Two top athletes from a leading London-based model agency will be unavailable this summer because they’ve both been selected to compete in the Olympics.
Dressage champion, Charlotte Dujardin OBE, 31 and Windsurfer Bryony Shaw, 33 are both preparing for the Rio Olympics that starts on August 5 2016.
Mike Illes, Director at MOT Models said, “We’re thrilled for Charlotte and Bryony and we wish them the very best at the world’s most competitive sporting event. I’m disappointed for cyclist Dani King who just missed out, especially given her form this year and her previous successes at both Olympic and World Championship.”
MOT Models recently set up a sports personality division, bringing some of the UK’s most popular sporting individuals to the renowned agency.
Another sportsman who has turned to modelling is Hull born and bred boxer Luke Campbell, 28, who won an Olympic gold medal at London 2012, and has since carved a successful career in both amateur and, since 2013, professional boxing. Luke and his young family signed up to MOT Models and are available for family shoots. Other stars include rugby players Mike Phillips, Eli Walker, Tim Visser and Rhys Webb plus swimmer Adam Walker and tennis player James Ward.
Mike Illes added, “In spite of the volatile market place, business is relatively buoyant and it’s helped that we’ve got such a broad range of talent on our books. The industry is competitive, but a walk in the park compared to competing in the Olympics. I have so much admiration for Charlotte and Bryony and wish them great sporting success at the world’s most important games.”
As part of their Sports Division, MOT Models has produced an eBook featuring Olympic personalities and sporting stars. The eBook consists of stunning images and interesting facts about the athletes working with the agency.