Diversity

: the condition of having or being composed of differing elements : variety; especially : the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization

 

Melissa Ruiz, Xin Yu

 

Diversity in the fashion industry is a hot topic right now. But why just now? What brought us to this crossroads where being diverse is trendy? It seems that by this point in time, diversity should not be an anomaly, but rather an undisputed, celebrated fact. That’s what Scout believed when the agency opened in 2011. Our Agency Director and resident boss lady, Jada Ogden, knew from the start that she didn’t want a board of all similar-looking white girls. Frankly, after spending eight years as a model agent she was exhausted of the same stereotype. She set out to make that change and soon developed the diverse range of models we represent today.

 

Sophia Jackson, Hawa Zabel

 

Xin Yu, Kate Becker

 

As the years progress, Scout continues to make diversity the center of our business. We pride ourselves in representing all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. When looking for models we look for a strong face and a personality that any client would fall in love with.

 

Sophia Jackson

 

Xin Yu

 

Kate Becker

 

Hawa Zabel

 

Melissa Ruiz

 

As a celebration of diversity, we put together a photo shoot, conceptualized by one of our agents, Becca Mikesell. The team was made up of Scout Models as well as our Scout Creatives: Joe Charles, Janet Mariscal and April Foster.  We were lucky enough to partner with a few local brands (Azalea SF, Freda Salvador and Soko) who share the same vision to make this photoshoot come to life.