Ford Modeling Agency was established in New York in 1946. The creators behind the Ford Modeling Agency were Eileen and Gerald W. Ford. Until the 1980s, the Ford Modeling Agency was the premiere modeling agency in the entire world.
In 1980, the Ford Modeling Agency began one of the most renowned modeling competitions in the world. The Ford Modeling Agency created the "Ford Supermodel of the World Contest" which continues to attract over 60,000 women from around the world. Contestants currently come from over 40 countries in the world.
The "Ford Supermodel of the World Contest" awards a $250,000 modeling contract with Ford Models to the first place winner of the competition. The second place winner receives a contract of $150,000, and the third place winner receives a contract of $100,000. To date, Canada holds the most titles for women winning the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest with three winners.
Some of the most notable women in the world have been represented by the Ford Modeling Agency. Paris Hilton, Christie Brinkley, Courteney Cox, Ali Lohan, and Janice Dickinson are some notable names represented by Ford Modeling Agency. Some of the top models in the world represented by Ford Modeling Agency include Christy Turlington, Chanel Iman, and Jessica Santiago.
The Ford Modeling Agency hosts an application form on its website for interested applicants. Women interested in working with Ford Modeling Agency should submit an application, rather than hope for being contacted by the Agency. The application form is an "open call" and offers women the possibility of being chosen by Ford Modeling Agency to be granted a contract.
Models from Ford Modeling Agency consistently appear in high-fashion magazines like Elle, Vogue, and InStyle. In addition, models from Ford Modeling Agency can take advantage of an entire world of fashion, including couture fashion shows and special events like New York Fashion Week.