Vaiva Tuckuviene - Underaviciute is an internationally recognized and respected model scout, model coach, fashion designer, fashion photographer, producer of the fashion shows and a former model herself.
She is based in Los Angeles and has 25 years of experience working with some of the world's best modeling agencies and industry professionals.
Vaiva's modeling mother agency "Vaiva Models" and "Vaiva Style" has a pedigree that traces it's roots back to the Baltic States, Lithuania where she first established her model agency and fashion company in 1994. For several years her agency was an official representative of the Metropolitan Model Agency in Paris, France and produced Metropolitan Top Model contests.
Vaiva has for many years collaborated with Fox Models International, a prominent scouting firm that introduces potential models to the finest global model management agencies : Elite, IMG, Wilhelmina, Ford, Trump Model Management, Marilyn Agency, Next Model Management, One Model Management and many others.
Vaiva's first one of the kind clothing store "Vaiva Style" was opened in Lithuania. Her clothing line was introduced in various fashion shows in Europe and USA and have appeared on TV and magazines.
In 2001 her company expanded to New York with creation of her Los Angeles headquarters in 2009.
From 2015 Vaiva started her European "Modeling workshops by Vaiva Tuckuviene" Tour. Modeling workshops by Vaiva - an exclusive opportunity for aspiring and current models and to everyone who is interested to learn the "ins & outs" of the modeling and fashion industry.
Throughout her extensive career, Vaiva has gained invaluable experience in all aspects of the modeling and fashion business, which she shares in her book "The Road to Modeling Success ". In 2015 Vaiva's book was published by Tate publishing company in USA. Her first book signing was in Barnes & Nobles in Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles. The book gives a far-reaching insight into and trade secrets on how to become a seccusful model and how to establish yourself in the industry. It also guides you on how to seccusfully achieve personal goals in all areas of your life.
Vaiva acknowledges her love for fashion and modeling by stating, "Fashion and modeling is a language through which I speak and share my message..."
"THE ROAD TO MODELING SUCCESS"
by Vaiva Tuckuviene
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