A trip to France for rising St. Lucian model Brittany Noon to participate in a fashion trade show has won her a modelling contract with Metropolitan Models of Paris, France.
Noon made her international debut there, having the honour of opening and closing the runway at the Labo Ethnik Fashion Trade Show in Paris on May 22.
The opportunity came through for Brittany owing to the artistic and casting director of the event, Saint Lucian-Parisian fashion celebrity Vincent Mc Doom, who grew up with Brittany’s father.
“She is everything that’s new and fresh in modelling and compares to Christy Turlington and Giselle Bundchen. What’s hot about Brittany is that no one can place where she’s from and that’s the beauty of the St Lucian in her… I am extremely proud to have been the one to discover her,” McDoom said, as reported in The Bahamas Weekly.
She is already booked for Paris high fashion show castings in June through the Metropolitan agency.
McDoom will tutor and mentor her, as well as provide counsel to her parents.
“It’s an honour for me to become her ‘fashion godfather’,” he noted.
Noon, who started modeling at 14 years old, lives with her parents, Carole and Domnic in Antigua, and attends the Christ the King High School in that country.
She considers that her dreams are taking flight – and even much quicker than expected. She would like to make modelling a career upon completing school.
St. Lucian models including Tarah Edwards, Tangie Butcher, and Ed Richards of Divine Models Agency in St. Lucia were also featured at the Labo Ethnik Trade Show.