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In February 2009,the company was acquired by New Century Equity Holdings Corp., a publicly traded company. New Century subsequently changed its name to Wilhelmina International, Inc. and now trades under the ticker symbol WHLM. Frases De Amor
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Wilhelmina Models is a modeling agency founded in 1967 by the model Wilhelmina Cooper and her husband Bruce Cooper in Manhattan.

In February 2009, the company was acquired by New Century Equity Holdings Corp., a publicly traded company. New Century subsequently changed its name to Wilhelmina International, Inc. and now trades under the ticker symbol WHLM.

Prior to the transaction, the agency was owned and run by Dieter Esch and Brad Krassner, who purchased 50% from Esch in 1999. The agency was sold in the 1990s to Dieter Esch, who made his daughter Natasha Esch president as a twenty-first birthday present. The Wilhelmina Guide to Modeling (ISBN 0-684-81491-9) was published in 1996 by Simon & Schuster, New York. Although authorship is attributed to Natasha Esch, actual writing credit is given to C.L. Walker, who was a Wilhelmina model at the time. At the time of its publication, the book caused something of a scandal in the industry because it revealed closely guarded secrets regarding the management of models and the realities of the business.

The Wilhelmina agency has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, as well as Munich, called Wilhelmina-Nova Models.

In 2004, VA based Modelogic Agency entered a license agreement with Wilhelmina and became Modelogic Wilhelmina.[2] Within the same year, the agency formed a second division (Wilhelmina Image) as a scouting/development program.

In 2007, Wilhelmina came together with Charlotte, North Carolina-based agency, Evolution, founded by Scott Cooper, and Evolution became Wilhelmina-Evolution.

In 2008, Wilhelmina’s president, Sean Patterson, was a judge on the TV Land reality show, She’s Got the Look, where 20 women over 35 competed for a lucrative contract with Wilhelmina and a photospread in Self.

In June 2008, singer Ciara signed a deal with Wilhelmina to cast her in commercials and start her own clothing line.

Fashion models represented by Wilhelmina (past and present)

  • Iman Abdulmajid
  • Gabriel Aubry
  • Stephanie Adams
  • Willow Bay
  • Michael Bergin
  • Joanne Borgella
  • Maggie Brown
  • Esther Cañadas
  • Gia Marie Carangi
  • Lois Chiles
  • Charlotte Coyle
  • Cal Culver
  • Adrianne Curry
  • Pam Dawber
  • Michelle Deighton
  • Cintia Dicker
  • Janice Dickinson
  • John Gidding
  • Anjelica Huston
  • Lauren Hutton
  • Beverly Johnson
  • Toccara Jones
  • Alex Lundqvist
  • Wendie Malick
  • Meiling Melançon
  • Derek & Keith Brewer
  • Saira Mohan
  • Diandra Newlin
  • Gerit Quealy
  • Eve Salvail
  • Bruno Santos
  • Marcus Schenkenberg
  • Christina Schmidt
  • Elyse Sewell
  • Jason Shaw
  • Naomi Sims
  • Thomas Tevana
  • Mark Vanderloo
  • Cassie Ventura
  • Ona Zee

Celebrities represented by Wilhelmina (past and present)

  • Fergie
  • Amerie
  • Beyonce
  • Tom Berenger
  • Brandy
  • Ciara
  • Cindy Taylor
  • Ryan Cabrera
  • Jenna Elfman
  • Daisy Fuentes
  • Rebecca Gayheart
  • Nick Lachey
  • Jessica Lang
  • Lisa Leslie
  • Leighton Meester
  • Matthew Modine
  • Leven Rambin
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler
  • Ashlee Simpson
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Katelyn Tarver
  • Sela Ward
  • Vanessa L. Williams
  • Cassie
  • Christina Schmidt

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    Wilhelmina of PA is a full-service agency representing the most talented models and actors in the Greater Philadelphia region.

    Built on a foundation of excellence and integrity represented by the Wilhelmina name, we deliver superior customer service and client results, while maintaining a family-like environment among our staff, clients, and customers. 


    As the only agency in Pennsylvania offering top-notch development and local, regional, and international placement for its clients, Wilhelmina of PA models have participated in Philadelphia, Miami, and New York fashion events. Additionally, twenty five of our models have landed national and international contracts through Wilhelmina’s New York office within the past two years.

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    In February 2009,the company was acquired by New Century Equity Holdings Corp., a publicly traded company. New Century subsequently changed its name to Wilhelmina International, Inc. and now trades under the ticker symbol WHLM.

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