Jasmine, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I originally began modeling back in 2018. My cousin and I were offered a position modeling for a Carnival band for Miami Carnival. Since then, I had gained knowledge and experience in modeling. When I moved up to UCF for school, a photographer reached out and asked to do some test photos, and ever since then. I have been grateful enough to network with photographers both on a local and national scale. However, the biggest accomplishment of this year has been my magazine cover for Unbreakable the Magazine back in July. However, I’m not going to say it was a walk in the park. The modeling industry is quite dogmatic in its own “ideal model.” By that I mean, Tall, Skinny, Clear Skin, White, hairless, etc. I don’t fit within this norm. I’m short, West Indian with thick hair. As far as moving up in the world, I hope the modeling industry does change to fit more realistic body types. I am happy to see Rihanna taking that into consideration for SAVAGE X FENTY. Who knows! I could be modeling for her if I’m lucky! The future is unknown; however, I do hope that it involves more opportunities in Print, Commercial and editorial modeling. Make some room, Vogue. I’m on my way!
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I feel Like no matter what your dream is, chasing it can be difficult. There are always obstacles that you try to overcome. For instance, I’m quite short. Like 4’11 short so it can be hard for people to take me seriously. However, I just let my work speak for itself! And so far, it’s gotten me pretty far. Just trying to remain optimistic.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I specialize in modeling, but I am also the genius behind the camera as well. Some of the concepts I have created have all just come straight from my brain. I develop shoots and go from there. I’m usually the go-to for the execution of photoshoots that some of my friends may need help planning. Currently, planning a friend of mines graduation shoot, so hopefully, that comes out well! I feel Like my look sets me apart. I’m not the model people think of. I guess I’m just proud of everything I’ve been doing! I’m truly grateful to see how others see my potential. I think That’s our purpose in life—human interaction. We are nothing without each other. I’m thankful to everyone who sees a future for me in my career.
What does success mean to you?
Success is defined by satisfaction. I don’t think it’s monetary; I think it’s satisfied and content with where you are in life. It is measured by the amount of passion and dedication you have to your craft. As long as you are happy with what you’re doing and where you’re going, then you are successful. Some people have loads of money and still can’t crack a smile. I think success is something you strive to be. Sure, money can be a motivator, but is it the sole purpose? And that’s the question we need to ask ourselves.
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