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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Cover design: Amelia J

Roxanne Graham-Director

Ronel Charles-Assisting Director

Shoulan Carter-Photography

Tahira Carter-Videography and Video Editor

Flamboyant Hotel & Villas-Venue of Shoot

Anika Regis-Hairstylist

Sabrina Mitchell-Make-up

Kim Francis Designs-Featured design wear

SengaRee Accents by Recee S. A. Sam-Mathlin-Styling and Accessories

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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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Miss Bahamas Universe Finale

 ©Nu Woman Magazine 2014.

 

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Diana Ross Winner of the 2014 Ella Fitzgerald Award

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is delighted to present the Ella Fitzgerald Award to Diana Ross, for her extraordinary contribution to contemporary jazz vocals. The award was presented to her by Alain Simard, president and founder of the Festival, and André Ménard, artistic director and co-founder of the Festival, last evening (July 3rd) at 10 p.m. during a private meeting in the Place des Arts’ Salon vert (Green Room) after her concert in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (Événements spéciaux TD series).

Diana Ross is the 16th winner of the Ella Fitzgerald Award. The Festival created the award for its 20th anniversary in 1999, annually conferring it upon a jazz singer of significant talent who has had a major impact and influence in the international scene.

A Diva with a capital D if ever there were one, showbiz icon and genuine living legend, Diana Ross couldn’t have offered us a better gift than this very first visit the Festival—for its 35th birthday! The incarnation of glamour to the very tips of her fingers, winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Diana Ross’ career is a musical odyssey that stretches over 50 years, including Motown classics Where Did Our Love Go, Love Child, Stop! in the Name of Love and I Hear a Symphony, dance smashes Love Hangover, Upside Down, Touch Me in the Morning and One Love in my Lifetime, the jazz of Lady Sings the Blues and the theme song of Mahogany, Do You Know Where You’re Going To.

Add in 100 million albums sold, eighteen #1 songs, 8 American Music Awards… it’s impossible to imagine a more gold-plated CV!

The famed singer arrived as part of her In the Name of Love tour, accompanied by a full 15-piece orchestra (Opening act: her daughter, Rhonda Ross). July 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Événements spéciaux TD series.

In accepting the prize, Diana Ross will be following previous Ella Fitzgerald prizewinners Holly Cole (2013), Liza Minnelli (2012), Sade (2011), The Manhattan Transfer (2010), John Pizzarelli (2009), Aretha Franklin (2008), Harry Connick, Jr., (2007), Etta James (2006), Al Jarreau (2005) Tony Bennett (2004), Bobby McFerrin (2003), Dianne Reeves (2002), Diana Krall (2001), Dee Dee Bridgewater (2000) and Diane Schuur (1999).

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