Model agency Jag will represent clients of all sizes and is getting rid of “plus-size” and “straight-size” category distinctions. This is the first NYC agency to do this, and Jag’s goal is to expand plus-size models’ work in the industry. Jag was founded by Gary Dakin and Jaclyn Sarka, who last worked at Ford Models‘ now non-existent plus size division. The duo aim to promote a range of different body types.
Dakin recently told Fashionista, “The goal is putting girls of all sizes on the covers of magazines, in advertising, and not stopping. The average size of the girls [we represent] is a 14/16 but there are 10s and there are 18s and if there’s a size 8 or a size 6 that we fall in love with we’ll take them on.” Dakin added, “We’re not going to limit ourselves, because the industry shouldn’t be limiting to anybody.”
Jag is now representing Jennie Runk, and around 30 other models who would be considered “plus-sized” by other agencies. Do you think Jag will help to change the modeling industry for the better?
– Claire Mykrantz
Source & Image: Huffington Post
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