Face Upward - Widget


Miss k is quickly becoming one of the UK's most popular faces.
A multi-talented woman, she has successfully branded herself as Singer/ Songwriter/ Brand Ambassador / Humanitarian but most of all as an Entrepreneur.

Being an International citizen, she was born (Karina Theresa Martinez) to a Caribbean Father & a Spanish Mother who introduced her to the musical sounds of Salsa, Rock & Roll, and Gospel. However, Miss K’s musical influence is as varied as the Hip-Hop sounds coming out of America, to the Caribbean beats of the West Indies.
After giving a shot at singing on stage at few events and featuring on several tracks, she eventually was given the opportunity in the summer of 2007 to be part of the concert Open Act of the American Hip Hop group “The Roots”.

Miss-k & THE ROOTS
In 2008 Miss-K became the first Caribbean face ever to Model for MTN - 
(one of the largest Telecommunication Companies in Nigeria). 

The pictures in which she featured in, were advertised all year long in 2009 on billboards, calendars, scratch cards, magazines, and press across Nigeria.

Her trip to Nigeria gave her the opportunity to guest star in several music videos notably “Banging” by Ruggedman and “No be Small thing” by Ayzee Yo featuring Tuface Idebia amongst a few other videos, such as"Nubian Queen" by BigBoy .
MISS-K with Artist Tuface (R) and Jamaican Artist Lion (L)
Miss-K & Artist Ruggedman

2009 also saw Miss K’s versatility, as she branched into Acting, featured in a TV sitcom called “ Night Life ” for a London community project which was screened 
at the famous Ritzy Picture House Cinema  House in London. 

In the humanitarian world, Miss K’s passion for giving back and making a difference  became  evident, when she was honored with the offer of  becoming the international spokesperson and brand ambassador for "Green Nigeria" helping raise awareness and funds to  creating a better tomorrow for the children of Africa.....

Additionally, the NGO gave her the opportunity to lead the entire team during official board meetings with government officials and before the London street crowd during their promo tour. 
Miss-K in conversation with Former Nigerian High Commissioner, Dr Tafida.
Shortly after, Miss-K was so inspired by this entire movement and public response that she envisioned a new way to encourage sustainability in Africa.

2010, looked bright as she embarked in a new venture starting work on a big humanitarian project of her own, which  later lead to the formation of the
 Stand-Up 4 AfriKa (SU4A) project.

Right at the beginning of the year 2010, Miss-K featured in the centerfold of  Top African Magazines, "ModeMen" January issue.

Additionally, she went on to grace few other cover Magazines, such as "Movietainement" Feb issue, and "Runway" March issue.

In Spring, 2010, Miss-K came back with a big bang striking a 1 year deal 
with Handmade Jewell Company titled -PTB

making her the brand's very first Ambassador, 
having proven herself to be what PTB represents
 Fresh Fabulous & Funky !

In April, Miss-K hosted a Fashion show featuring 
street wear designers 
organized by "Jelly Me" PR.
Later this same year in June, Miss-K was commissioned  by the Nigerian High Commission to open-up the Nigerian Tourism Expo"African Fashion Show" at the Excel Centre, showcasing various designers' collections, where she additionally cat walked with Kids presenting the "Belle Natives" Collection.

In July Miss-K was commissioned by Actress/Film Producer T.Ibekwe to become one of the judges for the prestigious Beauty pageant show Titled: "Miss Elegant", which was filmed and aired on BEN TV in the UK. Chanel 182.
Miss- K with Judges of Miss Elegant Pageant - 
T.Ibekwe (R: Pageant Organiser & Mrs. V. (L: Magazine Publisher) 
In 2011 Miss-K packed her bags for a Promotional Tour in Nigeria (Africa), for a period of 3 months, pre-advertising the humanitarian project she had just initiated, titled SU4A. 

During her tour, the exotic blonde bombshell, who at the time was new to the Nigerian social landscape, and celebrity scene; prompted the news headline when attending a 
red carpet event, after scandalous pictures of  her "Ass-sets" were taken by the paparazzi which were published by the entire Nigerian press the very next day, making front cover page of local newspaper, and worldwide media blogs, including gossip columns magazine, highlighting a wardrobe malfunction caused by the "African weather", which saw her popularity rise like never before.

Coined more appropriately from her own lips in reference to those pictures profiled by the media, Miss-K remarkably turned this negative incident into a positive one, openly stating: “Well, they haven't seen anything yet, am putting all my ‘Ass-sets’, 
out to a positive service for the world to see.” 

