We speak to Jessica and ask her a few questions about herself and what it’s like to be a model!
Who is your style icon?
It would probably have to be a toss up between Beyonce and Lauren Conrad! I love Beyonce’s sophisticated style mixed with a funky edge. Lauren Conrad has a simple elegance that I absolutely love!
How did you find out about BGM?
After AL OT of persuasion from my Mum I entered a competition BGM was running to be on the runway for the Sydney fashion festival. With no prior model or runway experience I went along not knowing what to expect!
Fortunately I was successful in securing a spot in the runway show and was thrust straight into ‘the thick of it’ with a dozen gorgeous models with the know-how, all of which were so supportive in helping me to perfect ‘the walk’ for the big day! The adrenaline and excitement from it all was so exhilarating, I knew that I wanted to continue to be apart of it and have been with BGM models since.
What do you love about being a model?
I love that modelling gives me the opportunity to promote healthy body image! Every shape and size is beautiful in their own way & being apart of getting that message out there makes me so proud and privileged. The fact that society is really starting the embrace & accept women for their natural curves is amazing!
BGM has been a huge part of this, they are changing the way in which women see themselves. Becoming a model, especially for BGM has helped me to be confident & comfortable in my own skin. As long as I am happy, healthy & fit I don’t care what shape or size I am!
What is your favourite brand?
I am a HUGE sucker for Cooper St dresses. Their desgins are so cute, colourful & unique to many brands out there I always feel like a magnet to their clothes as soon as I’m out shopping! And if we are talking beauty products anything with a MAC label will turn me into a giddy girl in a lollie store!
Luckily I am also a makeup artist so I can use it as an excuse to spend up big when I am in their store! However I dread the ‘shopping hangover effect’ and tend to avoid looking at my bank account after a big shop in either store!
What’s unique about you?
When I asked my family how to answer this one, their first response was your piggy nose!! As a young child my nose was small & slightly upturned resembling a pig snout! As I was not overly proud of this feature, my Dad would tell me stories of how I was so keen to get out and into the world, I use to press my face up against my Mum’s tummy when she was pregnant so I could hear what was going on out there! As i grew so did my nose and thankfully into more of a human shape than a piggy snout! But somehow the story of my upturned nose has managed to stick and I now get refferred to by my boyfriend as his ‘lil piggy!’