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Pulse’s Jeneil Continues Amazing Run, New MAC, H&M Star

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2016 | 7:00 AM
Pulse superstar Jeneil Williams

Pulse model Jeneil Williams is enjoying 2016 after wrapping another fabulous year and possibly her best ever (2015) with new editorials in Glamour and SELF. But that was not all. Even with a career filled with superlatives as hers, her impressive models.com front-page recognition and, more important, her Vogue declaration as one of the five Jamaicans who changed the face of fashion was cause for celebration.

And she is in venerable company. The others were Pulse agency mate Nadine Willis (whose 2002 Gucci campaign was hailed by CNN in November as one of the 15 ads that shook society and changed the world); the inimitable Grace Jones; Stacy McKenzie; and Robyn McPherson. Jones, McKenzie, and McPherson were discovered outside of Jamaica in an earlier period. The two Pulse girls were the only ones of the five to have been discovered, developed, and managed by a Jamaican agency. Now, Williams is the new MAC campaign star, as well as the H&M Look Book standout.

A double Vogue cover girl, double Wall Street Journal cover girl, double i-D cover girl, French, Love, and BMM cover girl (among many others) and one of the stars of the iconic all black issue of Italian Vogue, Jeneil is in a class by herself. Any of her achievements would be good reason to celebrate. To have done them all, in some cases, over and over again, is nothing short of phenomenal. To be at her best in 2016, after a 10-year star-studded career is exceptional. Most successful models' careers do not last for more than five years. By the look of things, hers is just getting started.

"Jeneil Williams has been something of a quiet storm since the Caribbean Model Search back in 2005. Known for her effortless walk and skill in front of the camera, Williams has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and Steven Meisel. Her chameleon-like modelling ability makes her a photographer's dream. Perhaps that's why L'Oreal Paris tapped her as its first Jamaican face," said Vogue's Janelle Okwodu.

Williams is elated by her latest wave of success and has no plans to slow down. From all indications, 2016 will be even better than 2015, and needless to say, her agency, Pulse, is very proud of her achievements, her longevity, and her fierce determination to succeed as she has over the life of her stellar career.

Pulse chairman Kingsley Cooper, who took her to New York himself and started the ball rolling with New York models, said: "Jeneil was a success from the start, immediately capturing the attention of the New York market before going on to impress everywhere. She has repped hundreds of the world's top brands, and Pulse is pleased to represent the world's number one supermodel from the Caribbean."