Keri Hilson is the newest musician turned model for Wilhelmina Models.
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After hearing the news that Keri Hilson inked a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models, the very familiar words from her 2010 “Pretty Girl Rock” anthem started running through our heads: “Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful.” We never have and we never will! The R&B singer joins the class of Iggy Azalea, Fergie and Natasha Bedingfield, who are all musicians-turned-models thanks to Wilhelmina. But really, we should have seen this coming a long time ago.
Ever since Keri appeared on the scene she’s been a fierce red-carpet contender, hitting especially high notes at the Billboard Music Awards and the Grammy Awards the past few years. She’s also been spotted front row at The Blonds fashion show and alongside Kanye West at Jeremy Scott’s runway. To top it off, we haven’t even gotten to her KILLER shoe game. Whether she’s stomping her way in combat boots or posing pretty in pearl and gold-encrusted peep toes, let’s just say the girl already knows how to werk it. The question isn’t whether she’ll follow in the footsteps of fellow musicians-slash-models like Iggy, Rita, and Nervo with major ad campaigns…it’s WHEN. And from the looks of Keri’s test shots, we’re betting her high fashion rise is going to be very, very soon.