make them meaningful to each student. The JC Centers are unique in that they are affiliated with an agency designed to make opportunities available to you in your local market, but we also have an affiliation with agencies in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Paris, Milan Tokyo and throughout the world. We are proud to give our students and talent the benefit of our 30+ years of experience in modeling, acting, beauty and personal image development.

How would a student benefit if they are unsure if they want to Model or Act?
The JC Centers' mission is to help everyone bring out their personal best. We provide the skills to succeed in life - this information is invaluable to anyone pursuing any career in life, modeling, acting or otherwise. Students develop a strong sense of self, a quality that is always admired, recognized and respected.

I've heard about "Specialty Modeling." What is that?
Specialty modeling is generally defined as "petite" modeling, "plus-size" modeling, "fit" modeling and "parts" modeling. This category of modeling is available to talent of all sizes and shapes.

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