“I await the exposure with great anticipation — I see this as a major step in my modelling career,” said Grenadian model Garia Walker who will be among the models on the runway for the 2013 Tobago Fashion Weekend which opens on Friday.
A primary school teacher at the St Matthew Primary School who encourages her students to particular in extracurricular activities, this is her first regional exposure as a model and is hopeful that she will make an impact.
“One day I will like to say that I am professional model and not just do it as a hobby. I think it’s a very fascinating field with lots of opportunities and my intention is to pursue it as a career,” said the current Ms Olympia Bikini.
Set to take place at the Pigeon Point, the Tobago Fashion weekend will be showcasing tops regional and international designers as well as global accessories and fashion brand developers and managers.
Walker is a model for International Modeling Agency which is managed by Kendell DuBois and both he and Walker will be making the trip to Tobago for the weekend of fashion parade. On Friday night the focus will be on bikinis, baubles and batik; and on Saturday it will be Antillean Night, while on Sunday it will be Diaspora Connections.
“This is an opportunity to showcase the modelling talent of Grenada, yes it’s only one person for now but it provides a chance, an avenue for exposure,” he said.
It is not yet known whose designers materials Walker will be displaying, but she made it clear that her intention is put out her best. “I am just looking forward to really giving out my best and is hoping that I will get other opportunities in the wider Caribbean,” she said.
IMA is a model agency whose focus is on training amateur models with the necessary skills that will develop their skills.
by Linda Straker