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Bahamian designer hoping to rule the catwalk

Hoping to be the third Bahamian to bring the title home, Kejuana Beneby is on a quest to rule the catwalk and become this season’s winner of Mission Catwalk – the Celebrity Edition.

A designer of four years, Beneby’s designs have graced the runway of numerous shows both locally and abroad.

But it’s her wish to be listed among the best in the region that pushed her to make the application in hopes of becoming a contestant in the Jamaican-based fashion designers’ competition.

“When doing the whole application process of putting your portfolio together and putting it online, I really did it on a whim,” Beneby said.

“I said let me just put it in the atmosphere and if it comes back then I’ll be cool. But when I got the email that I made it, I screamed.”

And now she will spend the next few weeks in Kingston, Jamaica battling it out with some of the region’s finest to see who will rule the catwalk.

The Bahamas has produced two winners in previous seasons of the show – Theodore Elyett and David Rolle.

During our interview at Bahamas Masqueraders Mas Camp, where both Rolle and Beneby now serve as designers, Rolle assured that Beneby has what it takes to win.

“Her work is amazing,” Rolle said. “And that’s why when she approached me, I told her let’s definitely work together and make this happen.”

When asked what advice he would give to Beneby, Rolle said “Hurry up”.

“They tell you that you have eight hours, but you really only have about five and a half because you have to shop, design and produce all in that time.”

With over $2 million in cash and prizes to be won, Beneby said she hopes to go all the way.

Episode one of the show premieres Saturday, September 22 at 9:30pm on Our TV.

Kyle Walkine

Senior Broadcast Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Kyle started with The Nassau Guardian in June 2014 as a broadcast reporter. He began anchoring the newscast four months later. Kyle began writing national news and feature stories in 2016. He covers a wide range of national stories. He previously worked as a reporter at Jones Communications.
Education: College of The Bahamas, Bachelor Media

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