Niall Horan former singer of boy band fame with One Direction is trying his luck out on the catwalk with Wilhelmina.
Modeling is a career that many pop stars have had in their past, but many of them started before their pop careers lifted off. This is not the case for some, like One Direction star Niall Horan. The 24-year-old Irish singer whose debut solo album Flicker just dropped on October 20th, has just signed his first modeling contract with Wilhelmina models.
Wilhelmina which was founded in 1967 by Wilhelmina Cooper, is home to many well-known faces such as Leona Lewis, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, and Nicki Minaj. The recent additions of Minaj and Horan are big draws which will grow Wilhelmina’s celebrity division significantly.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Horan spoke about his new career in modeling and where he thinks things will go.
“I’m into the fashion side of things. I think it’s part of our culture, and what we do, and my job. I wouldn’t say I was a model. I’m far from that, but obviously Wilhelmina thinks different. It’s gonna be fun to see what happens. Now that it’s been put in front of me, I’m just really excited about it, to be honest.”
This new chapter in his career comes after his new album Flicker, released at number 1 on the Billboard top 200 charts. It seems as though things are going swimmingly for the Irish-born singer since he has launched his solo career. We cannot wait to see what this new career venture has in store for the singer, who was appreciative and very humble while making this post on Instagram thanking everyone for making his album number 1 in the U.S.
As Wilhelmina’s celebrity division grows, it will be interesting to find out who they will sign next to the legendary agency.