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Models Casting, Inc. ( aka Cid Entertainment aka Photography & Models (Miami, Florida) aka Models Casting Entertainment by Alex Cid (Photographer)

March 17, 2005

Alex Cid, according to a forwarded email, has been banned from One Model Place (, where he was advertising as a photographer, after that site received complaints from models.

Google's search results still, at the time of writing, has a web page listing for Cid:
46865 - Photography & Models - Alex Cid

The page once said:

46865 - Photography & Models - Alex Cid
Portfolio Views: 4,621
  • Fashion
  • Runway
  • Sport
  • Casual
  • Swimwear
  • Lingerie
  • Glamour
  • N*de
  • Art
  • Artistic N*de

Additional Services:
  • Help Develop Model Portfolios
  • Help Models Find Work

  City:  Miami
State:  Florida
Country:  United States
Also Available for Work in:
California  -  Georgia  -  New York  -  Texas
E-Mail: Photography & Models 

Member Since: Dec-06-2003
Last Updated: Mar-22-2004 (24 Hours)
Images Added: Mar-22-2004 (24 hours)

The page, however, was removed, which is consistent with the claim he was banned.

Additional information is the allegation that Alex Cid represents himself in conjunction with Playboy, as if he is a scout for Playboy, or a recruiter. The website itself prominently and exhaustively references Playboy.

According to another forwarded email, however, whatever work Alex Cid once did with Playboy is a thing of the past, and Playboy does not want to associate with him any longer. The email from Playboy said: "He is currently misrepresenting his association with Playboy."

The spam Cid allegedly sent to models:

The first thing I want to tell you is that you are absolutely GORGEOUS!
Also this email is very legit, you can contact me if your [ sic] interested in Playboy and I [will] provide you with all my information that you can verify through the Playboy corporate office...
Through this letter I would like to introduce myself to you, as I am a model scout for Playboy magazine, and photographer assistant for Playboy magazine, I am very interested in speaking with you about the possibility of posing in Playboy magazine.
If you have any questions you can call me at 305.596.4183.
I look forward to hearing from you soon...

Yours truly,

Alex Cid
Playboy Magazine
Recruiter & Photographer Assistant
Office: 305.596.4183
Email: [email protected]

"Models Casting, Inc.", according to, operates out of Miami, Florida. No corporate records of Models Casting, Inc., however, were found in the Florida corporate records database.


If you do not receive email with "" in the email address, there's no reason to be convinced the person sending the email actually works for or represents Playboy. It is highly unlikely anyone from Playboy would scout online (they probably get tons of submitted pictures in the mail), so anyone sending email claiming to scout online for Playboy should be ignored or checked with Playboy directly.

Further information

Please email any additional information or any corroborrating info from your own experience.

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