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Whilst we are not in the business of endorsing or recommending specific companies, we at ModelScams.uk know that it's not ALL bad!

 

So, to give a balanced view, we have put together a Top 10 list of the agents and model organisations that we know to be genuine and legitimate;

 

(This list is regularly checked and updated so please re-visit at regular intervals)

 

 

Storm Models

Founded in 1987 with the backing of Richard Branson and represents a number of hot fashion and celebrity names including Alexa Chung, Lily Cole, Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss.

www.stormmanagement.com

 

Models1

Established in London in 1968, starting with only three models and later going on to represent some of the biggest names in the business including Yasmin Le Bon and Twiggy.

www.models1.co.uk

 

Elite

Founded in 1972 in Paris and boasts big names including Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell among its successes. The hottest new faces represented by Elite London include Kendall Jenner, Natalie Westling, Molly Blair, Greta Varlese and Amilna Estevao.

www.elitemodel.co.uk

 

Oxygen

A Chelsea-based boutique modelling agency that offers a personal approach from a close-knit team. The company was founded in 2000 and represents both men and women for commercial and editorial work.

www.oxygenmodels.com

 

Select Model Management

Founded in London in 1977 and has represented models including Devon Aoki, Sienna Miller, Pixie Geldof and Stella Tennant. Select was one of the first agencies to find models by scouting on the street. Select is one of the few agencies that accept shorter models, representing some models as short as 5’7”.

www.selectmodel.com

 

IMG

An international model management firm with offices in New York, Paris, Milan, Sydney and London. IMG represents big name models and celebrities including Gisele Bündchen, Milla Jovovich and Miranda Kerr.

www.imgmodels.com

 

Nevs

Founded in 1971 by Neville Gates on Kings Road, London and represents a wide range of models with different looks and styles, aged from 16 to 60. Somewhat uniquely, Nevs also represents online celebrity models with a high following on Instagram.

www.nevs.co.uk

 

Top Model

The only 'non-agency' to make the list, the Top Model search was established in 2007 and is the leading professional model search competition for discovering new talent. Previous finalists and winners having walked at the international fashion weeks and been photographed, signed and published internationally, including Vogue.

www.topmodel.co.uk

 

Wilhelmina

Founded in 1967 by Dutch supermodel Wilhelmina Cooper. The London branch opened in January 2015.

www.wilhelmina.com

 

Premier Model Management

Established in 1981 and has represented models including Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford.

www.premiermodelmanagement.com

The Good Ones

ModelScams.uk is a fully independent, non-profit organisation that frequently reviews and investigates feedback from individuals who have experienced model scams. We aim to help aspiring models stay safe in the industry. Our service is provided by volunteer industry professionals and our costs are underwritten by private sponsorship. All comment and content within this site should not be deemed as the opinion of any one individual or company but based on general feedback from multiple sources.