Beware of Imposters: Modeling for Soles of Silk

I was sent an email last night by a female in Pittsburg, PA. In it she described how someone by the name of "Zack" had approached her based on a Craigslist ad she posted (a non-modeling ad) to pose for Soles of Silk. After doing a little research she said she figured out the person was obviously a phony and contacted me about the issue.

I have yet to respond to her, but will as soon as I finish this blog post. I wanted to put this out there for anyone looking to model for Soles of Silk, or who might have been contacted by "Zack," or whatever name he may be going by.

Modeling Basics

1. I have never contacted a model based of Craigslist. I can't say I never will, but in eight years I haven't yet.

2. I always contact models online via two methods. The first one is my email, which should always be The second, is the site's official Twitter page, @SolesofSilk.

3. I won't give you my cellphone number unless I've contacted you through the means above first. I don't trust just giving my cell number out to people I don't know - model or not.

4. I'm based out of the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. areas. I have travelled in the past, but it's not on a regular basis.

5. I don't generally throw out pay rates to people I just met or don't know.

Ways to Verify if it's Me

1. Ask me to send you a message via my email address (, or if we follow each other on Twitter, through a direct message (@SolesofSilk).

2. Send me an email or direct message to ask if I contacted you. Obviously this person will not be able to reply from my official contact means.


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