Ugly is the new beautiful - Fashion & Beauty - Today.msnbc.com
Too 'ugly' to model?
Not according to one talent agency in New York City. "Ugly," founded in 1969, looks for unique models who are not considered traditionally beautiful. According to agency founder Simon Rogers, "beauty really does come in all shapes and sizes," and in the modeling industry, there's room for all. Realizing that the word "ugly" carries a rather negative connotation, Rogers admits his agency's name is more "tongue in cheek" than literal, but donít expect Gisele Bundchen on their roster anytime soon. "We now represent a really candid cross-section of what America is," he said. So step aside, supermodels! Enjoy these 27 images of people who are from every walk of life.