Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Model Requirements?
Female Model Requirements: Age 15-25, Height 5’8”- 6’; Male Models: Age 16-25, Height 5’11”-6’3”
Can anyone attend the European Model Showcase?
No. Models must be pre-approved by a participating Director.
Are Passport’s Required?
US & Canadian citizens are required to have a current passport to travel in and out of Europe. Please check with your country of origin to see if a travel Visa is required.
What is the best Airport to fly into?
Charles De Gaulle, Paris France (CDG)
Is there a shuttle service available in Paris?
Can I use dollars in France?
France is part of the European Union and use the Euro as their currency. Currency exchange is available at most banks, airport and through France with the exception of holidays. ATM’s are available at the airport and throughout the city. It is recommended that you exchange some money to Euro prior to traveling.
Can I use my credit card in France?
Most businesses in France will accept MasterCard & Visa. If a minor is traveling with a parent’s credit card, they will not be allowed to use it. The credit name must match the name on the Passport. American Express is generally not accepted in Europe. Be sure to contact your credit card company and inform them of your travel dates before your departure.
What type of Phone Service is available?
Most cell phone services will allow you to add the international service for a limited time at a reasonable rate. Check with your carrier for details. Phone cards are also available for purchase at tobacco shops throughout Paris.
Do I need a special electrical adapter?
European electrical outlets are 220 voltages. US voltage is 110 and adapters are needed for a hair curler or blow dryer. Please check your voltage for your computer laptop to find out if your laptop needs a special converter, majority are programmed to handle 220 voltages. Most hotels have converters available for a fee.
What Wardrobe is appropriate for Paris?
Paris in May has an average temperature of 57 degrees F. Pack clothes that you can layer as there are both cool and warm days. Rain is common this time of year so a spring coat and an umbrella are recommended. We also recommend a pair of walking shoes as many roads and sidewalks are cobblestone and heels are not appropriate to walk around the city, especially when sightseeing and riding the Metro.
What Wardrobe is appropriate for Showcase?
Models are presented to the agents with a single walk down the defile (catwalk). Models are to wear a style of jeans that work best for their body type. Skinny jeans recommended for females, fitted jeans for males. Fashionable shoes are a must! Each model will be provided with a European Model Showcase tank top. All models will have makeup and hair services provided for presentation walk.
Is there special attire for the Dinner Cruise?
Wrapping up the showcase, models and directors board the ‘Bateaux Parisian Dinner Cruise’ which is a spectacular view of Paris from the River Seine and includes a four course meal. Dress is semi-formal with females wearing a cocktail or full length dress. Males are required to wear slacks and a jacket or suit.