Jamaican Shamique Simms Wins Caribbean’s Next Top Model


The third season of Caribbean’s Next Top Model ended in dramatic fashion, as two contestants tied for second place – Samantha West from Trinidad and Nkechi Vaughn Guyana.

It was, however, the 5 foot 9 Jamaican Shamique Simms who captured the hearts of the judges over with her grace and natural beauty, as well as her ability to work the camera.

According to the show’s co-executive producer, host, judge and former Miss Universe Wendy Fitzwilliam, “Shamique competed amongst our toughest field of aspiring models yet, and always maintained her focus throughout the competition. More than any other participant, Shamique entered the competition with a clear understanding of what is required of her in the modelling industry. She consistently grew throughout the competition and it is this combination of preparedness and dogged perseverance with respect to her diet, fitness, mental strength and positive outlook that gave this chocolate beauty, as she was fondly called by her fellow models, the edge.

As the winner Shamique was also awarded US$25,000 in cash; an international modelling agency contract with Mint Model Management, NY; a cover feature and editorial spread in SHE Caribbean magazine; and the latest generation iPhone from Flow.

This season’s competition was held against the backdrop of the enchanting ‘spice isle’ of Grenada, with 17 fresh-faced ladies from all across the Caribbean vying for the title.

The Caribbean’s Next Top Model, which is presented by Flow, follows young women seeking to launch a career in the competitive world of modelling.