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Barbra Lee Grant poised to dominate

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 2:00 AM
Grant's natural Afro hair makes her stand out.
A shot from Grant's latest tests by Storm London.
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The Saint International's model wave seems to have no end in sight. This week, word out of London is that a new batch of Saints are poised to dominate the upcoming European fashion weeks, starting with London.

Industry insiders are placing bets on newcomer Barbra Lee Grant to be the face to watch this season.

Barbra was discovered by Saint International's CEO Deiwght Peters almost five years ago and has been under intense training and grooming since then.

Hailing from Central Village in Spanish Town, the 20-year-old has her eyes set on fashion's most desirable runways. Last November, Peters orchestrated a series of contracts for Grant's international representation.

 

POWERFUL REPRESENTATION

Grant will be represented in New York by uber-selective boutique agency-Trump Models (owned by billionaire real estate tycoon and US presidential candidate Donald Trump). In London, her career will be steered by the power team from the New Faces Division of Storm Models owned by legendary Sarah Dukas, whose client list includes supermodel for the ages Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford.

Her Milan agency will be noted Saint-affiliate Why Not Models, and her global team is rounded out by the Matteo-Puglisi-led MP Paris. All these agencies have maintained a long-standing relationship with Saint International.

"Barbra is a timeless precious gem," Peters opines of his latest protÈgÈ. "It took a while to refine and hone her skills to the point of perfection. Her body lines, personality and natural Afro makes her a standout. She definitely will be a star this season," he predicts.

And he should know. After all, he discovered and still oversees the careers of Jamaica's top models of the moment - Kai Newman, Tami Williams, Brandon Bailey and Brad Allen.

Peters revealed that Barbra is already on hold for some of fashion's biggest names, though he is mum on these (bound by the expected confidential agreements).

As we await, the start of the European leg of the twice-annual fashion weeks which kick-starts in London on Friday (February 19), Outlook will be front and centre to bring the glorious runway conquests of Barbra and her fellow Saints.