Texas is known for a lot of things, but I bet modeling isn’t one of the thoughts that come to mind when I say Texas. Regardless, the Friendship state had two of the most successful modeling agencies located in their very own city of Austin. After a highly anticipated merger in 2015 between those two modeling agencies, Wilhelmina Austin and Heyman Talent-South, the new company was renamed to what we now know as The Brown Agency.
A large scale party was planned for December of that year to celebrate the launch, which included Giacomo Forbes, celebrity hair stylist, and Tameca Jones, singer, who said it was one of the most beautiful audiences she had performed for in her career. The party was attended by many of The Brown Agency’s talent, like actors Andre Bradford and Fermin Nava, and actress April Gentry. When asked what they thought about the new agency, the Brown talents gushed with excitement to be part of the most frequently talked about agency. They love the positive atmosphere and comradery at Brown, and expressed their anticipation about how the theatrical department is growing. Model Katheryne West had a great, but busy night, having to do her first eight clothing change runway walk.
With the head of Wilhelmina Austin, Justin Brown, as CEO and President, and the founder of Heyman Talent-South, Michael B. Bonnée, guiding the division of theatrics, The Brown Agency hit the ground running as one of only a few agencies offering full-service in Texas, and is now one of the most prominent modeling agencies in the state.
Justin started his career as a model himself, finding that it paid a great deal more than his job at the local golf course. After years of working behind the scenes in the industry, he moved from California and went to Austin, where he felt he could really break out and do something notable. Fate connected him with the Wilhelmina national agency, and the doors to the future opened for him.
Always looking to take his talent to the big-time, Justin has used his connections across the country to garner his models prestigious jobs in print, on screen, and special events, working with brands like L’Oréal and Louis Vuitton, television series like the USA Network’s Queen of the South, and events like New York Fashion Week. Just a peek at The Brown Agency’s Instagram you will see beautiful, fresh faces of all ages and races. Their Twitter feed talks about their models working with Dolce and Gabbana, Wedding Day Magazine, Ford, and many more. You can visit their blog.brownagency.co
This new opportunity, backed by strong community support, ensures we will be seeing the talented faces of The Brown Agency for many more years.