Complaint / review text:
Biggest scam on earth. I attended JC school in Charlotte NC. They gave this great sales pitch about how they were the best, but you had put in the work. I just love how they stated that people get paid to write bad reviews about them. Trust me if I could get paid doing this I would every day. I paid all this money. They promised me a portfolio for free. They promised me the pictures they took were free. They promised me I would only have to pay for the classes attended. The catcher is you have to sign a contract stating you weren't promised any of it. Red flag right there, I had to smile in every single picture, I absolutely hate my smile. The pictures were terrible. I've modeled before so I thought this might help, but it was just a big joke.
My "instructors" knew I was not happy because I told them I wasn't, but still told me to put something nice on the comment sheets they hand out, because it reflects their reputations there & they didn't want to lose their jobs, so of course I did. I only attended a few classes, and wanted my money back. I canceled my payments. Told them I wasn't satisfied at all. They said it didn't matter if I attended the classes or not. That the $1200 was a tuition fee because they were not an agency but a school. I refused to pay. They sent me a letter threatening to send me to collections, and stated in there, legal actions would be taken. So I retaliated. They would never return my phone calls, so when I finally got someone to answer, it basically turned into a screaming match.
The Education Agency they are part of were the most disrespectful people I have ever been in contact with, unbelievable how they talk to the costumers. They kept saying well you signed the contract so you can only blame yourself, which of course is true, it was basically my word against theirs. I hired a lawyer to call them & threaten them back. They never returned my phone calls or my lawyer's. I filed a complaint with the BBB. During that time I found a modeling agent that helped me. He gets 15% of what I make. I got a response from the Vice president stating how he was happy that I got a modeling career after attending these classes.
I couldn't help but laugh at this idiot & write him back and say, it's amazing after only attending 3 classes: 1 of which was talking about picking a part to act out (which I don't act at all), 2 was how to put on makeup & listening to my instructor cough the whole time (because she's a chain smoker), 3 taking a photo shoot (where all my pictures turned out terrible). So please stay away from these people. They really are a scam. Only very very few make it. It's true not everyone can be rich & famous but you don't want to get into debt with people that really don't anything from you but money.