During the heyday of the supermodel era in the 1980s and early 1990s, Paul Fisher was a legend in the modeling industry. With his bigger-than-life personality and often brutally frank opinions, he earned his reputation as a star-maker through his uncanny ability to spot the potential superstar in a group of inexperienced young models. Fisher represented some of the world's biggest models during his career, including Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Carol Alt, Carla Bruni, Brooke Burke, Kimora Lee Simmons and Carré Otis. Now he's taking his passion for the business and focusing it on bringing small agencies from around the world together under his new venture called The Network.
The Network will give Fisher the leverage he needs to change the industry from the inside out, with multiple missions in mind: to make sure the small agencies no longer get screwed by the big boys, to create the next generation of supermodels, and to empower those models to take control of their careers and lead healthier lives. Along the way, Fisher and his team will not only make over the offices of the agencies that join The Network, but will work with the owners and their staff members to find a true star in each market.
Fisher is equally determined to help the little guy - or little agency - expand their vision beyond the jobs available in their hometowns. He wants these agents to hold onto the stars they create, rather than losing them to the big New York agencies when their modeling careers take off. Trying to change the way the small-town agents think about their business isn't an easy process, and Fisher's irascible and demanding personality often leads to clashes with the agency owners and their employees.
Fisher does have a strong support system from his own loyal staffers, including his assistant Joseph Villanueva, who is always at his side to handle his schedule, travel logistics and anything else that comes up. Unique in dress and demeanor, Joseph definitely march