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The Benefits of Models Taking Acting Classes

Hello, Readers and Happy April ( I know, I missed my monthly post for March, my bad )! I thought about doing an update post for the results of the poll I posted in the beginning of the year but I wanted to get straight to work giving you guys updated content and since this post is talking about acting classes, I'm sure you can guess that the poll leaned in favor of including content related to pursuing acting as well as modeling . Ask and ye shall receive! That being said, I will equally weight topics so nothing is going away when it comes to modeling but it is realistic for me to set y'all up for the expectation that in today's entertainment industry, modeling and acting go hand-in-hand. More posts related to the details on that to come. So without further adieu, let's talk about why it can be highly beneficial for models of all experience levels -- including you newbies! -- to consider taking an acting class (or two). MODELS AREN'T WALKING MANNEQUINS ANYMORE Reme
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