UPDATE WITH PHOTOS: Ten to vie for “Dominica’s Next Supermodel”

Some of the models at Friday's launch. Two could not attend
Some of the models at Friday’s media launch. Two could not attend

Ten models from around the island will on May 10th vie for the title of the first ever “Dominica’s Next Supermodel.”

Nichole Morson, Stevia Christopher, Kersha Breezie, Reshema James, Talia Celestine, Shaina Simon, Earlisha Brumant, Gholda James, Veda Phillip and Lynah Bontiff will be judged in Introduction, Swim wear, Business attire (Interview) and High Fashion segments.

CEO of Dominica Next Top Model Inc., organizer of the event, Ruth Augustine told a media launch of the show on Friday that it is being staged in an effort to showcase Dominican talent.

She further stated that the objective of her organization is to equip young and upcoming models with the necessary tools to survive in the modeling industry.

“Our objective is to effectively train, sensitize and educate young people between the ages of 16-30 with the necessary tools to enter, survive and ultimately become successful in the modeling industry,” she pointed out. “The organization is on a search for models that we will become Brand Ambassadors, who can fit into different varied modeling assignments which the world may offer.”

Awards will be given in the following categories:  Best Photo Model, Ms. Popularity, Best Runway Model, Best Swimwear model and Best High Fashion Model

There will be guest performances by Asher Thomas, Marsha Augustine, Simplz band among others, during the event.

The winner will receive a trip to St. Marteen Fashion week, A trip to Antigua Fashion Extravaganza, Make up supply by Mio Cosmetics, Wardrobe by Casual Behavior including accessories, bags and shoes, one year modeling contract with Dominica Next Top Model Inc, Professional Photo shoot for Portfolio and Advertisement for Tempo water.

The show will be held at the Windsor Park Stadium.

See photos from launch below.

All photos by Zaimis Olmos

 

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79 Comments

  1. April 29, 2013

    Mero got this for sure!!she’s pretty,she can walk and I was at the launching,she spoke the best!!all the best Ms.Breezie u got my vote

  2. bishie me seh
    April 29, 2013

    you go tallgirl…….rep us strong…… u know i’ll be rooting for u

  3. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013

    where miss mayfest own

  4. DC
    April 29, 2013

    I’d point all faults to the organizer. If you want to market the show, use the girls to set a standard. The girls are the product of the show. No effort is seen. If the girls look like this at a media launch, then plainly, the Organizer has no idea what she is doing. No disrespect. They are supposed to be the image of you, guide them. Even though it’s a competition, how they look, falls back on you. Develop them into a model product.

  5. Observer
    April 29, 2013

    The girls look O.K.but this is a horrible picture looks like the Giant and the seven Dwarfs.

  6. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013

    Eh beh mero just not in it she how she looks so miserable and one winner there is earlysa. Go possy mero never wheel come back again

    • April 29, 2013

      The Mero girl must be a threat to you!!lol she is one of the prettiest.dont be afraid,just bring out your best.lmao

    • April 29, 2013

      I see your threatened by her,you should be!she has everything it takes to be Dominicas next super model so I don’t blame you..Breezie power!!

  7. April 28, 2013

    Stop with all the negativity and just go to the show. I just have this filling that they going to make u guys regret saying all this negative stuff. :-D

  8. Me aself
    April 28, 2013

    The one in yellow looks like a Hatian, i don’t give a crap wht any of you thinks about my comment ! lol easy!

    • splendour
      April 29, 2013

      So who give a crap about you. What you should do is post your pic and take to the runway and let us be the judge. Some of Africa’s top models like Nnena, Ajuma and Ajak-Den cannot compare to any of these ladies when it comes to looks and yet they are tops. Why should we be so quick to judge and criticize our own instead of showing some support for what is ours.

  9. beachgirl
    April 28, 2013

    mero massive go kersel

  10. Vogue
    April 28, 2013

    Was it a cheesing competition? I mean where is the fierce model look? Where are the poses, just girls cheesing? I am not convinced to come to the show. marketing can do better than that. Vogue the girls in some serious cat woman poses, not just showing teeth! How many supermodels, have you noticed in the mags, just grinning? Maybe selling jewellery on some network. When was the last time you saw Naomi Campbell smiling? maybe when she is smacking someone, but always always she wears a fierce look. OK maybe the girls will put on that fierce look at the show, but nothing here made me want to come to the show. I am not excited sorry, bad marketing! Good luck girls, not bringing you down just saying first impressions last!

