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Marie Claire Frederick Saint Lucia model impressive career

Before starting her full-time modelling business, American-St Lucian model Marie Claire Frederick engaged in a number of exciting corporate professional careers. Ultimately, her entrepreneurial spirit prevailed – and Luciagel is happy to feature her as a self-made businesswoman.

Born in the US, she spent her childhood in New Village, Castries. She attended the Anglican School and spent her summers in Dennery.

Marie Claire’s list of careers is a long one.

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Marie Claire Frederick Photo by: Jeff Tollefson

Her original background is in PR and Journalism. She wrote press releases on behalf of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, for recipients of the Points of Light award.  She further worked as paralegal, dealing with foreclosures and workers’ compensation, and can still act as notary public! She also worked on immigration cases and is a keen sportswoman, including being a former gymnast.

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Marie Claire Frederick Photo by: Amanda Pratt

She recognises moving from the corporate world to her own modelling business entailed tradeoffs, such as being prepared to accept lower pay in the short run. But since she describes fashion as her passion, the choice was obvious. Now she manages her own career and markets herself via social media and other channels.

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Marie Claire Frederick Photo by: Jepha

Her modelling talent clearly made her choice easier. She prides herself with looking great in various outfits, from bridal to sportswear. Her work speaks for itself.

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Marie Claire Frederick Photo by: Allie Serrano

Cosmopolitan as her career may be, she is still proudly Saint Lucian and Caribbean: ‘My image was used in Unitransfer’s Haiti calendar. It holds special meaning as it couples my image with Creole language. One of my goals as a model is to work with companies that support my Caribbean cultural heritage, and the Unitransfer calendar image showcased that completely.’

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Marie Claire Frederick in Unitransfer calendar Photo by: Steven P. Widoff

She is always happy to visit Saint Lucia and is keen on working on improving her patois. She misses the connection with nature she feels when on the island, and hopes to return one day for to pursue business opportunities in St Lucia. Luciagel is happy to be able to make a tiny contribution to her endeavours.

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Marie Claire Frederick in Castries

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The Face of Luciagel Rocheal presents herself and asks you to do the same: click Get featured!

Nineteen (19) year old Rocheal Philip may seem to be the average friendly teenager who enjoys music, dancing and the casual hangouts with friends, but there is so much more to this remarkable young lady. With a larger-than-life personality sketched with bright coloured crayons, she emits love, thoughtfulness and strength.

During her years at the Choiseul Secondary School, Rocheal engaged in poetry and drama, but it was sports that held her heart. She represented her school in Track & Field and Netball and through this exposure to inter-secondary school athletics, Rocheal experienced first-hand the benefits of physical activity. Year after year her love for sports grew, birthing an undeniable passion for fitness.

Not one to shy away from new challenges, Rocheal dabbled in modelling with Nicholas Modelling Fashion Agency (NMFA) and fire dancing with the Saint Lucia Local Fire Dancers. Though she enjoyed the experiences and welcomed, with open arms, all the challenges each brought before her, it was fitness training she wholeheartedly longed for. Soon her time came and her wish was granted.

Following her successful CXC studies, Rocheal went on to pursue personal training in England in 2014. She joined the Whitely Onform Personal Training fitness club where her programme extended to include boxing as well as track & field. This intense bootcamp was hosted by soldiers of the British Army who were pleasantly surprised at the determination this young lady possessed. She was endowed with an unwavering zeal to succeed and to push beyond all limits. Rocheal’s fortitude brought her great recognition among her fellow trainees and trainers, so much so that she became the “face of London exercising” when she was placed on the cover of OP DETOX fitness e-book.

Upon her return to St. Lucia in 2016, with all her fitness training and accomplishments in England, Rocheal had her eyes set on a new target – Bodybuilding. On August 27th, 2016, after only a month of preparation, she represented the Sidonie Brothers Gym at the St. Lucia Amateur Bodybuilding & Fitness Association (SLABBFA) competition in the Bikini Body category. Although placing fourth in the competition, Rocheal was not disheartened. If anything, she was more determined for she saw this loss as a wakeup call to work harder, to push further and to be more focused than ever. She has decided to participate again in 2017 but in the Women’s Physique category – a more competitive class.

With an attitude of gratitude and a spirit of optimism, Rocheal Philip epitomises ambition, passion and strong will. A powerful individual who swears by the phrase “I’m a big deal,” Rocheal is adamant that the most important thing a girl wears is her confidence.