In the photography industry, there has been a clear lack of representation for Masculine Lesbians of color. For Stud Model Project founder Teresa Morcho, she took this noticing and decided to use her skills as a serial entrepreneur and expand her business ventures for the LGBTQIA community. With a focus on a particular group of women, who’s style, swag, and handsome demeanor captures a room, the name STUD MODEL PROJECT appeared.


In an effort to highlight this masculine identity in a broader spectrum, Teresa created the Stud Model Project and began the journey with a published coffee table book of over 100 pages of beautifully handsome womxn. These collections of books inspired Teresa to take her passion even further and build a platform dedicated to these incredible features. As an agency, as well as a movement, the Stud Model Project has an opportunity and responsibility to be used as a platform in fashion to showcase the community and give a face to them. With value and care, Teresa intends to expand this celebratory venture and take it worldwide.


Teresa Morcho