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The Extraordinary Jeneil Williams

Published:Thursday | December 11, 2014 | 11:32 PM

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Jeneil Williams is a special talent. She is living arguably every fashion model's dream - travelling the globe working for fashions famous brands, gracing the covers of Vogue and now earning that coveted cosmetics campaign. The historic news of her selection as the face of L'Oreal cosmetics has been the major buzz in the international fashion space. But this is not new to Jeneil. She continues to break new ground while her career powers to greater strengths.

The Pulse supermodel was discovered in the Caribbean Model Search in 2005. Her big international breakthrough occurred when she was shot for the Benetton campaign by renowned photographer David Simms. She has since teamed up with Simms for a series of beauty spreads for make-up client Sephora.

Perhaps best known for glowing complexion and athletic build (prior to modeling, she was an Olympic Games-bound track and field star at Vere Technical High before sustaining an injury that derailed her sports career), Williams collaborated with Nike and i-D magazine on a fitness-inspired video promotion.

Her selection for the game changing issue of Italian Vogue which showcased black models only, heralded a new phase of her career. Her success as one of the few elites and the only Caribbean model selected for the magazine, meant that she had captured the attention of the world's movers and shakers.

Additionally, Williams has starred in advertising campaigns for Jimmy Choo, Edun and Balenciaga. Mert & Marcus photographed her for the cover of LOVE magazine, and she has also graced the covers of Vogue Turkey, and i-D magazine (twice!), among others. Select editorial features include the international editions of Vogue, and W magazines by Mario Testino, and Alasdair McLellan, and Ellen Von Unwerth, respectively. She has also walked the runway for Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kenzo, Viktor & Rolf, Tome, and Opening Ceremony.

The self-proclaimed fitness and nutrition obsessive loves cooking, and dreams of one day presenting her own health and wellness-focused television program. Off-duty, she enjoys spending time with her family on the beach in Jamaica with fresh fruits and refreshing coconut water.

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Appearances to date

- Calvin Klein beauty video campaign

- Coca Cola campaign

- Sephora beauty promotions

- Jean Paul Gaultier campaign

- Jimmy Choo campaign

- Edun campaign

- Nike Campaign

- Nasty Gal campaign

- Pirelli Calendar

- Wall Street Journal cover (wearing Burberry)

- LOVE cover

- i-D cover (twice)

- Vogue Italia cover online

- Vogue Turkey Cover

- Flare magazine editorial

- German Vogue editorial

- Japanese Vogue editorial

- Pop magazine beauty editorial

- Marie Claire editorial