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What's unique about me is I am just like everyone else or your typical girl you see. Which I don't think there is enough of in the industry. The goal is to be a motivational insight to young girls that want to do the same thing and what better way to do that than by looking just like them? The services I offer range from editorial modeling to acting even influencer portfolios are amongst the many talents.
Jordan, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
My greatest and even though it sounds cliche prideful aspiration in life is to be happy. I am passionate about being a mentor; a guiding light influences someone. Whether that be, I made someone laugh today. A little girl saw me and said I wanted to be her or I was generous enough to give someone something they were lacking, that is my ultimate goal.
Who is your inspiration in life, Jordan? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
My passion and inspiration stem from growing up looking at top models such as Naomi Campbell, grace jones and seeing that although they were standard African American women, their poise and demeanor made them superior which is the light I consistently hope to shed onto young women as well. Not so much as being pretty or having the said look but what you bring to the opportunity you're given, and the impact you have on whoever you work with and meet is what keeps me going in the field.
We all make mistakes, Jordan; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
My biggest mistake I ever made was lying to my mother about what I wanted to pursue in life. I was unhappy following a career path that would lead me to monetary happiness but not fulfillment. I was in school to be a lawyer and my unhappiest at that time in my life not feeling as if I was moving in purpose but only in what society deemed as a standard.
Jordan, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I describe myself as humble, easy-going, and fun. Many times I've seen models on set that have themselves on a pedestal where they can't take any creative direction or influence from the outside without feeling overcast, and that is no way who I am. I respect all lines of work that tie into the final project as we are all here for the same result. Our time is valuable and short and those memories may either make or break who we are in this world, so I try to use everything I have in me to leave a mark, to have as much fun as possible while still getting the job done.
Please tell us, Jordan, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
My peace of mind is my number 1 priority. So whether that means I have set days, I give to my family, or I even give to myself I wouldn't even be in this field if it didn't fall into a category that gives me a sense of peace. Everyone around me knows that I am not always the easiest to see or keep in contact with, but my family and social life and are equally yolked into my life so that it is fitting that I will always do my best on the job.
Jordan, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Many times in the workplace there are conjugations of opinions and I feel the best way to get your point across is to first analyze the situation that is being communicated , hear everyone's side equally and affirmatively, just empathy to understand how and why they may feel the way they do and lastly voice your own opinion as it is just as valuable as everyone's you've heard
Jordan, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
My proudest moment has been recently I was able to work with a longtime associate of mine Horace Bass who has been in the industry for longer then I am alive. Alongside Clinton Kelly's stylist, I did a shoot with them and was able to not only pour out my spirit into theirs creating a lifetime relationship with them , but I learned valuable lessons about the industry that I don't think I could have acquired anywhere else.
Jordan, 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 shoot where I had complete creative control to show my side of who I am through pictures. So through wardrobe changes and even the location as well as my movements, I had complete control of everything that was going on around me and while it gave me a chance to find myself behind a camera without the vision it was even harder to come up with that vision insight which I think only made me even better.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
I would see to keep at it, it's not a dream that becomes a reality overnight, and it isn't all glitz and glamour. My most important piece of advice is not to do it just because you think you are a pretty girl, it's deeper than that, and your poise, your inspiration, and your influence have to stick out in a crowd just as much as you do. And lastly, love what you do. Nothing in this life will be secure or hand given, but if you genuinely enjoy it; you've made it.