Profiles98 Magazine: The Beauty Issue 2014 - Issue 15 15 - Page 38

fresh face NEW FASHION FACE SELECTED ANUSHKA McCALLA SET FOR STARDOM By : C.A.Marshall BY Walter Greene Standing at almost 6 feet tall, 16 year- old ANUSHKA McCALLA beat out over 40 contestants to capture the title of ‘Fashion Face of the Caribbean 2014.’ The annual model search is staged by Jamaica’s top model agency Saint International (Jamaica) Ltd., and was held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston. RUNNERS-UP Coming in second place was SASHAGAYLE McFARLANE while CHANTELL BABOOTIE placed third. The contestants first appeared in white T-shirts and jeans, and then later appeared in designer garments for the final judging. Earlier in the day, all of the model hopefuls met with the distinguished panel of international judges for one-on-one interviews. Fashion Face of the Caribbean winners and judges after the winner was announced, left to right: Chantell Babootie 3rd place, Michael Bruno, Anushka McCalla winner, Delpha Ramos, Lanny Zenga and Sashagayle McFarlane 2nd place. JUDGES Judging the model search were: Idalia Salsamendi from NEXT Models Los Angeles; Delpha Ramos, Brand Manager of Elite Model Management NA; Taylor Cooke of Fusion Models; Michael Elan of Wilhelmina Models; Lanny Zenga of One Model Management; Michael Bruno of Women Model Management Worldwide and Larissa Gunn, Casting Director at Art and Commerce Production. WELL TRAINED Idalia Salsamendi of NEXT Models who flew in from Los Angeles for the competition said: “We keep coming back to Jamaica because the models are so poised and ready for the international market. When we bring them to the professional arena they shine, and, are well trained and poised to represent their island.” CAMPARI Billed as the Avant Garde Fashion Face Weekend, Saint International’s CEO and Executive Producer of the event hosted a lavish cocktail reception at the Spanish Court Hotel the night before the grand finals. The model search competition was augmented by the Jamaican Avant Garde Designer of the Year competition where 20 designers presented pieces that reflected the essence of CAMPARI as the theme. MALE FACE In the Male Fashion Face Model Search competition, the same panel judges selected 17 year-old Giovanni Johnson as winner. Albert Stephens placed second and Odwayne Meikle finished third. The new Fashion Face of the Caribbean Anushka McCalla 38 PROFILES98 The Beauty Issue 2014