The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency

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The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency
The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency logo.jpg
Created by Janice Dickinson
Directed by Darren Ewing
Starring Janice Dickinson
Nathan Fields
Savannah Dickinson
Gabrial Geismar
Duke Snyder
Peter Hamm (1-3)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 41
Production
Executive producer(s) Kevin Williams
Stuart Krasnow
Running time 30 minutes (Season 1)
60 minutes (Season 2-4)
Production company(s) Krasnow Productions
FremantleMedia North America
Broadcast
Original channel Oxygen Network
Original run June 6, 2006 (2006-06-06) – October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21)
External links
Website

The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency was a reality television series that debuted on Oxygen on June 6, 2006. The show completed four seasons, through which it followed the self-proclaimed world's first supermodel Janice Dickinson as she took on the role of a modeling agent to her own eponymous agency, also called The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, which opened for business in November 2005.

The first season follows her opening of the agency, including the difficulty in finding models of Janice's vision, getting them proficient in front of the camera, obtaining financial backing and establishing a reputation for her agency. Subsequent seasons followed the development of the agency and a constantly changing cast of models. A number of the male models were openly gay, and a number of the agency's clients were gay-oriented businesses. This resulted in many of the episodes being gay-themed.

Oxygen aired a one-hour holiday special to bridge a gap between the first and second seasons, entitled Christmas with the Dickinsons.

In the UK, there was to be a British version of the show with supermodel Paula Hamilton as the agency head. Like the American version, the show was to be titled after the lead (The Paula Hamilton Modeling Agency). It was to be shown on the cable channel Living, which is also the home of the Top Model franchise in UK. After much planning, the show was canceled due to a lack of interest in the American version.

Summary[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Janice Dickinson decides to open her own self-titled modeling agency. She works in collaboration with business partner Peter Hamm to handle the affairs of the agency, yet creative differences set them apart.

The show begins when Janice holds an open call in her original location, responded by approximately 500 model-wannabes. After hiring 5 amateur models, the location of the agency moves to a bigger area. Janice finds a partner in Peter Hamm, who causes conflicts between her, himself and the subsequent models that get hired. As time passes, the agency suffers financial loss as Janice reveals she has been borrowing money from Peter to fund the agency, and in order to survive, several models are to be retrenched. At the end of the season, the agency launches their billboard at Sunset Boulevard, and zed cards are administered to the new roster of models.

Season 2[edit]

The increasing popularity of the agency leads Janice to becoming busier. She returns from vacation only to find some models upset at how Peter has been handling their careers.

When the original roster is affected after some models leave, Janice decides to open another open call, and the overwhelming response has Janice confident that her new roster will be fresher than before, causing jealousy between the existing models and the new models. The season features the infamous AussieBum incident, where Janice is fired after speaking ill of her AussieBum client off-camera, and the inspirational coming out of ex-Survivor contestant J. P. Calderon through a gay magazine.

Season 3[edit]

Janice sets history in the modeling world by opening her very own Latin Division as well as her third open casting. Promising models TJ Wilk and Stina Jeffers leave the agency, the former being unsatisfied with Peter Hamm's work ethics, and the latter having signed to Ford Models. Another open call introduces several new models. Janice hints opening an agency branch at Miami. Her business relationship with Peter is finally put to an end when complications put her credibility with clients at jeopardy.

Season 4[edit]

The 4th season premiered on August 26, 2008. This season sees Janice close down her property at Hollywood and Highland and move her agency to a villa titled the Model House, where she will live with a select number of her existing and new models. Halfway through the season, a request for plus-size models is made by a client which Janice eventually chose not to refuse, though she becomes abrasive and intolerant over the three new plus-size models her son Nathan introduces to the agency.

During the fourth season finale, Janice announced her plans to move to New York City to truly and officially pursue her dreams of making a high fashion boutique agency. After firing the plus-size models as well as a popular existing model, Traci Moslenko, the future of the LA agency is currently dim, along with the fact of whether the existing models will stay or leave. Janice chose Crystal Truheart to model in the upcoming New York agency, and took in JP as the head of the agency's male division.

After four seasons, the show was not renewed, implying the failure of the New York division and the closure of the agency brand.

