This week’s instalment of the exciting Caribbean Model Search TV series which airs Fridays at 9:05pm on TVJ will see added star power in the form of supermodel Oraine Barrett. 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. Oraine makes his first appearance in episode 3 of the 8 part series as a judge and he will also play a major role in taking the contestants through a series of fitness activities and challenges.
“Oraine is a great addition to the new season of CMS TV. He has the perfect credentials to assess the contestants because he is an exceptional model who is superfit and he has experienced what they are going through now. He is a great example of the success that can come from having a winning attitude and dedication to his work. We are also pleased to have Oraine on the panel especially because there are guys competing against the girls for the first time in the show,” says Romae Gordon, Pulse director and one of the judges in the series. Pulse founder, Kingsley Cooper rounds out the panel.
Alicia Burke, Pulse’s outstanding star and one of the biggest successes coming out of the show also guest stars in the new season. In last week’s episode, Alicia took time out from her busy schedule to give the guys and girls some tips and encouragement on perfroming well in the competition. She was also a guest judge in episode 2. Burke took the top honours in the 2015 instalment 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 modelling worldwide.
As Burke takes great strides in becoming one of the top 50 earning models in the world, Barrett has maintained his dominance on the men’s side with campaigns for several major global brands including Nautica, John Bartlett, Lord & Taylor and most notably, Ralph Lauren. Barrett was one of the star model featured in Lauren’s 50th Anniversary show at the recently concluded New York Fashion Week.
Barrett, who like Burke is a Vogue model, brings charm, charisma and constructive criticism to the contestants in this season’s show and his presence gives the men in the competition high hopes for bucking the trend should one of them emerge as the winner in an industry dominated by women. The show which premiered two weeks ago is already getting rave reviews with the social media set spouting off as to who they believe will take the title. The “every wo/man for him/herself” battle continues for the next six weeks, Fridays at 9:05pm with repeats on Wednesday at 1:05pm on TVJ and on the RJR/Gleaner group’s 1spotmedia.com. Additional behind the scenes action can also be seen at pulsefashionja and pulsemodelsjamaica.