Local Families Want Money Back From Local Modeling Agency
(LOUISVILLE) -- When girls all over Kentuckiana heard a casting call for models, many answered. Families invested money, and time, but say they came up empty-handed.
They asked Troubleshooter Charla Young, to find out why.
"As long as I can remember, ever since I was a little girl, 2,3,4,5,6, I've always wanted to do modeling," said Nina Neal. Last year, she thought her dream was closer to reality.
"He told me he was like I think you can do it I think you have the walk, the look and everything, I want you as part of my team. I was like great. I really want to do this," Nina says that conversation was with the owner of Premier Models, Mike Rednour.
Neal says she and other families we spoke to sign a contract. It said for a little more than two thousand dollars---they would get a photo shoot, personal website, email account, toll free number and full-color business cards.
"I didn't get my photo shoot. I didn't get any kind of representation I had paid for," said Nina. "It came out of my mom's pocket, so, that's why I'm really upset. I really could use the money for school," Nina said.
Nina tried calling and e-mailing Rednour, and his assistant, Brittany, but says she got no response.
Rednour called us back. "Premier Models is now dissolved. We hired a marketing director out of Ohio. She came in with the intent to learn our secrets and leave. She did that and took all our business. We tried to make it work, but the company went under," Rednour told WAVE-3.
Rednour says the company has no money, but he has provided partial refunds for some of the girls, he says out of his own pocket. He's currently considering refunds for Nina Neal and a few others. We'll keep you posted on the progress.
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