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Meet Matt

Director & Full Time Model

I'm Matt Bates, full time model for 24 years... Photographer for 15 years... Modelled all over the world... Signed by Top Reputable Agencies... Worked for World's Biggest Brands... Don't get Scammed...Speak to Matt.

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    Model Portfolio

    It is essential to have an up to date Model Portfolio – a shoot with Matt is a Model Portfolio & a lesson in posing & expressions, as well as an insight into the whole modelling industry. The edited images can then be sent to reputable top Model Uk Agencies.

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    Model Class

    The Model Class is a group session with Matt learning how to model, teaching you posing & expressions. You will learn all about the modelling industry and all the earning options that are available. A great way to start your career and your Model Portfolio.

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    Modelling Scams

    Learn all about the modelling scams and how to avoid them, Matt will make sure you’re not the next victim. Even if you have been scammed, Matt will help and advise you how to still get with top Model Uk Agencies. Don’t get scammed, get signed.

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    Run by full time model Matt Bates

    Hi, my name is Matt Bates, I’ve been a full time model for 24 years, and have modelled all over the world for most of the world’s biggest brands. I have also been photographing new models for nearly 15 years and then with my contacts, hopefully help them get signed to top Model Uk Agencies, ones that I still model for myself.

    I have been working tirelessly against companies who scam and exploit new models wanting to get into this fantastic industry. Unfortunately, knowing How To Become A Model and trusting the right company is proving harder and harder, which is why I have set up I WANT TO BE A MODEL. Read the amazing customer reviews on so you know you have come to the right person, the only company run by a full time professional model with genuine contacts.

    Call or text me on 07712 – 425996, email me at or fill in the Register Here form and I will get you booked in for a shoot, which will be a lesson in posing, expressions, as well as an invaluable insight into the whole modelling industry for both models and most importantly parents too. Let’s make sure you’re not the next modelling scams victim.

    Don’t get Scammed, get Signed…Speak to Matt.




    Why choose " I Want To Be A Model "


    We are passionate about the modelling industry and will use this passion to ensure you don’t get scammed, but do get the best results, and help you achieve your goals.


    We have 24 years of experience on both sides of the camera, having worked all over the world. Our experience will guide you in the right direction, and hopefully get you signed by top agencies.


    We will pass our wealth of knowledge in the modelling industry on to you in a model portfolio shoot, or class, so you have the best start to your modelling career.


    We have a vast array of ideas for shoots, as well as locations, to ensure your model portfolio shoot is as original and marketable as possible. We will also tailor your look to relevant model agencies.


    We will use our creativity to produce a stunning model portfolio, at the same time asking you to be creative with your choice and variety of outfits, ensuring the best start to your career.

    Customer Reviews

    We have over 500 stunning real customer reviews at from models & parents. Be very dubious of any business with no Review Section on their Facebook Page.

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    Coco had been scammed 3 times, but got signed to a top reputable agency after her Open Day session with me, Matt Bates… I…

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    I Want To Be a Model Leeds Success Story

    Here at I Want To Be A Model Leeds we have been very busy helping new models, shooting on our ever popular One days,…

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    I WANT TO BE A MODEL Leeds Review 4

    Amazing feedback from Rebecca, now a professional model following her shoot with Matt.

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