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Saint's Brad Allen is Model of the Week

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Brad Allen - Contributed

Models.com, the respected model-rating website, rated Saint International model Brad Allen Model of the Week yesterday. It has been barely a month since Allen was a finalist in the Fashionface of the Caribbean on March 13, placing second. Saint boss Deiwght Peters commented: "By any standard this is remarkable, a brand new model to be named by world-respected Models.com as Model of the Week is incredible. It must also be noted that all his pictures were just digitals and nothing professional, which speaks to his strength as a new face."

Peters also revealed that Allen has been signed to international powerhouse DNA Models in New York. DNA is one of the most prestigious model management brands in the world. The agency is home to legendary supermodels Linda Evangelista and Natalia Vodionova. The men's division is among the top five in New York. Models.com noted, "A new model scouted by DNA may want to feel privileged at being selected."

"DNA is highly selective and particular about the kinds of looks that they represent on their men's board. I am pleased that of all the options from around the world, they selected Brad to join their prestigious agency," Peters added.

Recently, the 6' 2" 16-year-old Allen also enjoyed coverage on the fashion website theimagist.com.

Allen was discovered by Peters' assistant Andrew Mullings, while on his way from Kingston High School. Allen lives with his mom Tasmin Hamilton, a binding assistant at the Phoenix Printery, and his two siblings (a brother and a sister) in Kingston Gardens.

The Fashionface of the Caribbean contest last month featured a record number of contestants from Guadeloupe, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. The impressive international panel of judges was a who's who of top agencies and high fashion, including revered international model pundit Wayne Sterling (of models.com and theimagist.com), Phil McGowan of IMG, Tammy Francis (new faces director at Next), Conor Kennedy (President of Muse Models) and Jose Covarrubias (global scouting executive at Wilhelmina).

Powerful agents

"This is the first time so many powerful agents have come for a single model competition in Jamaica. It speaks to the trust, respect and credibility of Saint on the international scene," Peters declared.

Among the Saint male models who have gone on the international stage are Tafari Hinds, Amando Campbell, Kibwe McGann, Richard Fuller, Mario Miller, Colet Buckley, Doren Bailey, Kanhai Condison, Creing Wittingham and Simon Bowden.

"We are going to work very hard with Brad to make sure he can achieve his full potential and make his mom, the Saint family and Jamaica proud," Peters said.