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"From the moment I started working in New York, I was in Trudi's hands. I feel so lucky she was the one to be involved in every step of my career since then. Her decisions were motivated by her years of experience and what was the best for me. We were more than a model and an agent as we became (and still are) very good friends. I was so comfortable to ask her ANYTHING! And to talk about everything. She made me feel important and protected; Trudi would bring the wall down for me! And we had so much fun and we laughed and laughed. I still have Trudi as my friend and I miss her so much as my agent. I am jealous of the girls that have the opportunity to work with her now."

– Edita Vilkeviciute
   Model with Dna Model Management
   and Viva Model Management
Photo courtesy of fashion stylist and great friend, Ketavan Gvaramadze

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"Trudi is one of the most honest agents a model could ask for, she will literally tell you the truth about anything but will always push for her girls. Honored to be one of the models she has worked with. Love her!"

– Flaviana Matata
   Model represented by The Lions
   CEO of Lavy Products and
   Flaviana Matata Foundation in Tanzania

 

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"Trudi has showed up at various times throughout my career and gently guided me in the right direction. I wouldn't have had the successful career I did if it wasn't in part for her support and guidance. She was always honest and transparent with me."

– Emily Sandberg Gold
   Model and CEO of Twice Social

 

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"What’s so special about Trudi is that her years of incredibly deep industry knowledge, experience and connections are balanced with true passion, a kind heart and a wonderful sense of humor. While she was a vital force in my career as a model, what I always appreciated most was how she saw me as more than just a model. She always treated me as an individual, woman, and growing businesswoman and it’s a rare blessing to have her on your team in an often challenging industry."

— Ally Ertel
    Model with Wilhelmina

The Model Coaches have taken my brand to the next level. Their guidance on professionalism and image, plus their long-standing contacts within the industry are allowing Bissy to become what I have been aiming for all along. They truly care about their clients, and that passion shows in the hard work they put in to their client’s projects. This is who you want on your team!
— Allie Ayers, Creator of Bissy Swim
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I have known Trudi for 25 years from her earliest days at Elite, to American Vogue and then at her stints with DNA, Muse and Wilhelmina. Besides her unerring eye in spotting the top model of tomorrow, the one thing that became clear to me the longer I knew her — this is a woman who cares about her models. With her passion, knowledge and her decades in the industry, there is no better person I know to guide a young model from aspiring face to supermodel.
— Betty Sze, Managing Editor at Models.com
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"If you want to "make it" in an industry famous for its short careers, you'll need a manager with a clear strategy, and the knowledge and connections to execute it.

Trudi, with her extensive fashion credentials, is exactly that kind of manager, and she brings a level of dedication and hard work that are truly admirable. She also has an insatiable curiosity and is always up to date with everything current. I am proud to have worked with her in the past, and am looking forward to cooperating with her in this new chapter!"

— Nuno Campio, Model Manager at One Model Management

During my many years in this business, Trudi has been a colleague, a client and a competitor. We have always had a mutual respect and admiration. Next Model Management and myself look forward to working with Trudi and her scouting venture. Based on her past experience, we are fairly certain she will produce some great faces for us to consider as Next Models.
— Joel Wilkenfeld, President of Next Model Management
We are so happy to start working with you again and are very excited by your new project. You have always had a great eye, and we are sure that you will find amazing new girls like you always did. It’s always been a pleasure to work with you and your girls. Your experience in finding, developing and managing talents had a successful outcome so we really look forward to a new collaboration.
— Marzia Bava and Why Not Model Management – Milan, Italy
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"Miss Trudi Tap "Scout" and with that you get truth, honesty and how to do it? Where to go? What to do? And if you have what it takes to be a top model, "Trudi Tapscott" is the one with the answers. She has worked for some of the leading modeling agencies in the world, not to mention (well we should mention) one of the top fashion magazines, American Vogue, as the model bookings editor and has launched many careers in the right direction with the right information. So girls, don't take it personal but watch, read, listen and learn, as modeling is not for everyone—but Trudi Tapscott is, if you want to be guided in the right direction."

— J. Alexander
    Runway Coach, Author and Judge on America's Next Top Model

Having known and worked with Trudi Tapscott for over a decade, with clients ranging from GAP, DKNY, Bottega Venetta, I can say in all honesty that she has an incredible eye for discovering new fresh faces. From years of experience as a model agent, I believe she has accrued many pearls of wisdom regarding modeling and the fashion industry in general, and this knowledge is extremely beneficial for guiding new faces toward the goal of becoming successful fashion models. Trudi is a dedicated professional, and has always been honest and enjoyable to work with. Her experience and connections will be a beneficial asset to anyone looking to pursue a career in modeling.
— Anita Bitton, Casting Director for THE ESTABLISHMENT
Having known and worked with Trudi Tapscott for many years, I can say with complete confidence that Trudi’s ability to scout and develop talent is exceptional. With an extensive background, from editorial to talent management, I have always deeply respected Trudi’s perspective and opinions regarding the fashion and modeling industries. Anyone working with Trudi would absolutely benefit from her astute navigation of the industry, both on a professional and personal level. I love Trudi like the desert loves the rain!
— Siobhan Bonnouvrier, Fashion Stylist
I have known Trudi Tapscott for 20+ years as a Scout, Agent, Vogue Model Editor and Friend. She is highly qualified and very knowledgeable about the needs and direction for a brand new or seasoned model. Trudi is the Real Deal!
— Karen Lee, CEO of the Karen Lee Group
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“When it comes to global fashion model management there are tons of people that talk a good game, however, frankly they don’t have the resources, connections or follow through. Trudi Tapscott not only makes it happen – she does so with professionalism and integrity. She’s one of the few agents that I know truly have the model’s best interest in mind. Her diverse years of industry experience are undeniable.”

— Marie P. Anderson
    Model Industry Expert and Scout