Looking for representation but don't know where to start?


Finding the right modeling agency can be one of the hardest parts of getting your modeling career started. There are so many to choose from, especially in the Los Angeles area, and it can be tough to know which will be the best fit. But never fear! I’ve done the hard work for you and gathered an extensive list of the Top Modeling Agencies in Southern California!


Once you’ve narrowed down a few of your favorites and looked at their websites, it's time to get your submission ready with digitals and test shoots! I offer both kinds of sessions, which we can tailor to appeal to your dream agency and clients.


To set up a session for digitals, headshots, or other portfolio images, feel free to get in contact with me any time!


SoCal Modeling Agencies on the Map


@statemgmt

1. State Management


Location: Los Angeles, New York

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Founded in 2015, State Management offers a "modern alternative to a rapidly evolving industry." State Management offers a variety of divisions, including fashion, classic, petite, plus size, sports/fitness, and lifestyle. The agency has offices in both Los Angeles and New York.

@nextmodels / @nextmodelsla

2. NEXT Management


Location: Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Miami

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NEXT Management is a leading global fashion management agency, connecting top talent in fashion and entertainment with prominent international brands. NEXT is located in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Miami. Models and talent represented by NEXT include Anok YaiGrace Elizabeth, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Karmen Pedaru, Lineisy Montero, Ugbad, Alexa Chung, and Lana Del Rey.

@margauxtheagency

3. Margaux The Agency


Location: Los Angeles

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Margaux is a female-operated boutique modeling and talent agency established in 2015 that specializes in scouting, personalized development, and creative management. Margaux believes in "empowering our talent in a way that is authentic to who they are as individuals, so that they can achieve their goals within and outside of the industry."

@brand_models

4. Brand Models


Location: Orange County

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Brand Model and Talent Agency is a SAG franchised agency based in Santa Ana, servicing clients nationwide.

In 1986, Patty Brand launched Brand Models with a boutique personal approach. Brand Model and Talent agency provides model management for fashion, lifestyle, plus size, kids, fit, and commercial.

@nomadmgmt / @nomadmgmt_west

5. NOMAD Management


Location: Los Angeles, New York, Miami

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Since 2001, NOMAD Management has been recognized as one of the most respected management companies in the fashion industry. NOMAD is located in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami. Models and talent represented by NOMAD Management include Hoyeon Jung and Coco Rocha, who is also an owner of the agency.

@willowmodels

6. Willow Model Management


Location: Orange County

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Willow Model Management is a boutique modeling agency based in Santa Ana. Founded in 2011 as a woman-owned business, Willow has since gained a global presence, working as a mother agency and placing models with top agencies in New York, London, Milan, Paris, and beyond.

@notiesmodels

7. No Ties Models


Location: San Diego

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No Ties Management is a modeling agency based in San Diego, representing models and top influencers from Southern California and around the world.

Founded in 2005 by Monica Boselli, No Ties specializes in developing models from the very beginning, and is "committed to finding raw talent and working one-on-one to create a unique image, strong portfolio, and eventually, an impressive career as a professional fashion model and notable social media influencer."

@storm_la

8. Storm Management


Location: Los Angeles, London

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Storm LA was founded by Noelle Doukas, formerly the head of the very successful Storm London Women's division. The team has vast experience working across fashion, beauty, and digital, and operates independently with a strategic focus on creating partnerships and projects relevant to the LA market. Storm Management also includes Storm Artists, Storm Vision, and Storm Creative, representing talent from the acting, writing, broadcasting, music, dancing, art, and influencing worlds.

@lippsla

9. Lipps LA


Location: Los Angeles, New York

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Lipps LA is a celebrity branding, creator/influencer, and model management company based in Los Angeles and New York. Clients range from Chiara Ferragni to Cardi B, Gucci Mane, Helena Christensen, Devon Aoki, and many more. The agency represents talent traditionally as well as offering influencer marketing and content development. Most recently Lipps LA launched a podcast division producing shows, and was the first agency to represent a virtual influencer model, Daisy Paige.

@thelionsmgmt

10. The Lions


Location: Los Angeles, New York

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The Lions is a talent management, branding, PR and creative services agency "dedicated to telling stories which inspire, celebrate, and shift cultures." The agency's Los Angeles office was opened in 2017 and is currently headed by Charlotte Reiss, who formerly worked as Director of Wilhelmina Los Angeles. Models and talent represented by The Lions include Candice Swanepoel, Emma Heming Willis, Jasmine Tookes, Kate Upton, and Sora Choi.

