About the Agency
One of the pillars of the modeling industry, 30 year legend Elite Management has represented some of the biggest stars in the business. Currently, their roster includes supermodels such as Paulina Porizkova to Victoria’s Secret’s Alessandra Ambrosio to current star Coca Rocha to new hot model Ali Stephens. Elite has an international presence in all the major markets and just celebrated their 5 millionth booking in their 30 years.
PRO: Elite is an agency that in its 30 years of existence has processed over 5 million bookings. Obviously a massive array of clients call Elite everyday looking for a wide range of models . As such, the prospect of this agency going broke because it is not in the editorial in-club at the current moment, is an unlikely proposition. Elite also boasts one of the single most powerful scouting network on the planet and will not have a problem finding outstanding new faces, a fact verified by the development of girls like Chiara and Michaela.
As one of the two most recognizable brand names in the business Elite has the experience, connections and know how to make you any kind of star you wish to be, editorial or commercial. A major bonus for Elite’s future is the audacious ascension of Neal Hamil , an agency powerhouse with the kind of vision that has served the likes of Veronica Webb and Stephanie Seymour very well.
Hamil’s killer network of industry contacts and his personal charm is set to be quite an asset when the Elite North America brand starts to engage smaller agencies across North America in order to recharge its engines.That will be very exciting to watch.
CON: There is more than enough commercial bookings on tap to keep the reservoir at an optimum financial level. Security is invaluable, but the question of taking Elite to its maximum brand potential is an inevitable one that still dogs this iconic agency. Somehow it would be so elegant for the agency that pretty much authored the ideal of the supermodel to re-integrate that concept back into their booking spectrum.
SCOUTING CALL: With a network like that and a staff of experienced and competent agents who know how to work the “editorial grid” signing with Elite is a no-brainer. And since nature abhors a void, perhaps you are that next superstar ready to set things right. One never discounts a grand master.
Text courtesy of:models.com