Pulse’s Caribbean Model Search continues tonight at Studio 38 with over 100 of the event’s latest new faces appearing in a bikini parade, starting at 10:00pm. Already, over 500 contestants have been selected for the event and, as the summer comes to an end, several more new faces are expected to converge at the Pulse Centre in New Kingston for entry.
Last Friday and Saturday saw the first ever CMS Weekend being staged, with command performances from Melba Moore on Friday and Tifa on Saturday. Prior to Melba’s performance, Studio 38 presented the Pulse Fashion Fix, featuring sizzling collections from Arlene Martin, Minka and Julan. These collections were shown by some of the agency’s top new stars, including some of last year’s successes Nastassia Mitchell, Vogue star and Pulse’s latest international model Alexia Palmer, as well as Luire covergirl Latoya Samuels.
Saturday saw this year’s CMS finalists appearing along with Tifa in all the event’s categories: Petite, Fashion, Full Figure and Male Face. Close to 150 contestants took to the runway in dramatic style, earning the rapturous applause from their friends and family, as well as members of the general public.
No doubt, winners will emerge to continue the tradition of excellence and success that Pulse models have celebrated internationally over the years.
Caribbean Model Search alumini include Lois Samuels, Angela Neil, Althea Laing, Juline Samuels, Lincoln Wynter, Kimberley Mais, Trudy Gray, Nikki Morris, Michelle Moodie, Nikki Vassell, Charmaine Clarke, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Romae Gordon, Justine Willoughby, Carla Campbell, Melissa Hillary, Alex King, Jheanell Azan, Nadine Willis, Jaunel McKenzie, Kimanee Wilson, Sanya Hughes, Orinthia Russell, Sunna Gottshalk, Rochelle Watson, Tessa Henry, Reshima Hemmings, Nicole Gray, Oraine Barrett, Gaye McDonald, Khalil Marks, Nell Robinson, Jheanell Williams, Sedene Blake and Alexia Palmer.
Dubbed the next generation, this year’s event features a cadre of new faces at the finals scheduled for the National Indoor Sports Centre. All the main CMS events will see appearances by local and international superstars. Pulse will be pulling all the stops this year to ensure that the event reaches a whole new level.
Thirty-two years ago, when Kingsley Cooper launched the Caribbean’s first international Model Agency (Pulse), the region’s first Model Search (Caribbean Model Search), the modern Caribbean modelling industry was born. Since then, through Pulse, Cooper discovered and developed an amazing group of global supermodels from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.