Pulse’s Caribbean Model Search TV series has been an outstanding success so far. The program usually airs on TVJ in prime time and the 2019 season was filmed on location at Melia Braco Resort Village. An ideal backdrop for the activities, challenges and photo shoots, the expansive Melia property had ample options for beach battles as well as tough physical pursuits which were all in the mix for the 22 competitors. The long-running TV series highlighted male models for the first time in its production. The taller ‘fashion’ girls and a cadre of petite models were among an outstanding group of competitors in 2019 season.
Outstanding Jamaican supermodels, Oraine Barrett, and Alicia Burke were guest judges on the show. The highly successful Barrett brings a wealth of experience to the series having come full circle as a winner of the CMS live event in the late nineties. Barrett ’s successes over several years working for major fashion marks like Ralph Lauren and Nautica as well as his top ten ranking in America in the burgeoning health and fitness industry, amplify his bona fides as an authority to determine who should get a shot at stardom. Pulse Chairman and Caribbean model industry pioneer, Kingsley Cooper, and Fashion Director, Romae Gordon complete the judging panel.
Alicia Burke, Pulse’s premier supermodel and one of the biggest successes coming out of the TV competition took the top honours in the 2015 installment in the show. Since her win, she has produced an impressive and extensive body of work which has catapulted her to the top ranks of modeling worldwide. She is currently one of the top 50 earning models in the global modeling industry.