  11. Rule
    April 28, 2013

    Wow !!!! THEY ROCK.

    • Oh please
      April 29, 2013

      Not even rock … more like kool-wosh!

  12. Anonymous
    April 28, 2013

    All the best tall girl, this is just the begining for you.

  13. healing
    April 27, 2013

    one way to feel good about oneself,is to respect another’s action if it’s not affecting you.It’s time Dominicans give respect in all aspect,unless they have walked at least a mile in one’s shoe.(all this said to say;don’t be a hater.)

  14. the eye
    April 27, 2013

    Non profit hmmmmmm .The Eeye will be on you CEO

  15. TAINTED
    April 27, 2013

    It’s not hating people constructive criticism helps us to improve. If these model were selling something I certainly was not convinced to buy. There is a lack of confidence in each picture. It’s almost like they looked into the closet grabbed the 1st attire their hand reached threw it on and took a picture like someone was holding a gun to their heads. We love the idea but you got to bring more to the table. You are selling an idea, bringing out a personality etc. It’s a lot more than a pretty face. Work it baby. If you can’t take the criticism you’re in the wrong business. Sometimes you’re gonna get worse before you get better. Good luck and look at the criticism as a means to improving your skills. kudos for the effort.

  16. Common Sense
    April 27, 2013

    I have read through all the comments so far and it hurts my heart to hear how much negative comments persons have to offer. To those who are making negative comments, have you offered the CEO help? Any one of the models? Have you all consider the fact that taking part in an event takes alot out of a person? Instead of being negative ask yourself, can i do it better? If you can, then be sure to register next year and raise the standard yourself. You cant run before you walk! Stop being negative, we all want to develop Dominica. So let’s do it together. To the ladies; i admire your courage and dedication, keep pushing you will reach far. There are many types of models out there,not all require you to be 6ft tall. Keep up the great job Ms. Augustine. Kudos for taking the first big step to increasing awareness of modeling in Dominica.

  17. jerry james
    April 27, 2013

    These girls look very very old not feeling this supermodel thing

  18. march 9th 1988
    April 27, 2013

    been following your dream ever since.to the ceo keep it up rome wasnt built in a day. one day your empire will finish keep doing what you do keep your head up. your highly motivated.

  19. April 27, 2013

    Hey girls, no one got on top for not trying. There are ups and downs in every situation. Ignore ignorant criticism, do what needs to be done to take you further.

    I have an observation though, img_3911 TOO MANY PEARLS. You do not even need them.

    Girls, you did not need “skinny jeans” to get started, your outfits do not make you a supermodel. Supermodels became supermodels, they did not start out as supermodels. I agree with those who wrote “if you are unable to support, SHUT UP”.

  20. Anonymous
    April 27, 2013

    negativity and more negativity. i am beting my last dollar that all those negative comments coming from a bunch of ugly women that wish they look half as good as those girls.women always hating on other women.stop the hating and put allu money where allu big mouth is.at least they have the confidence to put themselves out there. what have you done lately???????? stupes. girls you all look good. dont let those jealous idiots bring allu down

    • splendour
      April 29, 2013

      So truuuuuuueeeeeeeee!!! I support that 1000%

  21. H.Hoshi
    April 27, 2013

    It’s so disappointing how low the standard of the show has dropped. I was so excited at first cause started with a bang and the first shoot was amazing! Now, I don’t know if they’ve changed the entire team but the make up is bad, the photographer is horrible, the clothes…don’t even want to go there. Fashionista is right..they should be wearing jeans and matching tops (“Dominicas Next Supermodel”), provided by the organizers of the competition. When you’re in a modeling competition, you don’t bring clothes from your home to model.And that poor standard is not due to a lack of funds. Why are the girls changing in toilets? Why don’t they have a proper changing room? What is being done with the sponsors’ funds?
    I feel bad for the girls because they must really want this for them to be in that mess, still. Dominica is one of the few islands that’s just oozing with beauty and potential. I think it’s about time that that gets showcased, properly.
    And FYI, if a scout from any modeling agency (those in Dominica don’t count, cause they don’t get their “models” any real work) walks into the room, the only person who would get looked at is the tall beauty.
    Good luck girl. Poh couwa’i.

  22. CONGRATULATIONS
    April 27, 2013

    Congratulations To the Models and to the CEO Ms Augustine all the best in your new endeavors . The sky is the Limit .Keep shinning young Lady.

