Top 10 Female Modeling Agencies New York NYC

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New York Modeling Agencies (Female)

Top NYC Model Agencies & How To Get Signed to One

When searching for a female modeling agency in New York there are numerous factors to consider. Most often new models think that the bigger the modeling agency is the better it is, which is not often true. Even though an agency may be the biggest and most popular, it doesn’t necessarily make it the best agency for you.

Smaller, boutique agencies can be a great place for new models to get the focused attention they need in order to develop their careers. On the other hand, a big well-known agency may be more appropriate depending on your experience and particular needs.

Our list of top modeling agencies in New York covers the range from small boutique agencies to large global super agencies, and all of them deserve to be on any top 10 list. What’s even better – we’ve given you 17!

Listed in Alphabetical Order:

Elite Model Management

Coco Rocha, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bundchen, Tatiana Patiz and Linda Evangelista are just a few models whose careers were launched by Elite Model Management. After 30 years Elite Models is still going strong and continues to produce the industry’s most beautiful supermodels.

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DNA Model Management

dna model management new yorkDavid Bonnouvrier and his team of killer agents have kept DNA at the top of the heap for over a decade. DNA’s long lasting relationships with the most important models and power players make DNA one of the most successful agencies in New York and abroad. From runway to editorials to campaigns, the new generation of modeling’s most important female models like Natalia, Edita, Magdalena, Eugenia, Eva J. came flooding out of DNA.

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Ford Models

ford models new yorkFord Models has been one of the most recognized and respected modeling agencies for over 50 years. Representing supermodels Veronica Webb, Rachel Hunter, Cheryl Tiegs, Jerry Hall and Christie Brinkley, Ford Models continues to be an industry powerhouse.

Check out our Success Stories to see Michelle G. and mature model Valerie R. who we signed to Ford Models.

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Fusion Model Management

Fusion Model Management New YorkFusion Model Management, a boutique agency, has grown from a small group of models into one of the industry’s most important agencies. Fusion’s keen eye for new models has turned many unknowns into top models working for major clients including Dior, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, and Jil Sander.

Check out our Success Stories to see Courtney and Juris J. who we signed to Fusion Models.

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IMG Models

IMG Model Management New YorkWith offices in New York, London, Paris, Milan and Sydney, IMG Models is considered one the most powerful and largest women’s agencies in the world. IMG represents the industry’s most famous supermodels including Gisele, Heidi Klum and Kate Moss.

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The Lions

The Lions Modeling Agency New YorkOne of the new agencies on the block, The Lions has established itself as one of New York’s major players representing female high-fashion, editorial models and celebrities.

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Major Model Management

Major Models Modeling Agency Milan ItalySince 2000, Major Model Management has established itself as the quiet powerhouse of the modeling industry. Katia Sherman, co-founder and President, serves as the centerpiece of a network of agents whose range is international. Major’s extensive client list ranges from Covergirl, Dior, Estee Lauder, Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein to Italian and American Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Visionaire, Citizen K and Numero.

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Before you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on professional photos, it’s important to know that top New York model agencies and other top international modeling agencies around the world never require professional photos to evaluate your potential as a model.

In fact, professional photos can do more harm than good to your image if you don’t get them right, and new models rarely get professional photos right. Basic snapshots taken with your phone are just fine as long as you follow some basic tips:

  • Photos should be clear and in focus
  • Include at least one headshot and a full length shot
  • Keep makeup to a minimum
  • Keep hairstyles simple and well groomed
  • Keep clothing simple and in good taste
  • Include a swimsuit photo if you are comfortable wearing a swimsuit
  • Do not submit nude photos
  • Do not wear fur in your photos. It is offensive to some agents, and it’s just wrong.
  • You should be the only one in the photo
  • Remember that first impressions are important

Marilyn Agency

Marilyn Model Management New YorkMarilyn Agency, one of the oldest and most respected agencies in New York and Paris, represents women, men, and celebrities. Marilyn represents supermodels Kate Moss, Amber Valetta, Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell, Stella Tennant, Helena Christensen and Fernanda Tavares to the most current editorial stars like Caroline Trentini, Coco Rocha, Lily Cole, Julia Stegner and Irina Lazareanu.

