Meet the Mentors Behind

Sigal Model Academy!

Meet Karen Sigal

Director of Operations

Karen Sigal is the founder and Director of Operations for Sigal Models & Talent. She is a former professional model and expert booking agent with more than 40 years’ experience in the world of fashion and commercials.

Sigal Models & Talent is one of the most respected modeling agencies in the mid-west, having served their clients and the community since the mid 1990’s. This family business is committed to positively impacting the industry using love and devotion as a means of bringing out the true beauty of their models.

Sigal Models offers career development, management and placement expertise including exclusive worldwide representation.Their models have been featured in major ad campaigns, billboards, catalogs, editorial, runway, fit and TV commercial modeling.


Sigal has a proven blueprint for training models in an industry that is highly competitive and requires constant development and skills. They stand apart as leaders who present polished, poised and professional model candidates prepared for paid work opportunities in fashion and commercial fields. Behind this level of success is an agency with a stellar reputation due to training, videos, guidebooks and guidance that give their models the added edge.

As a mentor and Director of Sigal Model Academy, Karen now teaches, trains and inspires model candidates in career professionalism. She is a role model for exploring modeling success with commitment, style and dignity.


Meet Monica Sigal

Model Development Director 

Monica Sigal is a former Lifestyle and Fit Model in Columbus, Ohio and New York City.

She currently serves as New Faces & Model Development Director at Sigal Models & Talent. She knows what goes on behind the scenes in the modeling industry and uses her expertise to help candidates accelerate their professional progress while avoiding serious mistakes.

In addition, Monica is a certified Yoga instructor and Personal Life Coach. She supports model candidates in strengthening their physical appearance as well as self-confidence. Yoga discipline and practices also help models more easily achieve their personal and professional goals.

Monica guides potential models in moving from amateurs to professionals through her personalized coaching at Sigal Model Academy.

The Sigal Model Academy Team has Trained and Mentored Thousands of Models
Karen Sigal has Over 35 Years of Experience in Modeling Industry
Our Models Have Found Work with Over 100 Major U.S. and International Brands