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Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Amoy Simpson

The Pulse Search For The Million Dollar Girl is hitting the silver screen. The competition, which was launched in 2014, unearthed hundreds of model hopefuls anxious to win the $1 million prize.

Now the top 21 new faces selected at the live finals last August will compete for the top prize on the Reality TV show for the event, which starts airing later this month. The show, featuring Pulse, Vogue and L'OrÈal supermodel Jeneil Williams, will run for 10 weeks and is the culmination of the 2014 search. This will be followed by the 2015 live show, which ends in August of this year.

At the end of the TV show, one lucky girl with the perfect face, body and spirit will be selected Pulse's Million Dollar Girl and will be awarded $1 million in cash and prizes (with no less than $300,000 in cash). Prizes include an airline ticket to New York to visit model agencies, guaranteed modelling contracts and weekends on Jamaica's North Coast.

Since 1980, The Pulse Search has produced fashion legends such as Kimberley Mais, Angela Neil, Carla Campbell, Romae Gordon, Althea Laing, Lincoln Wynter and Lois Samuels. More recently, there have been supermodels Jeneil Williams, Oraine Barrett, Jaunel McKenzie, Sedene Blake, Nell Robinson and Nadine Willis.

Interested new faces who think they have what it takes to be the 2015 winner are asked to visit Pulse at 38a Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, any Wednesday at 4 p.m., taking along a swimsuit and pair of high-heeled shoes. They may also call 960-0049.

The Pulse Search continues to target young men as well. Young women will be accepted in all categories - fashion, petite and full figure.

The TV contestant in the spotlight this week is Amoy Simpson. This 15-year-old student of Old Harbour Bay High School hails from Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, and is 5'9.5" tall. Her favourite Pulse model is Nell Robinson, whom she finds inspirational.

Amoy loves to listen to music and hang out with friends. She enjoys meeting new people and practising her runway walk. Amoy also enjoys sports and plays on a winning basketball team. She is a very confident young lady who enjoys mallah chicken and a good book.

Simpson is looking forward to the new TV show and wants to show the world just what she can do. She has a passion for modelling and hopes to become an international star.