Most of the top models attribute their success to photographers who discovered and propelled them to fame. One of them says that she was stalked until she finally went for a shoot. Does this still happen today?
The mistake any aspiring model can make is to trust some of these photographers without checking their portfolios. They could be unscrupulous individuals or genuine ones just seeking to be famous.From what I hear, yes, it can be very lucrative. But the models have to be savvy at the very beginning. There is nothing wrong with someone telling you "I can make you a star", but look at their portfolio first before you start posing for them.