Pulse model, Alicia Burke, is one of Jamaica and the Caribbean’s leading supermodels and is rated among the top 50 highest earners in the world by models.com. She continues to reign with a blitz of bookings on both sides of the Atlantic, nabbing multiple assignments for some of the world’s top brands.
“I love my job and I have been very fortunate to be on speed dial for my top clients, who keep me very busy. At the same time, it’s amazing to be in the running for new game- changing campaigns,” said Burke, who recently flew into Jamaica from a two-day shoot in New York, and quickly left for Amsterdam, before heading to Milan and back to the Big Apple for work.
The Italian Vogue cover girl has scored one campaign after another as well as multiple editorials over the last two years, despite the challenges of a global pandemic. With 2021 covers for L’Officiel and Elle magazines in-between a multitude of jobs for her favoured clients, Burke starred in Tommy Hilfiger’s holiday campaign at the end of the year.
From January to present, the model has been crossing the globe for assignments for her top clients from London to Los Angeles, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, Neiman Marcus, Next and Banana Republic. She is among the rare group of stars who have a great balance of staple luxury clients that come back to her very often to front their campaigns and their look books with her beauty. In one of her featured stories on models.com, Burke is described as “the perfect canvas” and the “go-to” girl for a myriad of beauty campaigns. What industry insiders refer to as that special ‘X’ factor is the main attraction which has her being called upon by beauty giants like Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford, Nars Cosmetics and Laura Mercier, for whom she has worked on multiple occasions.
“Her beauty credentials have remained strong,” says Pulse’s Kingsley Cooper, who introduced the Caribbean Model Search TV show winner to the international market. And since then, Burke hit the ground in sensational form, scoring accolade after accolade immediately on beginning her career with Models 1 a few years ago in the United Kingdom.
Fashion magazine Vogue said of Burke then, “when a great model arrives, everyone takes notice”. And, indeed, they did. Burke immediately stamped her name in the annals of fashion history when the same publication noted that she was among “six bombshells taking over the modelling world and was the model Ralph Lauren, Stella Mc Cartney and Dolce & Gabbana can’t get enough of.” The revered publication went on to put her on the cover of the flagship Italian edition shortly thereafter.
Burke’s body of work includes a litany of fashion’s crème de la crème, like Armani, Anna Sui, Azzedine Alaia, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Coach, Diane Von Furstenberg Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci, John Galliano, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tory Burch, Stella Mc Cartney, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino and more. Her cover credits include the aforementioned Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, L’Officiel and Issue magazine, among others.