Elite International Model Management

Elite International Model Management

Crown Models™


Quality, Not Quantity..

>>> Clients Looking For Talent? Crown Models™ (incorporating Crown Talent™) is a boutique model agency, representing a wide range of high calibre professional model talent and entertainment talent in the USA, UK, NZ & Australia, Europe and Asia.

Specializing primarily in haute couture, catwalk and editorial campaigns, our other multiple divisions represent commercial and artistic females, males, plus size, petite, and mature models, as well as artists proficient in acting, dancing and singing talent.

Please contact us if you are in the industry, for access to search via the worldwide office links above. Supplying models and talent internationally, we welcome all enquiries.

>>> Models Looking For Representation? Click here for casting information.


About Crown

Crown Models™ has been predominantly a word-of-mouth operation, working exclusively with industry leaders world wide, as opposed to the general public. We usually scout and source our own talent in major world cities, as opposed to considering a multitude of the applications received. We offer a more efficient and polite working environment for our business clients, and a more genuine and caring environment for our models and talent.

Crown provides representation and management for semi-professionals to elite professionals. Catering for clients in all industries, from editorial to haute couture to commercial, promotional and specialty. Crown Talent™ represents and manages exceptional actors, singers and dancers. Representing female and male models, mature models, petite and plus size models, commercial models and promotional models, Crown also represents specialty models such as hand and foot models, hair models and other unique looks.

A full service agency, Crown offers representation and career management. Sending staff for castings and providing training where needed, Crown Models™ and Crown Talent™ management offers an inhouse photographer for improving/ creating portfolios and practise shots/ head shots for our potential stars. We have an experienced and dedicated team whose aim is to provide the highest quality representation to its models and outstanding service to its clients.

We do not take on the career of just anyone. We are very careful to select only the finest talent, and only enough clients that we can comfortably represent. We plan each person’s career with specialized short term goals, for long term success, always taking his or her strengths and personal qualities into account. We believe this will maximize the models’ and artists’ potential, their enjoyment of building their career and the opportunities made available to them. Likewise we are looking to build long term relationships with business clients, striving consistently to have the best modelling talent and entertainment talent available to them.

Our goal is to provide each model and artist with an enhanced sense of self-worth, self-acceptance, and increased self-esteem while remaining humble and aware of their weaker areas needing work. We provide the opportunity to be recognized for their unique beauty and talent in print media, fashion, runway, television and film. Crown conducts casting for talent worldwide to participate in our ‘Star Search’, contest for the finest new talent worldwide.

Founded in 2000 by Nico Apparelli and Lissa Montana, Crown Model Management™ is working on becoming the most trusted and successful agent in the world today. Originating in New York, with offices now in Tokyo, London, Paris, Milan, & head office in Sydney, Crown Models™ aims for unparalleled quality levels with its inspirational vision of creating not only a model or actress/ actor, but a celebrity within the fashion & entertainment worlds.

5% of Crown profits go to the Cancer Research Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.


The Management Team


Lissa Montana – Director, CEO
With experience since 1993 in modeling, fashion, event management, promotions, marketing and acting, Lissa brings her own enthusiastic and fiercely driven professionalism to the Crown team. Her exceptional ability to work closely with clients from concept to completion, and to provide insightful ideas and information, based on her vast experience, ensures that our clients enjoy a stress-free, successful and memorable event.

Nico Apparelli – Director, CEO
With experience since 1990 in the entertainment and event management industry, Nico has gained the vast international knowledge that is required to ensure success for his vip clients. Having co-ordinated many national and international tours, photo shoots, events and launch campaigns around the world, Nico believes that “attention to detail and making a smooth, professional statement” are the keys to great success.


Head Staff

Natasha Bradley – Sydney & Melbourne Manager; Australia-wide & New Zealand
Natasha’s many years of experience with models, actors and dancers of all ages makes her an excellent candidate for promoting Crown Models™. With degrees in marketing and drama, Natasha also has experience with event management, fashion shows etc, and has choreography experience. She has a sharp eye for talent, and brings out the very best in her staff, working extensively with them. Natasha assists in managing all our fashion events, runway shows and bookings in Sydney.


Renae Christensen – Tokyo Manager; Japan & Asia-wide
Renae, with several years of acting, singing and talent management experience, brings a warm enthusiasm to her promotion of talent. Renae manages all our fashion events, runway shows and bookings in Singapore.


Olivia Turlston – London Manager; London & UK-wide
Olivia has worked as a model internationally since she was 13, and knows the ins and outs of the European industry. Now retired & married, she is a capable and trusted member of our staff. Olivia manages all our fashion events, runway shows and bookings in London.


Lori Denison – New York Manager; New York & USA-wide
Lori’s background is in dancing and acting, however with experience as a talent manager’s assistant, she was in a perfect position to take her management career a step forward by taking over our New York division. With full training and liaising with head office, Lori is considered a superb and professional member of our staff. Lori manages all our fashion events, runway shows and bookings in New York.


Grace Grenet – Paris Manager; Paris & Europe-wide
Grace is a former model and drama teacher. We head-hunted her for this position, which she happily accepted and is excelling in! Grace manages all our fashion events, runway shows and bookings in Paris.


Tia Rawlston – Milan Manager; Italy & Europe-wide
Tia is a delightful ex-model from Australia who was looking for a change of life. Having worked in our Australian offices as a talent scout and assistant, we felt she had the skills and maturity to head our Milan office, so now she lives in beautiful Italy and is living her dream. Her talent for selecting potential stars is extraordinary, and her skills are exemplary. Tia manages all our fashion events, runway shows and bookings in Milan.