COME TO ONE OF OUR FREE OPEN CASTING CALLS NEAR YOU! for (aspiring) models and parents
You will learn everything you need to know about the Modeling business and the steps you need to take to reach the highest level of Modeling.

1.              Q & A: How to start a career as a model
2.             We will explain what pictures you need to introduce yourself in the Business.
3.             Introductory Runway Class

Dates and locations will follow shortly. Send an email if you are interested to

Below you will find information about a selection of the agencies that regularly attend The Model Convention. Scouts from agencies from all over the world will be present. These are agencies from all kind of different markets so you'll have the biggest chance to find an agency that suits you. Each TMC event typically has over 25 agencies in attendance. The following have all participated and, in rotation, will be at the next edition of TMC. More agencies will be added.
New York

Silent Models NYoffers a highly personalized approach to developing and managing talent. Eachand every one of our models is carefully selected by our International team,who ensure that each contributes in a significant and unique way to ouraesthetic. We set ourselves apart from our peers by remaining boutique-sizedand by fostering and maintaining meaningful relationships with our handpickedtalent. Despite its customized, small-scale approach to talent management,silent has achieved a significant industry presence, representing top talentsuch as Mathilde Brandi, Line Brems, Antonia Wesseloh, Camilla Christensen andDasha Denisenko. Our client list includes Celine, Mac, Rodarte, Balmain, LouisVuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, Harper's Bazaar, Purple Magazine, WMagazine and Vogue.

Launched in 2018 by Benoit Guniot & Chris Lucas, two polymorph guys inspired by differences, who are evaluating through their own eyes values, The Claw Models is an hybrid modelling agency based in Paris.

Founded in 2011 by former model Anna Shillinglaw, MiLK is a full service agency managing Women, Men, New Faces, Curve, Digital Influencers and Artists. The MiLK ethos is that no two models are alike and thus tailor their approach to suit each individual to foster growth across all boards. Having discovered some significant players in the modelling and talent arena, MiLK has grown in notoriety in its 8 years since inception. Forming the pillar of success for the agency is MiLK’s team of Agents. They thrive on nurturing, career management and forging relationships with models and clients, and their flair and appetite for finding new talent is now internationally recognised – not just in the modelling industry, but in the artist and digital space.
Paris , NEW YORK

Established in New York in 1998, Marilyn Agency has one of the most prestigious reputations in the world. Since the boutique’s inception in Paris, 1985, the legacy continues through the years by remaining true to its core values: being on the cutting edge of fashion trends, upholding the utmost ethical standards, and tending to the needs of talent and clients. Our management is individually tailored to the models we represent; time, care, personal attention are our trademarks as we direct and build each career. Representing super model icons Naomi Campbell in NY and Kate Moss in Paris, career longevity is paramount.

Elite Model Management opened in New York in 1977 and immediately made a name for itself by challenging the status quo and developing the power of a model¹s image. This led to the creation and definition of The Supermodel. Now, almost 40 years later, Elite New York City still continues to scout and develop the most in demand fashion models in the world.
New york, paris, london, milan, los angeles

NEXT Model Management, with headquarters in New York City and Paris, is the largest modeling network in the world. It has emerged from representing only a few girls in 1989, to representing some of the most prestigious women and men in the fashion world today.

The renowned agency has developed the careers of such supermodels as Nikki Taylor, Daniela Pestova, Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Petra Nemcova and Molly Sims. NEXT represents some of the biggest names in modeling today including Solange Wilvert, Malgosia Bela, Ana Beatriz Barros, and Catherine McNeil.

NEXT’s Men’s Division boasts some of the most successful men modeling today with models like James Penfold, James Rousseau and Michael Camiloto appearing in high-profile advertising campaigns for Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Burberry, Hugo Boss, Polo, Missoni, Calvin Klein and Escada. NEXT has offices in New York,Paris, London, Milan Los Angeles and Miami.
New york

New York Model Management's international staff brings a wealth of fashion savvy and experience to anticipate upcoming trends in the fashion industry. Its owner, Heinz Holba, established L.A. Models in 1985, after many years of heading agencies in Canada and Southern California.
New york

RED Model Management is one of the top model agencies in NYC according to Since RED’s inception in 2007, our diverse models have consistently appeared in the fashion world’s high-end editorials, campaigns and prestigious designer shows, enabling our model agency to grow every year.

"The mission of RED Model Management is to be one of the leading producers of top talent and trends. We seek to develop the most innovative, pleasurable and beneficial fashion experience in the world."
Los angeles

In just over 29 years of operation in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of modeling, founder Heinz Holba has built LA Models into one of the most powerful and successful agencies in the industry. Since the early 1980s, Holba has worked tirelessly to bring a significant international modeling presence to Los Angeles. Holbas efforts have paid off: LA Models is the largest modeling agency representing male and female models on the West Coast and one of the most respected in the world. Holbas well-established New York Model Management in Manhattan is quickly achieving the same notoriety. Providing full service to its clients, New York Model Management maintains a presence in the fashion center of the country as well as booking directly into Europe and other U.S. cities.
New york

Fusion Models is Brooklyn’s Finest - agents, models and personalities. We’re the new kids on the block!

Williamsburg, Brooklyn - the home of hip hop, trends, artists, and now Fusion Models. Our boutique agency provides innovative model management for both women and men. With a selective board of beautiful and inspiring individuals, Fusion encompasses all that is the aesthetic of the city that it resides in. Fusion is small yet mighty and is recognized as an international powerhouse in scouting and management.
What type of pictures do the scouts need?

Please bring two pictures (preferably 8" x 10") to The Model Convention. If you're wondering what kind of pictures you should show a scout, please read this funny and educational article published by Fashionmilk.

Model Emma van Engelen (Tjarda Model Managent), who herself was discovered at The Model Convention, shows you how.

If you already have a portfolio please feel free to bring it to picture review. The more pictures, the better. We will help you select the right ones for TMC.

You do not need professional pictures. As a matter of fact, most agencies prefer you don’t. They just want to see what you look like.

Use daylight. Move close to the window and open the curtains or, if there’s not enough space, go outside!

A simple white wall as background is perfect. Make sure there’s nothing else in the background since that is too distracting.

Wear simple clothes that show your figure. Jeans and a little top is perfect.

Take pictures straight on, both a full-body and a close-up from your face.

If you have long hair, please make sure to pull it off your face as well. An agency wants to see the shape of your face.

Also make a picture of your profile.

And last but not least: Smile! An agency wants to see if you have good teeth. Don’t worry if you have braces, we still want to see you smile.

and this is what the scouts DON’T want:
Duckfaces and sexy poses. This is an absolute no-no!
Selfies! We don’t want to see your arm so ask your mother, sister or friend to take the pictures.
Pictures in the mirror. We want to see you, not your toilet.
Pictures with lots of make-up. It’s best to show pictures ‘Au Naturel’, without make-up. Don’t worry about slight imperfections. We don't want to see layers of make-up or lots of mascara.
Pictures with your friends. Just imagine if the agency actually would prefer your best friend!
Old pictures. Your pictures have to be recent which means that anything over 6 months old is probably not relevant anymore. If you have dyed your hair a completely different color, we need pictures that reflect that.

Or better yet, have your pictures
taken by a Professional
Photographer at TMC - The
Model Convention.

For $50 you will get two 8" x 10"
color prints.