Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez
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Michelle Jubilee. Tell us ABOUT yourself.
Hey there! I'm a multi-hyphenate creative creature who works professionally as an artist that interweaves between the roles of creative producer, actress, stunt woman, composer, and model. As an ethnically mixed woman, I enjoy learning about all cultures, especially learning languages, some of which include Arabic, French, Italian, German, and my native languages of Spanish & English of course ;) I love exploring the human experience and bringing people together to share their stories and perspectives as I believe it is through art and communication that we can truly create understanding, respect, and ultimately peace on a global level.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Michelle Jubilee. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
Oh, where to start! Haha, aren't we all snowflakes? Lol, I have a tremendous appetite for learning and a deep love for humanity and the arts. My insatiable curiosity has allowed me to explore a rich spectrum of diversity and enjoy a vast career in the field of tv, film, and music. I think the thing that is unique about me is my passion to inspire the best out of myself and others, as well as my incessant faith in provoking positive change across all categories. I believe that the change starts with each of us, and believe that when we move in alignment with our greatest Source, we can truly move mountains.
Michelle Jubilee, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passions and aspirations are to inspire positive change with my viewers and community. I want to leave the world better than the way I found it, and although it can be challenging to feel jaded from time to time, I have such conviction that deep within us all is the potential to be Extraordinary humans who can create solutions, harmony, and abundance for all Life.
I got my start as a model when I was in College - doing both lifestyle and fitness modelling shoots since I was (and continue to be) such an active athlete. With a background in martial arts, gymnastics, and dance, moving my body in fun and challenging ways was always a staple in my life. Being healthy is priceless, and I show gratitude to my body by constantly giving it fun activities to express itself. I think that appreciation I have for the body that I was given shows in my photos, and has allowed me to enjoy some wonderful opportunities as a model. I look forward to continuing this journey of expressing gratitude and health in my modelling career.
Who is your inspiration in life Michelle Jubilee? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in life is my mum. She's constantly encouraged and inspired me to enjoy learning and to have the unshakable faith in my abilities and my purpose. Both of my parents have been (and thankfully continue to be) a reservoir of inspiration and support for me.
I stay inspired by always keeping in mind how fortunate I am, and by seeing other models who have broken their boundaries by daring to be bold, unapologetic, and fierce in their pursuit of greater purpose and understanding. Women like Katie Wilcox (#Healthisthenewskinny), Ava Duvernay, Maya Angelou, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and Shakira are some great sources of inspiration for me because they are phenomenal examples of women who not only continue to keep their health on super A-Game but also manage incredible careers along with personal and family time. It's impressive, to say the least.
We all make mistakes Michelle Jubilee; 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.
This is a tricky one.... I was once offered a role in a film that quite simply depicted women in the worse light possible. It was a film that was horridly misogynistic and was so far out of alignment with what I think should be considered "entertainment"...it bordered on promoting massive violence against women and the absolute objectification of the female body. Via email, I let the producers know what I thought and spoke my mind in what was probably my least diplomatic voice.... I wish I had had greater wisdom in me to choose my words a bit more carefully, and yet, I was so appalled that a project like this was going to be funded that I through out my "fuck you" card ...(in so many words), and probably burned that bridge. Yea - that was maybe a mistake, but at the end of the day, it was probably one of those "mistakes" that I wouldn't take back. Call it what you want, but some people are just not worth working with or for, and sometimes it's merited to take out the "f*k you" card", recognise your worth, and walk away from bad "opportunities".
Michelle Jubilee , 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 with the many things that I juggle in my life, prioritising boils down to becoming a master of time-management. Which clients have the soonest deadlines? Which clients have the trickiest logistics to figure out? Which have flexibility and which don't? I take in to account all of these things and not only assure that they all are addressed, but I come with solutions, options, and ideas to make sure we optimise the time, space, and team that we have coming in on any given project. It's always a collective effort. I was raised to offer the very best of me, and that means not only showing up with the right attitude but also showing up with my creative thinking hat so that I can also add value and innovative hybrid proposals to meet everyone's needs.
Please tell us Michelle Jubilee, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Haha, that's a day to day reality! Many time it comes down to mapping out all the destinations, calculating travel time, multi-tasking in the car, and making sure I have the right support to help tag-team all the other necessities while moving between jobs.
Michelle Jubilee, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
This isn't something I often deal with as a model, but something I encounter as a tv/film producer. At least for myself, I've found that the best way to persuade is to understand what the other party wants (and why), and what I think would be better and why, and then suggest a merging of both ideas - planting the suggestion as if coming from the other party ;) haha that often seems to work.
Michelle Jubilee, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
They have all been opportunities that have led me to where I am today...I'm proud of almost all of them, especially the cumulative ones from the last 3-5 years.
Michelle Jubilee, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
That is my job :) I have to always be creative in my field, and I embrace every "difficult" situation as an opportunity to be creative and come up with a solution that is fun and effective.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Bring the best attitude, constantly work on your craft, and always be ready to adapt!
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! I'd love to collaborate with Lululemon, Athleta, Adidas, Maybeline, Dove, Pantene, and the many other brands out there that encourage Healthy Lifestyles, and embrace women of all shapes, sizes, and colours.