@newmarkmodels

11. newMARK Models


Location: Los Angeles

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newMARK Models is a boutique talent agency based in Los Angeles. They manage a dynamic group ranging from models to influencers, surfers, singers and more. newMARK focuses on "providing a positive and encouraging safe space to stand out in our industry."

@bellaagencyla

12. Bella Agency


Location: Los Angeles, New York

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Established in 2004 in New York City, Bella Agency is a leading boutique agency representing a diverse pool of models and talent for print and commercial advertising. The agency houses both a fashion and a lifestyle division, and launched a successful 40+ women's division (now Bella CLASSIC) in 2005. Bella Los Angeles followed in 2011. Bella Agency has since expanded their portfolio to represent on-camera commercial talent (Bella TALENT), youth (Bella YOUTH), and talent with a strong social media presence (Bella INFLUENCERS). 

@photogenicsla

13. Photo/Genics


Location: Los Angeles, New York, Paris

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Photo/Genics Media is an art-driven talent agency based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2002, Photo/Genics is a trend-setting fashion agency that "strives to make a lasting mark in the industry." The agency was created and founded by Bordeaux Models owner Nicole Bordeaux and co-owners Dean and Davis Factor (Smashbox Cosmetics and Smashbox Studios), and represents models, talent, and creators. Most recently, they have added artist representation with a global presence with Photo/Genics Europe based in Paris, France.

@imgmodels

14. IMG Models


Location: Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Milan, Sydney

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IMG Models is an international agency which represents more than half of the highest paid supermodels. IMG was founded in 1987, and its roster includes well-known names such as Bella and Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Hailey Bieber, Gisele Bundchen, Jourdan Dunn, Ashley Graham, Miranda Kerr, Kate Moss, Soo Joo Park, Barbara Palvin, Gemma Ward, Joan Smalls, and Brooke Shields.

@bmg.models

15. BMG Models


Location: Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami

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Founded in 1993, BMG has become one of the largest network agencies in the US with 7 offices nationally.

BMG "celebrates inclusivity, diversity and empowerment," with offices strategically placed throughout the US in order to offer opportunities for global exposure without having to be in a major market.

@kt_management

16. KT Management


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KT Management is a boutique mother agency primarily based in New York and Boston, but provides representation nation and worldwide. Founded by model Kelly Thomas, KT aims to "celebrate and curate the authentic beauty and spirit of each individual." The agency "takes a holistic approach to curating the individual aesthetic" and provides a "bespoke experience" for their talent. Models from KT Management have worked for fashion brands such Victoria’s Secret, Givenchy, Hermes, Ralph Lauren, Rachel Roy, Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Espirit, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Revolve.

@triciabrinkmanagement

17. Tricia Brink Management


Location: Los Angeles

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Tricia Brink Management is a boutique, female-owned modeling and talent agency based in West Los Angeles. The agency keeps a small board, and "believes that you can be successful and also treat others the way you would like to be treated. In an industry that can be overwhelming and often void of real relationships, we hope to change that at TBM."

@closeupmodelsagency

18. Closeup Models Agency


Location: Los Angeles, New York

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Closeup Models is a parts modeling agency in Los Angeles, meaning the agency specializes in individual body parts such as hands, feet, and legs. Models from Closeup Models have been featured with brands such as Marc Jacobs, Uber Eats, Peloton, Keurig, Jeep, Neiman Marcus, Jack Daniels, and more.

@theindustryla

19. The Industry Model Management


Location: Los Angeles, New York

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The Industry Model Management is a high-end women’s boutique model agency with offices in both New York and Los Angeles. The agency keeps an exclusive roster, and their offices in Los Angeles are situated in luxurious Beverly Hills, home to the famous Rodeo Drive. The Industry Model Management is part of the Art & Fashion Group Company, which includes Pier59 Studios, the world’s largest advertising production facility.

@ottomodels.agency

20. Otto Models


Location: Orange County

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Otto Models is a boutique mother agency representing an international board of male and female models in California, with special emphasis in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. The agency is based in Newport Beach and is owned by husband and wife duo Jason and Tereza Otto. Otto Models negotiates contracts for work on major campaigns, print shoots, runway, editorial, music videos, commercials and films.

@fordmodels

21. Ford Models


Location: Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Chicago, Miami, São Paulo

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Founded in 1946 by its namesakes, Eileen and Jerry Ford, FORD Models pioneered a new kind of global industry based on beauty. Starting out of their New York City home, Eileen and Jerry established a company and brand that launched and defined the modeling industry; as the agency renowned for innovating model management, FORD is the most recognized and respected name in the history of modeling. With its main headquarters located in New York City, and with offices in Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and São Paulo, FORD continues to innovate and influence the industries of modeling and fashion.

