40 Under 40: Noelle Haddad-McCann, President and CEO, TNG Models


Noelle Haddad-McCann

Born in Mission Hills, Calif., Noelle Haddad-McCann was fascinated by the supermodels of the 1990s, perfecting her Cindy Crawford impersonation for her elementary school’s in-house TV show. It was a harbinger of things to come as Haddad-McCann was signed by Ford Models Chicago in 2008.

“Working as a model for one of the best agencies in the world helped me understand the modeling business,” said Haddad-McCann, who founded the Noelle Group in the summer of 2006, rebranding the agency as TNG Models in 2012 and bringing her sister on board as her business partner.

In her role as president, Haddad-McCann — who holds an associate of arts degree from College of Southern Nevada — leads a team of models, booking agents, scouts and model developers, helping to guide them as well as her other clients to success in the modeling industry.

“In 2016, we converted our business model from a non-exclusive booking agency to an exclusive model management and booking agency,” said Haddad-McCann, who supports Dress for Success Southern Nevada and Donors Choose, and also has an ongoing internship program with UNLV.

“This change has given us freedom to develop our models’ careers, represent a higher caliber of talent, increase rates for our models, create partnerships with larger agencies worldwide, and offer better services to our clients.”

In 2019 and beyond, Haddad-McCann plans on growing new connections with major Las Vegas-based corporations, and will also be expanding with more booking agents and scouts.