Allison Hamzehpour and Jessica Cunningham founded Ignite Models in 2006 under the premise that an agency should be as committed to its models as it is to its clients.

Ignite models are carefully selected based on their unique beauty and character, their strong work ethic, and their love of the art.  In return, Ignite is committed to providing each model with respectful, honest representation, and unmatched individual attention.

In the same way, Ignite is committed to forming and maintaining strong relationships with clients—big or small—engaging each with the same level of care and integrity.


Step One: Gather Your Information

Contact information (full name, address, phone number)
Stats/Measurements (age, height, bust, waist, hips)
Experience (if applicable)

Step Two: Prepare Snapshots

A few snapshots of your face (natural hair, no makeup)
A full body shot (straight on, no posing)
*Professional photos unnecessary

Step Three: Send Your Submission

Send your submission to with “Name – Model Submission” in the subject line.

Your submission will be reviewed promptly and you will be contacted if you are a good fit for the agency. No calls regarding submissions. 


Adults/Teens Open Call:  Every Thursday from 1-3pm 

Men:  5’11″-6’4″

Women: 5’8″-6’0″ (Girls under 15 can be 5’7″)


Children’s Open Calls//Saturday November 15th // 10am-Noon

Ignite Models is casting children for upcoming paid print work. We are specifically casting for children age 3-12 of all ethnicities.


Date: Saturday, November 15th  10am-noon

Location: 945 Broadway Street NE #275  Minneapolis, MN 55413

Please have children dressed in a nice outfit, no hats.

*All children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

*Please email with any questions, or to have your photos reviewed before attending the casting.


We are now accepting baby submissions to keep on file for upcoming castings. We do NOT need to see them at the casting. Instead, please email the following info to


- A few photos (natural lighting is best- do not need to be professional!)

-Parent’s contact information

- Current Sizes, Date of Birth and Ethnicity





Ignite Models

945 Broadway Street NE #275
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Allison Vaillancourt

Office: 612.339.2117

Kelly Malecha

New Faces and Placements
Office: 612.339.2117

Taylor Hall O’Brien

Office: 612.339.2117

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