COFFEE & CREAM: What lessons are Uzuri’s Karl Williams and Mark McDermoth, Miss Universe Jamaica franchise holders, taking away from the 2017 experience that introduced the world to Afro sensation Davina Bennett? For starters, Jamaica needs to celebrate those gems who challenge long-held biases and stereotypes against beauty. “We will continue to scout for those amazing Jamaican beauties and we will continue to put them on these international platforms, because that is how it should be,” McDermoth noted in a recent interview. “We should put our best forward, no matter the skin colour or the texture of her hair, and let the chips fall where they may.”
HER STYLE, HER WAY: Drop-dead gorgeous singer Naomi Cowan was always a pixie cut kind of girl. But now she’s traded her signature ’do for long, regal braids that stole the spotlight during her mainstage performance at the Caribbean Love Now ‘Jamathon’ megaconcert inside the National Indoor Sports Centre last Wednesday night. Naomi owns the look. And if thought she was a dead ringer for mom Carlene Davis, you should see her now!