Before the year run out , Miss-K did just that, turning her words into actions by  releasing another one of her breath taking calendars to the world,
 her "Kalendar 2012", proving once again that "curvy women are equally as beautiful and as fashionable as their thinner counterparts"showing off her curves, insisting that curvy girls can do it all, including using their flexibility to the max....

Miss-K 2012 Calendar
2012, Started with a big BANG, as her calendar became a phenomenon , 
which lead to a growing  fan base internationally, up to 170 countries worldwide following her site.

Before leaving Nigeria, Miss-K decided to shoot part of her calendar 2013 in Nigeria, at the Makoko village, which was originally scheduled to take place in Dubai in September.

Miss-K was so overwhelmed by the love she received from the kids while shooting at the Makoko Village (Lagos), that she envisioned a new way of  give back to the community, deciding that 50% of her calendar sells proceeds will be used to buy educational books for the kids of Makoko Village.

But she didn't stop there, spicing things up, by having as scheduled the remaining of the calendar shot in Dubai, by offering best of both world, 
making the calendar a 6 months of African shots and
 another 6 months of Arabian shots,
 to make it more appealing to her audience.

Once back on the British soil, 
Miss-K took some time out, going back to what she knew best: Music !  
Returning to the recording studio to work on some musical magic & 
write new songs.
She then blew away everyone's expectation by releasing the "2013 Kalendar".

More than being just the face of a brand, 
Miss-K graduated from Model to Muse when she was appointed by VOGUE.COM's  former editor in chief, Abigail Chisman 
to become the Curve Ambassador of the "Designer Jumble" Pop-up Shop 
in Feb 2013, for London fashion week, 
which made her Portfolio sky-rocket dramatically.
Miss-K modeling for the Designer Jumble
(VOGUE.COM Editor)

Few months later, the Golden Girl, the Curve Ambassador, the melodious songstress, the humanitarian with a difference, who is always on the go, and has something worth Standing-Up for, hits the shores of Africa once again, in grand style causing chaos among the local paparazzi at Lagos Airport  (Nigeria).
Indeed, Miss-K packed her bags for a further 3 months, to attend meetings with  various dignitaries & governmental officials,
were the social landscape charmingly embraced her,
making her one of their favorite African descent from the Diaspora...

Besides the large heart she possess, she also has a landmark package & gift she desires to offer Africans and the women most especially.

"This she contended, goes beyond the exhibition of goodwill but will be memorable and will impact on the future of the lives of Africans" adding "people should wait patiently for this gift and
 the unveiling of her forthcoming single."

After making headlines for her hard work, Miss-K was then nominated for the second year running by the "Afro-Model Awards" in April 2014, 
in the "Miss Curvy" Category.

An Award winner for her remarkable Humanitarian work, 
her latest project will reflect the love she has for Africans & Africa.

Provocatively sensual is about what sums up this musical Diva but 
Miss-K's natural charm is where her real treasure lies, earning her the adoration of many after her 5th "Kalendar 2014" was released in winter 2013, which propelled her to officially win the International Achievers Award, in October 2014 as "Plus-Size Model of the Year", creating a buzz among her Peers in the entertainment Industry,
 including the press and social media blogs .


More recently, on November 1st  2015,
 Miss-K released her "Kalendar 2015" to the world titled "Wild Safari ",
 shot  by British Award Winner, 
Photographer to the stars,Brian Would.#

A new year arose, and Miss-K surprised us once more with an amazing and 
surely unexpected gift, this time unveiling a new location
 for her "Kalendar 2016" choosing Mexico as a theme shot in partnership with several Designers and Giant Mexican Restaurant chain "Wahaca".

In April 2016, Miss-K flown to Uganda to shoot a new advertorial campaign to represent new fashion brand Black creation collections, 
from the AFRICAN IMAGE CREATORS which was released to the public in September 2016, just on time for London fashion week.

Musically, Miss-K  will soon be launching her Big Project for the motherland which includes a song specially made for charity, titled "Stand up for AfriKa"!  

live Soul Acoustic Version, dedicated to the Motherland, 
which talks about the richness Africa holds.
From a writer's observation, following an investigation of her social experience and on stage musical accomplishments, she definitely can and will move mountains in the entertainment and humanitarian scene.

With this, we can surely say that Miss-K is on her way. 
Like many she has BIG Dreams, trying her best to reach each and every goals she set herself to achieve & always striving for more, hence, 
this serves to awaken people's hidden appetites
 as connoisseurs of good things, 
as to what will be on offer this year 2018 and beyond.

Bio credit : Marcel Osugo