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Pulse's Alicia in seven-page Harpers Bazaar feature

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Pulse's Alicia Burke

Pulse's fast-rising French Vogue model and Prada runway star Alicia Burke is featured in the upcoming August issue of Harper's Bazaar. The uber hot winner of Pulse's 2015 Caribbean Model Search Reality TV show commands all of seven pages of the magazine in a single-girl story, an accomplishment that is becoming all too common for the fast-rising star. Her Vogue Paris feature was a 12-page story, also a single-girl spread.

Shot in April, the fashion feature was photographed by Erik Madigan and styled by Leith Clarke.

In her brief five-month career, Burke has already compiled an impressive client list that reads like a virtual who's who of the global fashion industry: Prada, 1883, Top Shop, Vivienne Westwood, Bottega Veneta, Benetton, i-D, The Sunday Times, Me & Em, Lesley Goring, J.JS Lee, Theory with David Simms, Azzedine AlaÔa, French Vogue and now Harper's Bazaar.

Burke's Harper's Bazaar coup comes fast on the heels of Vogue Paris, which she shot with David Simms (styled by Katie Grand) in January, a mere month into her international career. To put this in context, her 12-page French Vogue shoot by herself, is a very rare feat.

The model who previously came closest to this was Pulse's Nadine Willis, who was featured in 10 pages of French Vogue by herself in 2002, an achievement that captured the attention of the world of fashion and helped catapult her to superstardom. She was shot by the great Mario Testino, who later chose her for the groundbreaking Gucci campaign, hailed by CNN as one of the 15 ads of all time which "shook society and changed the world!" Nadine was also named by Vogue as one of "five Jamaicans who changed the face of fashion". The other supermodel who was discovered, developed and managed by a Jamaican agency was her Pulse agency mate Jeneil Williams.

Pulse is planning a special celebration to honour Burke when she comes home for CFW in June.