Alexia Palmer's luminous skin, captivating features, winning smile and determination was a recipe for success from the day she arrived at Pulse. Snatching second place in the agency's 2010 Caribbean Model Search at merely 17 years old, the 'wet-behind-the-ears' beauty booked Vogue without even leaving the shores of Jamaica, becoming the first Caribbean model to have accomplished this feat.
Since then, Palmer has gone on to sign with the largest agency in Europe, Model's 1, and Trump Models in New York; score a campaign with French beauty powerhouse Chanel, just two weeks after her London arrival; booked Teen Vogue with the cast of Glee; and can now add Iman Cosmetics to her growing catalogue.
Iman Cosmetics Fall 2012 Adorned campaign, designed by supermodel Iman for African-American, Asian, Latina and multicultural women with skin tones in a myriad of shades, features Palmer.
The teenage Jamaican beauty takes the forefront of the image with sleek 1920s finger waves, bold tangerine lips paired with glowing cheeks and a clean brushed up brow look, with just a touch of gold shimmer along her eyelids.
Leading the African-American woman of colour portion of the campaign, Palmer is stunning with a dramatically embellished neck and ensemble.
Pulse is continually changing lives of ambitious and promising talent locally and regionally, by seeking and placing life-altering opportunities into the laps of Caribbean Model Search winners and other driven participants.
Palmer is proof of this fact after joining the Pulse roster of supermodels Jaunel McKenzie, Carla Campbell, Nell Robinson, Jeneil Williams, Gaye McDonald and Kimanee Wilson, and subsequently catapulting to success.
Hailing from humble beginnings in Allman Town, Kingston, Jamaica, with an education from Dunoon Technical, the bright-eyed stunner's magnetic radiance and bubbly demeanour is certain to secure longevity in the fashion industry.
As she leaves the rising star title behind and approaches the supermodel rank, Palmer is sure to be one to watch.
Watch this space for more news on Palmer's accomplishments because if her whirlwind start is any kind of foreshadowing, even greater things are expected.