Jordane Delahaye, Gleaner Writer
Dancehall's 'certified diva', Tifa, rocked the Wyndham Ballroom on Sunday at Pulse's annual Caribbean Model Search (CMS) competition.
The Move Your Body songstress gave an energetic and entertaining performance.
She was interested in the main event but paid more attention to the fashion than the models.
"I liked Shena Carby's collection. Her clothes look like something you would go into a store and buy. She really impressed me," Tifa said, adding that she would definitely wear Carby's creations.
After the models were presented to the audience, they were then given more chances to strut their stuff in a lengthy 'design collections' section.
Tifa was probably among a host of people who were sidetracked from the real purpose of the competition, but when it came to her performance the artiste was on point.
"It was fun. I liked these performances where it's a bit more intimate so I can interact with the people in the audience and have some fun with them," Tifa told The Gleaner.
Pulse's CMS provided a combination of fashion, fun and entertainment. Comedians Ity and Fancy Cat had the crowd in stitches when they hit the stage and the runway.
Petite model Jasmine Barnes also impressed the crowd with a winning performance of Toni Braxton's How Could an Angel Break My Heart in a penny-concert section introduced by Pulse.
Though she did not go on to win, Jasmine's performance was one of the night's highlights.
There were not too many highlights though. Other than the few entertaining performances, the rest of the competition dragged on languorously.
Pulse seemed to have been on a mission to keep patrons away from their homes as long as possible.
In the end, it was bright-eyed beauty Jheanell Nesbeth who won the petite section, Sashauna Robinson was crowned the fashion model winner and Kenny Wilson dominated the male category to come out on top.
Shantel Minott won the full-figured category.