Nolé Marin (born October 22, 1969) is the former owner/director of AIM Model Management in New York City until the agency was closed in 2016 after declaring bankruptcy due to his booking agent and several of his models' accusations of wage theft.[1]

Nolé Marin (left) with Jay Manuel (right)

He was a judge on the reality shows America’s Next Top Model and True Beauty. [2] True Beauty was named 'The Worst Show in TV Broadcast history' by Jezebel (website) and was subsequently cancelled after two seasons.[3][4]

Legal issuesEdit

Nicholas Hamman-Howe sued Marin in 2010 for allegedly "attempting to exchange career help for sex".[5]

In 2016, Marin's booking agent Darrin Judkins sued him for failing to pay him wages owed over several months.[6] Later in 2016, several of his models including Louisa Warwick, Devon White, Laura O'Neall, Lana Khanashevich, John Paul Pfeiffer and Patrick Kinnane sued him for failing to pay them for more than $500,000 owed from jobs.[citation needed]

In 2017, Marin declared bankruptcy.[citation needed]


  1. ^ staff/nathan-tempey (2016-02-18). "Disgruntled Models Sue Former America's Next Top Model Judge, Claiming Wage Theft". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2020-01-11. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  2. ^ "KAREN Media". Archived from the original on November 9, 2008.
  3. ^ "True Beauty May Be The Worst TV Show In Broadcast History". Jezebel. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  4. ^ "True Beauty -- TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 6 January 2009. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  5. ^ "Former Top Model Judge Nolé Marin Sued for Sexually Harassing a Male Model [Updated]". The Cut. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  6. ^ Ross, Barbara. "'America's Next Top Model' judge Nolé Marin is getting sued by booking agent, two of his models". Retrieved 2020-01-11.