Januel McKenzie you know better than that!!! Shame on you!!!!
People bwoy when it come on to the male species ...di woman dem nuh care how dem have status dem haffi still fight ova man...a wah dis...nuh body nuh fi pull yuh outa yuh charecta suh!!!!!!!!
A scandalous scuffle between top supermodel Jaunel McKenzie and another Pulse model, Dahlia, the wife of top male model Orane Barrett, added intrigue to the Caribbean Fashion Week activities at the National Indoor Sports Centre over the weekend.
According to reports, there were two altercations, one on Saturday night and on Sunday night.
The following reenactment is based on reports by bystanders, fellow models, but unfortunately no pugilistic experts:
As one version of the events go, Dahlia and Jaunel were in a line going onstage when Jaunel pushed Dahlia in the back.
“Jaunel has a crush on Orane from long time, and she and Dahlia had a beef from overseas, so when they were in a line when Jaunel pushed Dahlia in the back. When they got offstage, Dahlia said to her ‘if you do that again, I will smack you in the face’, and Jaunel shouted: ‘what you going to do, you bitch?’ so Dahlia slapped her in her face,” one model told One876Entertainment.com.
Another version said that the spat began when Dahlia mistakenly donned a designer outfit that Jaunel was supposed to strut on the catwalk.
“Januel was very upset and told her to take it off, and the girl who is from the UK, just slapped Jaunel in her face, and people parted them. The girl doesn’t like Jaunel and Nadine and the rest of them because she say dem always a gwaan hype a way,” one ‘model’ eyewitness said.
“I feel that Orane’s wife put on Jaunel’s clothes purposefully. She always ah talk bad things about Jaunel, and fi true, Jaunel has an attitude problem, but she shouldn’t put on her clothes, worse she no like har. Still, the girl isn’t all that, and she put on Jaunel’s stuff fi make a point, I think. When Jaunel confront her, she slap Jaunel inna her face, and then it spill over in the following night,” she said.
Former Portmore resident Jaunel is among the highest paid models in the world. She is the only Caribbean model to have shot American Vogue - a high industry standard - an amazing 11 times. Jaunel’s client list in 2006 includes names like Armani, Lacoste, Iman Cosmetics, Macy's, Oscar de la Renta, Kenneth Cole, MTV, Nordstrom, Victoria's Secret and Harper's Bazaar.
Dahlia is a struggling model yet to attract the attention of major designers or agencies.
However, despite her lack of pedigree, round one definitely went to Dahlia.
The sequel to the model face off continued the following night and this confrontation was more public as it began in the stands of the venue. A male told One876Entertainment.com that Jaunel walked into the stands to confront the girl, also a Pulse model, who had been barred from modeling that night.
“After the show, Jaunel came up and attacked the girl in the stands. Orane came up to defend his wife and said ‘yu caan fight har’ and people were there trying to part them, but no blows never really throw between the girls,” he said.
Orane Barrett is a graduate of Munro College in St. Elizabeth. He was the Male Face of the Caribbean in 2004, and also the Male Face of Jamaica title.
Eyewitnesses allege that as catfights go, the McKenzie-Barrett feud was quite a yawn as there was no scratching, hairpulling, spanking, breast mauling, or clothes stripping, or anything you might associate with a good old-fashioned catfight.
“Mi a wait fi see the fight gwaan but nothing neva happen. Afterwards, dem tek it into the parking lot and Jaunel’s mother go get involved, and started talking to the girl in a loud manner, there was a lot of drama but no blows, just 90 per cent mouth talk,” he added.
Another witness said that he saw “people running up and down and a man even draw his gun”.
Round two: a tame draw.Will there be a round three?