Alicia Keys Re-creates 1970s Jamaica Tourism Poster
American singer Alicia Keys re-created an iconic photo from a 1972 Jamaica tourism campaign and posed in a wet Jamaica t-shirt.
The photo may not be part of an official campaign between Keys and Jamaica, but she certainly stirred interest in the island with her recreation.
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The model, Sintra Arunte Bronte, who posed for Jamaica’s eye-catching 1970s tourism poster has saluted soul star Alicia Keys for recreating her wet ‘red T-shirt’ pose for a new photo campaign.
Bronte inspired the “Girl on Fire” singer to get wet and pose in a see-through T-shirt with the word ‘Jamaica’ covering her breasts, and admits she is thrilled her 40-year-old poster, in which she bears a striking resemblance to the Grammy winner, is a talking point again.
She tells media reporters, “I feel honoured that she chose me as the person she would like to represent.”
Now in her 60s, Arunte Bronte was 27-years-old when she caught the eye of a photographer while on vacation in Jamaica, and he asked her to pose for him.
The 1972 Jamaica tourism campaign poster became a global hit and now Keys is hoping the new image will encourage more visitors to flock to the island.
In an Instagram post, she wrote, “I always wanted to redo this 1972 classic!”
Although Keys is a New York City native, she is no stranger to Jamaica.
She has recorded at the Geejam hotel and studio in Port Antonio.