Two models and social activists came together with a shared dream – starting a modeling agency that would disrupt the way we think about and see the industry. One phone call was all it took after having been introduced to each other via a common friend, Val and Anne Therese knew right away that this agency had to happen.
VAL EMANUEL, our LA based founder, was scouted at a mall in Los Angeles, and has been working in the entertainment industry ever since. After shooting Straight Outta Compton in 2015, she put her career on hold to finish her degree in Art History and take time for her family. Val has promoted environmental awareness, and animal activism since her early teens. In 2016 she graced billboards across America in the Let’s Recycle Right campaign alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Kristen Bell.
ANNE THERESE - based in New York City - is the Swedish born model with a business degree in international marketing. She was pursuing her Master’s in Branding & Integrated Communications at City College of New York, when she decided to put her studies on pause to start Role Models. She had started modeling with the hope to gain a voice, with but when she realized the industry wasn’t much about empowering models, she knew there was room for some positive change.
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