This is not surprising. There is a wealth of Caribbean, models who have attained the “international supermodel” status, working with the most famous fashion houses worldwide. This time, Saint International model Kai Newman (above), from Jamaica, has made the coveted models.com’s “The Hot List.” Another Caribbean model who made the list is Ysaunny Brito (below) from the Dominican Republic.
Here are excerpts of an article on Kai Newman below:
Newman is referenced as “a stunning Jamaican beauty with presence on and off the runway — a photographer’s dream and a designer’s too. Campaign work for Tommy Hilfiger and Kenneth Cole cement her mass appeal, while recurring appearances for Lanvin, Hermes and Isabel Marant show how much fashion loves Kai”.
CEO Saint International Dewight Peters whose leggy belles have had quite an extraordinary year walking the runways from New York to Paris and wearing major labels was delighted with the news. “Our models are proud ambassadors of their beloved country and continue to work hard — giving of their best, in what is undoubtedly a super competitive industry,” said Peters.
For ranking, see http://models.com/rankings/ui/TheHotList-All/15153#15153
For original article, see http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Jamaican-model-makes-The-Hot-List
For more on Ysaunny Brito, see http://models.com/newfaces/dailyduo/25252