The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : New Providence Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 - 1:45:37 AM

Manhunt Bahamas 2014 is on this weekend in Nassau, October 12th
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Oct 11, 2014 - 3:58:06 PM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page


Manhunt Jr. Model Competition Introduced!

On Sunday, October 12th, the third annual Manhunt Bahamas 2014 competition will take place at Superclub Breezes with an unforgettable pre-show of young Bahamian talented performers Tebby Burrows and Shaquille Farrington. Organizers of the premiere male modeling competition have moved this year's event to Nassau after two successful runs in Freeport, Grand Bahama. When the lights go down at 8:30pm the eight sexy Titans will take to the runway in pursuit of a dream of becoming the country's next representative of the prestigious Manhunt International Bahamas title which could possibly launch a professional modeling career for them.

"This is by far an impressive and diverse group of young men, and within two days of their official release on our Manhunt Bahamas facebook page we have seen a triple increase in the page likes, and the page posts reaching some 20,000 persons," said Oswald Ellis, event director. This year's contestants are Davin Johnson, Nassau; Kenneth Kerr, Grand Bahama; Ted LaFleur, Nassau; Jomar Miller,  Nassau;  Austin Rolle, Nassau; Dionte Burnside, Nassau; Fender Lacroix, Nassau; and Tevin Evans Hudson, Nassau.  With the growth of the competition, Ellis launched a Jr. component to help build the annual momentum.  Running for Jr. Manhunt Bahamas is Jarad Rolle, Andros; Tajay Downer, Nassau; Dometrius Taylor, Inagua; and Anthony Quant, Grand Bahama.

The life of a male model is not easy and often there are hundreds of men from all over the world wanting the opportunity to be discovered, this is where competitions such as Manhunt International makes it a little easier for such young men, as winners at the international level are often awarded model contracts for the year which often extend for years into the future.

Both Manhunt Bahamas 2014 winners will be awarded scholarships to participate in the 2015 Music, Model & Talent Showcase of the Islands (MMTS) conference to be held in Nassau, where models, singers, actors and dancers from throughout the Caribbean will be scouted by international talent agents focused specifically on signing Caribbean talent. The Manhunt Bahamas 2014 winner's participation in MMTS will further enhance their readiness for the international world of modeling and competing.

"What our young male models require is support, support from family, friends and any Bahamians who want to see our guys involved in something positive," said Ellis. "We are often close to making the leap into that international world of fame and fortune, but sometimes fall short because of lack of support and encouragement from our country. Smaller countries have done so well in the world of modeling, there is no real reason why we in the Bahamas can’t do the same. Let's open more doors of opportunity and applaud our young men for walking through those doors," Ellis added.

Tickets for Manhunt Bahamas 2014 are now on sale at Mojo's Restaurant in Nassau and from all the TITANS competing in this year’s competition. The public can follow the competitions on the Manhunt Bahamas facebook page and thebahamasweekly.com for updates and chances to win tickets to the competition on October 12, 2014 at the ballroom of Superclubs Breezes.

This year's theme is Clash of the Titans. Meet the Titans:

Titan Fender Lacroix, is a 27 year old who says he is totally into physical fitness and eating right. He jumped at the opportunity to compete in the Manhunt Bahamas competition for the opportunity to strut his stuff on the runway. Educated in the USA, Fender, says there is still no comparison to life in the Bahamas where you have the support of family and friends to keep you focused, and to help you deal with the challenges of everyday living. Fender brings his multi-cultural Haitian-Bahamian look to the runway and hopes to participate in upcoming fashion shows throughout the Bahamas.

Titan Austin Rolle, is a 26 years old who stands 6'1" and was educated locally at Doris Johnson, BTVI and Cyber Tech. While not sure which career path he will succeed at, he takes every opportunity afforded him to learn something new and to improve his talents. He says he may even venture into Massage Therapy as a career path He is also a graduate of Tourism's BahamaHost program, and feels this knowledge will be very useful if he gets to represent his country abroad. Austin enjoys, jogging, reading, and like all Bahamians, a good swim at the beach.

