Nassau, Bahamas - Kendrick
David Kemp, the winner of the Male Model Muse Competition at the Islands
of the World Fashion Week held in November, 2009, has been selected
by the Miss World Bahamas organizers to represent The Bahamas at the
Mr. World Competition scheduled to be held on Saturday, 27th
March, in Incheon, South Korea. Mr. Kemp leaves The Bahamas for South
Korea on 11th March to prepare for the final and participate
in a number of preliminary events.
Mr. Kemp won the title of Male
Model Muse during the finals of The Muse Model Search Competition as
a part of the Islands of the World Fashion Week. He was chosen over
eight finalists representing The Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, St. Kitts
& Nevis, and Trinidad & Tobago. The title of Female Model Muse
was won by Giovara Gertruida of Curacao.
The winners of the Muse Model
Search Competition receive a cash prize and become the face of Islands
of the World Fashion Week for the ensuing year. In addition they appear
in promotional campaigns for designers and sponsors, and travel with
the team on the newly launched Islands of the World Fashion Tour, with
scheduled appearances in Palm Springs, California, Chicago, and Miami.
Mr. Kemp has also been recently featured on the runway of the Joann
Berman show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York in February,
Mr. Kemp states that he is
“looking forward to representing The Bahamas proudly at Mr. World.
I feel that I truly embody the characteristics for which the competition
is known, namely identifying that man in the world who can best show
his ‘strength, stamina, mental agility and determination to succeed
in the face of adversity’. I am confident that I will do my best.
I wish to thank the local Miss Bahamas World organization, Michelle
Malcolm, and Macumbla Smith who has stepped in to assist with training
and choreography and, of course, my family, Mode Iles and Mr. Owen Bethel
for their support.”
Kendrick Kemp Muse Winner