Keela Starr’s passion for the entertainment industry has been the driving force of her career. With more than 20 years of experience in the fashion and entertainment industries, she has worked as a talent scout, agent, manager, and style advice columnist. Ms. Starr began her career as a booking agent with Click Models. She later went on to Race Model Management New York, a partner agency with Karin Models in Paris, France. Ms. Starr scouted, developed, and booked many new faces of the agency. In order to enter the arena of entertainment she joined Los Angeles, California based Gem Entertainment Group; a boutique management company representing actors and models. Ms. Starr returned to her hometown of Atlanta, GA to become one of the pioneers of the vastly growing entertainment industry to start her scouting, development and management company K. Starr Management. Shortly after she simultaneously began to manage and build the modeling division of Atlanta Models and Talent, Inc., which was established in 1959 is one of the oldest and highly respected agencies in the southeast.
Throughout the years, Ms. Starr’s standout discoveries have been seen worldwide on runways, campaigns and advertisements for designers and retailers, such as Prada, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce and Gabbana, Chloé, Valentino, Etro, Ralph Lauren, Coach, Alberta Ferretti, Dsquared, H&M, Barneys NY, Abercrombie and Fitch, Zara, Steve Madden, Calvin Klein, MAC Cosmetics, Estée Lauder, Liz Claiborne, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Belk, Beall’s and Target. K. Starr's models have been featured on the covers and inside Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Vogue UK, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, InStyle, Brune, Lucky, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Weddings Unveiled, The Knot, Southern Weddings, Better Home and Gardens and many more. She has also booked print advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies such as, Coca Cola, Delta, AT&T, Verizon, Wells Fargo, McDonald’s, Regions Bank, Mandarin Oriental Hotels and Residences, Nike, Staybridge/Candlewood and Homewood Suites, Nike, Crayola, Publix and the list goes on.