The majority of Ruta Models girls originated from Lithuania. Besides Lithuania, we also scout and manage models from neighbouring countries: Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine and Belarus. Over the years we have organized a number of successful casting events in Riga, Tallinn, Minsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Lviv and many other cities. At the moment we search models mostly online and accept applications from any country. We especially support Ukrainian models helping them to aquire Lithuanian resident permits, finding accommodation, taking care of their careers and other daily needs. Ruta Models is a mother agency to all of the models published on our website.
We keep close relationships with clients, casting directors, photographers and key people from the fashion industry. This gives our girls exceptional opportunities to succeed in modeling business.
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Ruta Models (previously ‘RUTA model management’) was founded in 2009 by Rūta Bartašiūtė.
Rūta started her career in late ’90s as one of the first Lithuanian models working abroad in the major fashion markets. During 2000-2009 Rūta managed other Lithuanian model agency and organized beauty pageant ‘Miss Lithuania’.
Right after starting a new agency we have organized a number of large model search events and drove thousands of kilometers around the Baltic Countries looking for the new faces. In 2011 and 2012 Ruta Models got a licence and successfully organized the prestigious modeling contest Elite Model Look Baltics.
Ruta Models team worked hard to gain trust and start cooperation with the best international agencies, casting directors and clients. Every year we have been organizing the ‘Big Casting’ event, where our models had a great opportunity to present themselves to the top model agencies. We cooperate with: Women, Img, Monster, Select, Uno, Sight, M4, Modelwerk, Donna, Bravo and many other known names. Also, we have close business relationships with a number of casting directors, photographers, production companies and e-commerce brands.
In 2015 we started scouting activities in Belarus and Ukraine. We are happy to represent one of the most famous Belarusian models Anna Tihonchuk as well as best Ukrainian model Kateryna Zub (Elle Style Awards 2019).
In 2021 we have updated agency strategy and branding. Most of our operations moved online and even more of our efforts are now dedicated to our models and business partners.
Each of our models has an individual career plan based on their age, potential and personal circumstances. New girls start with the training activities: catwalk, posing, acting, style and makeup basics, modeling ethics and personal branding lectures. Also, we organize a number of photo shoots with the local fashion photographers. All these activities are financed by us. We do not charge models for training and photo tests and do not put any expenses on their balances.
When a model is ready to travel abroad, we introduce and place her with the foreign model agencies that we trust and cooperate with for a number of years. We monitor models’ progress and cooperate with the foreign agencies to achieve the best model career results.
Ruta Models is transparent in all financial, legal and organizational procedures with our models and business partners.