I read this article and was very entertained. I remember when I went to New York City and went to the Abercrombie & Fitch store and saw the models posting up right when you walk in. They really do use tacky "company taglines" to try to get you to buy their merchandise. The author of this article, Terry Mccoy, was an actual Abercrombie model and got to experience the whole process. He was discovered on the street one day in New York City by a recruiter, and was convinced by her to come to an interview. He went to the interview and the recruiter was right, everyone loved him and he was hired. He was told to go to an orientation at 9 am on a Sunday morning. He showed up late, still drunk from the night before, and not showered. But, it didn't matter. Nobody even noticed. All they cared about was that this "hot" model was here and ready to go. I thought this was sort of funny. It's the guys first day on the job and he shows up hammered and they don't care? Wow... Just the life of a model I guess. Mccoy ended up quitting 2 hours into his 6 hour shift. Couldn't handle the skinny jeans.
I thought this article was really cool because it was written by someone who actually got to experience being an Abercrombie model. The details he added really helped you picture the process. An example of this is when Mccoy discusses his "bright green" Chuck Taylors. Mccoy starts to make fun of the Abercrombie models and their tactics. Mccoy explains Abercrombie as "If you've never been to Abercrombie, let me tell you, it definitely kills one's ability to form coherent, logical thought." This is so true. When I walk into Abercrombie, I can't hear myself think. Mccoy uses plenty of evidence to get his purpose across, and to be honest, kind of makes me frown upon Abercrombie & Fitch after reading his article.
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