His hip dance moves have become the toast of the Olympics thanks to Usain Bolt, but come September 7, the Hilton Kingston will come alive as the energy god, Elephant Man along with dancehall artiste D’Angel perform at Pulse’s Caribbean Model Search (CMS) finals.
Arguably two of dancehall’s hottest fashion icons, the duo will face off with CMS’s bright new stars vying for the region’s top modelling titles in what is expected to be a spectacular night of glamour, high style and a celebration of Jamaica’s popular culture.
As dancehall fashion connoisseurs, D’Angel and Elephant Man have been inspiring trends and making waves in local culture for a number of years. D’Angel’s “uptown girl living a downtown life” attitude and style made her a quick favourite with the public. A former model who has done gigs for urban giants Rocawear, D’Angel makes a grand return to the world of glitz and couture by hitting the CMS stage this September.
With his signature red, sometimes yellow hair and fashionably loud personality, blazing lyricism and unforgettable stage presence, Elephant Man will grace the Caribbean Model Search stage in inimitable ‘Ele’ style.
This local deejay has transformed himself into an internationally recognised reggae phenomenon. His music has brought an innovative flavour to the dancehall and most importantly the vibrant dance moves that has now become an intrinsic part of his performances. A true entertainer, Ele’s mission has always been to create energy-infused music. The release of chart-topping party tunes Signal Di Plane and Pon di River, Pon di Bank elevated Ele’s status and won him a Source Award for Dancehall/Reggae Artiste of the Year and a MTV2 nomination at the 2004 MTV Music Video Awards. Since then, the hardcore Energy God hasn’t slowed down. He has recorded collaborations with rapper Lil’ Jon on the Get Low Remix and megastar Janet Jackson on All Nite (Don’t Stop).
He also performed on stage at the 2004 BET Awards and signed with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, all while preparing for the release of his sophomore album Let’s Get Physical (Bad Boy/VP Records). Bearing the massive success of his current dance hits Nuh Linga and Gully Creeper the savvy, fashionable and colourful DJ will no doubt be energising the runway come September 7 at the CMS Live runway event.
For 30 years, Pulse has been the Caribbean’s number one source of international supermodels from the region. Through the Caribbean Model Search (CMS), the agency has consistently discovered fresh and vibrant talent.