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Pulse: Changing lives since the '80s

Published:Friday | August 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Orane Barrett
Nell Robinson


On Sunday, Jamaica's hottest new faces will be on show as Pulse searches for a new face to join their throngs of supermodels that include the likes of Janiel McKenzie, Carla Campbell, Romae Gordon and Lois Samuels. Pulse have been changing lives since 1980, here are how the lives of some of their supermodels have been changed.

Orane Barrett

"Winning the Pulse Model Search was both shocking and exciting. Growing up, I never thought I had it in me to become a model. I was very accustomed to a different structure of life which involved sports - football. My thoughts on modelling were also different - I thought only persons of certain status were considered models.

Modelling has changed my view point and mentality. Even though I was expecting to get a soccer scholarship immediately after high school, the modelling journey proved to be a very interesting one. I was able to capitalise on the many opportunities that came with the industry. Munro College also helped shape my upbringing and my survival instincts as a model."


"It felt amazing to have won. It has changed my life. The experience has made me a stronger person and each day, I am growing in confidence with all the jobs and the photo shoots I am doing. I have grown so much and in so many ways. My communication skills have become a lot better. I am looking forward to doing a good job, getting beauty campaigns etc."

Nell Robinson

"I must say that I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with clients who have been the trendsetters in fashion.

My most memorable modelling assignment was when I shot for Italian Vogue which Steven Misel. It was a proud moment knowing I was shot by the number-one photographer in the world, plus all the models who participated were well known. Also, working consistently for Ralph Lauren over the years has always been fulfilling.

I was elated when I was announced the winner of the Pulse Model Search. This was really a proud moment for me. The best thing about this industry is that it takes you around the world, and in doing so, you get to experience many different countries and cultures. I have always wanted to travel the world and this has afforded me the opportunity to do so.

My most memorable assignment to date was when I landed the cover of Arena magazine. It was one of my first modelling jobs after moving to London and Arena declared me to be 'The Body of the Year'. This gave me tremendous exposure in the industry, and as a result of this, many big campaigns followed."