With a unique outlook on modelling, our philosophy is simple. Any beauty can be airbrushed but we want our models to have true character. We are UGLY. We are the leaders in character modelling and celebrate diversity in all its glory.

We know each and every one of our artists by name and face and are the first and last modelling agency to still send catalogues to clients. Each jaw-dropping, coffee table-sized catalogue shows off all our talent and their wonderfully varying attributes!

We hand-pick all our models to make sure we have a look for every market. With over 1000 models on our books ranging from 18-100 years old, all shapes and sizes, we have the most individual, wacky and unique looks in the industry. From burlesque to bikers, Wee Folk to rock blokes, drag queens to protein machines! We have the rarest and most eye-catching individuals in the country. Teenager with the largest hands and feet? Mathu-Andrew certainly makes an impression with his size 18 feet. Not to mention our human pin-cushions, huge mouths, face gurners and contortionists!

We have worked with everyone in the business, giving the fashion fix to Vogue. Grannies to Gucci. Literally providing Calvin Klein with a new set of nashers. Tattooing our mark on Bizarre Magazine. Just look at our portfolio page for a taster.

We represent the niche market with UGLY but we also represent conventional models with Rage. Rage focuses on more traditional models, so with both agencies we are able to fit the right face to the right fad. If you have luscious locks and fab-abs you're still Ugly to us!

We placed one ad in 1969 for a unique appearance and since then the rest is history. We've never advertised since. We have five decades of expertise and saw a gap in the market creating a key movement in the industry. We hold auditions every 18 months to join UGLY, specialising in the extreme not mainstream, so if you think you have that special unique something that sets you apart from everyone else - apply now.