Niajhi Rollins

"My inspiration in life would have to be Will Smith and Steve Harvey. I choose them because they both promote success and all the right steps in which to achieve it."

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Niajhi . Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
Niajhi DeShon Rollins is from Southampton County Virginia and is an alumnus of The Virginia State University. He decided very early that he wanted to be a star. He started dancing, modelling , twirling the baton, playing the trumpet, and singing all at a very young age. DeShon Rollins has made a big impact in the cities of Southampton county, Petersburg, Richmond Va, and at his alma mater Virginia State University. DeShon was the feature baton twirler for the Trojan Explosion marching band from the fall of 2011 up until graduating. He has had the opportunity of performing at the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, and Brooklyn Nets stadium. While attending Virginia State University, DeShon joined various performance organizations Sankofa Dance Theater where he earned the tilted as the principle dancer.DeShon was later featured in the Washington Post in an article about The University's marching band. Along with being the feature on VH1 during there "Vh1's Pass the baton challenge ", In hopes to provide humanitarian and developmental assistance. Soon after graduation, DeShon continued his professional studies at The Joffrey Ballet School located in the New York City ! Where he trained intensively under some of the top artist/instructors in the business. In his free time, DeShon enjoys creating arts such as Paintings, Photography(modelling ), and fashion. He is now a dancer with The Latin Ballet of Virginia, where he's a soloist and instructor.DeShon promotes dance , art, and passion along with encouraging his colleagues and students to be The BEST they can be each day!

Our readers would love to get to know you more Niajhi. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I'm a quadruple threat! I dance, sing, model, and twirl fire batons

Niajhi, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?

My passion in life is being able to inspire people by using my talents. My aspiration in life is to one-day travel world wide inspiring and encouraging individuals daily through the use of Art. 

Who is your inspiration in life Niajhi? How do you keep inspired?

My inspiration in life would have to be Will Smith and Steve Harvey. I choose them because they both promote success and all the right steps in which to achieve it. 

We all make mistakes Niajhi, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
There was a time where I had an appointment in the city at 9:00 am I left home around 8:15 am to catch the train as I normally do. Once I arrived, I was notified that the train was running behind. When the train arrived, it was around 8:55 am. Unfortunately; I didn't make it to the meeting on time, and as a result, I was dropped from the project. Now that I am more aware of what I should have done if I am in this situation again. 

Niajhi  , 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 prioritizing your clients’ needs?

As a model, I go about prioritizing my client's needs by compiling a detailed schedule at the beginning of each work week. So that I can sufficiently and complete every task, I'm assigned. 

Please tell us Niajhi, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?

There was this particular time where I was assigned to shoot in 100+ weather. To meet all top priorities set, I had to make sure that I was eating healthy and drinking lots of water, to sufficiently take on this project. It is very important to strategically and mentally prepare for all shoots. So the work your delivering will be your best work!

Niajhi, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
There's this time where all of the individuals in my workplace had come to a point where the majority of them were ready to leave. I was able to successfully persuade my colleagues to stay longer. In hopes of better beneficial rewards. I believe due to my honest and trust worthy character they decided to stay and reap all the benefits that were offered. 

Niajhi, 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?
My proudest professional moment as a Model would have to be when I was selected to be apart of a fashion show. While modelling garments for some high-end designers. 

Niajhi, 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 was assigned to create my own shoot. The exciting part was enjoying that had full control over the project. However, the difficult part was trying to decide what creative path I was going to choose.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?

Some advice I would give to individuals who would like to become a successful model. Would be to eat and live a healthy life. While always living in constant evolution and working hard while dedicating yourself fully to any task given. 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Ads and commercials etc 

Now for the best part Niajhi! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
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