you already have seen her on our cover in April. Model Andrea Jackson has always been the tall skinny girl, who as the first question got asked by people, if she plays basketball and or being a model. Meanwhile she is a quite experienced model, who has done a lot of photo sessions and also runway jobs including New York Fashion Week. Take a look at her photos and follow us in the interview with Andrea to learn a bit more.
My name is Andrea Jackson I was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. I currently reside in Charlotte, NC. Not only do I model but I work in Admissions for a college and started a nonprofit called Project Orange.
What do you love most about modelling?
I have to say the thing I love about modeling is having a team style and prep me from head to toe. Believe it or not I am a small town girl and and completely fine wearing a ponytail, yoga pants and a t-shirt everyday! I love being comfy but it feels great to have a team pull an entire look together.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
I have to say the highlight of my career was modeling in New York Fashion Week and Uptown Fashion Week! I absolutely love NY minus the cold. I worked with amazing designers Adrian Alicea and Marlene H Couture. It was surreal to be around so many talented designers and to see these incredible productions come to life.
Tell us about some of your recent shoots.
I recently did a shoot with shop Sizetique an online boutique and some lifestyle photo work with one of my favs Justin B.
What really goes on behind the scenes as a model?
Behind the scenes is generally a bunch of hungry models (well at least I am always eating). Also, it is a lot of prep work hair, makeup, wardrobe it can be a long day depending on the project.
Which photographers in the industry do you most enjoy working with?
I enjoy working with Justin Bonaparte, Mike Johnson (MJNC), and Lonnie Gregory.
Define your personal style.
My person style is comfy!!!
Who would you say is your 'style muse'?
"Olivia Pope" and Michelle Obama ... I just love their style, now if only I had their stylist on a daily basis I might consider giving up some of my comfy days.
Your favorite designer is ?
This is tough I dislike the word favorite because I can never just choose one... Marc Bouwer & Willfredo Gerardo.
Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?
Is there any particular designer piece you are crushing on right now?
I can't think of anything right off hand ...
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
In the next 5 years I plan to switch from independent to agency representation with travel included in that plan. While also completing my Masters degree and also expanding my nonprofit to other geographical locations.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?
Thank you so much Andrea for giving us a glimpse into your world.
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