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Caribbean Model Search: An Ocean of Talent

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 11:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence
Celine Dedrick who won best in swimwear (petite) shows that she can rock anything in this fabulous Urbany design.

Last Sunday night, the Pulse Complex was transformed into a fashion expedition with more than 50 vying for a coveted position on the Pulse Million Dollar Model Search television programme and Male Face of Jamaica.

Hopefuls rocked the runway in designs by up-and-coming designers like Zaid and Beach Goddess, veterans such as Mutamba, and favourites such as Franz Christie. Many strutted and sashayed down the runway like veterans. A few appeared nervous but held their own.

It was not an easy task for the judges. There were also two plus-size models - Angel Harrison and Sudan Fairley - who were going head to head to be the one chosen as a pulse model.

Host Kerie-Ann 'Kiki' Thombs was her usual charismatic self and kept the guests informed and entertained. The entertainment package also included Ding Dong, who performed a few of his popular songs, accompanied by the Ravers Clavers, who danced up a storm, keeping the audience abreast of the latest dance moves.

Before announcing this year's finalists, there were appearances by last year's Pulse Million Dollar winner Alicia Burke, Petite Model Davina Bennett, and last year's Male Face winner, Alwin Danvers. Twelve lucky prospective petite models stood out for the crowd, but for the next supermodel hopeful, it was a bit more difficult for the judges to choose just 12, so they went with 13.

A few already felt like winners as they won sectional prizes which include Best in Swimwear, which went to Celine Dedrick and best in Runway to Christina Robinson for the petite models and for models 5'9" and taller - Best in Swimwear went to Abigail Dillion and Best in Runway went to Daneicia Clarke.

The Best Male Face of Jamaica went to Oshane Tucker. Instead of choosing one of the two lovely plus-size models, chairman of Pulse Investments Kingsley Cooper stated that both women carried themselves equally well, so Pulse would be working with both Harrison and Fairley.