Philosophy

Elite is the world’s leading model management and talent discovery network, with a presence that spans across the globe.

Over its forty-year-history, Elite has shown an uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of the industry. Through its unrivaled scouting net work, Elite has discovered and built the careers of some of the most famous models in the world: Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bündchen, Alessandra Ambrósio, among many many others.

Elite has also been one of the first international model agencies to promote the image of Chinese beauty, discovering feifei Sun and Ming Xi, two of the most in-demand Asian models. Along with its women division, Elite represents some of the industry’s most recognisable boys such as Benjamin Eidem, Florian Luger, Do Byungwook, Diego Fragoso to name just a few, through its international men divisions. The agency has a reputation for snapping up the hottest new faces and launching them into brilliant careers.

The undisputed market leaders since its creation in 1983, Elite Model Look is the most prestigious and renowned international modeling contest worldwide. It attracts hundreds of thousands of entrants annually from 50 countries across the world. It embraces innovative types of management that elevate our talents beyond the traditional modeling career, allowing both company and talent to become gamechangers in the ever-evolving marketplace.

Elite owns agencies in the major fashion week capitals of New York, Paris, London and Milan, as well as in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bratislava, Copenhagen and Prague and has a presence in over 30 other countries through licensing agreement.

Elite has also been the first international agency to bring its experience to Mainland China by opening the Shanghai agency in 2012, immediately followed by agencies in strategic locations such as Hong Kong and Beijing.