Trump’s ‘Successful’ Modeling Agency Is Closing Down For The Lack Of ‘Models’
Another Trump “successful” business is closing down. Trump’s modeling agency, which has a history of employing foreign models who said they violated immigration rules by working in the United States without work visas, is shutting down, according to a leaked email obtained by Mother Jones.
The agency, one of President Donald Trump’s favorite businesses, has officially told its business associates around the world to prepare for its closure, the website reported.
The agency follows the same path of other Donald Trump’s “phenomenally successful business” like Trump Steaks, Trump University, Trump Airlines, and Trump Magazine.
“The Trump Organization is choosing to exit the modeling industry,” Corinne Nicolas, president of Trump Models, 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.” she added.
Trump owns an 85 percent stake, according to his most recent financial disclosure.
Before the 2016 election, Political Dig followed a Mother Jones’ investigative report in which several former models revealed they violated immigration laws are working illegally for Donald Trump.
The report detailed how Trump Models forced its recruits to pay sky-high rent to live in crammed living quarters, while levying a dizzying number of fees and expenses on its talent that left some models in deep debt to the agency.
Since Trump’s election, models and staff members have been fleeing his agency, Mother Jones states. Industry sources told the website that this was a direct result of Trump’s divisive politics, which have made his brand toxic in the modeling world.