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No Pay No Runway Campaign Aims to Inform Models

OPEN CALL: The founder of a little-known Houston-based modeling agency is trying to ensure that models are paid.
Carnell Jones of Senoj Models started No Pay No Runway and is trying to recruit 100 ambassadors to support the cause. The group is trying to raise awareness about producers, “who put on fashion shows and are claiming that the money is going toward charity just to get the girls to work for free. In most cases, they are not being honest,” Jones said in a phone interview. “They are bringing in a great deal of money and they are telling the girls, ‘Well, hey, you’re going to get great exposure.’ These girls have been modeling for years now.”
Jones said he is not working with the Mode Alliance, the New York-based advocacy group that champions models’ rights. His focus is to ensure that models in different U.S. cities are paid for their runway work especially in relation to shows for charitable causes. Responsible for running the Houston-based modeling agency, he said he has seen firsthand models not get paid under similar circumstance. “A lot of them were forced to still do it because they needed the exposure. They would still participate, but in

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