Denise Carol Models & Talent

Since 1976 the Denise Carol agency has booked professional models across the state of Florida. With almost 40 years of experience in 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. Our clients success is our success which has kept us at the top of the list of Florida’s elite agencies as the longest standing licensed agency in Florida. The agencies commitment to each booking is unparalleled. Working weekends and nights to make sure each job is booked with 110% effort. We hold a high standard for every model contracted under our agency and sustain a zero tolerance policy for unreliable models. Denise Carol represents exclusive models who are dedicated to providing quality and not quantity. We strive to be the strongest agency in Florida instead of the largest. At Denise Carol 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

Ashley Luxenberg


In 2001 Ashley Luxenberg first interviewed with previous owner of the Denise Carol Agency, Suzi Young-Gaines, and quickly become very involved with the agency. Ashley not only modeled for the agency but taught classes & assisted in running the studio during the week. By 2009 Ashley opened Integrity Talent Management and was blessed to find quick success as a Talent Agent in the industry. Her team of professionals feature a portfolio of models, actors, singers & dancers throughout the state of Florida. Teaching modeling classes at Denise Carol lead to a national coaching job consisting of grooming upcoming talent across the country. Ashley has had the pleasure of working with rising talent that have been featured on So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice, and American Idol. Ashley is known for her tough critiques on the runway and first taught America’s Next Top Model Cycle 10 winner, Whitney Thompson, how to strut her stuff on the catwalk. Some of Ashley’s talent can currently be seen on national commercials, sitcoms, feature films, fashion runways and print ads. In 2012 Ashley purchased the prestigious Denise Carol Agency which is the longest standing Talent Agency in Florida, representing models since 1976. With hard work and great attention to detail, Denise Carol Models continues to help mold upcoming models and represents professional faces across the state of Florida. Ashley is dedicated to continuing that success that has been associated with the Denise Carol name for years to come.

Suzi Young-Gaines

Past Owner

SuziSuzi 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.


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

Denise_CarolHer 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.