Titan Jomar Miller  a graduate of Galilee Academy and is presently a Marine Mammal Specialist II.  The 29 years old stands 5' 11".  He is an Immediate Past President and Director of Professional Development in the Rotaract Club of Southeast Nassau Centennial. He aspires to become a model/ entrepreneur and start several charities including one that puts healthier snacks and meals into schools along with fun exercises. He enjoys running, swimming, basketball, cycling, reading, tech research, spirituality - non-religious, 'Love is my religion,' and community service.

Titan Dionte Burnside, is 23 years old and presently enrolled at the College of the Bahamas in a Business Management degree program.  He is a Toastmaster, an accomplished debater, and certified in customer service in hotel hospitality. Dionte says he loves exercise, has a strong passion and love for fashion, and enjoys a good read of murder novels.  This 6 ft aspiring runway and print model says he is pursuing his goal to one day own a men’s fashion and footwear store.

Tevin Evans Hudson, is 20 years old and stands 6'2" and no stranger to the Bahamian model scene as he has walked the runway in several charity events in the capital and has been seen in commercial print work. Tevin considers himself fun-loving and easygoing in nature, and on any given day you can see him having fun with family and friends enjoying a day at the beach. Tevin was educated at Hammond High in Louisiana, USA, but has never lost his connection to the Bahamas; as he says, “there is no place like home” and he is using the competition as a catapult to launch a professional career as a model.

Titan Davin Johnson graduated Aquinas College in 2008, and at BTVI he has a major in auto mechanics and a minor in collision repair.  Davin got his start in modeling, debuting on the runway at "Fashion for a Cause" earlier this year, and later walked in a House of Raphelita fashion show, and the "Fashion 4 Foundation" charity show, all in Nassau.  He says, “I'm still at an entry level in the industry, however, I intend to push even more to further develop my talent and I intend to reach the top.”

Titan Ted Lafleur, is a 23 year old native of Nassau. This 6' 2" young man is a 2008 graduate of CV Bethel Senior High. Upon completion of high school Ted enrolled in flight school in Nassau, presently employed at the airport, he is a Customer Service Agent at American Airlines. He enjoys travelling, singing, dancing and meeting new people. Ted says, “I am looking forward to competing in Manhunt Bahamas 2014, and I will give it my best”.

TIitan Kenneth Kerr, a 24 year Grand Bahamian works as an immigration officer and made his debut as a model in 2013 when he walked in a runway show in California. Since then, he became the first and only Bahamian to walk in Chicago's inaugural all Men's Fashion Week. He is signed to Distinct Culture Model Management in Chicago, and has walked in shows and shot with photographers across the United States and has worked with Victoria's Secret Model Sessilee Lopez as well as top male models. Kenneth is also a certified personal trainer and he hopes to one day open his own gym and wellness center.


Manhunt International Bahamas selects a Bahamian male top model each year to compete in Manhunt International, the longest running international competition for male models, organised to promote new faces in the fashion industry. Contestants are judged on catwalk and runway skills; photogenic ability; physical attributes; and personality.

Four to compete in Jr. Manhunt Bahamas title on October 12th


Manhunt International Bahamas on Facebook

JR TITANS: Top L-R: Tayjay Downer and Jarad Rolle Bottom L-R: Dometrius Taylor and Anthony Quant -- "What our young male models require is support, support from family, friends and any Bahamians who want to see our guys involved in something positive"

Manhunt International Bahamas 2013 winner, Dr. Lionel McIntosh and Mister Bahamas 2013, Devaughn Gow. (Photo: Roderick Wells)

Bookmark and Share

© Copyright 2014 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories

Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

New Providence
Latest Headlines
MIYA Bahamas working steadily on Phase 2 of 83M Project
Patrick Ewing, U.S. Chargé Bowers Dare Bahamian Youth to Dream Big
Deputy Prime Minister to give opening remarks at 2019 Bahamas Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon & Conference
Press Club saddened over death of media trailblazer Bob Thompson
Shell fuelling Take Off With Shell Summer Prizes Promotion