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Wilhelmina Signs Nicki Minaj and Dustin Lance Black

(April 21, 2017)

DALLAS, April 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilhelmina International, Inc. (Nasdaq:WHLM) ("Wilhelmina") announces that multi-platinum recording artist and style icon Nicki Minaj has signed with Wilhelminas celebrity division. Nicki has more than 78 million Instagram followers and has been featured on the cover of countless fashion magazines. In 2017, she became the female artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits in the charts 58 year history.

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Also recently signed by Wilhelmina is Academy Award winner, director, and LGBT rights activist, Dustin Lance Black. Dustin won the 2009 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Milk, starring Sean Penn, and wrote, directed, and produced the critically acclaimed 2017 miniseries When We Rise. 

Nicki and Dustin join Wilhelminas growing celebrity roster, which already includes stars, such as Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and Machine Gun Kelly. Wilhelmina represents these artists exclusively in the fashion and beauty markets.

About Wilhelmina International, Inc. (

Wilhelmina, and its other subsidiaries, is an international full-service fashion model and talent management service, specializing in the representation and management of leading models, celebrities, artists, photographers, athletes, and content creators. Established in 1967 by fashion model Wilhelmina Cooper, Wilhelmina is one of the oldest and largest fashion model management companies in the world. Wilhelmina is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol WHLM. Wilhelmina is headquartered in New York and, since its founding, has grown to include operations in Los Angeles, Miami, London and Chicago. Wilhelmina also owns Aperture, a talent and commercial agency located in New York and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit and follow @WilhelminaModels.

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