NEW YORK, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilhelmina International Inc. is excited to announce today's launch of The Wilhelmina 30+ Model Search to find a woman 30 and over who has it all: confidence, beauty, and the ability to inspire other women to feel the same way. The winner of the contest will be awarded a contract with Wilhelmina Models, a photo shoot with O, The Oprah Magazine, a three day all-expense paid trip to New York City to participate in the finals and fashion show, $1,000 Miraclesuit swim wardrobe and a $1,000 gift card from Macy's. Do you want to inspire other women to embrace the beauty and wisdom that comes with every age? If so, we want to meet you! The Wilhelmina 30+ Model Search is an open call nationwide for women who love the way they look and feel. As part of the model search process, contestants will be required to upload a photo and explain why they feel they should win a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models and represent women 30+ across the country. All contestants will be able to upload their submissions online at www.wilhelminamodelsearch.com. The contest kicks off April 10th, 2012 and entries can be submitted through May 23rd. Open on-site casting calls will be held at Macy's locations in Miami, Costa Mesa, and Chicago, and in New York City at Wilhelmina's offices.
Between June 2nd and June 5th, the public will be invited to vote for their favorite "Semifinalist" on www.wilhelminamodelsearch.com. The contestant with the most votes at the end of the public voting period and nine other finalists selected by the judges will win a trip to NYC and walk a real runway at an exclusive finals event. An expert panel of judges including the Creative Director of O, The Oprah Magazine, Adam Glassman, supermodel Roshumba Williams, VP of Women's at Wilhelmina Models, Stacey Fuller, and Bruce Waldman, President of Miraclesuit Public Relations will deliberate following the photo shoot to choose The Wilhelmina 30+ Model Search grand prizewinner who will be revealed at the end of the finals event.
The official sponsors of the Wilhelmina 30+ Model Search 2012 are Miraclesuit® swim and Macy's. All model search registrants will receive a $20 savings pass to put toward a Miraclesuit® swim purchase at Macy's.
"Wilhelmina is proud to launch this search as it reminds us all that beauty and confidence is ageless," says VP of Wilhelmina Women's, Stacey Fuller. "We are looking forward to working with Adam Glassman, who regularly features these inspirational women in the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine."
"Real beauty comes from confidence and a sense of well-being, and that only increases as women leave their 20s behind," said Glassman. "I love to feature soulful, intelligent women of all ages in the pages of O, and I know our readers feel great when they see someone they can relate to looking fabulous."
About Wilhelmina International, Inc.
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).
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O, The Oprah Magazine (oprah.com/omagazine) encourages confident, intelligent women to reach for their dreams, express their individual style and make choices, guided by the values of one of the most charismatic women in the world, O Editorial Director Oprah Winfrey. With an emphasis on personal growth, the magazine inspires, addressing every aspect of a woman's life – the material, the intellectual and the emotional – and deeply connects with nearly 13 million readers every month (MRI, Fall 2011). O, The Oprah Magazine, which also publishes a South African edition, is a co-venture between Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines, a unit of The Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com), one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. With its acquisition of Lagardere SCA's 100 titles in 14 countries outside of France, Hearst Magazines now publishes more than 300 editions around the world, including 20 U.S. titles. Hearst Magazines is a leading publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. in terms of total circulation and reaches 87 million adults (Spring 2011 MRI). O, The Oprah Magazine is available on Zinio, B&N Nook, Amazon Fire and Flipboard, and its namesake iPad app is available on the App store at www.itunes.com/appstore/. Follow O, The Oprah Magazine on Twitter @O_Magazine
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