Manhattan Model Studio was founded by Diana Gallo, who has been modeling for over 20 years.


Where you learn more than just modeling…

Manhattan Model Studio was founded by Diana Gallo, who has been a model for over 20 years.  Diana has appeared on magazine covers, commercials, television shows, movies, music videos, and print catalogs.

Her intention is to share her knowledge of the modeling industry with her students in a safe and nurturing environment and to guide them as they pursue their modeling dreams.  Diana is a professional make-up artist and also a certified yoga instructor who uses yoga and breath work to help her students feel grounded, calm, and confident under any circumstances.   Her ultimate goal is to teach her students life long skills which will carry them through any of their endeavors.

Diana’s husband, Billy Gallo, is the founder and owner of the Manhattan Actor Studio, which is located in Manhattan Beach, Ca. and also houses the Manhattan Model Studio.  Billy has been a working actor for over 40 years and has appeared in numerous movies, television shows, and commercials.  As an acting coach, he has taught countless students how to improve their acting skills and increase their chances of booking the job.  Most importantly, he encourages his students to pursue their dreams while building their self-confidence.

Diana and Billy’s combined talents and knowledge make them experts in the modeling and acting industries.

"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.

"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.