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The Path of Brown Modeling Agency

In 2015, Wilhelmina Austin bought the other largest talent agency in the region, Heyman Talent-South, and merged together to become The Brown Agency. Wilhelmina was originally started by Justin Brown in 2010. It quickly became the best at the kind of talent it seeks. Separately they were both the best at what they did. Wilhelmina excelled a modeling talent. Heyman excelled at acting talent. Together they proved a huge force. The merged companies are very happy to present clients with an almost unparalleled portfolio.


It is all helmed by CEO and president, Justin Brown. Michael Bonnee, the founder of Heyman, will remain with a strong presence. He will help guide Brown’s theatrical division. Justin Brown says that both agencies are fully committed to a future of constant growth. Bonnee too has expressed his great optimism. They are headquartered in Austin but have offices in Dallas and Los Angeles. It offers its clients access to some of the most prominent brands in the world like Louis Vuitton, Dell, Toyota, and L’Oréal. That is just an example.


There are thousands of options. In addition, they provide all the model talent for Austin Fashion Week, Dallas Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and Miami Swim Week. That too is only a small example. Brown’s models often work with top brands all over the world. Justin Brown considers the model talent one of the most important factors of his company. They don’t only go part of the way with a model. They are heavily involved with every step of the modeling process. He knows what it is like to be a model. Brown himself got his start as one. Check out to see more.



His first gig was modeling rocker jeans for $100 an hour. He started pursuing a degree in business management but was drawn back to the modeling industry. Brown was born in Reno, Nevada, but raised in Susanville, California. He eventually started working in the business part of the modeling and talent business until finally having enough money and know how to branch out on his own. And we know that endeavor has gone very well.