SCALA Models Academy has successfully graduated its first class of trainees as of April 12, 2014. Here are some reflections on the SCALA experience by the graduates.
One by one, all April 2014 graduates shared their insights, their thoughts and feelings about the intense three month course they went through.“My experience training at SCALA Models Academy was fantastic. The teachers are fabulously skilled and caring. It has been a privilege and an honor to attend class with them and such talented and amazing trainee models.” – Aely Witte
“I came to SCALA based on the reputation of the tutors here, and I was not disappointed. The training is in depth with actual in class exercises and mini challenges, thorough and the tutors often stayed behind after class to discuss many related subjects and were available through. There is a lot more to modeling than technical skills and styling and whilst these were covered in depth, there was a lot of advice and knowledge shared on Model Networking, Image, Brand, success and these are invaluable skills, that make the difference to your success and I would have attended for this alone. Very happy, very satisfied and I have grown to be great friends with the SCALA team and it’s made my SL much richer, thank you please keep up the good work.” – AliceAmber
“My experience training at SCALA Models Academy was very special. It was a good nonjudgmental atmosphere. There is no other academy like SCALA.” – Christopher Law (christlaw)
“SCALA taught me to step out of my comfort zone and not be afraid of my creativity. I have pushed myself farther and have a new sense of who I am and what I want.” – Danity Mynx
“I had a great time at the academy. I felt most accepted and helped by SCALA. I could always ask my questions, I was always accepted as I am, and I had support in Seashell as I never had in any teacher before.” – Deborah Vos (missdeborah88)
“My experience training at SCALA Models Academy was really amazing! This was my second academy course in Second Life and in my modeling career and even if I already was an experienced model working steadily, the SCALA course really challenged me. A great experience and highly recommendable, either for new comer models in the industry as well as for seasoned ones, classes worth attending, to keep on track of the latest trends and skills, because there is always space for improvement and we never stop learning!” – Leezah Kaddour
“My experience training at SCALA Models Academy has been one of great learning. I have attended several other academies but none can measure up to SCALA and the tools they have given me to become a better model. Since the first day till the last day of classes they challenged us to break out of our comfort zones to be more bold and open up to new ideas in our styling. I wish SCALA was around prior to me going to all the other academies. What I have learned at SCALA is priceless and can never be duplicated by others.” – Lola (lolapandoraresident1)
“It has been a dream come true to be a part of the SCALA Models Academy. I had a lot of concern and anxiety of not succeeding, despite being a model with a full resume and 7 degrees from other academies. Being Italian, my fear was also given by the English language. I understand enough, yet I fear for it. I have to say that the lessons I immediately liked. I felt comfortable and I made friends with some really terrific models. I learned many new things, never tried and tested before. I am so honored to have been part of this wonderful school of modeling. Thank you for everything, thank you for believing in me and giving me so much. I will never forget.” – LuceMia
“I have one other academy to compare my experience with and with that said, it was intense. What I truly enjoyed was the entire three months was consistent and the teaching complimented each other. I felt I was in a academy, not just people pushing students through to meet a deadline. There was understanding and effort to help if there was an issue. The teachers cared. The teachers wanted success and failure was not an option. When you find out you get to graduate with your fellow model friends, it is the most exciting, fulfilling happiness ever! I still can’t come down from the high and I am proud to be a graduate from SCALA Academy. You will not be disappointed.” – PetraAlexander
“LIFE-CHANGING – that best describes my experience at SCALA Models Academy. It is one of those Second Life experiences that has affected my perspective and attitude towards the virtual community and real life. It taught me more than just the technicalities of modeling; more than the how to’s of walking straight, posing, styling, etc. The amazing staff behind SCALA imparted not only their knowledge but their wisdom as well. They do not dictate how you should look rather, they will encourage you to embrace your flaws that make you distinctive. At SCALA, ‘inner beauty’ comes before ‘outer beauty’ – something that is easily forgotten by many. Having battled with self-image issues, it is comforting and reassuring to know that there are still people who look past appearances and take the extra mile to know a person completely. I entered SCALA because I have always admired the people behind it and I have no regrets doing so. I got more than what I bargained for – I gained knowledge that will now be my weapon, an experience that I will cherish forever, and most importantly, friends who truly care. I cannot express my gratitude enough. THANK YOU SO MUCH!” – Sungyoung (jangsungyoug)
“Often times as a model, I have experienced an almost paralyzing fear of not being good enough, to the point where there is the overwhelming insecurity that encompasses me as a whole whenever I do anything involving modeling. My training with SCALA Models Academy changed that. Somewhere between the 101 class, where I learned the kind of mentality I needed as a model, to the very thorough styling and posing classes, to the infamous runway classes, there was a certain confidence instilled in me. Confidence is such a powerful thing, and for me- it was inspiring. I learned that the person I am simply does not dwindle because I am a model, but that modeling gives me an opportunity to strengthen who I am. I used to believe that I would only be a puppet to the ever-changing and oh so fickle fashion industry, but now I find that while I may never conform to the idea of “perfection” for some and while I may continue to make mistakes… I know that because of SCALA I can and will explore my own modeling path, expanding my knowledge base and experiences in the SL fashion community- a better and stronger model. Plus, I can totally walk a runway now without vomiting in real life.” – Trouble Dethly
“If you truly desire to know what my experience was like at SCALA Models Academy, take a look at my runway style when I first began and then take a look at it now. Coming from a model who has attended five previous academies, I can say without a doubt, I have improved ten-fold. Although, SCALA is all inclusive and teaches you the important elements needed to be a successful model including the personal aspects, it was the runway and posing sessions that were a major force and changed me for the better. I now walk onto the runway with complete confidence knowing that when I pose, people will take notice. Thank you, SCALA!” – Zoomy Bluebird
“I think SCALA Models Academy gives a refreshing and unique outlook of the modeling world in SL. My experiences there were not only informative and inspiring but they were also a lot of fun. Overall the SCALA Management Group is a very creative one and they provide great finishing classes for the professional model looking to hone his or her skills.” – Winter Zhukovsky
Please, feel free to contact any of SCALA Graduates and ask anything you would like to know, from themselves.
The next round of SCALA Models Academy starts soon, with two Info Days in mid May.
Please, contact Kryptonia Paperdoll inworld for more information about how to attend of these Info Days, ask all your questions, be correctly informed on how SCALA Models Academy works. Be a part of SL modeling’s future!
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