Wilhelmina Models is one of the most prominent agencies in the fashion industry worldwide. With its continual presence as a leader in model management, Wilhelmina Models hits all aspects of the spectrum by representing women, men, and children as well as full-figured models while simultaneously scouting for the freshest talent globally. A notable ability to distinguish and nurture their newest talent directly relates to Wilhelmina’s leading stance in such a competitive marketplace. In addition, the company’s distinct professionalism and expertise with their clients has allowed Wilhelmina Models to remain a pioneer in the dynamic and ever-changing fashion and beauty industries for over 40 years.
Located in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, Wilhelmina Models also works with various licensees as well as hundreds of local model management firms across the country and globally to garner a variety of talent. Another talent driving tactic Wilhelmina employs is producing national model searches with top media partners including More, Shape and Men’s Fitness increasing its visibility by reaching millions of people annually.
Wilhelmina Models proves year after year to be a competitive, full-service management firm by establishing multiple departments of their company for the diverse line-up of talent and clients. Expanding further, the Wilhelmina Artist Management division, specializing in entertainment and music, has quickly risen to the top of the industry representing international stars such as Fergie, Zoe Saldana, Natasha Bedingfield, Rebecca Romijn, Cyndi Lauper, Zachary Quinto, and Estelle. This vastly experienced team specializes in securing celebrity-powered campaigns, image consultation, private brand licensing, endorsements, sponsorships and talent appearances. Creating, developing, and maintaining the stellar brand identity of each artist by securing major fashion campaigns, endorsements, marketing opportunities and tour sponsorships is a top priority of the Wilhelmina Artist Management division. Some significant campaigns are: MAC, CoverGirl, L’Oreal, Donna Karan and Avon, as well as countless others.
Wilhelmina Models has always set out to build and diversify their brand with constant growth throughout the fashion world. Wilhelmina recently ventured into the world of television with “She’s Got the Look,” a modeling contest series held for women over 35 which aired with resounding success. Media powerhouse Viacom, which owns companies such as MTV Networks and Paramount Motion Pictures Group, quickly signed on “She’s Got the Look” to their TV Land line-up for a second season which aired the summer of 2009 and with a third season airing August/September 2010.
The Wilhelmina Artist Management division expanded in 2008 to include a Sports and Fitness department that represents professional athletes, models and hosts. The team represents some of the most influential players in the industry with the newest addition being Buffalo Bills football player, Terrell Owens. He is accompanied by the Hall of Fame and world-renowned golf instructor David Leadbetter, world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr., NBA star Andrei Kirilenko, equestrian superstar Georgina Bloomberg, U.S. polo player Nicolas Roldan and many others.
In January of 2009 Wilhelmina International, Ltd. took a revolutionary step forward by becoming the first US modeling agency to go public. It succeeds in expanding across the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries with its unique perspective. Wilhelmina International, Ltd. continues as one of the absolute top-tier management firms in the business.