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5 Best Modeling Agencies in New York to Apply to Now

To get started as a model, it takes more than fancy photography shoots to catch the eye of a modeling agency. Like anything, you have to get exposure to actually get scouted by an agent. Not all modeling agencies are a like. This guide breaks down the 5 top modeling agencies to apply to as a model in New York.

DNA Model Management

DNA Models was first established in the mid 1990's by Jerome and David Bonnouvrier. DNA gained immediate recognition in the fashion and modeling industry for its dynamic, model-specific platforms for its time. The New York City modeling agency launched and manages a super models stars including Linda Evangelista, Amber Valletta, Natalia Vodianova, Raquel Zimmermann, and Doutzen Kroes, to name but a few. DNA is typically an editorial modeling agency, so they are very selective on who they bring on board to their roster. Their model scouts work with clients such as Vogue, French Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, W and V magazines. To apply to DNA Models, visit

Brother Models

Michael Mayren founded Brother models in 2016. Brother models works with models of all shapes, sizes and races. So how is Brother adapting to a changing world? ‘The BLM movement definitely caused an influx of brands casting more Black models,’ says Mayren. ‘I feel very responsible for my models – their mental health is a priority" according to his interview with GQ Magazine. Apply to the UK office of Brothers at

We Speak Models

We Speak Model Management represents health conscious models of all sizes, ages, and backgrounds. “After attending my first fashion week castings, I became extremely insecure about myself. Everyone was towering over me, even though I was wearing five-inch heels. Everyone was skinnier than me, even though I was a size 2 at the time. I didn’t feel good enough and never thought I would, before I joined We Speak.” according to Nouri Hassan for a We Speak Model. Apply to We Speak Model Management Here:

VNY Model Management

VNY is the top New York boutique modeling agency responsible for creating and managing the careers of the world's top supermodels. Mainly known for their male models, they open the doors for a variety of models and talent alike. Apply to VNY Models at

Latitude Talent Studios

Latitude Talent Studios is a multi-faceted boutique marketing service for models and actors. They are not an agency, so they realize that many talent are just getting started or have been unsuccessful in previous attempts to start their journey in entertainment. The personalized, bespoke service provides talent with the tools necessary to be successful, while being offered the personal attention to overall growth in the entertainment community.

To apply to Latitude Talent Studios, visit or click here

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