Born on the beautiful island of Jamaica August 15, Shauna-Kay Whyte (Black Barbie) migrated to the United States at the age of thirteen. Her nickname Black Barbie called by her friends and family, which then later on, transition over in her modeling career in 2004.
Black Barbie has walk on many runways for mayors, media personnel’s, high fashion designers and took part in some of the hottest fashion shows in different states in the US. Black Barbie has had the opportunity to do a print work submission to Oprah, as well as Photo Shoots and Musicvideo’s with some well known Reggae artiste’s Gyptain, Mr.Lexx, Esco De Shocker, Macka Diamond and shoot by very respectable photographers in the business to name a few Roland Hyde and Keston Duke. Hard at work, Black Barbie has been featured in the Jamaican STAR, Jamaican GLEANER and OBSERVER, STREET HYPE, Online Magazine such as www.outaroad.com, www.modelsandmoguls.blogspot.com , www.yuhseeyou.com and other Media outlets.
Black Barbie’s first passion was dancing and she was great at it, she was flown out for different shows by a well known sound in Florida name Poison Dart and also had the opportunity to be on the same stage as Vybz Kartel in 2005 when she back up dance for a jamaican artiste that opened up for Vybz Kartel. Staying true to her Caribbean roots Black Barbie started to work with Yard Rock designs/ Yard Rock TV and Royal Rush
Designs in 2008 as a personal model and behind the scenes assistant. With love and determination. Black Barbie excelled when she took her modeling career in a different direction, in the media field as a TV Host and Radio Personality. She was convinced by many to take the step, on her journey she had the pleasure to work with Dancehall 360 degrees TV and Back Yard TV. With her career move she now has her own AWARD winning Radio Program called “Black Barbie’s Reality Check” on 91.3 Parti FM and is the face and TV Host for TCN (Total Caribbean Network) for “Caribbean Music Video Count Down” in NYC that stream throughout the caribbean island and world wide via TCN Mobile App. Black Barbie won the Radio Disc Jockey Award for her radio program on March 5th 2011 at the Linkage Award Show and was truly honored and thank everyone for their continued support. Being a natural with her charisma, fun and inviting personality, interviewing the stars was an enjoyment for her. Black Barbie have had the pleasure to interview Kymani Marley, Spragga Benz, Mr. Lexx, Shaba Ranks, freddy Mcgregor, Marcia Griffiths, lady saw, King Yellow man, Frankie Paul, Cecile, Christopher Martin, Popcaan, Chino, Nadine Sutherland, Stephen Di Genius, I-octane, Black Ryno, Gramps Morgan, Magazeen, Olivia etc.
Feeling bless and greatful that she is now the model for “ALLIANCE” and “GULLIANCE” T-Shirt line in Jamaica which are branded from two of Jamaican Reggae Icon Bounty Killa (Alliance) and Mavado (Gulliance) the opportunities seems endless. On her trip back to Jamaica in August 2011, Black Barbie was ask by MDTV to host ”Miss Jamaica Caribbean Teen Talent Pageant” with celebrity panel judgesDancehall Reggae artiste Delus, Barbee and Nicole Skye(actress) which was covered by the Jamaican Gleaner, www.Outaroad.com and www.KushKash.com , the event was a great success which help to motivated and uplift the young teens self-esteem as the winner went on to represent Jamaica in St. Kitts. Among many accomplishment in the year 2011 Black Barbie has had the opportunity to co-host with Media Personality Nikki Z, host a few fashion shows and the ”Biggest Hair Show” in Brooklyn NYC. To her list of skills. Black Barbie can add entrepreneur, she is the proud business owner of “Splash Of Accessories” www.splashofaccessories.com and a online TV Program “Celebrity Roof Top” coming soon…Black Barbie is self motivated and persistent and believes the sky is the limit and will continue to strive and push herself as a Model, Video Vixen, TV Host and Radio Personality.
You can also take a look at her personal website: http://www.blackkittiebarbie.com