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Top model search entrants get chance at CFW runway

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Caribbean Model Search 2011 winners Adam Fernandez (left), a student at University College of the Caribbean, Jessica Myers (second left) and Ameala Kirlew (right) with Pulse supermodel Nell Robinson. - Contributed

As Pulse commences its swing through Jamaica's high schools and universities looking for the Jamaican Supermodel, as part of the 2012 Caribbean Model Search (CMS), preparation also moves into high gear for Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW) 2012.

As both events converge, each the biggest and best of its kind in the Caribbean, new opportunities emerge.

One such opportunity is the chance that Pulse is now offering top new faces entering this year's competition - to walk the CFW runway.

Fresh new faces

For a model, there is much thrill in walking the CFW runway, showcasing the collections of the region's best designers before local and international fashion-industry media and bigwigs at home.

In fact, for even the most seasoned model, nothing beats the excitement of appearing before the Jamaican and Caribbean public. However, for new faces just discovered in the Caribbean Model Search, that thrill and honour is magnified a thousand fold.

New faces have already started the annual trek to Pulse's Trafalgar Road office in an effort to become the next Jamaican Supermodel. Auditions continue to be held each Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. and interested young men and women should call or visit Pulse at 960-0049, The Pulse Centre, 38A Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10.

Pulse's CMS has been staged annually since 1982, contestants have come from all across Jamaica with the search going Caribbean-wide in 2002.

Contestants vie for four titles - The Jamaica Fashion Model, Petite Jamaica Fashion Model, Male Face of Jamaica and Full Figured Fashion Model.

CMS appeals to hundreds of thousands of young people, locally and regionally, who aspire to be models. Their ambitions are fuelled and inspired by the success of Pulse stars internationally, including, Jeneil Williams, Kimberley Mais, Lois Samuels, Jaunel McKenzie, Nell Robinson, Carla Campbell, Sedene Blake, Kimanee Wilson, Lincoln Wynter, Althea Laing, Alexia palmer and Oraine Barrett.

CMS scouts will continue to unearth the best of Jamaica's modelling talent with the potential to begin careers in the global fashion industry.

CFW, on the other hand, sets out to achieve a number of objectives, chief of which is to offer an unparalleled fashion experience, Caribbean style, while simultaneously offering an equally outstanding entertainment experience. It also seeks to play a critical role in fashion-industry development, while enhancing the Jamaican tourism product and helping to position Kingston as one of the world's style capitals.

It was first staged in 2001.