About Us

The story of JRP from 1920's to today

JOHN ROBERT POWERS founded the modern day billion dollar modeling industry. From his many writings and published books, Powers created the curriculum that is the core of personality development, executive skills, modeling, acting and other courses offered at the worldwide network of John Robert Powers Schools.

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 develop and take good advantage of their personalities.

Naturalness was his gospel. He encouraged his female students, "don't make up, make down." Our schools still believe and teach this philosophy. Be yourself. Be natural. BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE. That is what our courses are all about.

It was during the 1920's that 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. Soon afterwards, Powers opened the doors for the first personality development school. Around the world, the JOHN ROBERT POWERS SYSTEM celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1998.

Fame and fortune have come to many personalities who were trained in the methods developed by Mr. Powers. First ladies Jackie Kennedy and Betty Ford, Princess Grace of Monaco, Jennifer Jones, Raquel Welch, Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Lee Remick, Ann Margaret, Porntip (Miss Universe), Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power, Fredrick March, Ryan Locke, Ben Gould (Saved by the Bell), Faith Ford (Murphy Brown Show), Jessica Sanchez, Brenda Song, Diana Ross, Farah Fawcett, Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli are just among the many famous people who have availed of Powers training.

John Robert Powers - Makati Branch

4/F Casmer Building 195 Salcedo Street, Makati City


(02) 892 9511

(0917) 596 0939

John Robert Powers - Quezon City Branch

Ground Floor, Cinderella Building, 825 EDSA, Quezon City


(02) 927 0465

(0917) 501 8295