FACE of an Angel
She is only 13 years old, but Nassau native Angel Culmer has been declared the “Fashion Face of the Bahamas.” Angel beat out 16 other beauties to capture the title in the first ever Fashion Face model search to be held in the country.
Hosted by Profiles98 Magazine in conjunction with Saint International (Jamaica), the competition involved a two-day workshop at the British Colonial Hilton last Friday and Saturday, during which the contestants were groomed, trained and primed for the grand finale in August.
Coming in second place was Tarea Sturrup, 18, while Kelly Pierre, 17, placed third. All three of the top winners will be signed to the Saint International model management and will represent the Bahamas at the Fashion Face of the Caribbean model search in Jamaica in March 2015.
Some of the world’s top agents are expected to be in attendance at the model competition in Kingston next year. In the past, top-tier international agencies such as ELITE, Wilhelmina, MUSE Models, IMG and NEXT have come to judge and offer contestants on-the spot contracts.
Saint International’s Founder and CEO Dewight Peters, who was in Nassau for the event, said he was so impressed with the calibre of models that he first named the top five candidates before announcing the top three winners. The other two contestants rounding out the final five were Ereisha Mackey, 17, and Carroll Stubbs, 23.
Also on hand for the event and serving as judges were professional dancer Khadija Nicholas and Walter Green, international fashion writer/ guru and fashion editorial director at Profiles98 Magazine. Khadija, who recently shot to fame after she was selected for the cover of Pharell’s “Marilyn Monroe” single, assisted as a trainer during the workshops and as the emcee during the finale.
(Left to Right) Kelly Pierre 3rd place, Winner Angel Culmer. and Tarea Sturrup 2nd place
at Profiles98 Fashion Face Of The Bahamas 2014.