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Friday, November 28, 2014

Dania Denise Guest Blog for Ms Curvaceous UK

I've had the great opportunity to be a guest blogger for the wonderful organization, Ms Curvaceous UK.

This group of dedicated professionals is committed to putting plus size models on the map in all aspects, not just the immediate industry.

They host free workshops and various events that allow all aspiring plus size gals to follow their modeling dreams, while at the same time, educating the world about the importance of not labeling what should be defined as "beautiful" or "perfect" based on dress size alone.

I'll be contributing various guest blog posts to their website, MS CURVACEOUS UK, as well as sharing the highlights of their events and the models who are a part of them on my own blog. After learning about MCUK's mission, I was more than happy to be on board and help spread the word.

I hope you all take a moment to visit MCUK's site and learn about what they're trying to do. It would be super cool if the US had its own version and I believe it will only be a matter of time (sooner rather than later, of course!).

Below is the link to my first guest post on their blog and I'll be sure to share future posts here as well. Happy reading!


PS: Because I believe in transparency, I will say that one of the first things I asked MCUK when they asked me to be a part of their community was if there were any upfront fees. I also explained my stance on the topic and that I wanted to make sure that I continue to practice what I preach. Below is the answer I got from one of the top folks at the organization:

"With regards to your question about charges, we charge a £20 fee for people to attend the audition for admin but once they work with us they do not get charged for any of our services."

I am happy that MCUK was very honest about the charges and coupled with the fact that not only is the fee super affordable (it's in British pounds because, unfortunately, this organization is currently only operational in the United Kingdom), everything else is free of charge. No hidden fees, catches or obligations you get stuck having to commit to.

I've said before that when it comes to getting into modeling, there are certain fees that are not only reasonable but to be expected. It all depends on whether or not you're dealing with legitimate people and resources. So if you're wondering what my take is on this charge and whether it's worth it, I say go for it. The amount is minimal compared to what businesses like modeling schools charge and what you get in return is well worth the small investment.

Remember, you as a model are a business all your own and all businesses require some form of investment. 

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