Trump Model Management

Trump Model Management, later shortened to T Management, was a New York City-based modeling agency founded by Donald Trump as T Models in 1999. It was closed by Trump in April 2017, shortly after he became U.S. president.[1][2]

Trump Model Management
FounderDonald Trump
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, U.S.
OwnerDonald Trump (archived)
Logo (old)


In October 2014, Trump Model Management was sued by model Alexia Palmer. Palmer alleged that 80% of her wages were taken away from her as "expenses" and that she had been paid less than $4000 over a two-year period. The lawsuit was dismissed in March 2016.[3]

In July 2015, it was reported that Trump Model Management and Trump Management Group LLC combined had requested US visas for almost 250 international fashion models.[4]

In August 2016, former Trump models alleged that they had worked for the agency without the company having obtained proper work visas on their behalf.[5][6][7]

In September 2016, Senator Barbara Boxer called on United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to investigate the allegations.[8]

In April 2017, after Trump was inaugurated as U.S president, it was announced that the agency would be closed down.[9][10]

Represented models (past)Edit

Melania Trump was associated as a model with Trump Model Management before her marriage to Donald Trump.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kranish, Michael; Fisher, Marc (2016). Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781508226758. His new agency, originally conceived as Trump Models Inc., ended up with the name T Models...
  2. ^ Editors of Time (2016). The New Revolutionaries: An Inside Look at the Rebels and Reformers Running for the White House. Time Inc. Books. ISBN 9781618934543. 1999: Founded Trump Model Management, extending a brand eventually attached to... {{cite book}}: |author1= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ Cam, Deniz (2016-03-23). "Trump Model Management Lawsuit Dismissed By Federal Judge". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at..." 1 August 2015 – via
  5. ^ James West (2016-08-30). "Former Models for Donald Trump's Agency Say They Violated Immigration Rules and Worked Illegally". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  6. ^ Deena Zaru. "Former model: Trump agency skirted visa laws". CNN. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  7. ^ "Donald Trump modeling agency 'encouraged models to work in US illegally'". The Independent. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  8. ^ Nelson, Louis (2016-09-07). "Sen. Boxer calls for probe into Trump Model Management". Politico. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  9. ^ Sommerfeldt, Chris. "President Trump's embattled modeling agency will reportedly shut down amid immigration controversy - NY Daily News".
  10. ^ "Trump's Controversial Modeling Agency Is Shutting Down". Time. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  11. ^, The FMD-. "Melania Knauss - Fashion Model - Models - Photos, Editorials & Latest News - The FMD". The FMD - {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)

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