Twenty one year, Le Shae Riley, the 5’11” from Trinidadian strutted off with this year’s coveted Caribbean’s Next Top Model title (#CaribeNTM) as season 4 came to a nail-biting finish on Flow 1. The statuesque Le Shae edged out 15 other contestants including Suriname’s Daphne Veldkamp in the keenly contested finals.
Le Shae walks away with US$25,000 in cash, a latest generation smart phone courtesy of Flow, a cover photo spread in SHE Caribbean magazine and a contract with Mint Model Management, NYC.
Speaking of her experience during the show, Riley said she learnt invaluable lessons along the way. “I have learnt that I am stronger than I know. I had to bring my ‘A’ game as my fiercest competition – Daphne – gave me a run for my money; literally, especially after she won the best picture challenge during last week’s episode.”
Viewers in Trinidad could not contain their excitement and expressed their delight via social media as not just one but two Trinidadians made it to the Top 3.
Wendy McDonald, Flow’s Senior Director of Caribbean and Commercial Communications congratulated Le Shae. She said, “We are delighted to be able to give young ladies like Le Shae their moment in the spotlight, beaming them across the region, providing them with unmatched exposure. Flow continues to support and invest in indigenous Caribbean content which allows customers across the region to watch the things that they are truly passionate about and at the same time provides an important platform for regional content producers.”
Executive Producer of CaribeNTM, Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam said, “Season 4 of CaribeNTM has all the elements of a great production – exciting new talent, a regional platform provided by Flow, a magnificent product and an enhanced fashion and beauty industry – what a combination.”
Flow TV customers can catch the entire Season 4 of Caribbean’s Next Top Model using Flow’s Video On Demand (VOD) Service.
CARIBBEAN'S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by Starfish Media Ltd, based on the “Next Top Model” format licensed by CBS Studios International. Executive Producers are Dionyse Fitzwilliam, Wendy Fitzwilliam and Kiran Maharaj.