Models as of the end of Season 1[edit]

The "Management Board" roster[edit]

Name Age1 Sex Hometown
Sarah Eisele 18 Female Hesperia, California
Jenny "Fargo" Gilbertson 23 Female Fargo, North Dakota
Adrian Gonzalez 19 Male Cutler, California
Kristina "Stina" Jeffers 23 Female Altadena, California
Christopher Jones 25 Male Falls Church, Virginia
Billy Marquart 19 Male Quincy, Illinois
Tony K. Perez 25 Male Honolulu, Hawaii
Brittany Picozzi 2 16 Female Las Vegas, Nevada
Paul Ramirez 26 Male Denver, Colorado
Pierce Ross 19 Female Las Vegas, Nevada
John Stallings 26 Male Sandy, Utah
Maurice Townsell 25 Male Reno, Nevada
Crystal Truehart 18 Female Southampton, Massachusetts
Christopher Vanek 20 Male Van Nuys, California
Terry "TJ" Wilk 27 Male Cleveland, Ohio
Natalie Winsell 20 Female Newport Beach, California
  • 1 Ages are according to The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency's model profiles and are presumed to be correct at the time of filming.
  • 2 Not mentioned in season finale, but was shown on the Sunset Boulevard electronic billboard.

New Faces[edit]

Name Age1 Sex Hometown
T.J. Bates 25 Male Wanship, Utah
Marcus Foy 23 Male New Orleans, Louisiana
Ben Gallenson 21 Male Santa Rosa, California
Nyabel Lual 24 Female Nasir, South Sudan
Bryan McMullin 20 Male Placerville, California
Timika Robinson 22 Female Riverside, California
Lauren Wasser 18 Female San Diego, California
Marlon Yates 18 Male Los Angeles, California
  • 1 Ages are according to The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency's model profiles and are presumed to be correct at the time of filming.

Season 2 models[edit]

Existing[edit]

Name Height1 Weight Sex Residence/Hometown
Jenny "Fargo" Gilbertson 5'7" 108 Female Fargo, North Dakota
Adrian Gonzales 6'2" 157 Male Los Angeles, California
Kristina "Stina" Jeffers2 5'10" 120 Female Altadena, California
Christopher H. Jones 6'2" 160 Male Falls Church, Virginia
William "Billy" Marquart 6'0" 170 Male Los Angeles, California
Paul Ramirez3 N/A N/A Male Denver, Colorado
Pierce Ross 5'10 110 Female Santa Monica, California
John Stallings 6'0" 155 Male West Hollywood, California
Maurice Townsell 6'1½" 185 Male Sparks, Nevada
Crystal Truehart 5'9½" 122 Female Northampton, Massachusetts
Christopher Vanek 6'2" 160 Male Van Nuys, California
Terry "TJ" Wilk4 6'0" 160 Male Beverly Hills, California
Natalie Winsell 5'7" 110 Female Newport Beach, California
Marcus Foy5 6'2" 165 Male Los Angeles, California
Nyabel Lual 5'9" 128 Female Los Angeles, California
Timika Robinson6 5'11" 124 Female Los Angeles, California
Marlon Yates Jr. 6'2" 180 Male Los Angeles, California
  • 1 Height, weight, residence/hometown are according to The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency's Oxygen website model profiles and are presumed to be correct at the time of filming.
  • 2 Leaves the agency in Season 3, Episode 2
  • 3 Leaves the agency in Season 2, Episode 1
  • 4 Leaves the agency in Season 3, Episode 1
  • 5 Fired by Janice in Season 2, Episode 7
  • 6 Leaves the agency in Season 2, Episode 3

New Faces[edit]

Name Height 1 Weight Sex Residence/Hometown
Desiree Bick 5'9"  ? Female Pacific Palisades, California
Andrew Brett2 6'4" 165 Male Los Angeles, California
J. P. Calderon 6'2" 200 Male Long Beach, California
Johan Cederstrand 6'2" 176 Male Marina del Rey, California
Jordan Condra 5'10" 105 Female Tucson, Arizona
Jonathon D. Cox 6' 150 Male Highland, Indiana
Lakiska Finger 5'9" 110 Female Memphis, Tennessee
Kate Heffernan 5'11" 125 Female Palm Desert, California
Brian Kehoe 6'1" 190 Male Reno, Nevada
Jordan Lee3 5'7" 105 Female Santa Clarita, California
Traci Moslenko 5'8" 108 Female Yorba Linda, California
Robert Naughton 5'10" 160 Male Beverly Hills, California
Lisa Riddle 5'8" 113 Female Hesperia, California
Ligia Rodrigues 5'10½" 114 Female Brockton, Massachusetts
Christopher Paul Strandburg 6' 175 Male Granite Bay, California
  • 1 Height, Weight, Residence/Hometown are according to The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency's Oxygen website model profiles and are presumed to be correct at the time of filming.
  • 2 Cut in Season 1, rejoined in Season 2, Episode 2.
  • 3 Fired by Janice in Season 2, Episode 5.