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ModelScouts.comEstablished in 2001, ModelScouts.com is the most respected model scouting company in the industry. ModelScouts scouts models for agencies in New York and surrounding areas and can put you in front of agents and scouts representing over 250 modeling agencies worldwide.

Awarded the Better Business Bureau’s prestigious Torch Award for Ethical Business Practices, ModelScouts.com scouts models of all ages, sizes, and heights. Famous names: “America’s Next Top Model” winner Nicole Linkletter, “ANTM” finalist Jade Cole, “Project Runway” model Celine Chau, NBC’s “This is Us” child star Niles Fitch, “Days of Our Lives” star Ari Zucker.

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New York Model Management

New York Model Management Modeling AgencyNew York Model Management searches throughout the world for undiscovered talent, intent upon its goals to turn unknown models into international stars.

Check out our Success Stories to see Celine C., Clay W. and Vincent D. who we signed to New York Models.

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Next Model Management

Next Model Management Modeling Agency New YorkNext Model Management is a global fashion power house with offices in NYC, London, Paris, Milan, LA and Miami. Next represents leading fashion icons including Malgosia, Anja Rubik, Abbey Lee, Catherine McNeil and recently crowned Vogue queen, Karlie Kloss. With its enviable new faces divisions, Next has the power to propel new models into stardom with its combination of scouting, development, and business genius.

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Q Model Management

Q Model Management Modeling Agency New YorkModels represented by Q Model Management have appeared in the world’s leading fashion magazines and have captured an impressive amount of advertising campaigns; Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, CK1, Banana Republic, A&F, Revlon and L’oreal.

Check out our Success Stories to see Angelina G., Toni P. and Kenyiro who we signed to Q Models.

Q Model Management >


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The Society Management

The Society Modeling Agency New YorkEstablished in 2013, The Society Management serves as the New York division of the prestigious Elite World network and continues a global legacy of more than four decades within the fashion industry. Through the experiences from this prolific history, The Society now embodies the next era of talent management.

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Supreme Model Management

Supreme Models Modeling Agency New YorkUnder new direction as of the Spring of 2010, and with a client roster made up of some of the most sought after models working today, Supreme Management’s focus is on discovering new talent and transforming them into working superstars.

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VNY Model Management

VNY Models New YorkEstablished in 2001, VNY Model Management is a boutique agency with a power image and reputation which are the driving factors for their success. VNY’s reputation of working hard and getting fast results are the perks of a smaller agency. Know that if you are with VNY Models, you will have hands on personal attention focused on your career.

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Wilhelmina Models

Wilhelmina Models Modeling Agency New YorkWilhelmina Models is one of the most prominent agencies in the fashion industry worldwide. With its continual presence as a leader in model management, Wilhelmina Models hits all aspects of the spectrum by representing women, men, and children as well as full-figured models while simultaneously scouting for the freshest talent globally.

Check out our Success Stories to see Niles Fitch who we signed to Wilhelmina Models.

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Women Management

Women Model Management New YorkWomen Management was founded in New York in 1988 with an inspiration to embrace non traditional beauty. Over the past two decades Women has launched the careers of models such as: Carmen Kass, Isabeli Fontana, Julia Stegner, Iselin Steiro, Kate Moss, Jourdan Dunn, Kasia Struss and Natasha Poly.

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This list of top modeling agencies in New York is a great start for any new or experienced model seeking representation. If you are thinking of submitting your photos to these or any other modeling agencies don’t do it alone.


Our team of modeling experts have established, over 35 years of working in the industry, a network of legitimate and reputable agencies that use our platform everyday looking for new models.

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