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. What sets Diana apart from other modeling schools is her one on one attention to her clients, their specific needs and desires, and her connections within the industry.

Through her programs and courses, Diana has helped numerous clients obtain agency representation and modeling work.  

Diana shares her knowledge of the modeling and commercial acting industry with students of all ages.  She believes it is never too early or too late to start a new career – especially one like modeling.

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.

Click on “Courses” to learn more about in-person programs as well as on-line courses!

Your Modeling Career Begins Here

"My 15-year-old daughter took the Accelerated Super Model course and over the course of just a few days, Diana was able to help my daughter improve her posing and her runway walk in a significant way. Overall, through her guidance, Diana gave my daughter a big boost in self-confidence. We were impressed with Diana’s teaching techniques. She is a very experienced and professional model. She is also a very patient, warm coach, and she truly cares for her students."

- Olivia L.

"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.

'I recently attended a one day intensive at Manhattan Model Studio with Diana and I absolutely loved it. I was nervous stepping because I had never been to anything like this but she created a very welcoming space from the moment I stepped in. She gave us all amazing information as well as the confidence go move forward and take a dive into the industry.I learned so much in just one day and gained confidence in myself. She was extremely knowledgeable as well as kind and understanding of our fears an insecurities. I would definitely recommend Diana’s services to anyone who is even just a little bit curious."

- Cindy S.

"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.

"Its a really great place to be at i have had sooo much fun such a blast i really recommend if your trying to get into modeling or acting to come and check this place out I promise you wont regret it."

- Anthony V.