Tsheca White

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Tsheca White was born  January 28,1995.  She was born in Jamaica.signed to Storm Models in May after being scouted at school, and after a brief stint in London returned home. Now back in London Tsheca already has some very exciting options on hold and projects in the pipeline.

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Deneseia LaShea

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This flawless natural beauty is  Deneseia LaShea.  This gorgeous Jamaican woman calls herself the “natural hair queen”.  It’s a very fitting title.  She’s a professional model and a photographer.

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Empress AK

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Some of you may not be familiar with this Jamaican queen. But this gorgeous woman is Empress AK.  She is not only beautiful but also an intelligent,Afrocentric and outspoken black  woman. As well as being a successful businesswoman.  Here is her bio from her website:

EmpressAK is an amalgamation of righteousness, sagacity, recklessness, wit and a dash of spice; the perfect dichotomy. In fact, everyone has a bit of EmpressAK (balance) in them, some not cognizant of it, others afraid to truly express it. The aim of this site is to provide a platform where anyone can weigh in on a plethora of topics from cultural, social, personal. These topics are packaged in different forms; thought provoking to humorous. Let’s build, laugh, learn!

Weh di scene? (what’s up?) I’m Alli “Ak” Slater. I was wondering if I should enumerate all of my accomplishments, credentials, birthplace, and talk in the third person but let’s be real, this isn’t a eulogy or cover letter, I’m alive with a job (praise God). Actually, all of those things doesn’t and shouldn’t matter here. Just know I am unapologetically Afro-Caribbean, I love controversial dialogue, a good laugh, and will always say what is on my mind, and of course if you are dying to know more, ask me. I am constantly learning about myself, culture and those around me. Join thee on this journey! 

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Rachel Joy Williams

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Rachel Joy Williams is a beautiful black model.  She is from Britain from of Jamaican/Caribbean descent. She was crowned Miss Black Britain in 2006 and went on to compete in the Miss England pageant. Here’s a short interview she did:

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Why modelling and when did you first begin modeling?

Rachael: I never actually wanted to be a model. It was my cousin who entered me into the beauty pageant.

At that point in my life I had very low self-esteem and [lacked] confidence (due to being bullied in school); I was so shocked I won but to my family, this was just the beginning.

you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would say to them?
Rachael: I would love to meet Cleopatra and ask her if she really did bathe in milk and honey daily!

How do you prepare for a modeling shoot?
Rachael: It really depends on the shoot. But I’ll always wash and prep my hair, fully wax, eat clean a few days before just so I’m not bloated and to prevent any spots from appearing on my face.

Has your current experience as a model of color been mostly positive or negative?

Overall my main experience as a model has been positive, I’m my own boss, I decide on all the work I do, I get to travel nearly every month, all the jobs are different, I’m always meeting new people, there is no routine and sometimes, I get to keep the clothes!

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On occasions I do experience negativity from clients, agencies and the even general public in regards to my weight, my complexion, my attitude, my style e.t.c but I don’t let any of that bother me as I know where I am going and I do not need to entertain that along the way.

Have you found that there has been an increase of other models of color since you started, or does the modeling industry still have a long way to go in recruiting models of color?

When I started out, what attracted me to the industry was that there was quite a few models of color that actually working within the industry despite all the negativity surrounding it.

Justine Skye

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Justine Indira Skyers was born August 24, 1995, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Nova Perry, is a music attorney of Afro-Jamaican and Indo-Jamaican descent, and her father is of Afro-Jamaican descent. Justine Skye tagged along with her mother to a music panel held by performance rights organization BMI. During the question-and-answer session, Justine surprised everyone in attendance by asking to sing. In front of various music executives, she performed a cover of Sam Sparro’s “Black and Gold.” The Brooklyn native subsequently took singing lessons and honed her songwriting, then worked with August Rigo and Eric Hudson. Their sessions led to Everyday Living, a confident contemporary R&B EP released on Atlantic in August 2013.

Justine got her start at a professional singing career when she performed songs to go with the book “Rules To Rock By”. She is known for having made a cover about “Headlines” by Drake which received 2 million views on youtube. Her debut EP, Everyday Living, helped the Brooklyn kid with the purple-hued hair ink a deal with Atlantic Records in 2013 and release with them the album Emotionally Unavailable. During that time she made a song “Collide” featuring the rapper Tyga. In october 2015, she performed at TIDAL10X20 an event created by JAY Z and at a Tommy Hilfiger show in Brazil. She also made an apparition in some tv shows like the final of House of DVF.

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In 2016 she left Atlantic and signed to Roc Nation  and Republic Records and is preparing a new album.