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'Vogue' supermodel is editorial queen

Published:Friday | May 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Supermodel Jeneil Williams.

This is the fourth of a six-part feature on Pulse supermodel Jeneil Williams. Williams has not only become one of the most recognisable supermodels in the world, but is arguably the most successful covergirl the Caribbean has produced. She will lead the line-up of models at Caribbean Fashionweek in June and is certain to capture the attention of the press and fashionistas in attendance from around the globe.

There is no doubt that Pulse's Vogue supermodel Jeneil Williams, is special. Global, highly rated and in demand, this Jamaican beauty has travelled from Kingston to Prague, from New York to Brussels, from Paris to Rio, from Milan to Moscow, and everywhere else in between, for fashion.

However, nowhere is her talent and success more evident than in her magazine editorials. It is this print appeal that, more than anything else, has catapulted her to the top of the heap. This particular appeal, this elusive but clearly evident 'x' factor, is why she has moved from the pages of the magazines to the covers. Her uniqueness is also why most of her editorials are many pages long and usually feature her, only.

Featured in the current issue of American Vogue, Williams also claims editorial credits for Italian Vogue (four times), Teen Vogue, i-D (twice), Essence, Full Freedom, British Vogue, BMM, A Magazine, The Wall Street Journal (twice), New York Times magazine, French Revue des Modes, Grazia, SHE, Love, American Vogue, French GQ, Japan's Neutral, Russian Vogue (twice), Harper's Bazaar, Another Magazine, Giles Deacon Look Book, Deustch, Vibe, Bon and Acne Paper among many other high-end fashion publications.

British Vogue was one of the majors to not only include the star in that publication but to also do a feature on her as well. Germany's fashion and lifestyle journal, Deustch magazine, gave the hot Jamaican star centrespread under the watchful lens of ace Jamaica-born photographer Walter Chin.

sculpted physique

Why are the magazines so in love with this dark chocolate-hued Jamaican beauty? Said one editor: "Her exotic look and perfectly sculpted physique are exactly right for our lens. Her skin is out of this world". One of Williams' most fun editorials was for Vibe which she shot with her Pulse agency mate, Gaye McDonald. The two beauties also took lead credits in the music video Addiction which featured R&B crooner Cassie and the talented rapper Fabulous. The urban, hip-hop magazine invited crooner Ryan Leslie and the dark leggy stunners, McDonald and Williams, to rock some of the biggest names in fashion including Yves St Laurent, Tom Ford, Prada and Gap for a gorgeous haute couture spread titled 'Dress To Express'.

Both ladies are currently working together on a project for Italian Vogue.

The forecast continues to be 'bright to brilliant' for this outstanding talent from Jamaican shores. Supermodel status now confirmed, it's on to new levels of success in 2011 and beyond.