RACQUEL Clarke, a university student from New Jersey, USA, has been selected as the lead girl in the upcoming music video I'm Coming by dancehall star Konshens.
She was chosen from a large number of entrants who entered the 'I'm Coming Lead Video Girl' competition which was open to female fans from across the world.
In a release to the media, Konshens spoke about the response to the competition, the entries that were received and the selection process.
"The feedback was tremendous. We had girls from all over the world submitting their videos. It was crazy," said the dancehall star who has been ruling the airwaves and the charts with a multitude of hits since the start of 2012.
Entries came from countries including the US, Trinidad, Guyana, Turkey, Poland, Italy, France, and Guadeloupe.
He outlined that the competition was intended to reward one of his fans with the opportunity of winning an all expense paid trip for two to Jamaica and to appear in the I'm Coming video.
"I think the competition was a nice move to give a fan such an opportunity. They show mad love, so I guess this is one of the ways I give back. The selection process was very difficult and I'm glad the job wasn't mine to make a decision," Konshens said jokingly.
The winner, he said, is the right choice for the lead role.
"I like her. She's cute and a very nice girl with brains as well. She should work perfectly for the role. My team, who made the decision said she put in the most work with her video presentation and she even did a behind the scenes cut," Konshens explained.
The video for I'm Coming will be shot this week. It will be directed by a team including Dameon Gayle and Gareth Cobran.
The single was produced by Good Good Productions. The song is already creating waves on the radio and is fast moving up the charts.
"Fans can just expect another great video to add to the collection for a great song that is already causing damage on the airwaves. Big up to Good Good Productions for a wonderful project and all the fans should know that this is how we do. They show love and we show love," Konshens concluded.