Saturday, May 05, 2012

Sugar and Spice

We've been thinking about getting Kelsie into modeling for a while.  We've had numerous people tell us she needed to do it, especially in Japan.  Kelsie is definitely a cute girl who likes to have her picture taken, but I wouldn't say she'd stand out in the US...but it Japan she gets SOO much attention.  People constantly stop to touch her hair, comment on how cute she is, and sometimes take their picture with her.  I wouldn't be surprised if she's on a hundred different random Facebook pages.

Well, my friend Natalie mentioned that her kids have been modeling for a while here in Tokyo and referred us to the agency that they went to.  I wasn't too impressed with their low tech website, but they are the biggest child model agency in the Tokyo area.  I emailed our info and a few pictures of Kelsie to the agency and within a few minutes they emailed me back asking when we could come in to have her measured and fill out some paperwork.

Our appointment was set for last Wednesday after my doctor appointment since they are pretty close to each other (same train station).  When we arrived the woman at the agency said she saw us on the train that morning and noticed how cute the kids were.  She was hoping we were the ones coming in.

When we got there, they seemed equally interested in having Logan model.  She showed a magazine that liked using boys Logan's age and one of their models had just moved back to the US. Logan decided he wanted to do it to earn money for toys (...and college, right?).

After we signed the paperwork and paid 1000 yen (around $12) for each kid, they measured each kid, took some pictures, and we were on our way.  We said the kids probably wouldn't be available until June since I'm pregnant and will most likely be the one taking the kids to the photo shoots.  The lady was a little disappointed, but understanding.  I was happy to find out that most of the photo shoots are in the evenings and on Saturdays, which means the kids shouldn't miss much school and Kurt can take them (or come along) to some.  Apparently the shoots are all over the Tokyo area and they pay for our transportation costs.  We're looking forward to visiting some places that we never would go to otherwise!

1 comment:

Robin said...

This has to be the most "what the heck?" part of moving to Japan. Move to Japan, child becomes model? Ya know? I think it's GREAT though. I hope the kids make a ton of dough for college!


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