@danielhoffagency

22. Daniel Hoff Agency


Location: Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta

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Daniel Hoff Agency is a full service agency based in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. The agency represents talent for commercials, print, music videos, industrials, infomercials, television, film and musical theatre.

@astonmodels

23. Aston Models


Location: Los Angeles

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Aston Models is located in Beverly Hills, CA and represents some of the top models in Los Angeles and from around the world. The agency takes pride in finding and developing diverse new talent to be successful models and has a more hands on approach, so representation is limited to only a select few models.

@nousmodels

24. Nous Management


Location: Los Angeles

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Nous Model Management is a leading boutique agency in Los Angeles, specializing in high fashion print and runway. The agency is small by design, with personalized management allowing Nous to offer a more "family style" type of representation.

@dtmodelmanagement

25. DT Model Management


Location: Los Angeles

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DT Model Management is one of the leading boutique modeling agencies, priding itself on its distinguished talent roster and client base. Founded in 2012 by David Todd, DT Model Management has secured some of the biggest worldwide campaigns for clients such as Tom Ford, Paco Rabanne, Ralph Lauren, DSQUARED2, Diesel, and Stuart Weitzman, making it one of the premiere model management companies in Los Angeles.

@shamonfreitas

26. Shamon Freitas Model & Talent


Location: San Diego

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Shamon Freitas Model & Talent is an agency based in San Diego, and touts being LA caliber with a San Diego attitude. The agency prides itself on being "real while practicing kindness" and representing "beautifully while respecting personal autonomy." Shamon Freitas values honesty, fairness, and transparency, and believes that everyone has the right to govern their own lives, make choices that are right for them, and be accountable for their behavior.

@qmodels

27. Q Model Management


Location: New York, Los Angeles

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Q Model Management opened the doors of its New York City office in 1998, and quickly rose to be one of the strongest management agencies in the world. Q Management has become known for its talented team that has paved the path for supermodels and celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Nigel Barker of America's Next Top Model, Magali Amadei, Andres Segura, and Melissa Keller. Q Management opened an additional office in LA in 1999 with some of the area's best agents, and represents models and actors exclusively in their market for both print and commercials.

@lamodels

28. LA Models


Location: Los Angeles

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In just over 30 years of operation in the fast-paced world of modeling, founder Heinz Holba built LA Models into one of the most successful agencies in the industry. Holba has worked since the early 1980s to bring a significant international modeling presence to Los Angeles, making it the largest modeling agency on the West Coast and one of the most respected in the world.

@visionlosangeles

29. VISION Los Angeles


Location: Los Angeles

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VISION Los Angeles, established in 1999, is a boutique high fashion and beauty agency dedicated to the discovery and development of fresh, unique talent. Representing both women and men, the agency's ultimate goal is to manage each talent on an individual basis, presenting them with all the necessary tools to build a lasting brand within the fashion industry.

@freedommodelsla

30. Freedom Models Los Angeles


Location: Los Angeles, Miami

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Freedom Models is a boutique women's fashion agency with an exceptionally curated board that services global and local clientele with high-tier talent. Freedom Models' focus is on development and international placement, and their management style is tailored to each individual model. The agency's emphasis is on quality imaging and strategic brand collaborations, with a simple philosophy: beauty, kindness, humor, patience, and a healthy dose of creative energy. Freedom Models opened its doors in January 2015, and has offices in West Hollywood and Miami.

@geneticmodels

31. Genetic Models Management


Location: Los Angeles

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Genetic Models Management is an exclusive fashion modeling agency located in Los Angeles, CA. The agency is dedicated to scouting and developing the most unique new faces from around the world.

@omodelsagency

32. O Models


Location: Los Angeles

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O Models Agency is a fashion, lifestyle, and beauty agency based in Los Angeles. The agency represents both men and women for print fashion, commercial, and social media influencing.

@dragonflyagency

33. Dragonfly Agency


Location: Dallas, Los Angeles

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The Dragonfly Agency is a model management company with an innovative and proactive approach to career management of its talent. Boutique in size, the agency's team focuses on a select number of models and their individual career path. The team at Dragonfly consists of agents, creatives and assistants who understand what it takes to develop and manage the total career of their models.

@mavrickagency

34. Mavrick Agency


Location: Los Angeles

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Mavrick Agency is a full service entertainment agency that specializes in print, social media, TV, commercials, and film. Mavrick Agency prides itself on custom management for each individual talent, which helps to both develop and sustain career longevity. The Mavrick team’s passion, work ethic, and over 60 years of combined experience in the fashion and entertainment industries has already developed some of the most promising new talent in the business, both nationally and internationally. Mavrick Agency represents men, women, and youth.

