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Karen Lee Grybowski

Karen Lee’s expert eye for top models and her extraordinary knowledge of the modeling business has provided her with the unique ability to discover that great new face. Karen has been instrumental in discovering, developing, and promoting many of the top models in the industry today, both domestically and internationally. 

After receiving a Master’s Degree in Education, Karen combined her background as a model in NYC’s top showrooms with her experience directing health and wellness for “Camp Model” to discover talent internationally. Scouting for models for Wilhelmina, Pauline’s, and Elite Model Management has given Karen the opportunity to discover great talent, but more importantly enabled her to empower young models develop a sense of wellness, style, and confidence.

Karen Lee was a major collaborator in the Production of Elite Model Look, an ongoing premier worldwide model search. EML launched the careers of Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bündchen, and Alessandra Ambrosio, and many more. Karen was also influential in bringing Carolyn Murphy and Oluchi Onweagba to Elite Model Management at the onset of their careers.

In 2010, Karen decided to pursue her career independently and founded Karen Lee Group, an NYC based consulting and scouting company for models. Karen shares her in-depth knowledge of the modeling industry by coaching young women and men at KLG Model U Workshops in New York City as well as at model searches, and seminars throughout the world. 

Karen Lee Grybowski has been a guest judge on Tyra Bank’s “America’s Next Top Model”, is a certified yoga teacher, manages the Elite model townhouse, and has recently started a new division of Karen Lee Group, The Show Production Company!