(New York, NY – ) Wilhelmina International, Inc., one of the most prominent model and celebrity agencies in the fashion and beauty industrieswith offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, announced today the representation of R&B/Pop “Pretty Girl,” Keri Hilson, the award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. The Wilhelmina team will explore and develop fashion and beauty endorsement, editorial and licensing opportunities for the 5’9” chart-topping beauty, who is currently recording her third studio album.
Keri Hilson blasted onto the music scene with the global #1 hit “The Way I Are,” and has since established herself as not only a mainstay, GRAMMY nominated recording artist and songwriter, but an icon for female empowerment as well. In addition to being named the face of Avon’s Imari fragrance in 2011, Keri’s most recent offering, the critically acclaimed “No Boys Allowed” , featuring the platinum hit single “Pretty Girl Rock” was a deeply personal album designed to empower women. Hilson is also dedicated to charity work, including most recently serving as ambassador to the MTV Staying Alive foundation to raise awareness of HIV and AIDs and Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign to combat childhood obesity.
Specializing in entertainment and music, Wilhelmina Artist Management has represented some of the music, film, and television industry’s leading stars, including Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Iggy Azalea, NERVO, and The Veronicas and has secured beauty and fashion endorsement deals with leading brands and companies such as, Cover Girl, Levis, MAC, Procter and Gamble, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Avon, among others.
Established in 1998, the Wilhelmina Artist Management division utilizes its relationships and expertise to integrate its celebrity clientele into the worlds of fashion and beauty. Wilhelmina has become known for actively identifying, channeling, and rebranding talent through strategic brand alignment and partnerships, advertising campaigns, cause-related marketing, sponsorships, and licensing.
About Keri Hilson:
Award winning singer, songwriter, and actress Keri Hilson is a known for chart topping #1 hits such as “Knock You Down” ft. Kanye West & Ne-Yo, and “Pretty Girl Rock”, amongst others that have earned her awards and nominations across The Grammy’s, American Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, BET Awards and NAACP Image Awards to name a few. Delving into acting, roles in films such as Steve Harvey’s hit book turned film “Think like a Man” and the upcoming action film “Riddick” co-staring Vin Diesel slated for release at the top of 2013. Over the past year Keri has used her celebrity platform to promote philanthropy such as MTV Staying Alive, a charity dedicated to AIDS awareness and Do Something, which promotes community involvement among the youth. She has graced the pages of major publications such as Elle, Glamour, Allure, Maxim, Us Weekly, and the New York Times. She is currently working on a new album slated for release early 2013.
About Wilhelmina International, Inc. and Wilhelmina Artist Management
Through Wilhelmina Models and its other subsidiaries including Wilhelmina Artist Management, Wilhelmina International, Inc. provides traditional, full-service fashion model and talent management services, specializing in the representation and management of leading models, entertainers, artists, athletes and other talent to various customers and clients including retailers, designers, advertising agencies and catalog companies. Wilhelmina Models was founded in 1967 by Wilhelmina Cooper, a renowned fashion model, and is one of the oldest and largest fashion model management companies in the world. Wilhelmina Models is headquartered in New York and, since its founding, has grown to include operations located in Los Angeles and Miami, as well as a growing network of licensees comprising leading modeling agencies in various local markets across the U.S (www.wilhelmina.com) (OTC Bulletin Board:WHLM.ob).