Jenelle Evans isn't exactly known for spending loads of time with son Jace Evans, but that could be about to change. The Teen Mom 2 star has been getting a lot of compliments for her son's adorable looks on Twitter these days. So what's a mom to do when the world thinks she birthed a cutie? Get him a job as a child model, of course!
Well, that's what you do if you're Jenelle Evans, anyway.
The Teen Mom has been absolutely revelling in the praise for Jace's sweet face, and she dropped this announcement on Twitter this week:
I think Jace should be a kid model, #JustSayin ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½— Jenelle Evans (@PBandJenelley_1) November 13, 2013
Attention modeling agencies, in Teen Mom world, that's what is known as a giant HINT. Jenelle is willing to put her son to work ... pronto!
But don't get too excited, y'all. Jace IS adorable; I will absolutely give Jenelle that. She has produced one cute-looking kid. And one who seems to be fairly well-behaved when we see him on TV.
But there's a major misconception that cute is enough to succeed at child modeling.
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Child modeling is a lot of hurry up and wait. There are last-minute go-sees. There are open casting calls. There's a lot of driving to and fro. It becomes a full-time job for a parent, and it's not one that pays all that well. A kid only gets money if they book a gig, and the money for editorial shoots is low.
Not to mention Jenelle lives in North Carolina, not exactly the center of child modeling. For the primo gigs, she's got to get to New York City or California with little Jace. Imagine her having to fly across the country with him on a regular basis?
She can't even take care of him for a whole week. Do you really think she's going to be able to handle entertaining the toddler for hours in a room while they wait for him to audition with countless other little boys for the same job? Is she really going to give up her busy selfie-shooting schedule to drive him to audition after audition after audition?
Is she really up for the trials and travails of dealing with a career for her TODDLER? Because he might technically be "working" as a star of a reality show, but MTV seems to go pretty easy on the kids -- they just do what kids do. Working as a model is another ball of wax.
With Jenelle's history, a modeling career for Jace is pretty likely to overwhelm her in a hot minute ... even if he is "cute" enough for the job.
Have you ever considered child modeling for your child? What stopped you?
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