Wilhelmina Model Anne de Paula Wins 2017 Sports Illustrated Model Search

Dallas, Texas, UNITED STATES

DALLAS, April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilhelmina International, Inc. (Nasdaq:WHLM) ("Wilhelmina") announces that Anne de Paula has been named the winner of the 2017 Sports Illustrated swimsuit model search competition!

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e814333a-f055-4387-950e-2caeede2ea68

In addition to Anne, Wilhelmina also represents 2017 SI model search contestants, Hunter McGrady and McKenna Berkley, both of whom were featured in this year’s annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. 

The winner of the model search was determined by fan voting, ultimately naming Brazilian beauty, Anne de Paula as the official winner, making her the very first model confirmed to appear in next year’s 2018 SI Swimsuit Issue!

About Wilhelmina International, Inc. (www.wilhelmina.com):

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 www.wilhelmina.com and follow @WilhelminaModels.

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