founded in 2018
by Vanessa Lawson
Porte Model and Talent Management Agency is a young, hungry company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. PMTMA is focused on inclusion and diversity. Our primary purpose being to fill a gap in the entertainment industry while fostering fundamental growth in the newest and freshest faces of Twin Cities talent.
Porte Agency was founded in December of 2018 by Vanessa Lawson. She started this agency after witnessing the struggles some of her models she used from her clothing brand were facing. The lack of representation for models who didn’t fit within the social construct of the industry compelled her to embark on the journey to aid in helping others chase their dreams. Her goal was simple — to challenge the status quo by curating a diverse model and talent roster.
Embracing all backgrounds, creeds, beliefs and people, Porte’s mission is to redefine the standard of beauty. PMTMA not only manages talent but also aims to educate aspiring talent and models, while developing their skills beyond what they thought possible.
Porte Agency also has an in-house production team that develops creative content for advertising and marketing purposes for local businesses. Like the people we represent, Porte is dedicated, eager and inspired to go further everyday.