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| map-marker San Jose, California

Shady gay guy who lures models for sex and money

Everyone in the industry knows how shady and fraudulent this guy is. He will take anyone in to make money for online fees, paying his rent in his *** apartment and then he will pump you out and send you to other shady photographers who get you naked and molest them. Before you sign the agreement find his models and ask them. Most of his models dont make money whatsoever. This dude gets off on luring guys in for sex and he will use your nude pics and videos to entice other photographers to shoot with you for free. Rick Day, another shady photographer works hand in hand with this guy because they both benefit sexually from models. Avoid this guy Ryan and his shady company at all costs. He doesnt even have an office space. He works off of his *** apartment. Be warned!!
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User's recommendation: Run fast!!!


Hi. Are you open to a conversation with another male model as I was approached via instagram.

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Hey, I was talking to him via instagram. Do you have any experience with them and if so how was it?

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map-marker Annapolis, Maryland

Unpaid for all the work I did

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I worked at this ''agency'' and he NEVER paid me, for several works actually. stay away from this unprofessional ( I want to write something else but I keep it super polite) no class and the whole industry knows what he does but unfortunately the business he does still exists
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User's recommendation: stay away from this place

Zunairah Hep

This is the kind of person Ryan Colby is

Colby Models - This is the kind of person Ryan Colby is
This is what Ryan Colby text me after i told him he owed us 200$ for a book we never recieved plus whatever my daughter should have earned for a photo shoot. He obviously has mental issues!!!
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Such a scammer

PLEASE read reviews. He is a liar. Thief and UNTRUSTWORTHY!
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Zunairah Hep

We paid him 200$ for the "book" we never received. He was supposed to get my daughter modeling jobs, but sent her to a hotel for an "audition" so I went with her.

The guy was surprised to see me there with her. He didn't even have a camera!!

I should have reported it to the police immediately. He is a liar and thief!!

map-marker New York, New York

Ryan Colby Colby Models New York NY stole $500 dollars from me!

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Ryan Colby Colby Models New York NY stole $500 dollars from me!
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I was a model for Colby Models and Ryan Colby for 3 years. I never met anyone who made more than $100.00 total after being with them for 3 years. They prey on unsuspecting models and tell them all about the fame and money but all the time we went out and worked to pay their rent. They always lie and commit illegal acts but having sex with underage models and taking them into clubs to get money from promoters. The keep everyone quiet by threatening their carreers and making them believe if we do what they say we will make money. Bit the jobs never come. It is all lies and they are expert liars. They manipulate people and the internet to make themselves look good but recently everyone is leaving them. The make everyone feel like if they leave them they will be destroyed, They are liars, evil and are glorified pimps. Ryan has a temper so everyone is battered, Intimidation and threats and battering. Don't put your child here. Ryan has been having sex with underage boys for years and now he tries to pimp them out for money. These are slimey bad people, be warned. Do not wire this man money for show cards or pictures. It is a scam!

New York, New YorkU.S.A.

Ryan Colby was fired from Empire Model Management in Sept 2009.

AUTHOR: Empire model management, inc - (U.S.A.)

SUBMITTED: Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Ryan Colby no longer works for Empire Model Management Inc. and has not since September 2009. I took action and fired him due to these types of complaints that were brought to my attention. I cant be responsible for the actions of a booker that works for Empire Model Management if I am unaware of what is going on. Empire Model Management works very hard on each model to ensure that they get the best representation for their career. We can only do our part! The models must be able to close the deal and do a good job when working for the top clients in the industry. We have learned a lot in our first 3 years of being in this business. It is cut throat and not for the weak hearted. We are capable just as many model management companies to get a good model in front of the decision makers of this business. We develop and transform females and males from ordinary everyday people into models that have the knowledge of what it takes to succeed.

Empire Model Management nor myself, Justin D. Peery has never been unprofessional with any model EVER!

I agree that having to say I Love you to an agent is absolutely ridiculous. We obviously will not tolerate this type of behavior from anyone.

Sadly it is not the person responsible for these actions that gets the bad rep. It is the agency that they worked for.

This criminal has a ten year track record for scamming models parents and young boys!


His models also wind up dead when they question him!

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These are all false complaints Ryan has been the victim of false news and a jilted exlover not one of these complaints has any merit and Ryan’s 25 plus years helping 100’s of talent reach levels of success is the true testament to the truth. Please realize the internet is filled with trolls and hate mongers and see the facts not false reports hurting a good persons reputation

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I know who wrote this. Lmao.

Do NOT trust him.

Look at his IG followers. If someone had any kind of respective followings, they would not be following him back.

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Lol seriously!?!?

Zunairah Hep
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You are as big of a liar as he is then!! Or just plain stupid!!!

Or maybe its you posting this Ryan!! IVE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU

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Ryan is a professional and a knowledgeable, heart-centered manager who knows the modeling industry inside and out. He’s taught me with his years of knowledge. Models fortunate enough to get signed with Ryan Colby Management definitely get bookings, and top ones at that.


I totally agree! I worked for him 1 year and he stole all my money!!!

He never paid me a single dollar, of course I have all the proof, I m sorry that you had a similar experience. This guy is a ....

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I hope everyone knows never to work for this guy


YES He is really this bad. I modeled back in 2005-****ish for a few years, moved to NYC and was repped by him for awhile.

It didn't take me long to see that he was a scam artist and a total creeper too. He was taking advantage of some of the dudes living there. He also would take us all out to the clubs to make cash off us from the club promoters. I was only 16 and getting hammered popping bottles in NYC.

I terminated my BS contract, and signed with a new manager and he tried to "black list" me at several agencies and would send me threats almost daily. I still was pretty successful in my time in NYC as a model/actor, and it was no thanks to Ryan Colby. You can find out pretty quickly who is reputable and who isn't in that town, always trust your gut because there are a lot of creeps in that industry. The reason these kind of people even exist is because so many people want in the industry and they WANT to believe they have a chance, so its easy for them to exploit people for sex and money.

Fun Fact- Colby was born with two tongues...

one right on top of the other, its why he talks so weird and has to eat all his food at room temperature. Not sure if he ever got surgery to correct it ( he always said he was gonna get it done), but last time I saw him the freak show was still in town.

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omg i know he has tow tongues. unbelievable i’m finding all this so many years later.

he’s a total creeper and a liar and unfortunately i admit he used those tongues on me. he was so obsessed i had to fight like *** to get away from him and shut him out of my life.

reading all this is so triggering ! groomer liar !


Is he really that bad?!!

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