They may have had perfectly reasonable intentions, but when Emily Boyd received a message from a modelling scout on her personal Facebook page, the 14-year-old was skeptical.
As CBC reports, a representative from Numa Models' Calgary office messaged the ninth grader, writing that she'd come across her profile and asked if she'd ever been interested in modelling or acting — no previous experience required.
With the sheer volume of people posting photos on personal social media pages, talent scouts have been making good use of the Internet to seek new talent. And when young girls put on makeup, they can appear much older than they really are, making it difficult to tell if they're underage.
All the same, the message left Boyd with mixed feelings.
"I guess as any teenaged girl, it's kind of exciting and flattering to receive a message like that," she told the news network, addingRead More »from Debate swirls over modelling company’s use of Facebook to scout minors