It has recently come to my attention that like others in our industry. including Axel Bruan and Dana Vespoli, there is someone out there impersonating me, booking shoots or attempting to book shoots with girls and then not paying for services rendered.
I am told that a few people specifically on the east coast have been approached by someone claiming to be me. This is 100% not me. I am not booking for any content shoots and even if I was, I wouldn’t be doing so on the east coast. I live and work exclusively in the LA area.
While I do some content trades for my official site NickManningOnline, I always book them directly or with the help of my friend Kelli Roberts and always with people that know me already. If we go outside my circle of friends it’s always with a licensed and bonded agency like LA Direct Models or Kelli’s favorite, OC Modeling.
I’m sorry for anyone who has been taken advantage of by this scam artist, but in the future if you show up on the set and see obviously the person in question isn’t me, you shouldn’t stay for any reason.
In addition, you should verify in advance any shoot you book. You can tweet me @realnickmanning and I’d be happy at any time to verify a booking someone claims they have with me.
Just remember when it comes to your safety and well being, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. So take just a moment before heading out to meet anyone you are unsure of and check the facts.
Thank you for your time and for helping me get the word out.