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.
Shaggy and Tony Rebel to host the prestigious International Reggae And World Music Awards (IRAWMAs) this weekend in Trinidad.
The IRAWMAs will take place at The National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) at Port of Spain, Trinidad on Saturday, May 28.
Live performances by Machel Montano, Tarrus Riley, Queen Ifrika, Freddy McGregor, Soca Elvis, Macka Diamond, Dean Fraser, Denise Belfon, Tifa, Mighty Dow, and Rocky Dawuni.
Wondering what to do over Memorial Day Weekend 2011 in Miami to kick off your summer right? XO Management and Rockers Island are presenting an event-filled, star-studded urban weekend that you will not want to miss. Not only is the Best of the Best concert returning to Miami’s Bicentennial Park with an expanded two-day show, but there are a number of other major parties planned to keep you entertained all Memorial Day weekend long.
Prime Time Thursdays Miami Edition: Thursday May 26th
DJ Young Chow and Correy Kaiten present the Miami Edition of Prime Time Thursdays at Cameo nightclub on South Beach (1445 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139). This amazing party will feature appearances by DJ Khaled and Miami recording artist Ace Hood. The party is hosted by Chris Findley and Chinee and features music by DJ Young Chow, Massive B, DJ Starks, and DJs Springer and Fergie.
Official Miami Memorial Day Weekend Kick-Off Party: Friday May 27th
Friday night will be the official kick-off party for Best of the Best Memorial Weekend at Mansion nightclub on South Beach (1235 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139).
Spring Fest/Best of the Best Concert Day One: Saturday May 28th
What has historically been a daylong concert on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend has expanded into a two-day concert series at Miami’s Bicentennial Park (1075 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33130). This year, Saturday’s concert will showcase some of the hottest R&B artists out right now, including Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Jeremih, Lloyd, Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius, and more to be added in the coming weeks. Saturday’s concert is hosted by Rickey Smiley (of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show) and Jabba (of Hot 97).Gates open at 5pm sharp.
Official Afterparty for Spring Fest/Best of the Best Concert Day One: Saturday May 28th
The party continues after day one’s Spring Fest concert with the official afterparty at Cameo nightclub on South Beach (1445 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139).
Best of the Best Concert Day Two: Sunday May 29th
The second day of the Best of the Best concert will feature some of the biggest names in Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Caribbean, and Hip Hop music. Acts include Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, DJ Khaled, Vybz Kartel (performing live via satellite from Jamaica), Assassin, I-Octane, Alison Hinds, Sanchez, Etana, Ace Hood, Trina, Demarco, Richie Loop, Gappy Ranks, Chino, Romain Virgo, ZJ Liquid, Bruck-Up, Honorebel, Tifa, Zeke Don, Supa Twitch, Karim Hype, and more still to be added. Day two will also be held at Bicentennial Park, with gates opening at 3pm.
NYC vs. MIA: Monday May 30th
Tony Smalls and Best of the Best present the Memorial Day NYC vs. MIA party at Mansion nightclub on South Beach (1235 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139). The party will be hosted by DJ Stringer, DJ Fergie, and DJ Young Chow. Appearing and representing NYC are Steelie, Massive B, and Platinum Kidz; representing MIA are Black Chiney, Poison Dart, and Innocent Sound. Doors will open at 11pm and the dress code is strictly enforced. As a bonus, all ladies have free admission before midnight!
With great concerts, huge celebrities, and hot parties, there’s nothing more you need for the best Memorial Day Weekend you’ve ever had!
For $20 advance tickets for Prime Time Thursdays Miami Edition, contact Young Chow at 631-839-1104 or Correy at 347-435-8978
To RSVP for NYC vs. MIA, call 786-319-1477