About Us

Denise Carol Models & Talent agency has been booking professional models across the US since 1976. With over 40 years of experience, DCM helped set the original standard for what a legitimate talent agency should be.  Retaining clients, placing models and sustaining a record of success, Denise Carol dominates the market in productivity. We pride ourselves in quality, guaranteeing dependable talent at every booking. With an impressive list of A-List clients, we have succeeded together. Denise Carol Models is the longest standing licensed agency in Florida. However, we have booked international ads across the world. The agency's commitment to each booking is unparalleled. Working weekends and nights to make sure each job is completed with 110% effort. We hold the identical high standard for every model contracted under our agency and sustain a zero tolerance policy for unreliable models. Denise Carol represents exclusive talent who are dedicated to providing an honest quality of models. Daily we strive to be the strongest agency in Florida instead of the largest. At Denise Carol models, we understand that to maintain a superior reputation we are only as good as our last booking.

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an

unrelenting pursuit of your goal

– a commitment to excellence 

that will enable you to attain

the success you seek.”
-Mario Andretti

-Since 1976-

Literally more experienced than the internet. 

Ashley Luxenberg

owner 2007-current

Suzi Young-Gaines started working with Denise Carol Models in 1994 and learned the business from Denise Carol Bolton (Founder) from the bottom up. She purchased the business in 1997 and enjoyed bringing what Denise had worked so hard to the next level. Ashley (Kicklighter) Luxenberg started as Suzi did as a student then worked with Suzi in the business starting at the age of 15. In 2012 Suzi and Ashley made both of their dreams come true with Ashley taking over Denise Carol Models. It gives Suzi such great joy knowing that Ashley will bring the agency to yet again another amazing level with all of her experience and talent. It is the Denise Carol way to teach, mentor and encourage the legacy go forward with new, fresh ideas for years and years to come.

Suzi Young-Gaines

owner 1997-2012

Denise Carol Bolton

owner 1976-1997

Denise Carol – An excerpt from her bio in the 80’s

Her career as a fashion model began at the early age of 11. From the beginning she showed talent, not only in modeling and acting, but in leadership and organization.

Denise Carol’s active “teen” years were spent in study and completion of training in many areas… while modeling professionally in all medias. She graduated from Patricia Stevens Modeling School in 1969, during which time her studies continued in voice and dance… she also was offered and accepted leading roles in numerous theatrical plays.

At the age of seventeen, Denise was assistant fashion coordinator for a major Jacksonville department store and given the position of Charm School Director of two stores, coordinating and producing many fashion shows.

Her entry in State and Local beauty contests resulted in many winnings giving her the opportunity of traveling through the State of Florid while serving as a Public Relations representative.

After graduating with an Associates Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising and many modeling credits to her name… she opened the Denise Carol Modeling and Finishing Studio in 1976.

The International Method Modeling Training Program was introduced into the curriculum of the studio in 1977, and since has successfully started many students on their way to fashion careers.


As Director, Denise Carol travels frequently to New York, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and South Florida promoting her students and bringing back to Jacksonville the latest in fashion word and movement.

Her students are given the opportunity to attend an International Model Convention each year in New York, visiting with leading model agencies, receiving encouragement, advice and knowledge of necessary qualifications for the New York modeling and television market.

Denise Carol, still an active photography and television model, will continue to being superior and professional training to highly conscientious men and women to meet the world in any career they choose.

For the first time, Northeast Florida is getting the finest training in Self Improvement, Professional Fashion Modeling and Advanced Photography.

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