Trump Models is closing its doors after 18 years
Donald Trump's modelling agency, Trump Models, is reportedly closing down.
The firm, which the president retained an 85pc stake in, has been in business for 18 years.
But in an email obtained by Mother Jones it appears that president of the company, Corinne Nicolas, confirmed its much-speculated shuttering.
"The Trump Organization is choosing to exit the modeling industry," Nicolas wrote in the email.
"On the heels of the recent sale of the Miss Universe Organization, the company is choosing to focus on their core businesses in the real estate, golf and hospitality space."
Mr Trump's company sold off Miss Universe last year amid controversy about Trump's campaign comments about Mexican immigrants.
A number of industry insiders have been signalling that change was afoot at the modelling agency for a number of months.
The company also found itself at the centre of allegations that models had been working illegally and in poor conditions.
Irish model Roz Purcell previously modelled for the agency in New York after winning a fan in the businessman-turned-president when she took part in Miss Universe.
As a 20-year-old she moved to the states but has since distanced herself from the president and his controversial remarks.