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Trump Model Management was a New York City-based modeling agency. Originally known as "T Models", it was founded in 1999 and owned by current U.S. President Donald Trump until its end in 2017.[1][2]

Trump Model Management
Private
IndustryFashion
Founded1999
FounderDonald Trump
Defunct2017
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, U.S.
OwnerDonald Trump
Websitehttp://www.trumpmodels.com
Logo (old)

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Recent historyEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kranish, Michael; Fisher, Marc (Aug 23, 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 (Jan 15, 2016). TIME 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...CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  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 www.reuters.com.
  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. ^ CNN, 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". nydailynews.com.
  10. ^ "Trump's Controversial Modeling Agency Is Shutting Down". Time. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  11. ^ FashionModelDirectory.com, The FMD-. "Melania Knauss - Fashion Model - Models - Photos, Editorials & Latest News - The FMD". The FMD - FashionModelDirectory.com.

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