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Models Needed, Top 5 Best Modeling Agencies in the World

Updated on April 5, 2013

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It is widely acknowledged, even by her own business rivals,  that Elite has the world’s most prestigious modeling network. Founded by John Casablancas, Elite Model Management represents the vast majority of the industry’s superstars – right from cover girls Alessandra Ambrosio, Kemp Muhl, Raica Oliveira, Yfke Sturm, and Melissa Haro to actors such as Carol Alt, Tyra Banks, Cindy Crawford, Janice Dickinson, Cameron Diaz, Uma Thurman, Drew Barrymore and Ashley Judd.

It is pertinent to note that Elite Model Look is an annual fashion modeling event organized by Elite Management, and it is considered as the most eagerly-awaited and one of the prestigious contests to identify and introduce fashion models in the international fashion marketplace.

It is no exaggeration that In the world of modeling, there are few agencies who have the type of recognition and reputation that Elite Model Management enjoys.  With over three decades of experience and having handled nearly five million bookings, Elite remains at the forefront of the industry. Now owned by Eddie Trump of The Trump Group, the Elite team is all set to become the exclusive modeling industry powerhouse.

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Ford Models

Ford Models, started by Eileen and Jerry Ford in 1946 in New York, was responsible in making global the modeling profession. Some of the notable persons who came to limelight through Ford Models include Christie Brinkley, Rachel Hunter, Courtney Cox and Paris Hilton. Today Ford Models has grown into a huge organization with offices worldwide.

Ford Models has lately caught the imagination of all aspiring models as the agency has promoted itself successfully through YouTube with a string of fashion-tips and self-help videos explaining the fashion industry. Many in the fashion industry concede that Ford Models is one of the most recognized and respected model agencies. Ford has produced an enviable list of models including Anna Jagodzinska, Hanna Gaby Odiele, Tao Okamoto, Rose Cordero, Crystal Renn, Carmen dell'Orefice, Brad Kroenig, Paolo Anchisi, Lars Burmeister, and Adrian Bosch.

Boss Models Spring Summer 2010 (picture credits -
Boss Models Spring Summer 2010 (picture credits -

Boss Models

Boss Models is known for their distinguished work in promoting male models. The company was started by Debra Burns in 1988 and there is a book widely available in the market about the Boss Models agency along with interviews and photographs of some of the prominent male supermodels launched by the agency. Boss Model Management has an excellent track record specializing in identification, development and launching of models for work in fashion, advertising, television and commercials.

Boss Model Management has today grown leaps and bounds to become one of the most respected frontline Model Agencies in the UK. Boss has a pro-active, positive approach and that is considered the key to its phenomenal success. Having consistently launched many talented models in the fashion, film and television industries, Boss are looked upon by a host of clients in Paris, Milan, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Germany, Spain and Greece as a prime resource for new talent.

Storm Models


Storm, based in Chelsea, London, is one of the most successful and foremost model agencies in Great Britain. In fact, Storm is internationally credited for scouting, successfully identifying and building the careers of many of the world's top models. Few of its more talented models have occupied the cover pages of leading fashion magazines. Started by Sarah Doukas in 1987, Storm has provided the model industry with some of the best known names including Sophie Dahl, Devon Aoki, Liberty Ross, Catherine Hurley and Lily Cole.

Storm has a reputation for going beyond just scouting fresh talent. The agency’s strength is in managing careers of its models in order to optimize opportunities. Storm also represents many of world's top male models including Alex Beck, Jerome Clark & Trent Ford, as well as Ryan Snyder, Ryan Burns and Marios. The agency has four divisions – Women Models, New Faces, Men Models and Special Bookings.

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Wilhelmina Models

Wilhelmina Models is recognized by many as one of the topmost enterprising Model Agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Wilhelmina models are ubiquitously seen in a variety of events. They regularly offer model portfolios online, but you must be registered as a client in order to view them. In addition, Wilhelmina frequently offers open calls, where they often search for fresh talent.

Wilhelmina Modeling Agency is one of the largest and most successful modeling agencies in the world, Founded by the legendary supermodel Wilhelmina Cooper. And with over four decades of existence in the model industry, Wilhelmina continues to be a force to reckon with in the industry focusing on all aspects of modeling. The agency represents men, women, children, professional athletes and celebrities.

Wilhelmina Models continued to corner international recognition and fame by representing stars such as Esther Canadas, Rebecca Gayheart, Mia Tyler, Kate Dillon, Mark Vanderloo, Alex Lundqvist, Gabriel Aubry and Jason Shaw. Scouting, identifying and developing new talent, servicing a diverse range of clients and innovative marketing efforts keeps Wilhelmina Models on top of an ever-changing industry.

Also see the Top 5 Modeling Agencies in India and Top 5 Modeling Agencies in USA


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