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Sixth former on Pulse's screen

Published:Friday | May 22, 2015 | 5:00 AM
Davina Bennett

THE PULSE Search For The Million Dollar Girl, which was launched in 2014, unearthed hundreds of model hopefuls, anxious to become international models and to win the $1m prize.

Now, the top-21 new faces selected at the live finals last August are competing for the top prize on the reality TV show for the event. The reality show, featuring Pulse, Vogue, and L'Oréal 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.

At the end of the TV show, one lucky girl with the perfect face, body, and spirit, will be selected as Pulse's Million Dollar Girl, and will be awarded $1m 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.

Interested new faces who think that 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-heel 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.

 

KIND AND JOVIAL

 

The TV contestant in the spotlight this week is Assania Davina Bennett.

Nineteen-year-old Davina Bennett is from Mitchell Town, a tiny district on the Vere Plains. Standing 5'8" tall, Davina is a sixth-form student at Clarendon College.

She loves to help everyday people and describes herself as "kind, with a jovial spirit". Davina considers herself to be very dramatic and says that it is always fun, laughter and entertainment when she is with her friends.

Davina enjoys steamed fish, with carrots and okra. Her favourite Pulse model is Jeneil Williams. A good student, Davina lists her eight CXC and four CAPE as being among her achievements, as well as forming a new club at school, and now being able to call herself a Pulse model.

"I want people to know that I am a compassionate person," Davina said. "I am here to to do my best and to make my friends and family proud."

Her best friends in the competition are Oprah Forknot and Alicia Burke.