Chief executive, Wilhelmina Models
Wilhelmina’s Bill Wackermann
Bill Wackermann is the chief executive of Wilhelmina Models. The international agency looks after superstars such as Nicki Minaj and Shawn Mendes and currently books a model on a job every three minutes! Bill’s in charge of brand growth and the company’s core modelling business, as well as being on the board of directors. His CV reveals 20 years at Condé Nast, as well as being the author of Flip the Script.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
Everything works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out, you’re not at the end so keep going
It’s actually a play: Shakespeare’s Henry IV. If you’re strict about a book: John Adams, by David McCullough
What’s your favourite form of art?
Painting and portraiture because there is always a story behind it
Nicki Minaj. She is our queen and we just booked her Fendi campaign
GO- TO PLACE IN NEW YORK?
Extra Virgin, no pun intended. It’s a cute restaurant on West 4th St
Most rewarding thing about your job?
I work with a team of really talented, inspiring agents on a daily basis and we get to make people’s dreams come true
BEST RUPAUL QUEEN?
We have the pleasure of representing Carmen Carrera who was a breakout from the show. I love Sharon Needles, too