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Fashion model under psychiatric evaluation

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A fashion modeL, who has been charged with using abusive language to the wife of a Government minister, is now into her fifth day of observation at the Mental Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

Yugge Farrell, 22, of Buddy Gutter, Lowmans Bay, appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court last Friday, charged that on Thursday, January 4 at Granby Street, Kingstown, she did cause a breach of peace by using abusive language to Karen Duncan-Gonsalves of Prospect, which was “You dirty b**ch.”

Duncan-Gonsalves, a lawyer attached to the Attorney-General’s Chambers, is the wife of Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves.

Farrell pleaded not guilty to the charge and will return to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on January 22, following evaluation.

Farrell is a local runway and photographic model, who shot to fame in 2015, when she made it as one of the five finalists in the regional reality show, Caribbean’s Next Top Model. In 2016, Farrell set social media abuzz when US-based Vincentian photographer Kareem Quow published photographs of her – some of which were artistic semi-nudes. Reports are that Farrell was in training for the 2017 Miss SVG pageant, but dropped out for personal reasons.

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