Maren Morris has a lot to smile about. The Grammy Award-winning country singer has landed a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models.
The 27-year-old singer announced the news on Monday. She also made history becoming the first country singer to sign with the major modeling agency. She broke the news exclusively to People before posting on Instagram.
“This is one of the most exciting things for me personally just because I’ve always loved fashion and I’ve loved pushing the envelope and I just feel like taking it to the next level with Wilhelmina,” she told the magazine. “For me to be their first country music signing of the agency is incredible… Bridging that fashion and country music gap is such an amazing step forward for them and our genre. And I think it will certainly bring country music and its artists into the conversation with the high-fashion world.”
Morris signed to the New York celebrity division, which is already home to some huge names including Nicki Minaj and Shawn Mendes. As a model with the agency, Morris will appear in fashion magazines and will collaborate with fashion labels for music artwork, events and more.
We are so excited for the talented country songstress and can’t wait to see what this brings. See the full interview with Morris and Wilhelmina Models’ CEO Bill Wackermann now on People.