Donald Trump’s model agency, which he founded in 1999, is shutting down for good.
“The Trump Organization is choosing to exit the modeling industry,” the president of Trump Models, Corinne Nicolas, told business associates in a weekend email, according to Mother Jones.
“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.”
Prior to the November election, Mother Jones reported that the agency had previously employed foreign models who violated immigration rules by working for the company without proper visas.
The Washington Post reported last week that several members of the agency have left — some to start their own modeling agencies — in a series of defections that began last year.