I was only 19 when i started modeling. My brother called me and asked me if i wanted to accompany his girlfriend to a [competition]. I was in shock because I had never thought of doing modeling. I thought was just for wealthy and certain types of people. Me and my brother's girlfriend got into the semi-final where she was eliminated. I ended up winning the competition which is the Male Face of Jamaica and the Male Face of the Caribbean 2004. My manager then brought me to NY where he introduced me to almost all the agencies. After a week of deliberating about which one would best suit me, we decided to go with Major Model Management. The rest is history.
Oraine Barrett recently covered the OUT summer double issue and says if he had a choice of any cover he "would love to be on Vanity Fair" because it is "seen in almost every country." That's a great ambition because with very rare exception VF covers are very monochromatic.
Oh and for those who don't know and/or haven't heard the story behind Oraine famous facial scar, here is the explanation. It's a very moving story.