MP Mega Miami has a rich history in the Miami market. The agency opened as Mega Model Management and was founded in 2001 by Marcus Panthera Fonseca. With his previous agencies in Brazil - Taxi and Mega - Marcus was a pioneer in exporting Brazilian models to the fashion world at large as well as dominating the Brazilian fashion market in prestige and billing. In 2001 he repeated this proven recipe for agency success in the Miami market.
With 30+ years’ experience in all facets of the industry, Fonseca not only knows what it takes to spot modeling talent but also understands how to meet client needs with a top-notch booking team. Fonseca has put together a talented group of agents with over 50 years of booking experience in the Miami market. Our agents have unparalleled experience and expertise working with both international and domestic clients. Mega Model Management stays current with the latest trends and develops the best new faces in the industry. Over the years Mega Model Management’s talent have been seen working with the world’s top fashion magazines, designers, catalogues, casting agents, advertising agencies and photographers.
Mega Model Management opened as a boutique agency exclusively representing women fashion models. The agency’s quick success facilitated the addition of the Men’s division in 2003. Growth has continued with the addition of the Commercial board in 2008 – specializing in lifestyle print and live action - and the newly launched Kids division in 2013.
In April 2014 Mega Model Management has been acquired by MP Management Milan, becoming MP Mega Miami. MP Management, established in 2008, is a young and dynamic independent modeling agency based in Milan, representing a selected group of high level models, celebrities and talents, as well as some of the most promising new faces in the fashion business, which is guaranteed to continue with the far reaching combined resources of both groups scouting networks.
The new group will rely on a worldwide network consisting of a highly-experienced and professional management team capable of overseeing through its extensive network of international contacts, an array of highly-visible models such as Bar Refaeli, Aurelie Claudel, Alyson Le Borges, Ana Beatriz Barros, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart. The Talent division, leader on the international scene with consolidated partners and clients from the America to Asia, manages the image of important names in sports, such as Arrigo Sacchi, Giovanni Trapattoni, as well as the F.C. Internazionale squad, and actors of the caliber of Luisa Ranieri, Sponsor at the Venice Film Festival, Valeria Golino, Margherita Buy, Anita Caprioli, Claudia Zanella, Stefania Rocca, Lucrezia Lante, Alessandro Preziosi.
MP Paris, MP Miami and MP Milan are owned by Riccardo Silva, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the international media industry. Based in London and Miami, Riccardo Silva is owner of Silva International Investments an investment company which manages and invests in assets across multiple sectors, including sport, media, fashion, restaurants and arts. Riccardo is a member of the Silva family, one of the most important industrial families in Italy and owner of the chemical group Gruppo Desa-Italsilva.