John Robert Powers was established in 1923 and will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013! That's almost a century!
JOHN ROBERT POWERS founded the modern day largest and the most prestigious modeling, talent, and finishing school industry.
From his many writings and published books Mr. Powers created the curriculum that is the core of the personality development, modeling and other course offered at the worldwide network of John Robert Powers Schools.
Mr. Powers believed that there is no such thing as an unattractive person, just some people who do not know how to make the most of themselves. He dedicated his life to helping people to develop and take good advantage of their personalities.
Naturalness was his gospel. He encouraged his female students, "don't make up, make down." JRP schools still believe and teach this philosophy. Be yourself. Be natural. That is what JRP Central California's courses are all about.
It was during the 1920's that Mr. Powers came to New York City with the hopes of becoming an actor. His business and entrepreneurial skills led him elsewhere. He overheard an associate say he wanted a group of attractive people to pose for magazine advertisements. Powers rounded up acting friends and trained them for these advertisements. The modern modeling industry was born. He founded the first modeling agency in 1923.
Fame and fortune have come to many personalities who were trained in the methods originated by Mr. Powers. First Lady JACKIE KENNEDY, RAQUEL WELCH AND DIANA ROSS attended Powers' schools. PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO was a Powers Model. Jennifer Jones, Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Lee Remick, Ann Margaret, Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power were also Powers Models with the original John Robert Powers Agency in New York City from the 1920's through the 1940's.
The famous people of tomorrow are attending JRP Central California's schools today.
We hope you will take advantage of a Powers course for a better, happier, and more successful life.