When people hear about fit modeling, they think about hours at the gym and diets, however, this modeling type is not to be confused with fitness modeling. Fit modeling is whereby you as the model determine the size of the clothes you will wear. This means that you go in, they measure your waist, hips and bust and they make clothes to that specification. This is the factor that endeared Justin Brown and his agency to the masses. He worked through college doing fit modeling, and earned $100 an hour at it. After college, he decided to put his skills as a model trainer to help other models make it to the big time or act like pros for his company.
He states that his responsibility was making sure that the models fit somewhere by the end of the day. About a third of the models that came to him were placed, which is commendable for his age at the time. When he moved to Austin and started his own development agency, he wanted to fulfill one goal, managing the expectations of the models that came to him. Fast forward a few years and now he is launching his headquarters in Austin.
His agency, which is the lovechild of the company that he previously owned, the Wilhelmina Brown group is making the mark that he believed he would make when he was a dreamy eyed 21 year old. He is now competing with the few top agencies found in Austin, Texas. He states that unlike places like Dallas which are more conservative, Austin looks for a cool vibe and models with more piercings and tattoos seem to attract more attention.
Another event that captured the attention of many across the industry was the formula one party and launch that happened in November 2015.The party was well attended and marked a new era in the world of modeling. When the actors and models were asked about the agency, they said they liked that they weren’t lumped into categories but were instead encouraged to find what worked for them and express it.
The other recent event where Brown showcased his prowess in the industry was the 4th of July party that happened by the poolside in Austin, Texas. The party included pool games, drinks and entrees and a lot of time and opportunities for the models to mingle and network.
These are the experiences that set apart this agency from the others in town. Brown believes that the best way to keep his models and the clients they work for happy is creating these events from time to time and allowing them to unwind. The growth of his company is enough evidence that he is doing something right with his business.