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Daily Inspiration: Meet Makeeta Holloman

Today we’d like to introduce you to Makeeta Holloman. 

Hi Makeeta, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Event host and TV Host of Jacksonville’s Television show “Live from New Jax City” on CW 17 Published Model (Print, Commercial, Editorial, Runway, promotional,) 

Designer & wardrobe stylist (Published) 

CEO of Diva Fans by Makeeta (Diva_fansbymakeeta) 

Credentials: published for modeling and Styling in Streets Magazine. Makeeta was in a promotional digital fashion show and photo shoot for AKOO’s 10-year anniversary. Was Life & Grinds TV show media coverage for the Green carpet at the 2017 -2019 BET Awards in Miami & Atlanta. 

Well, who is Makeeta Le Model, you ask… I’m a chameleon of sorts I can adapt to any scenery. I am a manifester, so I’m the one to bring forth the ideas. Ever since I was young, I knew I was a leader not a follower. It started with My clothes lol. I was so small yet so long that I had to be a little more stylish that all the other little kids. On top of the fact since birth, I was groomed to be a model by my mother. She was a freelance model In France before I was born, so when I was born, she was teaching for runway shows and coaching. I use to sit watching mocking, mimicking, and practicing what I saw, dying to get on the runway. Then as a teen in the US, I found representation with an agency in DC Baltimore area was under them for a year and did a lot of print for cheerleading magazines and fashion shows for local departments stores. In doing so, my passion for FASHION in general grew. The Model life… Get beautiful, put on something that represents you and how you feel items whether designer or not, and take fabulous pictures or walk this amazing catwalk giving your fiercest walk. THAT’S ME!! I just don’t want it for the Glitz and Glam I want to be a representation that all models (people in general) that can’t gain weight. See I have ulcerative colitis for the past 4 and a half years, so I get teased a lot about OH YOU THE ONE WHO EATS WATER! 

I want to show the world a great representation of a model through all adversities, teaching being a blessing to someone else and each one teach one, building a nonprofit to help young women come into womanhood feel protected with real family or not. My life purpose is to help others with my natural given talents, teach other from my adversities and mistakes, and I plan on doing just that, with help from opportunities like this and much more. 

So, when you say tell me about you Makeeta… you’re asking for an entire book that I can visually show you much better lol but to put it into terms we can all get, I am a Model Citizen 

A model is a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products, or to serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works of art, or to pose for photography. I am all that plus much much 

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?
Outside of being Skinny and tall all my life and being bullied about it as a child/teen… when I was 30, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis… weighing 97 pounds… in 2014… I had to do a complete life change for the better… having to put all my passions aside till I got better I was not at my best… depression set in… I became a hermit… and very anti-social… I had to push through… not allow myself to sit in the depression… it was really hard in an out of hospital… no health insurance… from eating to relaxing I was in pain… but with taking the proper herbs and changing almost everything I started to see change… but it didn’t seem what doctors was prescribing and doing was helping… after 4 years of a neglectful G.I doctor… I was able to get with Borland Groover and Dr. Mesrah an infusion drug, and now 2022 I’m in remission from ulcerative colitis!!! And the sky is the limit… I believe God gives us what we can bare, and the trials and tribulations are there to make us better… I want to have a non-profit for diseases people care see on the outside… and have a visual representation of it via a gala: fashion show and photography one day… 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a jacktress of all trades and master of many lol 

I am a host of all types of events (birthdays, fashion shows, beauty festivals, vlogs &blogs, club nights, and more!!! I love to command a crowd and that Energy transfer!!! It’s electric!!!

CAN I GET A ATTITUDE CHECK!!! 

Is the saying I say just to get the crowd ready!!! 

I also model is shows all over!!! To runway print, catalog, promo, and brand ambassador! 

I’m a creative in ever since of the words! I re-design clothes into something off the runway… I am the CEO of Diva Fans by Makeeta (diva_fansbymakeeta on IG), where I take bamboo large fans and customize them to the clients’ needs /liking… where you can advertise for a business (with logo) a brand… any occasion… affiliations and more 

I’m proud of me!!! During the time of being sick in va in 2014 to now, I have transformed into MAKEETA LE MODEL (The brand) I prayed and cried to provided monetary means for myself with my GOG GIVEN TALENTS… and it’s happening!!! I’m proud of my faith!!! I’m proud of my discipline… my focus… my drive, and determination to be all that I see and dream for me… 

What set me apart from Others is my spirit!!! I move with god… gods always in my passenger seat!!! With that and the gifts talents this personality, and this voice is what sets me apart!!! 

What matters most to you?
What matters to me most is being able to touch millions of people with my gifts and talents! Because that’s part of my purpose… I’m still figuring out a lot with this calling I have in my life… but I know for a fact part of it is to guided/ lead and be a positive voice for the people… my saying is each one teach one and be a blessing to someone else… if we all thought like that the world would be a better place 

Pricing:

  • Diva fans start at 25$ for a fan with black or white writing and $5 for shipping, so $30 total prices go up according to customizations
  • Hosting starts out at $75 an hour (2 hours min) with $150 deposit to secure date of calendar (Prices vary according to event details)

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Image Credits
Randy Silvano
JD Locklin
@jacksonville
Bracy photos

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