Ashanna Arthur was born in Trinidad and Tobago and attended the University of the West Indies where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. During her years at University she started to pursue her modelling interests. After completing a modelling course at the House of Jacqui Modelling School in her final year at University, she started doing fashion shows and photo shoots at her University and at various events in Trinidad. She then went on to pursue her pageant dreams. In 2009, she succeeded in copping the title of Miss World Trinidad and Tobago and represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2009 Miss World pageant in South Africa.
She obtained a certificate in Radio broadcasting in 2011 and a Certificate in Fashion Styling at FIT in 2012. Since her foray into the creative world of modelling, Ashanna has worn many hats, from event hosting, to photo shoot and television production, to fashion journalism. At the moment, she is based in Trinidad and Tobago. She is involved in various creative projects but currently her two main endeavors are modelling and hosting a local television entertainment program on Flow called “Local Addicts”.
EUNICE PINEDA RODRIQUEZ
Melodie Monrose (Martinique): At the age of 18, Monrose was discovered by Your Angels Models in her native Martinique. Soon she began working with Wilhelmina in New York and Silent models in Paris. Debuting during the S/S 2011 collections in New York, Monrose has since walked the runway for top designers.
Model Melodie Monrose stuns in a LUCKY Magazine session by the legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier who teamed up with the iconic VOGUE fashion editor Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. Makeup courtesy of makeup artist Serge Hodonou at Frankreps.
NAOMIE MELANIE HARRIS
British actress Naomie Harris is the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla. She showed an interest in acting from an early age and attended the prestigious Anna Scher Theater School. From here, Harris won roles in various projects, such as Simon and the Witch (1987) and The Tomorrow People (1992). She went on to study social and political sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, an experience Harris did not enjoy.
After graduating from University, Harris trained at Bristol Old Vic Theater School. Acting success soon followed and her breakthrough film role came in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later… (2002). Other notable projects include Miami Vice (2006) and Small Island (2009) (for which she was named best female actor by the Royal Television Society). Harris also won fans for her role as Tia Dalma in the blockbusting “Pirates of the Caribbean” films and further international attention came her way when she was cast as Field Agent Eve in the twenty third James Bond film, Skyfall (2012).