Zandwagon is a model management and talent casting company that represents and casts people who are breaking beauty standards in television, print, beauty, fashion and reality tv.
As we have become a world that is now embracing unique people rather than people who imitate or act the part, it only made sense to start a talent management company that could guide everyday life individuals who are breaking beauty standards daily. From the streets, subways, shared apartments, and sweaty clubs, Zandwagon’s mission is to not only provide jobs for our talent but to raise awareness and create harmony in a time of political eruption.
Kayvon Zand • Founder
Zandwagon was created by Iranian American Queer performance artist, nightlife personality and event curator Kayvon Zand. Starting as a teen model, Kayvon was dropped by major modeling agencies because he was a male wearing makeup to castings and shoots. After having moved to New York City, Kayvon started expressing himself as an artist at underground parties and art collectives where later he went on to be asked to bring his uniqueness to such publications as Italian Vanity Fair, Vogue, Interview, Paper, French Glamour and star in commercials for brands such as Volkswagen, WOM mobile and various television shows and programs.
Debora Spencer • Creative Director
Zandwagon's Creative Director, Debora Spencer has worked in fashion since 2000. She has art directed for many companies including Nordstrom, Amazon Fashion and Macy's. As a photographer she has photographed President Obama, President Carter, Prince Andrew, Maya Angelou, Debbie Harry, Sting and numerous models. Her photos have appeared in such publications as Elle, Glamour, Town & Country, Huffington Post, WWD and Curve.
Steven Ramotar • Communications Director
Steven Ramotar has a strong background in strategic public relations/marketing/branding and has directed effective communications and marketing strategies for companies across a wide range of industries, including fashion, publishing and healthcare among others, with a passion for working with companies that support progressive causes. His clients have appeared in top-tier publications including The New York Times, FORBES, Entrepreneur, PBS, The Daily Beast, Washington Post, Thought Catalog and Huffington Post among other influencer websites and outlets.