About Us

European Model Showcase

Established in 2005, Cynthia Rosenberg Nelson, President of Caryn Model & Talent Management and Kathleen Longsderff, Director of New England Models Group joined forces to host the European Model Showcase in Paris, France. Cynthia & Kathleen first met in Paris while presenting models to European Agents for placement and the idea of hosting a European Model Showcase was born.  With the growth of the European Model Showcase, Deborah Lasher, Placement Director for NEMG Agency and Heather Cole, Founder and Director of Modeling Camp joined as Partners in August of 2020 to bring their expertise to the team.

The Partners attribute their placement success to scouting models that meet the age, height and size requirements to work in European markets. Of course ‘the look’ and ‘the personality’ also are very important elements for a model to be successful!

Cynthia Rosenberg Nelson

Founder of European Model Showcase

Caryn Models was founded in 1990 and is among the most respected and recognized modeling agencies in the Upper Midwest. Caryn’s is a boutique style, family-owned business built on the values of trust and service. Caryn Models represent men, women and children for fashion print, commercials, feature films and runway and has successfully placed models worldwide. Caryn Models launched the careers of actors Sean William Scott (American Pie, Dukes of Hazard), Jeremy James Kissner (Great Expectations, Dog of Flanders) and supermodel Frankie Rayder.

Cynthia Rosenberg Nelson

Deborah Lasher

Deborah Lasher, originally from London, England has 30+ years in the Fashion and Modeling Industry. After attending Kent State University School of Fashion and Design, Deborah worked as a print model and actor hosting TV shows, commercials and infomercials. For the past 24 years Deborah has successfully scouted and developed new models for local, national and international placement and joined the European Model Showcase as a partner in 2020.

Deborah Lasher

Heather Cole

Heather Cole is the Founder and Director of Modeling Camp. Originally from England, Heather started her modeling career in New York and went on to model internationally for eight years with Elite Premier Models, appearing in magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle. In 1995, Heather opened ‘Modeling Camp’, a model boot camp program instructing girls in modeling and fashion. Modeling Camp has locations now in Miami, Los Angeles, NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington DC and Chicago. Heather is also Director of Modeling Camp Model Management, a model management agency who were the original scouts who discovered top model Imari Karnaja!

Heather Cole

Kathleen Longsderff

Founder of European Model Showcase

Founded in 1988, NEMG markets and books models and actors in a variety of areas including feature films, TV Commercials, Fashion and Commercial Print Advertisements, Industrial Videos, VOX’s, Infomercials and Fashion Runway. Through NEMG’s placement division, Kathleen has negotiated placement for models and actors in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Milano, Hamburg, Barcelona, Munich, Athens, Tokyo, Osaka & Taiwan.

Kathy Longsderff