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Remodeled Recap: Modeling Agency or Modeling School?

Paul is horrified when he visits a modelling agency that has ventures in both modelling school and even birthday parties!

Fierce is Fake:

Lynne Hix is the boss at Fierce modelling agency in Rapid City, South Dakota. The business has been suffering from money issues so Paul is urgently brought in to help. Along with his assistants, Joseph and Anna, Fisher is shocked when they bump into the agency building as it looks more like a thrift store. Worse, through the window they can see a group of young girls walking a runaway. Lynne explains that she is testing the aspiring models; some will join the agency, others will not. This is not what Fisher wants to hear as Lynne is giving these girls false hope. To be a professional model you need to be at least 5 ft 10 and none of these girls reach that height. He tells them that they have been ripped off. Lynne should be running a modelling agency not a scamming school!

Runaway Tare Up:

Fierce is the only modelling agency in 500 miles meaning they have their own territory to seek new faces. However, those aspiring models who have been ripped off will tell their friends not to join the agency. This means that the market has been polluted and Fierce’s reputation will be destroyed. Paul meets some of Lynne’s models and it turns out they are too small. However, there are three models, Jordan, Amelia and Jasmine, who do fit the bill, but they do not have good pictures or composites. Lynne is not spending enough time developing these three aspiring models and is therefore wasting their careers. Lynne’s employees understand that Fierce has to only be a modelling agency; no schools and no birthday parties allowed. After much consideration Lynne finally agrees with them. Joseph and Anna hunt for weapons to destroy the runaway (the symbolism of Lynne’s modelling school). They find hammers and the runaway is smashed into oblivion.

Paul’s Plan:

Fisher believes that the best way forward for Fierce is to become an international placement industry. This means that Fierce will search for new faces across Rapid City. They will then place these aspiring models with modelling agencies all across the world and Fierce will always be their home agency. Better portfolios are necessary for the models to land deals with other agencies. Paul Alexander (who has shot for Vogue) comes in to take professional pictures of Jordan, Amelia and Jasmine. Fierce is given a gorgeous makeover and the three models are successful in gaining representation across the globes most fashionable cities. Lynne has stuck with Paul’s advice, but Fierce is no longer a part of ‘The Network’. Paul is now in the process of setting up a new network agency in Rapid City.

Victory in New York:

The three models that Fisher sent out to New York Fashion all succeed in getting booked. Both Meghan and Mariana try out for Vivienne Tam. Meghan doesn’t win them over, however Mariana triumphs! Bobby has castings with both Tommy Hilfiger and Andrew Buckler. He is deemed too young for Hilfiger, but he does get a booking with Buckler! After a long struggling week Meghan too finally gets booked for an impressive show with Custo Barcelona. Paul even flies to New York to see Meghan flaunt her stuff on the catwalk. All three models do very well in their shows and have a bright future ahead of them.

My Thoughts:

Remodeled continues strong in its second episode. Even with the similar story pattern, there are enough engaging scenarios to keep the show from falling into boredom. We’re not sure what happened between Lynne and Paul after the show, but Paul creating a network in the area means Lynne’s business is doomed, which is quite sad. Paul flying out to see Meghan at New York Fashion Week shows that she is his star pupil and we’ll just have to wait and see how the three models get on as the show progresses.

Fisher’s Fun Fact:

Out of the top 100 models in the world today not one of them is from New York City!

About Danielle Shields

Danielle Shields is an English and Journalism undergrad at Stirling University, Scotland. Her obsession with everything to do with pop culture means that it is her ambition to become an arts and culture journalist. In an ideal world her days would be spent on trips to Cannes, trips to Hays and trips to Glastonbury. Until then she remains content by nesting at her home in Cineworld, losing herself in the library and being utterly squished at the SECC.


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