Shaq, JCPenney & Wilhelmina Models Kick Off Big & Tall Model Search

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Ever thought about becoming a big & tall model? Your opportunity might just be here! International modeling agency Wilhelmina Models is teaming up with Shaquille O’Neal and JCPenney to launch Shaq’s Big & Tall Model Search. Winners from the search will be signed to Wilhelmina’s plus size male model division, called Titans.

We’re hosting the biggest and tallest model search around to help big, sexy guys like me finally get the recognition they deserve.

Why Launch a Model Search?

Surprisingly, many companies have difficulties finding big & tall models for their campaigns. According to Shaq, this was an issue when launching his own clothing line at JCPenney, the Shaquille O’Neal XLG Collection. “[It] was a challenge to find big and tall guys to model for the campaign, so we asked our friends at Wilhelmina to hit the streets to find a few good men who are larger than life. Through this exciting partnership with Wilhelmina and JCPenney, we’re hosting the biggest and tallest model search around to help big, sexy guys like me finally get the recognition they deserve.”

Shaq wants YOU to be a big & tall model

Wilhelmina Titan Big & Tall Model Requirements

Though you can get full details below, here is what Shaq, JCPenney and Wilhelmina are looking for in a potential Titan:

  • Minimum Big & Tall Profile
    • Height: 5’11”+
  • Big & Tall Sizing
    • Shirts:
      • Neck: minimum: 18.5”; maximum: 20”
      • Sleeve: minimum: 36×37”; maximum: 38×39”
    • Pants:
      • Waist: minimum: 42”; maximum: 60”
      • Inseam: minimum: 29” maximum: 34”
    • Suit/Jacket Size:
      • Short: 50-60”
      • Regular: 50-64”
      • Long: 50-64”

Here’s How to Enter Shaq’s Model Search

Ready to become a big & tall model? Visit the model search website to apply online. If you’d rather make an impression in-person, you can attend one of the casting calls:

Atlanta, GA

Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:00pm ET – 8:00pm ET
JCPenney at South Point Shopping Center

Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:00pm PT – 8:00PM PT
JCPenney at Glendale Galleria

Dallas, TX

Thursday, April 25, 2019
5:00pm CT – 8:00pm CT
JCPenney at Stonebriar Mall



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