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My family means everything to me. My mom and I talk on the phone every single day, most of the time more than once. The family will always be there for you, and they are my biggest fans.
Jenna, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My wish is to reach and inspire as many people as I can. I started modelling casually, helping out friends who recently bought new cameras or wanted to practice. I fell in love with it after a few shots and got so hungry for more. The next week, I signed up for a modelling website and had seven shoots booked in one week. I still have such a big drive; I want to shoot all the time!
Who is your inspiration in life Jenna? How do you keep inspired?
The people around me help keep me going. Laughter and not taking yourself too seriously is key.
We all make mistakes Jenna; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
One of my first shoots was super casual with a friend Iâ€™ve known for years. The day after the shoot, he sent me the unedited photos, and I assumed I could do whatever I wanted with them. So I posted them on Instagram with my edits, and a few weeks later I got an angry email about how I shouldâ€™ve waited for him to edit them himself. Rookie mistake!
Jenna, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I think the photographer does so much of the work. Patience is crucial on both ends. The best shoots that Iâ€™ve done are those that are a complete collaboration, where both the photographer and I have a say.
Please tell us, Jenna, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Being a full-time student, the schedule is by far something that I have to be the most strategic about. I have a detailed planner that I keep, and believe it or not, a whole spreadsheet on my computer dedicated to shooting info.
Jenna, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
When things arenâ€™t working and you can feel that they arenâ€™t, I always let the photographer know and then work to find something that does work.
Jenna, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Iâ€™m just beginning, but hearing the people Iâ€™m close to like my friends and family talking about my work makes me so proud of the things Iâ€™ve done, and eager to do more
Jenna, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I did a Picasso inspired shoot, with heavy face makeup. It was so exciting, and I had no idea how it was going to turn out. Iâ€™m always eager to be creative and think outside of the box with shoots.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Work hard and network!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes yes and yes! I’d absolutely love to model for clothes or accessory brands, and Iâ€™m always looking for collaborations with talented photographers, wardrobe stylists, MUAs, etc.
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