Sunday, 8 April 2012

ON THE RADAR: Yendi Phillipps + Ruby Martin + Sakina Deer

Activist Ruby Martin, known for her valiant efforts to have the Ward Theatre restored to its former glory, has died. Martin reportedly passed away late Saturday night after losing her long battle with cancer. In 2010, Martin was bestowed with the National Order of Distinction (Commander Class) for her years of service to the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in Kingston.

Thespy-nominated actress Sakina Deer is eating for two these days! The radiant stage star confirmed to TALLAWAH that she is indeed expecting her first child when we ‘baby-bumped’ into her at last Monday’s Actor Boy Awards. Congrats, mama! Deer is up for Best Supporting Actress (Last Call) at the upcoming Thespies.

They are just confirming what we’ve known all along: Jamaica’s Yendi Phillipps is one of the most stunning exotic beauties in the world. Duly earning her place among such goddesses as Marion Cotillard, Natalia Vodianova, Liya Kebede and Heidi Klum, Phillipps got a nod (#9) on an esteemed list (recently commissioned by of the world’s Top 10 Most Beautiful International Women. And in the year of Jamaica’s 50th at that? We are too blessed.

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