When Aiden was 3 years, he modeled for Old Navy. He auditioned for Old Navy in June, about a month later, I got an email from his agent informing me that he had been selected for a call back. We were all so excited about this and I’m glad to share especially as a lot of people have asked how to get their child to model.
For those who don’t know what that means, a call back is simply an invitation to return for a second audition. My husband and I were very excited for him.
It wasn’t until much later that I realized that I absolutely had to work, and my husband was going to be out of town on the day of his call back. Thankfully, I was able to count on his God mother and his Aunts who gladly took him. During his call back, they were informed that children will be selected on that same day, and will have to stay a little longer for a fitting. My husband and I were not happy about missing this, but we didn’t worry much because we knew he was in good hands. I called every hour to find out if Aiden was one of the children who was sent home, but they kept saying “Nope, he is still here.” That was a definitely a good sign.
A few hours later, I got a call that made my day. He was one of the toddlers who was chosen to model for Old Navy. My heart was happy. He was then fitted and told what day to show up for the photo shoot.
He was on set for 2 days and he absolutely loved it. Day 1 was in Hollywood, and Day 2 was in Malibu. There were other kids to play with, games to keep them entertained, a teacher for their age group. As his Mom, I can truly say he enjoyed himself,and that meant the world to me. A few weeks later his paycheck came in the mail. (They took out quite a bit in taxes. Crazy Uncle Sam).
Fast forward to this week, we finally got to see some of the photos from the photoshoot. It was used on their website online as well as print in store. Old Navy did not tell us when to expect to see the photos up, so it was quite a surprise when my husband, Aiden and I stopped at an at an Old Navy store to check for clearance (I love their clothes and also I only shop from the clearance rack, lol) and Aiden said “Mom, that’s Meeeee, Mom.” We are so proud. A few people in the store asked us when they saw him “Is that really him on the photos?” And we proudly responded with “It sure is him.”
See below for a compilation of photos and short videos from his audition up until he saw his photos at Old Navy 🙂
If you happen to stop by an Old Navy store and you see it up, please let me know. If you can, take a snapshot and send it to me. My husband and I would really appreciate it. 🙂 Or you can always just go to Old Navy to shop online.
Ever since Aiden got the Old Navy audition, I have had several people ask me how I did it. I have been responding to every question each person had, so I decided to make it easier and just write about it. Click here to read my post on “Finding A Reputable Model or Talent Agency To Represent Your Child“
At the end of the day, this was an awesome experience for us all. If he gets another job, we’ll be excited about it and if he doesn’t it won’t change anything. This is not a do or die and it is not life or death. It is just another experience in life that my husband and I are thankful that Aiden got to have.