Wilhelmina LA and UK were blown away, they immediately signed Casey to their agency-management
Local supermodel, Casey Purshouse is celebrating yet another milestone as she has been recently signed to one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world, Wilhelmina models. Following in the footsteps of Botswana’s biggest modeling export Kaone Kario who joined Wilhelmina Models in 2011, the seasoned Purshouse shared the great news on her social media pages last week.
“I’m so excited to announce that I’m officially signed with Wilhelmina Models,” she posted.
In an interview with Purshouse’s management team at Electric Republic, Ryan Rozsnaki said in early 2019 the supermodel decided to expand her horizons, took her talents to the United States of America and relocated to Los Angeles. Casey was introduced to renowned talent manager, Jacob York, who is the founder of Electric Republic. He manages the likes of model and actor Karrueche Tran, Senegalese activist and model Khoudia Diop and TV star Parker Mckenna.
“York was taken aback by Casey’s beauty and personality, so he signed her to his management company. York then began the journey of branding Casey and brought her to Wilhelmina LA and UK, where they were so blown away, they immediately signed Casey to their agency. Be on the lookout for this radiant beauty as she takes on the international modeling world,” he said.
Purshouse has previously worked with Soviet Denim, Edgar’s, Nissan, McDonald’s, Zuri, Mr. Price, Sissy Boy Jeans, Guess Jeans, Truworths, L’Oréal Hair, Tresemme Hair, Lacoste, The Fix, Zando, and ELLE brands. The 21 year old model grew up in Gaborone, Botswana but subsequently relocated to South Africa to pursue her modeling career. In 2016, she was crowned Miss World Teen Supermodel Botswana, which is a competition created to give models the platform for international achievement and national recognition.
Moreover, Wilhelmina agency is known for representing celebrities including artists and movie starts. The likes of Natasha Bedingfield, Estelle, Cyndie Lauper, Nick Jonas have all been represented by Wilhelmina. The agency was founded in 1967 by Dutch supermodel, Wilhelmina Cooper and it is one of the most sought after modeling agencies in the world.