@onemanagement / @onemanagementla

35. ONE Management


Location: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Barcelona

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ONE Management is a world-leading modeling agency representing beauty in all its diversity. ONE develops and manages models who bring a brand's story and experience to the audience through a variety of media including print, runway, digital, social, and video. Founded in New York in 2001, the agency has expanded its reach with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Barcelona. ONE represents a roster of globally successful modeling talent, and celebrates the intersection of fashion, music, TV, and film representing groundbreaking international artists.

@minellimanagement

36. Minelli Management


Location: Los Angeles

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Minelli Management is based in LA’s lively Mid-City, and the growing agency is small in size but distinct in vision: to find beauty in the unusual and represent multifaceted, creative, and diverse individuals who fall outside the traditional scope of model agencies.

@scoutmodelagency

37. Scout Model Agency


Location: San Francisco, Los Angeles

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Scout Model Agency is a boutique agency located in both San Francisco and LA. Scout strives to offer personal and quality representation to all of its models across all divisions. With the 25+ years of experience between the agents at Scout, the agency has collaborated with some of the most prominent and recognizable clients, brands, and companies across the country.

@naturalmodelsla

38. Natural Models


Location: Los Angeles

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Bradford Willcox and Katie H. Willcox founded Natural Model Management in 2011. Katie has been a top plus model for over a decade, giving her tremendous insight into the industry. Katie and Bradford were inspired to open Natural Model Management after seeing a shift in the public's preference for models that represent health and an attainable reality for the average woman. Natural’s mission is to let models be healthy and happy, while providing them with an opportunity to work as a model at their natural body shape and size. At Natural Models, an environment that encourages personal health is provided. Models are encouraged to find a healthy weight for their bodies through acts of self care and love such as exercise and eating well.

@selectmodellosangeles

39. Select Model Management


Location: Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Milan, London, Paris, Stockholm

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In 2019, Select became a global network after it merged with MP Management, the world’s fastest growing network of model and talent agencies. Having shaped the model and talent industry for over forty years, Select is now a global model and talent agency which has offices in 8 cities across the world: London, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. Its original ethos - getting on the streets and ‘scouting’ natural, individual and unique looks and talent to be nurtured into major names - is as important today as it was four decades ago and will go on being the foundation of the new, global Select.

@wilhelminamodels / @wilhelminalosangeles

40. Wilhelmina


Location: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London

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Wilhelmina Models is one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world. Since its founding in 1967 by Dutch supermodel Wilhelmina Cooper, Wilhelmina Models has earned its prestigious standing as an industry leader by providing full-spectrum model management for women, men and fitness models, as well as entertainers and musicians. In addition to agency locations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and London, and licensees throughout the world, Wilhelmina Models maintains relationships with hundreds of local model management firms in order to find and develop the next generation of talent. Model scouting and development initiatives also extend into national model searches produced in concert with strategic media partners utilizing the latest in information and social technologies.

@womenmanagementla

41. Women Management LA


Location: New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan

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Women Management, one of the most influential and trusted fashion talent agencies in the world, was founded in New York in 1988 and is now proud to expand their reach in Los Angeles. Celebrating inclusivity, diversity, and empowerment, the agency's teams constantly strive to provide exceptional management to our talents and outstanding service to our clients. Women LA's approach combines creativity, technology and business development aligned with respect, trust, humanity, ethics and social responsibility. Women LA represents some of the industry’s most successful talents including Lais Ribeiro, Hanne Gaby, Josephine Le Tutour, and Elisa Sednaoui, and is consistently developing the next generation of modeling superstars including Valerie Scherzinger and Maryel Uchida.

@ntamodels

42. NTA Model Management


Location: Los Angeles

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NTA Model Management is a boutique modeling agency based in Los Angeles. NTA focuses on giving the personal attention clients deserve and specializes in mentoring and guiding each model. Nick Terzian founded NTA Talent Agency in 1999 and later launched its sister agency NTA Models in 2005. The company has grown into a distinguished, leading full-service boutique agency. As everything with NTA is in-house, the agency features divisions in print advertising for both men and women, fitness, a classic image board, celebrity endorsements, product placements in social media, bloggers, and more.

@twomanagement / @twomanagementwomen

43. Two Management


Location: Los Angeles, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen

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Opening in 2013, Two Management quickly became Los Angeles' go-to agency for high-end advertising, catalog, and e-commerce by introducing an impressive roster of international models previously unavailable to the LA market. Opening offices in Germany, Spain, and Scandinavia, Two Management has elevated itself to an international agency with global reach while still maintaining a hands-on boutique management style for top talent.

