IMG Models has long been one of the most recognizable and highly reputable modeling agencies, and now, for the first time in five years, the agency will once again be adding male models to its roster of talent. IMG currently represents high profile women like Gisele Bundchen, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls, and they’ll surely be looking to represent men of equally high caliber. Senior vice president Ivan Bart has brought on industry veterans Kevin Apana and Greg Chan to build up the new male model division. Bart said:“As a leader in the modeling industry, we felt the time was right to relaunch our men’s division.”
Forum members are excited about the change over at IMG. “That is great news! I'm wondering what models will jump ship to IMG, definitely some of the bigger names to match the caliber of their women's board,” heelscatchfire predicted. “IMG has done great things for their ladies so it’s good to know the men will be taken care of. Of course all the new faces they will scout will be amazing, and faces to watch.”
“It's going to be interesting to see who they are going to snag to put on the board,” Flashbang agreed. “VNY, DNA & Willy should watch out.”
Things have already gotten exponentially more handsome over at IMG. Mathias Lauridsen, Patrick Petitjean, R.J. Rogenski, and Tyson Ballou are all signed up and on the boards of the new male model division. This stage of the IMG quest for modeling world dominance has officially commenced.
Image: IMG Models Worldwide.