Models as of Season 3[edit]

Name Height Weight Sex Residence/Hometown
Shelby Stingley 5'10" 125 Female Los Angeles, California[1] Billy Marquart 6'0" 170 Male Los Angeles, California
Brian Bernie 6'1" 185 Male Moorpark, California
CC Fontana 5'8.5" 115 Female Long Island, New York
Chris Jones 6'2" 160 Male Falls Church, Virginia
Christian Prelle 6'2" 195 Male
Crystal Truehart 5'9.5" 122 Female Northampton, Massachusetts
Danny Nuñez 6'0" 178 Male La Crescenta, California
Daria Lukonina 5'10" 118 Female Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Desiree Bick 5'9" Female Pacific Palisades, California
Dominic Figlio 6'1" 190 Male Northridge, California
Kate Heffernan 5'11" 125 Female Palm Desert, California
Dominique Sharpe 5'7.5" 100 Female Los Angeles, California
Grasie Mercedes 5'8" 120 Female New York, New York
Joe Monbleau 6'0" 170 Male Rota, Spain
Jordan Condra 5'10" 105 Female Tucson, Arizona
J.P. Calderon 6'2" 200 Male Long Beach, California
Brian Kehoe 6'1" 190 Male Reno, Nevada
Lakiska Finger 5'9" 110 Female Irving, Texas
Ligia Rodrigues 5'10" 114 Female Brockton, Massachusetts
Lisa Riddle 5'8" 113 Female Hesperia, California
Nadia Alexandria 5'9" 124 Female Moscow, Russia
Paul Anderson 6'1" 174 Male Orlando, Florida
Payton Brady 6'2" 185 Male Denver, North Carolina
Rodrigo de Carli 6'2½" 175 Male Curitiba, Brazil
Shaun McCarron 5'11" Male New Orleans, Louisiana
Sorin Mihalache 6'1" 185 Male Romania

Models as of Season 4[edit]

Name Height Weight Sex Residence/Hometown
J.P. Calderon 6'2" 200 Male Long Beach, California
Crystal Truehart 5'9.5" 122 Female Northampton, Massachusetts
Xian Mikol 5'10" Female Los Angeles, California
Paul Vandervort 5'10" 150 Male Colorado Springs, Colorado
Chandler Maness 6'3" 185 Male Coevorden, Netherlands
Brian Kehoe 6'1" 190 Male Reno, Nevada
Maurice Townsell 6'2" Male Reno, Nevada
Braneka Basset 5'10" 110 Female Freeport, Bahamas
Sorin Mihalache 6'1" 185 Male Romania
CC Fontana 5'8.5" 115 Female Long Island, New York
Crystal 'Toi' Winston 5'10" Female San Diego, California
Gavyn Michaels 6'1" 182 Male Tampa, Florida
Danny Nuñez 6'0" 178 Male La Crescenta, California
Dominic Figlio 6'1" 190 Male Northridge, California
Dominique Sharpe 5'8" Female Los Angeles, California
Hazuki Kato 5'10" 105 Female Tokyo, Japan
Martin Ritchie 5'11" 170 Male Austin, Texas
Erika Wilhite 5'11" Female Los Angeles, California
Mia Fields 5'8" 113 Female Hesperia, California
Michael Anderson 6'2" Male Flint, Michigan
Nadia Alexandria 5'9" 124 Female Orange County, California
Christian Prelle 6'3" Male Orange County, California
Selina Inkrote 5'11" Female Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Payton Brady 6'2" 185 Male Charlotte, North Carolina
Polina Tretiakova 5'10.5" Female Saint Petersburg, Russia
Traci Moslenko1 5'8" Female Orange County, California
  • 1 Fired by Janice in Season 4, Episode 9.

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