Musicians as Models


Where have all the models gone? It’s become the norm for actors to release recording albums and for musicians to act in films. Now it seems musicians are taking over the modeling industry as well.

Hip-Hop artist Nelly recently signed on as the new face of Sean John Underwear. When asked about the move, Sean John CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs said,

“To me, Nelly is the quintessential definition of the Sean John man. He has the attitude, the swagger, and most of all, the physique that our customers can both aspire and relate to. And let’s be honest, all of the ladies out there are going to be thanking us for this campaign. The images are so strong; they speak for themselves. We are truly excited to welcome Nelly into the Sean John family.”

Ciara for Rocawear

Last Winter, Jay-Z tapped Ciara to model for Rocawear. She appeared alongside Nicole Paultre-Bell in the “I Will Not Lose” ad campaign. Ciara, who is 5’7, now has a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Modeling agency and is rumored to be working for Victoria’s Secret.
Victoria Beckham for Marc Jacobs

Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham was appreared as the face, or legs, of the Marc Jacobs Collection, stirring up lots of talk about those infamous shots of her in an oversized Marc Jacobs shopping bag.

Rihanna for DSquared

And at the fashion shows in Milan, songstress Rihanna strutted down the catwalk for DSquared. The singer has recently signed on to be the spokesmodel for Gucci’s first UNICEF ad campaign, Tattoo Heart.

There was a time when only models appeared on the covers of fashion magazines or in ad campaigns. It seems that many magazines and ad campaigns are now celebrity driven. Now that musicians are moving into the modeling industry, where does that leave models? Are musicians as models O So Chic?

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