Congratulations are in order to Marama Nicholas, who just this morning announced that he has acquired both Clyne Model Management and Nova Models from previous owner Kim Larking. A highly successful male model himself, Nicholas (pictured above) was a 90s face and body guy who made a mint internationally working the circuits, and who, as legend has it, was once confirmed for a multi-million dollar fragrance contract but had to be released due to sustaining a broken nose while playing rugby.
Clyne is currently enjoying a big moment, with Jessica Clarke appearing in D&G campaigns and Emily Baker blitzing the field in her freshman show season then debuting at number 31 on models.com's top 50 ranking system. Other top models on the books include Michael Whittaker, Christopher Landon, Georgia Fowler and Tia Woods, while Nova represents Nick Bryant, Ryan Cooper and Bertie de Ronde.
The current wave of Clyne success just goes to show how much of an impact a hands-on booker makes – from my experience travelling internationally with Clyne models, I've often witnessed Nicholas being woken up at 4:00am to take a phone call, which certainly can't be said for all Kiwi agents.
Best of luck to Marama Nicholas in his new venture, no doubt it'll be a roaring success.
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