Occasionally in fashion, businesses will benefit from being named after their founder. But sometimes it can be difficult to separate the everyday operations of a company from its namesake, even if said person has very little involvement. Trump Models falls into the latter category, seeing as it exists within an industry that is adamantly against Donald Trump. So today it was a bit unsurprising when news broke that the Trump Organization was leaving the modeling industry behind.
Rumors began swirling yesterday that the agency would be closing after an alleged email from the president of the agency, Corinne Nicolas, was leaked on MotherJones.com. When reached for a statement, a spokesperson for the Trump Organization said:
“On the heels of the recent sale of the Miss Universe Organization, the Trump Organization is choosing to exit the modeling industry. While we enjoyed many years of success, we are focused on our core businesses in the real estate and golf industries and the rapid expansion of our hospitality division.”
In case you were wondering, that statement was included in the leaked e-mail.