We first got a glimpse of Sanya Hughes when she won Pulse’s Petite Jamaica Fashion Model and the Miss Jamaica Universe competition in 2002. When she was voted as the sexiest woman in North America and the Caribbean later that year, we knew we’d be seeing a lot more of her. Contracts with Elite Model Management in Miami and LA Talent in Los Angeles followed suit, making her the only petite Pulse model to go on to an international modelling career. Now based in L.A., Hughes has appeared in soul music legend George Michael’s “Amazing” music video, worked with a bevy of high-end labels and ripped runways all over, becoming the face of Bare Minerals ad campaign in the USA and Sephora stores in the U.K. She also played The Mermaid in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides alongside Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. No small feat for the alluring, driven beauty. Naturally, we’re watching to see what her next move will be.