About Ethnicity Models

We are a creative agency located in Brooklyn, New York. We’ve won a ton of awards and have been featured in all of the magazines.


Ethnicity Models is a model management company representing male and female models between the ages of 17-25, with exotic ethnic looks. However we receive occasional request for all types of Ethnic people. Women, men, children and grandparents for television commercials, print advertisement, movies and music videos.

ETHNICITY specializes in ethnic models of all nationalities for music videos, films, commercials, urban clothing lines and an array of other marketing campaigns that fill a significant void in the industry, thereby, creating an outlet for young minority women.

The cultural diversity of our models ethnic background plants root in Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Brazil, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic. This is one of the strong points of the company because we offer a “melting pot” fusing different nationalities, ethnicities, and cultures providing the world an exotic flavor that can’t be manufactured.


Ethnicity is a name rapidly growing in the fashion and entertainment industry. Ethnicity Model Management CEO LaShawnna Stanley has been providing the hottest in minority model talent for companies, including MTV and BET, for more than a decade, striving to showcase a diverse view of beauty.

Ethnicity is a name rapidly growing in the fashion and entertainment industry. Definitely a force to be reckoned with, Ethnicity has proven value in enhancing campaigns and in gaining considerable publicity, providing a variety of services.


Although these models have faces and bodies to die for, there’s more that lies beneath the surface. These women are beauties with brains. They are strong, educated, and ambitious women chasing big dreams in all areas of their lives. LaShawnna is out to kill the stereotypes on girls in music videos being labeled as “video hoes”, strippers or gold diggers. The Models of Ethnicity do not have to take their clothes off or sleep with the directors or the artist to get the jobs. Their beauty and talent, coupled with the ambition, ethical conscience, and business savvy of the CEO/ Founder LaShawnna Stanley is enough to get the deed done.

LaShawnna Stanley

We are a creative agency located in Brooklyn, New York. We’ve won a ton of awards and have been featured in all of the magazines.

“Boundaries exist only in the minds that refuse to overcome them.”

LaShawnna Stanley, a beautiful woman of color, a teenage mom at the age of 15 and now a grandmother of four, has been a fighter her entire life and has made it her quest to empower women of color to love themselves.

Being a teenage mom LaShawnna refused to become a stereotype. As a no-nonsense self-taught entrepreneur she has been at the vanguard of redefining beauty through the agency she created, Ethnicity Models. LaShawnna teaches women to APPRECIATE their skin tones, unique features and varied silhouettes but NOT be exploited by them.

Ms. Stanley is a hero to women’s empowerment! She has appeared on national networks such as BET’s Hip-Hop vs. America, UPN news, and Vh1’s Hip-Hop Videos: Sexpolitation On The Set defending the rights of women in the music industry. LaShawnna has also been featured in major publications such as Black Enterprise, VIBE Magazine, The Source, Hip-Hop Weekly, KING, & XXL. Her company is the “go to” agency for hiring a diverse group of beautiful ethnic women, she’s hosted charitable events for Magic Johnson, Donald Trump, and Alonzo Mourning. As a favorite amongst A-List clientele; Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usher, and Kanye West only scratch the surface of her company’s infamous resume.

Through it all LaShawnna is resolute in her determination to help women of color realize their true potential. This can be seen as she visits schools and youth centers with her models to teach young girls, college students, teenage moms and women in general about self-esteem, believing in themselves, and following their dreams.

LaShawnna Stanley is a motivational/inspirational/informational speaker on a number of Hip Hop and women empowerment topics such as “Hip Hop & The Sexplotation of women” dissipate stereotypes and learn the truth about the women in hip hop music videos from an inside perspective. “Empowering Teen moms to beat the odds” Dream big and don’t limit yourself. “Empowering Women to become Entrepreneurs ” Create your own destiny. Become your own boss. Ms. Stanley is also available to facilitate modeling workshops and seminars.

“I am obsessed with empowering women and making them look and feel beautiful from the inside out!”