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Trinidad: Caribbean Next Top Model show ordered contestants to straighten hair

THREE local activists yesterday spoke on the brouhahah developing in cyberspace regarding the Caribbean Next Top Model show, whose host is former miss universe Wendy Fitzwilliam, where in season four, a young Afro-Trini model was ordered to chemically straighten her natural hair or quit the show.

A clip of that show was posted to social media and drew numerous comments. In it, model Gabriella Bernard is heard saying she does not want to have her hair chemically straightened, as she sat with other models in a hair salon, per instructions given behind the scenes, in order for her to continue as a contestant on the show.

Dara Healy was in a state of shock after viewing the clip and even asked Newsday if the clip was a spoof.

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