The radiant glow of motherhood is not the only things that’s different about Sherone Simpson. The first-time mommy says these days there’s extra pep in her step and lots of energy to spare, thanks to the new love of her life – infant daughter, Leanna. “I am really enjoying motherhood. I have an extra drive now,” the Olympian and ace sprinter recently told an interviewer, as she made her long-awaited return to the track. “When I go out in the mornings, I think about Leanna. Coming here competing, Leanna is on my mid. She gives me that drive in everything that I am doing. She is my extra motivation.” Simpson, currently in her 30s, is quick to admit that it’s not a one-woman show when it comes to raising her daughter and teaching her about the birds and the bees. “I have a very good support system, and I have to give thanks. I have my mother, my fiancé, my sister and I have a very good nanny.” When it comes to juggling her passion for the track with quality time for parenting and other commitments, Simpson says, “You just have to plan ahead.”
“It’s been a tremendous challenge. We couldn’t have done it without the support of the Caribbean people and our loyal viewers,” says head judge and executive producer Wendy Fitzwilliam, dishing about the new season of Caribbean’s Next Top Model. Now entering its fourth cycle, the televised reality series had most of its upcoming episodes shot on location in Jamaica, home of Season 3 champ, Shanique Simms, pictured above with Fitzwilliam (right), Melia Braco Hotel’s Dimitris Kosvogiannis and Kim Lee, representing media partners and broadcast station, Flow. “We’re delighted to be on board once again for the fourth season of [Top Model], which continues to draw bigger and bigger audiences as a platform for young Caribbean women to develop careers in the fashion industry,” says Garry Sinclair, President of Flow/C&W Communications Caribbean. “Viewers are in for another captivating season.” Season 4 episodes air on Flow 1, Wednesdays at 9pm.
We are loving Stephanie’s long, shoulder-length 'mane' game. The songbird and fierce stylista worked the look while attending the recent media launch party to support her alma mater Ashé as they jump-started their 25th anniversary celebrations in Kingston. Definitely one of the sharpest looks in this head-turning diva’s lookbook.