The author of this book is obviously a very intelligent, switched on young lady with a Law Degree but even she was duped by the rogue practices by agencies in this largely unregulated industry Thankfully she has written this guide and hosts a similar website to inform and guide aspiring models as to the pitfalls that she came across in her career so hopefully, they can be avoided Its an A Z guide aimed at models, both male and female, but I think it could also apply to similar industries where people are likely to be exploited in the same manner, such as acting and singing Any industry where there is an agency taking their cut basically A very informative and well written book which is a must read for anyone thinking of entering or participating in such a profession. I ve been modelling for a very long time and this book answered so many of the questions I ve wanted to know for years It covers everything you need to know about how to enter and navigate the industry I found the chapters on tax and legal particularly interesting as this seems to be such a grey area, and it was so helpful to gain some clarity This book is such a useful tool to have thank you Leanne As the title suggests, it is a manual for the fashion industry but truly, this is a bible for young models The A to Z doesn t miss a thing and the author does not hold back as she shares her experience and guides you through the pitfalls The scams to avoid, the creeps to avoid, it is all laid out in brutal honesty with all the benefits too I was particularly interested in the chapters N is for Networking and I is for Instagram Instagram has changed the industry connecting clients and models This chapter tells you how to manage your online presence, use it to your advantage and best of all, how much to charge Anyone whether involved in the modelling industry or not should read this book It exposes how a seemingly mainstream industry has much darker roots which should not be allowed in this century Thank you, Leanne, for bringing this information to the forefront, perhaps with public knowledge we can encourage change in this industry. A very well written and truly informative book A really valuable and much needed insight into the modeling industry, with practical and sound advice on how to make the most out of the opportunities it provides. A very well written, first hand, insight into the real life of modeling It s a very interesting and revealing read for a non model myself and is a valuable source of advice for those looking to get into the industry or trying to learn about it. An A Z guide of the modelling industry focused on ending financial, physical, sexual and emotional exploitation of aspiring and current models by agencies and clientsFor such a beautiful industry, there is a lot of ugly behind the scenes in modelling Exploitation has always existed in the fashion industry, because it is so aspirational By cutting through the smoke and mirrors, The Model Manifesto empowers and educates models to take control of their lives into their own hands and educates the public on the reality of what s involved in modelling Leanne Maskell has drawn on heryears of experience working as an international model together with her legal background to create this easy to understand, A Z guide in order to end exploitation of vulnerable models and wanna be modelsWith contributions from top industry experts, The Model Manifesto includes solid advice on everything from mental health issues to paying tax It covers every aspect of the modelling industry in detail to give an honest and realistic insider view, covering both the highs and the lowsThe way to end the exploitation and the ugly in the industry is by education, awareness and building change from the inside out Really good overview of the different aspects of modelling Opportunities and risks alike Would definitely recommend Loved it I m a model since almost 4 years and i ve still learned a lot thanks to this book Every models confirmed or aspiring should get it This is full of great advices Love it Especially the financially part who is really helpful Leanne definitely guide us through this book thanks to her experience It explains what to expect from this industry and how to defend us and our interest as a professional model, which can be a tricky situation because we tend to think naively that model agencies have our best interest in mind which is most of the time not true unfortunately I would also recommend to follow themodelmanifesto on instagram because she made videos on her account to explain even each chapters of her book which is amazing Thank you again Leanne and congratulations for this amazing book and for all your actions to get this industry safer and better xxAnais.