Name: Jessica Jay
Photographer: Jay Herrera
1. What inspired you to get into this industry?
I am a lover of all things but especially beauty…. I wanted to be able to create something pleasant and feminine with my work.
2. How long have you been modeling?
Seems like my whole life, lol every day we display ourselves, represent ourselves, sell ourselves to the world. Now adding to that I would like to say I have been modeling for about a year professionally.
3. Who is your favorite model?
Selma Hayek, she’s beautiful…. I remember awhile back thinking how beautiful she is. Still to this day she is beautiful just as she was in the past , thats what I call a timeless beauty
4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?
Not so much growing up, but I supposed everyone goes through this stage as an adolescent…now I can say I am pretty comfortable. I think with time you accept who you are and I try to be the best” me” that I can be. If you are yourself in front you can always be and feel comfortable.
5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?
No, but it helped me grow a lot and mold myself to learn.
6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?
Have a goal in mind. It’s a lot of work, time, and money that goes in to a person’s career that people don’t realize. So before you jump in you should set a goal for yourself, so you know where you’re headed and you can mold your decisions based on the goal you are trying to achieve that way you can always follow what is ahead even in tough moments.
7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?
I had a photo shoot on the beach in Miami, the shoot was scheduled in the morning, but we ended up switching locations last minute. We started around 11:30 am and by noon I was melting lol. We stayed a good 2.5 hours on the beach, and the next day I had sun poisoning. We had some good shots… but ladies don’t forget your sunscreen.
8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?
How you perceive yourself is different from how others view you, sometimes when I see myself in my pictures I’m like that’s me? But really its important how you see yourself and perceive yourself. At the end of the day, when you lay your head down at night, you have to be happy with yourself.
9. Tell us something random about yourself.
I love to travel, and I’d love to go to Greece. I think one thing people also don’t know about me is I use to live in Spain for a little bit. It was a time I really grew a lot and learned more about myself, not to mention Spain is Gorgeous
10. What are you most proud of?
Learning a completely different language. I learned how to read write In Spanish
11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?
Happy, and the reason is because I want to know that throughout my life I was doing things and enjoying life with joy. I want to be remembered as enjoying the blessings of this world.
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Drake is one of my favorite artist, he doesn’t degrade women, bless his heart, he’s always talking about the tribulations and roller coaster relationships in his past that one can relate to. Everyone needs somebody, we’ve all been there one time or another…. Like he says “Who wants to be 40 and alone “ Much respect Drake