  23. eh beh
    April 27, 2013

    that tall one should go play basketball

  24. positive mind
    April 27, 2013

    You see why i always say I am ashame to be DOMINICAN? because they are too shallow minded and negative. If you cannot say something to uplift the young ladies, then stay off the sight. When they do drugs, allyou complain,when they fall by the wayside, alyou complain. Now they trying something positive, allyou bashing them down. What a NATION!!!!!! I just cannot understand how a nation can be so negative. Other people (none Dominicans read these comments and it is so sad what they have to say about dominicans. You all need to try to change. GUSH MAN!!!!!!

  25. ti nom
    April 26, 2013

    modelling? ki sa? my girl you should be playing netball :-P

  26. FED UP DOMINICAN
    April 26, 2013

    Good luck to all the young ladies.

    Don’t know her name, but the tall one has the height and figure for a supermodel.

  27. me
    April 26, 2013

    Good luck to all everyone is beautiful.

  28. BWA
    April 26, 2013

    Those girls dress like mothers instead of models. Who are the chaperones or stylists? Geeez. Makeup not right!

  29. just saying
    April 26, 2013

    but where are all the beautiful girls that Dominica has,why are they not the ones here, i dont want to be mean but to tell the true the only one i can actually see becoming a model is they very tall one shes most outstanding, she’s the only one that demands for attention, the other dont have that quality.

  30. Chap Chap
    April 26, 2013

    I’m sorry…one girl clearly stands out…and she’s the most beautiful….please give the one in the middle the title and sen de rest go….look how some a dem look like the balding…#weaverella

  31. Dominican abroad
    April 26, 2013

    Calibishie rock!

  32. Fix it
    April 26, 2013

    “proof”…

  33. Roseau queen
    April 26, 2013

    good luck to all the girls. to the criticizers, please shut up

  34. Anonymous
    April 26, 2013

    Ms. Stevia who is not photographed looks like a super model, i am sure she will do well. Stevia it is your time to shine. Lots of love. From your mom’s friend in the US.

  35. jgougooughp
    April 26, 2013

    all the best to the girls but the outfits and pictures could b more professional

  36. Fashionista
    April 26, 2013

    I think it would have been nicer had all the girls worn skinny jeans,high heels and matching tops….they look like they just end up here together after a long day at the office answering telephone calls.

    • Curious
      April 26, 2013

      I agree with you…they look exhausted… faces are not looking good…the tall girl in the centre does look good in that position.. atire should be better

    • as for my house
      April 27, 2013

      lol.and how did you come up with that.had me lol,because thats exactly how i feel now…tired after dealing with some customers

    • SMH
      April 27, 2013

      I am telling you! This aint funny you know!
      Super models? Seriously?
      Where are the nice fashion earings? All the fancy heals!!! OMG! one girl has a big conrow going down her head! Where is all the fancy hairstyles?
      My God! no fashion make up?? You all have a long way to go! and these clothes?? SMH

      I have two kids and I telling you, I would really rock!! You all need to come down Trini to get some good clothes and shoes! nah man! :lol:

    • dominica next what?
      April 28, 2013

      i agree. you’d think they’d watch enough tyra banks to know that they’re supposed to be blank canvases. black skinny jeans. black vests. heels. simple.

  37. Jimi Hendrix
    April 26, 2013

    So the purpose of the contest is to showcase Dominican talent. So what happens after the talent is showcased?

  38. ue
    April 26, 2013

    sorry but i am not feeling this show. The innitiative is good but the standard is low. Model is not all about a pretty face its about working a camera. tHE CEO can do with alot more help much less

  39. love
    April 26, 2013

    d 1 in yellow is d only nice 1 doe even talk 4 d tall 1

    • shortboy
      April 26, 2013

      u crazy man? & the one dehind the yellow,u not seeing is a little princess that? cool out en, she can even go for miss dominica next year wii what happen to u en chipppppsss!!!

    • tyra banks
      April 26, 2013

      actually the one in yellow looks like a haitian.. tallness is an inevitable accessory and is much envied in the fashion industry..they tend to cast taller models for high fashion runway or couture

      • Common Sense
        April 27, 2013

        How can you say that? We all know all these girls are Dominicans! And what if she was? Haitains are people too! Smh!

      • me
        May 14, 2013

        u must be uneducated! smh!

