Modeling agencies that specialize in African-American models include Ethnicity Models and Ethnicity Talent. The modeling agencies accept applications from all parts of the United States so long as the application criteria are met.
Ethnicity Models is based in Miami Beach and also has offices in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles. LaShwanna Stanley is the CEO of the agency, which accepts male and female models of between the ages of 17 and 25 years with exotic ethnic appearances. The agency also occasionally accepts applications from people of all ages depending on the requests of their clients. Because the modeling agency provides talent for well-known companies such as BET and MTV, the agency is very selective in choosing who joins them.
Ethnicity Talent is a division of Ethnicity Models but has a separate application process. Ethnicity Talent accepts models of all ages, not only from the United States but all over the world. Ethnicity Talent provides models to commercial advertising companies, fashion magazines, newspapers and music videos. Unlike Ethnicity Models, Ethnicity Talent is Internet-based, which allows it to accept applicants globally.
In order to ensure that only the best talent is chosen, both Ethnicity Talent and Ethnicity Models use the Ethnicity Modeling Academy to train models as well as to organize auditions, workshops, photo shoots and boot camps in various cities.