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Archived: Trini Gyal, Nicki Minaj Officially Signed to Wilhelmina Model Management Agency

While the people of Trinidad and Tobago may be a bit crossed over what they feel is rapper Nicki Minaj’s underwhelming representation of her homeland, the St. James born internationally acclaimed hit maker is constantly soaring and as she soars, she’s subliminally making it known that she ‘ah Trini gyal’. News emerged this evening that Nicki is now officially signed to Wilhelmina- the world’s leading talent and model management agency. Nicki joins the celebrity division of the agency.

Nicki Minaj is a pioneer of style.

In a media statement issued, the model management agency’s CEO, Bill Wackermann said, “We’re thrilled to work alongside Nicki Minaj and her team. She is a style pioneer and an icon.” Minaj meanwhile has made it official on her IG page, saying she is honored to be at Wilhelmina. Fashion magazine, VOGUE broke the news tonight, tweeting the news to its followers. Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj will now have the backing of the agency which says it will drive her influence in the fashion and beauty space through world-class styling, editorials, carefully curated campaigns, and endorsement deals with the agency’s large global network of top clients.

“I love the synergy between my music and how it inspires my fashion,” said Nicki Minaj. “My message is always about celebrating your own style. I’m thrilled and honored to have signed with Wilhelmina. They get me.”

Earlier this week, Nicki posted a video of herself to Instagram. She captioned it :

“I did my own makeup & in between writing I looked in my camera & seen this bad ass pretty ass trini ting staring back at me. I was like yikes!”

Minaj is now the latest celebrity to add professional posing to her repertoire. It will certainly compliment her status as a six-time American Music Award winner, ten-time BET Award Winner, three-time MTV VMA winner, and ten-time Grammy Award nominee. And… don’t forget, she ‘ah Trini gyal.’

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