  40. SMH
    April 26, 2013

    Bondier! Supermodels????? LOL
    Seriously? I more think it’s miss wanna be…their dressing or appearance is not even outstanding!

    • love
      April 26, 2013

      ikr

      • truth
        April 26, 2013

        I totally agree, their fashion sense could have been much more outstanding. They look like the ‘everyday’ working woman…Quite frankly, they look better in photos than on the ‘run way’. They walk terrible, so I really hope they are practicing HARD in order to impress us at the show!

    • kay
      April 26, 2013

      Stop hating!!

      • SMH
        April 27, 2013

        Hating? Honey I am a very loving person!!!
        I am just expressing things as they are!!
        With all these new trends of clothing there are on the market…they re dressed so simple and no fashion make up, no nice heels and all you talking about super models!

        Will and come back again!

    • me
      April 26, 2013

      i agree with u dominica to like to accept midiorcrasity

      • anonymous
        April 26, 2013

        lol. Indeed. No wonder you think there is a word called ‘midiorcrasity.’

      • OMG!!
        April 26, 2013

        @ me. I agree with you. I support the event, however I looked at the swimwear photoshoot on fb and I was extremely disappointed. The background, the poses, the accessories, the fit and OMG…The photography was just bad. That was just not “high fashion”. I am not a hater and do not want to sound negative..I would like to see us do things at a higher level and stop accept Mediocrity in Dominica.

      • Yes Fada!
        April 26, 2013

        MEDIOCRITY. Can’t even spell the world with ur mediocre diction but u wanna comment. Geesh!

      • Anonymous
        April 26, 2013

        woyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!! a new word dere wii!! “mediocrastity” :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Observer
      April 26, 2013

      I’m guessing you are one of those eliminated. Don’t worry your turn will come. I’ll give you a hug. awwwww. hahahahaha (evil laugh)

    • ya
      April 26, 2013

      but you cannot even partake in it so why you complaining? don’t you look at America’s next top model with tyra? when the models began they were so lame compared to their growth throughout the show.
      big up to the young ladies

      • Fashionista
        April 26, 2013

        when the girls began in ANTM, they looked lame…after their makeovers they looked like real fashion models.

        these girls here are the top ten, and had their makeovers and are supposedly being trained for the show ….I can understand where SMH’s comment is coming from.

    • ...............
      April 26, 2013

      I think we need to encourage our youths when they take positive initiatives instead of being so negative towards them.

      It is better to see the positive in their efforts than to ridicule them.

      Young ladies be the best you can be.

    • baby sham
      April 26, 2013

      smh. u need to shut up. talking about their dressing. some of these young ladies are struggling to make it and trying their best to dress how they can because unlike some of us that can afford outfits and hair dresser some can’t. They are trying to do what they can to achieve their goals.
      people go to school and they dont have money but they sacrifice to achieve their goals even if is one shirt they have to go class. people make sacrifices to get where they want to be in life. instead of saying things like that support or sponsor the event.

      • dominica next what?
        April 28, 2013

        you need to hush, because this is supposed to be professional show with prizes to go overseas to model. if they go up there like that, they oing to eat them alive. we cannot be easy on them just because they’re domincans. because when they go overs nobody going to be easy on them. they will chew them and spit them out because they were bad and their friends didn’t tell them so. they need to step up their game. if they poor use what they have but make it look like it it cost a million bucks. that’s what ruth should be teaching them. not to look like secretaries.

    • stella
      April 26, 2013

      you are so low minded talking abut there appearence.Have you look at tyra show who whants to be america top models them girls does be rag out your fool always trying to put your own ppl down tha show is about a make over plz

    • Roseau queen
      April 26, 2013

      @smh – ppl like u would stay in the background and criticize. do me a favour, look in the mirror and ask yourself, “am i better”. if yes, why am i not participating.? it sickens me to hear ppl like u breaking down othe rppl.

    • stups
      April 27, 2013

      i would like to c ur ugly ass.. tlkin bout wanna be smn

  41. D
    April 26, 2013

    Good luck ladies. I wish you girls all the best as you all compete to be Dominica’s first supermodel :)

  42. man from the west
    April 26, 2013

    that girl is tall…but its all good!

    • senior citizen
      April 26, 2013

      A Real Supermodel!

      • Annonymous Reader
        April 26, 2013

        I’m telling you! Overseas, she’s the only one an agency would take seriously.

  43. Ian
    April 26, 2013

    I love them all :)

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