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Saint's CJ stars in Bravo Network's 'Fashion Show'

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Saint Supermodel Canise Jackson in a Donovan DePass design at the Saint International Style Week's International Mecca of Style fashion show, held at Fort Charles, Port Royal, earlier this year. - Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer

After a good season on the runways this year, Saint International has still found more to celebrate before the start of 2011. The agency is now glowing with the knowledge that a silver screen appearance has come for one of its long-time stars.

Canise Jackson, better known as CJ, can now be found on the cable station Bravo for the style-inspired series The Fashion Show.

The project is said to be the replacement for the popular Project Runway.

The Saint International supermodel is one of the mannequins who showcases the pieces of the competing designers to the power-profiled judging panel, including legendary supermodel Iman and designer to the stars, Isaac Mizrahi.

Dazzling judges

Over the last three weeks, the statuesque Montegonian has been dazzling the judges with the right moves for her selected designer. So far, the pieces worn by CJ have been assigned the winning designs.

CJ was selected by the show's producers from a pool of over 2,000 models. Her extraordinary body and dynamic walk easily placed her on the short list, according to Saint CEO Deiwght Peters, who manages CJ's international career.

CJ was discovered in Montego Bay during the 2001 Faces of Summer Model Search. Her exotic looks made her a winner from a very competitive field at the groundbreaking television-reality show.

Shortly after, her international career exploded when she appeared on the cover of French Divas magazine. She was flown to London where she was quickly signed to FM Models (London), Karin (Paris) and Brave Models (Milan), Mannequin (Singapore), and Avenue (Barcelona). She has appeared for Giorgio Armani, Carven, Gattinoni, Italian Vogue, Collezioni, Shape Magazine among others.

CJ has also appeared on several magazines covers in London, Singapore, and Barcelona. Her career has also taken her to South Africa and Germany.

"I am very proud of CJ's career. More than almost a decade later she has been consistent, determined and loyal. She is one of Jamaica's longest working international models," Peters revealed.

CJ was recently signed to Angels Models in Paris and will be departing over the holidays to appear for the couture shows in Paris in January.