Shaq Teams Up w/ JC Penney For Big & Tall Model Search

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Shaq Teams Up w/ JC Penny For ‘Big & Tall’ Model Search

NBA Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal has joined forces with JC Penney and Wilhelmina International, Inc. on a model search for a new face of his line, Shaquille O’Neal XLG. The 7’1 former NBA Star shares how the collaboration with the modeling agency will help find the next larger than life male model in a statement,

When I launched the Shaquille O’Neal XLG collection exclusively at JC Penney, 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.”

Shaq adds that he and the agency will host bookings for the big and sexy men.

“Through this exciting partnership with Wilhelmina and JC Penney, we’re hosting the biggest and tallest model search around to help big, sexy guys like me finally get the recognition they deserve.”

Bill Wackermann, the CEO of Wilhelmina Models says,

“We’re proud to partner with Shaquille O’Neal and JC Penney to provide more opportunities for big and tall models. Wilhelmina is founded on the philosophy that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.”

Shaq, JCPenneyand 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”

You can apply for the model search at until April 28th. The winners will be signed to Wilhelmina and featured in several JC Penney marketing campaigns.

After stopping in Atlanta and Los Angeles, Shaq and will host their conclude their model search in Dallas, Tx on April 25th at the in Stonebriar Mall.

Authored by: Gregory Molette