WWD: Shaquille O'Neal, JCPenney and Wilhelmina Announce Winners of Model Search


Shaquille O'Neal, JCPenney and Wilhelmina International, Inc. announced the winners of their nationwide, big & tall model search for the 2019 Fall/Winter Men’s Big & Tall JCPenney campaign, featuring the Shaquille O'Neal XLG line.

 During a panel event in NYC, Shaq, along with JCPenney and Wilhelmina representatives, addressed the lack of big & tall representation in the fashion industry and how the model search has helped give big & tall guys the recognition they deserve, all while solving an industry-wide need. 

 The three winners of the model search- Chukwukere Ekeh (“AK”), Ricardo Vichot (“Ricky”), and Jordan Alexander Cochran (“Alex”)- have been signed to Wilhelmina’s Titan division, and will appear in JCPenney's new campaign, launching in September.

Read the full article at WWD.com.