@itmodelmanagement

44. It Model Management


Location: Orange County

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it Model Management is based in Irvine, CA, and focuses on professional and genuine interaction with their loyal clients and personal interest in building rewarding careers for their models. With a combined 30 years in the business, agency founders Linda Robirds and Marlyn Klaarmond have built an extensive client roster, earned a reputation for straight-talk and integrity, and the privilege of representing the top models in the business.

@elitela

45. Elite Model Management


Location: Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Toronto

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Elite was opened in Los Angeles in 1977 and made a name for itself by challenging the status quo and developing the power of a model's image. This lead to the creation and definition of the "supermodel." Elite has represented and currently represents many of the most recognized and iconic faces of the last 35 years including Linda Evangelista, Andie MacDowell, Gisele Bundchen, Uma Thurman, Iman, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Huntington-White, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Cameron Diaz, and Paulina Porizkova.

@evolve.models

46. Evolve Model Management


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Evolve Model Management is a leading model and influencer management team in the fashion and beauty industry. With over 18 years of scouting experience for the world’s largest modeling agencies, Evolve's roster includes dynamic individuals who are encouraged to embody their unique brand and evolve into the most confident version of themselves.

@theprettymgmt

47. Pretty Management


Location: Los Angeles

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Pretty Management is an LA exclusive women's and men's agency. Pretty addresses the increasingly high demand for social media and influencer modeling, and leverages a talent's commercial abilities and translates it in a fresh, new editorial perspective.

@emg_models

48. EMG Models


Location: Los Angeles, New York

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EMG Models is a fast-growing, independent full-service agency that offers a dynamic personal approach to its clients in New York and Los Angeles. Founded in 2010, EMG's international team of scouts, managers, and agents uses their extensive experience and expertise to aim and deliver high level and cost-effective results. EMG's belief is in managing each talent as individuals and human being. While understanding the uniqueness of each story, the agency plans each talent's career for the future and aim to maximize their potential.

@bicoastalmgmt

49. Bicoastal Management


Location: New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong

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Bicoastal Management represents models and talent with offices in NYC, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong. Founded in 2009 by fit model veteran Malissa Young, Bicoastal Management has found fit models for major design houses and brands such as Alexander Wang, American Eagle, Calvin Klein, DKNY, The Gap, Macy's, Madewell, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, and Vera Wang. Bicoastal prides itself in its diverse board of curve, runway, print, fashion, and fit models.

@bountymodels

50. Bounty Models


Location: Los Angeles, Sweden

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Bounty Models is an international modeling agency located in Beverly Hills and owned by Victor Heliodor. In a commercial market like Los Angeles, Bounty stands out by flying in fashion models to work for local clients. The agency has a strong runway division and is taking on new faces for placement in other markets.

@omgmodelmanagement

51. OMG Model Management


Location: Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Moscow, Kyiv, Budapest, Warsaw

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OMG Model Management was established by Vincent DeVille and Zia DeVille in 2011. OMG started out in Los Angeles and then opened an office in Budapest a year later. Soon followed an office in Moscow, Amsterdam, and most recently Warsaw. The OMG Team is made up of highly experienced agents, most of whom have been models in the past. This gives OMG firsthand experience and knowledge about both sides of the industry which makes it ideal as a mother agency.

@mugshotmanagement

52. Mugshot Management


Location: Los Angeles

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Mugshot Management is a mother agency based in Los Angeles, operated by former Ford Model Lisa Phillips. The agency was founded in 2009 and focuses on development and worldwide placement.

@precisionmgmtla

53. Precision Management


Location: Los Angeles

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Precision Management is a new generation of agency, pushing boundaries, breaking moulds, redefining and disrupting what we've come to know and accept as fashion and management. The agency prides itself on being exclusive, edgy, and effortless.

@officialmodelsny

54. Official Model Management


Location: New York, Los Angeles

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Official Models provides a highly personalized approach to developing and managing talent. The agency sets itself apart from its peers by remaining small and promoting its models through select fashion shows, editorial publications, and advertising campaigns.

@stettsmodelmgmt

55. Stetts Models


Location: New York, Los Angeles, Miami

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Stetts Models prides itself on understanding production fittings, giving designers a wide range of production fit models who have been trained by industry veterans on how to properly fit a garment, with an inclusive roster that covers sizes 00-5X. Stetts represents real fitness professionals, athletes and dancers, meaning clients get the movement and professionalism they're looking for. Stetts is model-owned and makes supporting its talent a priority.

Note: Agency descriptions have been derived from information found on their official websites and Models.com listings. Claims have not been independently verified, always do your own research when choosing an agency.