Founded in 1990 by Marie Josée Trempe, SPECS Model Management is a full-service agency that discovers, develops, promotes, and represents models in Montreal and across the globe.
We offer models a personal representation service; as agents, we strategically manage each model’s career. We are always searching for new, interesting faces: after assessing each model’s potential, we carefully groom their image in order to offer the best local and international marketing strategy.
SPECS offers its business clients a pragmatic and efficient service, collaborating to find the right model for each project.
Solidly backed by over 25 years of experience and a knowledgeable team, SPECS is sure to find you “More than pretty faces”.
Marie Josée Trempe, President and founder
After working as a professional make-up artist for 10 years, an experience that led to collaborations with some of Canada’s best fashion photographers, magazines, and top models, Marie-Josée Trempe founded SPECS in 1990.
Backed by a solid reputation and a strong flair for business, MJ built a company with an enviable reputation in the international fashion industry. Starting by representing photographers, makeup artists, and stylists; by 1994 the agency’s mandate had changed to focus solely on model representation both in Montreal and abroad.
MJ was the first to advocate for diverse representation in Montreal. In 2008 SPECS partnered with one of Canada’s best plus size retailers to organise the first plus size model search contest, a rich and gratifying experience for the company. As a founding member of the working committee for the Quebec Charter for Healthy and Diverse Body Images (la CHIC), MJ is often solicited by the media to share her convictions and vision. In 2014, SPECS added a Personalities and Speakers division to the agency to meet increasing demand for public speakers.
MJ is also a professional certified business coach specialising in NLP, allowing her to offer models and clients of the agency unparalleled service.