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Best Modeling Agencies in the Philippines

Updated on July 3, 2015

Want to be a model? Dreaming of the luxurious lifestyle of the kings and queens of the runway? Here is a list of the best modeling agencies in the Philippines, offering careers in commercials, print ads, talent, and more.

Philippine modeling careers are becoming more fabulous than ever, just like the Philippine fashion industry itself. Numerous modeling agencies offer opportunities to different kinds of models, not only in the capital metro area but cities all over the nation. Philippine models also walk overseas catwalks. Models are successfully exploring the international runway, promoting great couture in Asia and around the world.

If you want to be a top model, you must not only attend periodic go-sees, but you should know which agencies are the top agencies in the Philippine modeling world, the gateways to other, bigger modeling opportunities.

Find a model agency that suits your type of model. Many different looks and body types are needed to display many types of products. Are you a tall, thin, fragile-looking model type, or a plus-size model? There are opportunities for teens and children to model. Or maybe you’re a male model, or a model and a talent artist at the same time. You must know who you are, what type of model you are, and what career you are aiming for. If one agency has nothing to offer people just like you, try another.

Nicole Smith of Ozar Models
Nicole Smith of Ozar Models | Source

List of Top Modeling Agencies in the Philippines

Here are the most trusted and reputable modeling agencies in the Philippines.

W Talent Management. This talent management agency houses high-profile celebrities, athletes, kids, and models. Their models endorse and model for local and international scenes. This agency is affiliated with the most popular and most creative designers, photographers, makeup artists, and fashion/glamour icons. I also found out from their hot-off-the-press corner that they are affiliated with all kinds of fashion, sports, and health magazines here. How impressive!

Ideal People Model Management is one of the most reputable modeling agencies in the entire Philippines. Their models are among the most recognized faces in print ads, tv commercials, magazines and fashion shows. The have modeling divisions for women, men, new faces, "runway" models, "classics/seniors," and kids. This agency is also affiliated with international agencies in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. They are in a continuous model search, so submit your portfolio to the Ideal People modeling agency.

Faces Model Agency is headed by Ms. Susan. M. Dalton, a former catwalk model who continues to discover new models. Ms. Susan has made superstars and big names in the show business and modeling world here in the Philippines. According to the Faces website, “Miss Dalton is the Internal Vice President of (TAO) Talent Agents Organization, a group consisting of almost 50 members of Talent/Modeling Agencies in the Philippines, whose sole purpose is to professionalize talent supplying in the Advertising Industry through governing rules and regulations and for Models to be 'EXCLUSIVE' only to one Talent/Model Agency.”

Model Shop is a well-known modeling agency here in the Philippines, which started in 1998. It is the home of professional and talented models for fashion shows, print ads, TV, commercials, films, and special events. Model Shop offers full-service casting for local and international projects. Its clients include ABS-CBN, AVON, Bench, Brand Asia, GMA 7, Shangri-la Hotel, SM Department Store, Summit Publishing, Talent Zone Ltd HK, and many more. Submit your portfolio here.

Sparkle Modeling Agency is a top model agency located in Cebu City. This city is known for its beautiful natives, too, so I see why there must be a modeling agency here. If you’re from the Visayas area and Mindanao, and you want to sparkle and become a model, you don’t have to fly to Manila and have tiring go-sees. Sparkle Agency is an angel for you. This model house, by the way, has clients such as Canon, Honda, Bench, MTV (Music Television Channel), Maxim Philippines, and many more. You can be 6 to 60 years old, who knows, maybe a modeling career is your key to success.

Modeling-and-Talent Agencies

ABS-CBN StarMagic. if you wanna be a star on TV and also be a model in print ads and commercials, the number-one TV network in the Philippines is a great place for you. If you are recognized on TV and in commercials, your chance of getting modeling exposure is high. So being a talent artist is a sure way to become a successful model. Fame is fabulous. Aspire to be a star through StarMagic.

GMA Artist Center. Of course, you must try all opportunities to get to the top. This network too offers a great ticket for your modeling and talent career. Visit their website and become a model and artist at the same time. ;) Good luck!

Fashion Brands Go-Sees

It is cool to attend the go-sees offered here in the Philippines by famous local brands such as Bench, Folded and Hung, Penshoppe, Human, Oxygen, and others. Malls in many places advertise open model go-sees every now and then.

I’ve listed trusted modeling agencies in this hub. Beware of numerous online modeling agencies that invite people to upload their photos; they may be trying to exploit you somehow. It’s always best to go to known and trusted modeling agencies. After all, modeling is a serious profession.

Sheda of Ozar Models
Sheda of Ozar Models | Source
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