Here’s a big surprise, the U.S. President who likes to “grab them by the pussy” is shutting down his modeling agency.
The company is going the way of Trump Steaks, Trump University, Trump Shuttle (Airlines), and Trump Magazine, proving once against that Trump is incompetent outside of the real estate industry.
The embattled New York modeling firm, Trump Model Management, told partners around the world that it is closing its doors, based on a document obtained by Mother Jones.
Corinne Nicolas, president of Trump Models, that the 18-year-old agency is getting ready to shut down. Her boss, Donald Trump, own 85% of the company.
From Mother Jones‘ obtained document:
“The Trump Organization is choosing to exit the modeling industry,” Nicolas wrote in the email. “On the heels of the recent sale of the Miss Universe Organization, the company is choosing to focus on their core businesses in the real estate, golf and hospitality space.”
Trump sold the Miss Universe Organization to WME-IMG just 18 months ago. Trump was forced to sell the company after making disparaging remarks against Mexican immigrations, whom he referred to as rapists and drug dealers.
News of the closure was confirmed by The New York Daily Post.
In true Trump fashion, Nicolas chose to focus on the success of the company over the past 18 years.
“Trump Models, during its 18-year run, was an amazing success and we are immensely proud of the opportunities that we have provided to so many talented individuals.”
Trump’s modeling agency came under fire in 2016 after various models for the agency admitted to violating immigration rules by working in the U.S. without work visas. Trump Models forced those immigrants to pay sky-high rental prices while pushing them into overcrowded living quarters. The company also charged skyrocketing fees and expenses to its models, leaving many of them in debt to the agency.
Models have been fleeing the agency. Among its top talent to leave in recent months are Katie Moore, Mia Kang, Shirley Mallmann, and Maggie Rizzer.
Trump Models has promised to help its talent find new representation — likely at a fee if Trump’s past business decisions are any indication.
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