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Velour Model Academy is your pathway to actualizing your modeling dreams.  We are your best bet if you have always dreamt of walking big fashion shows, shooting for top magazines, having your face on a billboard, or even winning a pageant title. 

Velour Academy was conceived in 2013 when our founder started her career as a model trainer and pageant coach. Growing from a small campus pageant training camp into an entire academy took more than 8 years of continuous learning and investment. 

In 2016, Velour Model Management was established and in 2017, we opened our doors to models who were not signed by the agency to train with our models. Our desire has always been to help models make informed decisions and equip them with the necessary skill set to build a career in modeling. 

We are proud to have trained some of Kenya’s most sought-after models, working both locally and internationally.

Velour Model Academy was officially established in 2022. Our facility ensures step-by-step, personalized training and mentorship. Our trainers and coaches are equipped and excited to help you grow. 

See you in Class!

CATWALK CLASS

Our vision as an agency is to equip models with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure they can compete favorably with models anywhere in the world. 

Velour Model Management started as a training camp for models, and we have maintained this as the backbone of our brand since launching in 2017.

We cannot sign every model in Kenya, but we can equip and mentor many. We, therefore, open our doors to aspiring models who wish to get the necessary training to start their modelling journey.

We have an intake every month and our classes run through the week, from Monday to Friday

We offer a 3 months class (36 sessions) and a 1 month crash class (12 sessions)

Everyone who registers for the 3 months catwalk training, gets a FREE polaroid photoshoot session, to help them start building their portfolios and booking work. 

To receive our full training pamphlet, send an email to academy@velourmodels.com

Beauty Pageantry

PAGEANT COACHING

Beauty pageants have for a long time been the launching pad for many models. Pageantry requires a totally different set of skills, not just catwalk, but communication, personality and artistic talent etc.

It is important to have an understanding about how the pageantry industry works and learn how to make the most of the opportunity and title. We prepare you, not just for the competition, but also for the crown. You also get to interact first hand with some of the queens who have represented Kenya in different competitions 

We are proud to have been the official catwalk trainer for Miss World Kenya 2019 and 2021, who placed Top 40 and Top 13 respectively in the Miss World Top Model Competition

Our intake runs every month and the pageantry class is a 3 months comprehensive class.  The classes run throughout the week between Monday and Friday 

To receive our full pageantry pamphlet, send an email to academy@velourmodels.com

MASTER CLASS

They say experience is the best teacher, we say, learning from others experiences will save you a lot of time

Every year we organize 4 Master Class sessions, where we invite different industry professionals to give insight on markets trends and needs, branding and positioning yourself as a models to ensure you continuously get booked. 

Each master class takes 1 full day (9am to 4pm)
These take place on the months of March, June, September and December 

To receive the dates and topics of this years master classes, send an email to academy@velourmodels.com

TEENS CLASS

This is a class for young aspiring talent between the age of 13 and 18. 

It is a 3 week (21 days) catwalk and industry knowledge class that focusses on helping young talent identify their strengths and prepare for the industry. 

These classes are scheduled during school holidays. 3 classes per year, in April, August and December

To receive the full training pamphlet, send an email to academy@velourmodels.com

POLAROID PHOTOSHOOT

Every model, whether beginner or top model must have a good set of polaroid images, updated as often as required.
Polaroid images are what a model presents to an agency, to get scouted, and these are the images that agencies use to book work for their models

We can guarantee, that we do not send selfies  or over edited images to our clients 

A good set of polaroid images especially for the Kenyan market, should be taken in studio, in plain fitting clothes. In as much as polaroid shoots are simple, they give models an opportunity to try out different poses and learn a few photography tricks  and tips in the process. 

We schedule polaroid photoshoots twice every year, in February/March and July/August, and these sessions are open to models who are not signed by the agency, but want to start building their books. 

To receive the polaroid photoshoot schedule for this year, send an email to academy@velourmodels.com

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PORTFOLIO PHOTOSHOOT

A modelling portfolio is a standard marketing tool for every model, beginner or established.
What should you include in your portfolio?
What type of portfolio should you have? 
How do you use your portfolio to get work? 

We answer these questions and more, in our FREE consultation every time you book a portfolio photoshoot with us. 

Send an email to academy@velourmodels.com to learn how to book your portfolio shoot session