Sunday, 29 August 2010

IN THE MIX: USAIN BOLT to sign books in London + Bolt’s girl MILAN DA DIVA cops another pageant title + ROMAIN VIRGO gets real with Fader magazine

A MAN IN THE MAKING: Still riding the wave of acclaim that has come with his well-received debut album, crooner Romain Virgo opens up to FADER magazine for their August-September 2010 issue about his fast-rising career and his approach to music. Not one to turn his back on his roots, Virgo tells the magazine that his intention is to write and perform music that celebrates his humble beginnings. “I write songs that can help people through their struggles. I always want to represent poor people – to show the world how we as Jamaicans live,” he says. And when it comes to maintaining a wholesome image, the 20-year-old explains: “You have to be cautious of the things you put on record. That’s why I take a positive step.”


To read the full text of Romain Virgo’s FADER Magazine feature, click HERE.


GIRL ON TOP: Adding another crown to her expanding stash, beauty queen and Usain Bolt’s rumoured squeeze Lesa-Gayle Wee Tom (bka Milan Da Diva) walked away with the top prize at the recently staged Miss Jamzone International pageant in Guyana. A day after her victory, she tweeted: “Taking my 1st walk as the newly crowned Miss Jamzone International… Also received 10k towards my charity :)”


Must be nice. No word on whether Bolt flew in to lend support. Among Wee Tom’s numerous past pageant wins is the Miss Florida Caribbean 2009 title.


LIFE STORY: And speaking of Usain Bolt, in less than a week, (Thursday, September 2, to be exact) the superstar athlete’s long-awaited self-penned book, Usain Bolt: 9.58, will hit shelves in Europe before being shipped to other parts of the world. Bolt, who is reportedly set to become the wealthiest athlete in the history of athletics, is expected to fly to London on Thursday to sign copies of the book and treat fans to photo ops at Waterstone’s Piccadilly.


In the meantime, I am so looking forward to getting my copy when it arrives in bookstores on this side of the planet. On that note, is a Jamaican launch for the book in the works?


*Update: Usain Bolt's publicist Carole Beckford has revealed to TALLAWAH that a Jamaican launch is scheduled for sometime in October.


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