Wilhelmina Heats Up This Summer as Talent Sizzles Worldwide

Jun 30, 2010, 14:22 ET from Wilhelmina International, Inc.

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- There's no such thing as a summer vacation at Wilhelmina International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WHLM) as the agency's talent continues to work with top clients and garner success worldwide. The Women's, Artists and Sports divisions have been a hot bed of activity all across the board.

The Women's division continues to be buzz with activity as its many beautiful faces work their way across the globe. Some hot spots on their international travels include picturesque locales like Australia, France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, and New York. Sisters Alexandra and Theodora Richards will be featured in a fashion spread and inside story for the July issue of Australia's InStyle.  Alexandra can also be seen in the current issue of French Playboy. The eye-catching images, photographed by fashion photographer Tony Kelly, are stunning, innovative and full of energy.

Wilhelmina has not one, but two gorgeous beauties gracing various international covers of Vogue this summer.  Thomas Schenk's striking images of top model Marike Laroux, will run on the cover of Turkish Vogue while the beautiful Keke Lindgard, graces the July cover of German Vogue shot by Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer.  Keke will also be seen in an upcoming Victoria's Secret Pink catalogue and a fashion spread slated to run in the November issue of Allure magazine.  The eight page feature was shot by famed fashion and celebrity photographer, Greg Kadel, who has worked with an array of Hollywood A-listers including Woody Harrelson, Kate Bosworth, Megan Fox, Sean Legend and Wilhelmina's own, Theodora Richards.

As a new addition to Wilhelmina's roster, Lydia Hearst has become a power player in the women's division. Lydia was photographed for the cover of Russia's Tatler magazine by the legendary Kenneth Willardt who has worked with notable names like Rihanna, Katherine Heigl, Drew Barrymore, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. In addition, Lydia was also shot for the cover of Schon magazine by photographer, Christopher Kolk, whose work is regularly seen in the pages of Details, American Vogue and Rolling Stone.

In other women's news Coco Young was recently photographed by Robbie Finamo for Interview magazine's September issue and will also be featured on V magazine's newly renovated website.  Allie Rizzo's cover for Hamptons magazine is sure to cause major fireworks when it hit stands July 4th.

Nicole Scherzinger and Cyndi Lauper, both members of the Artists division, have a busy, exciting summer ahead of them.  Nicole, newly crowned winner from ABC's hit reality show Dancing With The Stars, continues to show off that dance-worthy figure in the July issue of Shape and on the cover of Maxim. Cyndi Lauper has been celebrating the release of her new album, 'Memphis Blues', with performances on several top tier network talk shows.  She has embarked on a summer tour, hitting stages across the country from now until September 3rd.

Over in the Wilhelmina Sports division, America's top polo player Nic Roldan, joined royalty on the field as Captain of England's Prince Harry's "Senteble" polo team at the Veuve-Clicquot Polo Classic on Governor's Island June 27th.  The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic benefited the American Friends of Sentebale, a charitable organization founded by HRH Prince Henry of Wales and HRH Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, who are committed to transforming the lives of the orphans and at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa, many of whom are living with HIV/AIDS.

About Wilhelmina International, Inc. and Wilhelmina Artist Management (http://www.wilhelmina.com/):

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.

CONTACT:  John Murray, Chief Financial Officer of Wilhelmina International, Inc., +1-214-661-7480

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