Modeling agencies are putting time and money into parents, reports Annabella Asvik for Portƒolio. When an agency finds a fresh new face, it pays to make sure that young lady stays healthy — and apparently parents can be a positive influence and keep teens away from drugs, drinking and eating disorders. Of course, the pushy mom-ager types are discouraged. "Parents are inextricably linked to the talent and have a huge effect," says Matthew Hunt, creative director at Ford Models. "If you—or your parent—are not easy to work with, they’ll find someone who’s easier." [Portƒolio]