Creating an innovative and diverse community of models and talent across the globe to develop, promote and
assist them in realizing their maximum protentional while maintaining mutual trust, respect and integrity.
Making dreams come true one experience at a time. We want to make the Hawaii experience the go-to experience
for national and international talent.
ABOUT HAWAII FOCUS ACADEMY
Since 1975, owner-operator Swan Elliott has helped to developed some of the top models and talent found in the
industry today. The first talent and modeling agency, Focus International, was opened in 1975 in Canada and
grew to become one of the top agencies in the country. In 1996, Focus International Hawaii Model & Talent
Agency was opened on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kona representing models and talent from around the world.
Based out of Kailua-Kona Hawaii, Focus International Hawaii has a talent team with over 70 years of combined
experience in the modeling and talent industry.
Focus International Hawaii Models & Talent Agency, which runs and operates Hawaii Focus Academy, has
provided top professional models & talent to clients locally, nationally and internationally. Focus International
Hawaii has worked with and provided models and talent to small and large business world-wide with
recognizable names such as: Toyota, Sony, National Geographic, Tyra Banks-Americas Next Top Model, Old
Navy, Eddie Bauer, Pottery Barn, Cirque Du Soleil, Mens Journal, Fortune Magazine, Conde Nast-magazines,
Pepsi, Japanese Playboy, Candid Camera, MTV, Japan Airlines-JAL, Aloha, Hawaiian, Australian Jetstar,
Quantas, Hilton Grand Vacation, Outrigger, Four Seasons, Shell Vacation, Classic Resorts, Sheraton, Weston,
King Kamehameha Resort, Orchid Mauna Lani, Marriott, and more.
Hawaii Focus Academy is proud to provide a wide range of training for all levels of experience in mind, whether
young, old or in-between. Starting at age five, Hawaii Focus Academy begins training and developing talent
ensuring that each individual is provided with the opportunity to put his or her talent to use.
If you are just starting out, or need the extra polish to advance your career, Hawaii Focus Academy has the best
education and training tools to make it happen. Our experienced instructors are here to teach, mentor and guide
you along providing you with the skills, knowledge and resources to launch or expand your talent and modeling
Here are some of the things that past, present and future students of Hawaii Focus Academy experience with us.
• With over forty years of teaching and developing students as well as representing models
& talent from around the world, our biggest joy is helping to empower and encourage
those to achieve their ultimate dreams.
• Learn industry expectations and create potential goals for a successful future giving students the tools
needed to build their self-esteem for today’s world of modeling.
• Offer an opportunity to learn from our experienced training staff while experiencing
beautiful, Hawaii and its fascinating history and culture.