Make your dreams come true and start working as a professional model!


The Manhattan Model Studio was founded by Diana Gallo, who has been modeling professionally for over 20 years.  Diana has appeared on magazine covers, commercials, television shows, movies, music videos, print catalogs, and more. If you want to break into modeling or commercial acting, or already have an agent but want to learn more, you have come to the right place!

Diana shares her knowledge of the modeling and commercial acting industry with students of all ages.  She coaches her clients in a safe and nurturing environment as they pursue their modeling dreams.  She teaches everything they need to know to book modeling and commercial gigs, from self-tape and in-person auditions, to on-set etiquette, and the do’s and dont’s of the business.  Basically, she teaches everything she wished she knew when she first got started on her journey to making money as a model. But most importantly, she teaches confidence building tools her clients can use in all areas of their life.

Your Modeling Career Begins Here

"During summer I decided to take modeling classes at Manhattan Model Studio and it was the best decision ever! I learned so much about the industry, how to present myself for auditions, and how to runway walk. The best part of the classes was the photoshoot at the end because the pictures turned out great! I would definitely go back to Manhattan Model Studio and recommend these classes to anyone who wants to have fun while learning more about being a model!

- Lily P.

"Diana is absolutely amazing. A friend connected us after I got signed with an agency and being new to the industry I had no clue what to do. she has been such a tremendous help figuring everything out and learning the ropes of how to be successful. She Has so much knowledge and truly wants to see and help her clients succeed - always looking out for your best interest and tailoring the learning to meet you where you’re at. I HIGHLY recommend her and can’t be more grateful. THANKS D!!!"

- Adriana J.

"We signed my pre-teen daughter up for a four hour, two week private class. Our goal was to have our daughter learn how to love her growing body, learn self-confidence, and to have fun with the modeling shoot! Diana met and exceeded our expectaions! Our daughter had a fantastic time walking the runway, practicing new poses and most importantly, learning how to accept her beautiful changing body"

- Becky M.

"I purchased the SuperModel Package and couldn't be happier with the service Diana provided. I arrived to Los Angeles from the east coast nervous, and unsure of how to get into the modeling business in a new market, but she walked me thru step by step giving me all the tools I needed to acquire an agent from learning the business to photos I needed to have to submit to agents, to helping me get in front of agents themselves with a personal recommendation. Diana was flexible with my crazy schedule, and I looked forward to getting to work with her each week! I will continue to call on her on a as needed basis if any questions were to ever come up, as she is not only a truly legit resource to have in this sometimes shady town, but a wonderful person to know!"

- Nicole N.