Venice Carnival attracts many models from around the world, they are from Italy, rest of Europe and from as far away as USA and Australia. These are the people who spend as much a thousands of dollars for their costumes and jewelry. They spend these two weeks in Venice, They have their business cards that they give to serious photographers and all they expect is that you email them there photos. Many of them are aspiring models and actors and they will work to model if requested. But mostly they do for fun. They have their agent always nearby and they are managed by them.