Kingsley Cooper (right), Pulse's executive chairman, and model Nadine Willis.
KINGSLEY COOPER, Pulse's executive chairman, was honoured in New York last week, for his pioneering role in the development of the Caribbean's modelling, fashion and entertainment industries.
Cooper was awarded a star at the inaugural Reggae Red Carpet Awards in Manhattan at the ritzy Spirit Night Club. On hand to share the occasion were Vogue and Gucci models Nadine Willis and Jaunel McKenzie, Pulse's latest international modelling stars and a host of celebrities.
On arrival on the red carpet, Mr. Cooper was interviewed by Wendy Williams, New York City's number one radio personality on WBLS and VHI show host. He also did interviews for MTV and several other media houses from New York and for nationally syndicated U.S. shows.
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Speaking after being recognised, Mr. Cooper said "After 25 years of hard work, in the process succeeding repeatedly at what so many thought could not be done, it is good to have my work The citation honouring Cooper said in part, "Mr. Kingsley Cooper, an attorney, gave up his law practice to found Pulse 25 years ago. He has been chairman and CEO ever since and has pioneered the development of the modelling and fashion business in the Caribbean. Under his guidance Pulse has produced several world class models and beauty queens through its model agency and the Caribbean Model Search. He has also developed Caribbean Fashion Week, regarded by no less a publication than Vogue as a hot new trend in world fashion.
Mr. Cooper conceived and developed the Caribbean Fashion Centre on Trafalgar Road in New Kingston as well as the nine-acre eco-friendly Villa Ronai project in Stony Hill. He was the first chairman of both the Entertainment Advisory Council under Jamaica's National Industrial Policy as well as the Jamaica Entertainment Board. He has been a lifelong advocate of, and a central figure in the push for entertainment development in the Caribbean. For his pioneering work and tremendous success, we salute him."