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Caribbean Music, Model & Talent Showcase takes off

A new and exciting talent-scouting event, which is specifically designed to bring global attention to the vast talent pool in the Caribbean dubbed, Music, Model & Talent Showcase of the Islands, (Island MMTS) makes its way to The Bahamas and the Caribbean region.

Pia T. Glover
Pia T. Glover

CEO & Founder of Island MMTS, Pia T. Glover-Rolle is very excited to showcase the talent of the islands to the international scouts who will attend the event, which is slated for July 13-19, 2015 in Nassau, The Bahamas. She and her team across the region are working hard to ensure that as many talented locals as possible of the islands get an opportunity to audition for the top talent scouts and for a chance at what will be a life changing opportunity for all participants.

Auditions around The Bahamas and the Caribbean started as of August 2014 and continue until February 2015. These auditions have attracted, and will continue to attract, talented male and female participants between the ages of 5  and 65.

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Island MMTS Regional Scouts are extremely excited to see what talent – models, actors, singers, songwriters and music producers – The Caribbean region has to offer.

CEO & Founder of Island MMTS, Mrs. Pia T. Glover-Rolle, who is also President and Founder at PTG Marketing & Modeling Agency, hopes that all prospective participants continue to register early and reserve their space as competition is expected to be fierce throughout the region. Online registration is already well ahead of projections.

Auditions throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean are the prelude to the inaugural week-long conference scheduled for July 13 to 19, 2015, at the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort, which is located on the new multi-billion Bahamian Riviera at Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The event is already buzzing in the ears of top international fashion and talent scouts, personal managers, casting directors, booking agents, record labels, modeling and talent agencies along with Grammy award-winning producers and songwriters, who will judge Island MMTS competitions and conduct seminars, while scouting new and unique talent in these respective areas.

Additionally, agents from the US, Europe, South Africa, China and Canada will spend a week in The Bahamas scouting new talent from the participating Caribbean islands, offering contracts and representation opportunities.

Many very recognizable names in the industry are already confirmed and excited to participate. There is great anticipation that the next big “star” will be discovered at Island MMTS 2015.

Some 34 countries around the Caribbean are participating. These include: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Croix, St. John, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Grand Bahama, San Salvador, Cat Island, Bimini, Eleuthera, Abaco, Exuma and New Providence.10626620_221453564692042_1337966941159199434_n

Pia T. Glover-Rolle, who heads top Bahamian firm PTG Marketing and Modeling Agency, has a proven track record of success in modeling, talent development and placement within the industry, both locally and internationally.

Island MMTS is being billed as a “one of a kind” event for the islands, and is the only modeling and talent showcase in the world specifically targeting the Caribbean market.

Online registration is required. Visit website: http://www.islandmmts.com

Fall 2014 cover with Rehanna Warren

Fall 2014 issue with Face of Grenada winner Rehanna Warren.
Fall 2014 issue with Face of Grenada winner Rehanna Warren.

On the cover- Rehanna Warren, Face of Grenada winner 2014!

Release date: October 20th, 2014!

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Miss Bahamas Universe recap..

 

Tomii Culmer is crowned Miss Bahamas Universe 2014.
Tomii Culmer is crowned Miss Bahamas Universe 2014.

Last night I attended the Miss Bahamas Universe and it was one of the most exciting pageants I’ve attended ever! Reason being, I had three beauties who I knew very well and was torn as to which one I should pull for hardest. I was asked on several occasion, ‘Who are you pulling for?’

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Tomii Culmer I knew from our second season of Nu Face Model Search where she placed 1st Runner Up. Ominique Burrows I’d first worked with at Islands of The World Fashion Week and I can still recall the shoot she did with Lyndah Wells for our magazine. Last but not least, Rokara Hepburn who was our last Nu Face Model Search winner as well as cover girl! So yes, my heart was doing any little dances throughout the pageant.

Tomii Culmer in Nu Woman's Summer/Autumn 2010 issue
Tomii Culmer in Nu Woman’s Summer/Autumn 2010 issue
Ominique Burrows in Nu Woman's Winter/Spring 2010 issue
Ominique Burrows in Nu Woman’s Winter/Spring 2010 issue
Rokara Hepburn on the cover of Nu Woman's Fall 2012 issue
Rokara Hepburn on the cover of Nu Woman’s Fall 2012 issue

All these young ladies were spectacular on stage, and they were the Top 3 finishers (proud mama bear J). As pageants go, we went through swimsuit, evening wear and of course the questions. I did tear up when I heard Rokara’s emotional answer to the last question. The question asked about inspiring the youths of our nation and Rokara talked about her poor childhood and some personal dramas and said she would use her story as an example to inspire youths.

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Ominique Burrows
Ominique Burrows
Rokara Hepburn
Rokara Hepburn
Tomii Culmer
Tomii Culmer

This was my most exciting pageant ever! I got to see first hand how these ladies had grown and matured. It was great to hang out with old friends and meet a few new ones. Congratulations to ALL my girls, you made me proud!

Editor with Cardell J. McClam
Editor with Cardell J. McClam
Jessica Frances and Celeste Marshall (former Miss Bahamas Universe).
Jessica Frances and Celeste Marshall (former Miss Bahamas Universe).
Cardell McClam with Kedar Clarke and friend.
Cardell McClam with Kedar Clarke and friend.

 

* List of Judges: Grace Fontecha, Walter Greene, Zuri McDaniels, Ty Jonnston, Nicole Murphy, Carole I. Barnett, Braneka Bassett.

Contestants: Toni Bethel, Tomii Culmer, Ominique Burrows, Rokara Hepburn, Gabrielle Wong, Deandra Brown.

Hosts: Jerome Sawyer & Leslia Miller Brice. President: Michelle Malcolm.

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 ©Nu Woman Magazine 2014.

 

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