According to CBS Atlanta, the Bailey Agency School of Fashion has a contest on their website where they charge entrants $20 for the chance to be selected as that month’s featured winner and to have their photo posted on the school’s website. Part of the proceeds would go to charity and the Agency would give out monthly monetary prizes.
The problem? Although the application to pick a monthly winner is still up an accepting money, the monthly winner on the website hadn’t changed since October 2013. Also, the charity selected was no longer operational.
When asked what the problem was, Cynthia said, “First of all I think that’s a very negative approach to the whole situation, that’s not like their $20 wasn’t being used for what it was intended for. It’s just a matter of us being in transition on our side and we were just behind on the website. But now it’s updated.”
She also released the following statement:
“The program is not revenue driven. The Bailey Babies Contest was created in the spirit of giving moms with young babies a platform to give their children exposure. This was a fun & inexpensive way to involve young babies in the school since they are obviously too young to participate in any of the other school programs that are offered. The program was also developed for the purpose of extending our brand out to people outside of the Atlanta area that support and want to be a part of The Bailey Agency. I apologize for any negligence on my part as far as my staff not keeping the website properly updated. I hope after receiving all the correct and updated information from me personally, you can appreciate the sincerity of my intentions. I appreciate you for bringing this important matter to my attention. I can assure The Bailey Babies mommies that this will not be an issue going forward. Thank you for providing the opportunity to address this matter.”
It appears that this issue is resolved. What are your thoughts?