24 year old Orlando Native Jenn Marie Wahba has IT: Beauty, Brains, and personality to boot! The recent University of Central Florida Graduate has a look, that is undeniable and effortless talent! Read on to learn more about this egyptian goddess!
About 5 years.
Any basic principles or belief you stand by ?
I always believe everything happens for a reason, not matter what it is.
Funfact : I love cats!
What's your favorite part?
The creative freedom! The fact you are able to create a picture and alter it with your body, your look, the pose, etc. I love being able to meet and collaborate with so many talented people.
How was home life for you growing up?
It was intense to say the least. I was bullied a lot for the way I looked. My family is from Egypt and having foreign parents made growing up in America a little hard.
My first runway show. It was for Park Avenue’s Fashion week in Winter Park. The runway was HUGE and long. I was beyond nervous because it was my first real show and I was casted last minute. But once I got up there I felt a rush I will never forget. I knew this is what I wanted to do!
What’s a typical day for you?
I have an typical office job that consumes the majority of my days. Monday -Friday 11-8. After work I work out as much as I can. Then, I watch my favorite shows (Law and ORder SVU, WWE, and of course America's Next Top Model) and play with my 2 cats.
What is the biggest challenge you faced in your career?
Finding the confidence to put myself out there. Growing up I was beyond self cautious and not comfortable in my own skin. I fought mental illness growing up, and I am still dealing with it today. But I was able to find the strength to get the help I needed. Once I started to believe in myself and my look, I took it and ran. I have not looked back since.
What has been your biggest achievement?
Being able to finish my Bachelor's degree while working full time and modeling. There was many sleepless nights, a lot of driving, prepping etc. But by the time I finished my degree I had enough pictures to make a full and strong modeling portfolio.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself in New York, LA and international fashion shows. I see myself modeling for a big agency.
What sets you apart?
I am determined and dedicated to learning and becoming a better model. This has been my dream, my passion since I was a kid. I want to become successful and do all I need to do to get to where I want to be.
If you could shoot with your favorite celebrity who would it be. And what kind of concept?
Bella and Gigi Hadid in a vintage pin-up photo shoot.
Who is your favorite designer?
Any other additional hobbies?
I LOVE arts and crafts, sewing and graphic design.
What's your favorite quote?
“C'est La Vie” which is french for “That is Life”
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Flying! So I don't have to drive everywhere
Once act of kindness everyone should follow?
Be kind to others no matter how evil they may be. You do not know the struggle they are currently experiencing.
If you do not believe in yourself, no one else will. It starts with you!
Who inspires you?
My mother. She has been through hell and back but is stronger than ever. Her drive inspires me to never give up.
Article by Briana DeShields