Music producer Jermaine Dupri used Janet to get his shine on for years. And now Wissam Al Mana — a name none of us ever heard of until he started dating 44-year-old Janet Jackson — is modeling in men’s magazines, thanks to Janet.
Wissam, 35, director of Al Mana Retail Group based in Dubai, is wearing a Z Zegna leather bomber jacket and a Balenciaga hoodie in the November issue of VMAN, on newsstands Nov. 11.
Here’s what the wealthy businessman had to say about Janet Jackson, how he earns his keep, and his favorite clothing designer:
On his relationship with Janet Jackson:
“I don’t date Janet Jackson. She is my girlfriend; there is a difference. She is a very special and talented woman who never ceases to amaze me.”
On his busy work schedule:
“I head the retail division [of the Qatar-based family empire, Al Mana Group]. I oversee new developments and I’m constantly working on interesting projects, one of them in design. I’m also pursuing an art project, and i’m involved in several charities.”
On working with Giorgio Armani:
“Mr. Armani is down-to-earth, very kind, and someone I admire for creating one of the largest luxury brands in the world from scratch.” Source
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