About JJ Cortez
Veteran agent and former partner at Next Model Management USA and New York Model Management , JJ has enjoyed an enduring international career in the fashion industry span of more than 25 years, he has been responsible for the success of several top models. In 1989 his personalized management style transformed Spectrum Model Management from a small commercial agency to a respected editorial agency. From Spectrum, JJ discovered and was instrumental in crafting the careers of supermodels: Niki Taylor, Daniela Pestova, Liv Tyler, Eva Herzegova, and Angie Harmon among others. At Next Model Management, His one on one management style helped build and sustain the careers of then models: Rebecca Romjin, Milla Jovovich, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Simms, and supermodel Joy Bryant. In the following years, JJ was instrumental in launching the careers of celebrities Bijou Phillips and Estella Warren. His models have graced the covers of hundreds of magazines throughout the world including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Marie Claire and Sports Illustrated. His models have confirmed contracts with Gucci, Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Covergirl, L'Oreal, Victoria's Secret, Borghese and Guess Jeans. JJ Cotez is an invaluable asset to any aspiring model. He is frequently traveling all over the United States looking for up and coming new faces to bring to NYC to see if she /he has what it takes to become the next top model.