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Local model and talent management agency make their mark in the Big Apple.Elsubie Verlinden, Director and Founder of Just You Model and Artist Management, has never been afraid to dream big. Setting her sights abroad, knowing that international is not impossible, Verlinden has for the last 10 years been creating international opportunities for locals seeking a career in the arts.
As the exclusive agent for the New York Film Academy and Regional Director for ARTS Africa, Verlinden’s aim has always been to bridge the gap between South Africa and international markets, making her a beacon of light for aspiring entertainers.
“I want to give back and create that which I never had as an artist and model in my time working in the industry,” she says.
Just You South Africa is celebrating its 10-year-anniversary this year, which marks a remarkable time for Verlinden to branch out. On 1 February 2018, Just You Model and Artist Management New York Corp. will be opening offices in New York City.
Verlinden explains that having her office situated just off 5th Avenue in New York is a dream come true.
With annual nationwide auditions being hosted in nine provinces across the country over the next couple of months, Verlinden continues in her search to discover new and talented artist and models with extraordinary potential.
Verlinden enjoys creating success stories and with her foot in the door of the ‘Big Apple’, international is longer just a dream.
“I want to work with humble individuals who have extraordinary dreams,” she says. “Average is not an option and those ready for greatness will reap the rewards.”