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Top 5 Modelling Agencies in Melbourne That Embrace Different Body Types

Here at The Photo Studio, we’re all about challenging beauty ideals. We believe all models should be granted the same opportunities to succeed, no matter their size, race, age, ability or gender. For models who don’t have the ‘conventional’ body type, it can be a daunting task trying to find representation at a modelling agency. We’re here to help. We’ve found some of the best modelling agencies in Melbourne that embrace different body types, helping you get one step closer to achieving your modelling dreams!

By Elizabeth Harrington

1. Silver Fox MGMT

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Silver Fox MGMT is the vanguard of diversity. In a world where youth equates to beauty, Silver Fox is a lone ‘fox’ saying otherwise. They are Australia’s first mature-age talent agency, exclusively representing talent over the age of 30. Their oldest model, Joyce Carey, joined the agency at 96 years old, proving age is no barrier to fashion!

Silver Fox believe style is ageless, so their goal is to promote an age-positive culture. They don’t want mature-age models to be merely trivial tokens, but to be the face of campaigns in their own right. How cool is that?

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2. Brazen Models

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Brazen Models is one of the best boutique modelling agencies in Melbourne. They work with clients like David Jones, Dangerfield and Sportsgirl.

It’s easy for modelling agencies to claim to embrace diversity when they have only one or two ‘curvy’ models or a few models of different backgrounds. Rarely do you find agencies that make a commitment to diversity. But Brazen Models is ahead of the curve (pardon the pun!). They represent plus-size, mature-age and petite models and won’t let restrictive industry standards get in the way of who they sign.

For non-conventional models, it can be difficult finding an agency that will support you and offer you the same opportunities as other models. Brazen Models are different. They help all models reach their potential, regardless of size. With their nurturing approach to modelling management, they’re a great agency if you want to be part of a close-knit group who have your best interests at heart. 

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3. GIANT Management

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GIANT Management is one of the prominent modelling agencies in Melbourne. They work with national and international clients and represent only the best of the best, so they will make sure to provide one-on-one training to see you build an amazing career.

GIANT aim to be at the forefront of the industry, so it’s important to them that their models are diverse. They have a ‘classic’ division, where they represent mature-age models, and they also seek out influencers with all kinds of body types and backgrounds. With GIANT Management’s reputation for professionalism, they are a fantastic agency to choose if you want to be part of a dynamic and supportive environment.

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4. Duval Agency

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Duval Agency is one of the few modelling agencies in Melbourne that openly welcome petite models. Frankly, it’s refreshing. Despite the industry making great strides towards diversity, we still have a long way to ago in this regard. Luckily for all the petite models in Melbourne, Duval exists.

Take one look at their models and you’ll see they represent a wide array of society, including plus-size models and models from different backgrounds.

As an agency, Duval is one of the coolest out there. They’re a boutique agency, so they get to pick and choose the best campaigns to suit you. They’re all about creativity and edginess, so if this sounds like your thing, make sure to check them out!

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5. Chadwick Models

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You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in fashion who hasn’t heard of Chadwick Models. They’re an industry powerhouse. Some of the biggest names in fashion were discovered by them, including Megan Gale, Elle MacPherson and Jessica Hart. These days, top models like Andreja Pejic and Duckie Thot are represented by Chadwick. With such hot ticket names like these, you’d be foolish not to seek them out.

While once upon a time Chadwick Models was all about the sky-high glamazon models, today, they are starting to accept more diverse body types. Importantly, they are also embracing models of different ages, races and gender identities. In order to see change in this industry, it’s necessary that these influential agencies set a good example. We’re so happy to see Chadwick’s become more diverse and we look forward to seeing this continue.

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