Miss November: Cheryl (Cejae) Jones
Where are you from?
I was born in Daegu Korea, and have lived all over the world; I don’t really claim one place.
When did you start modeling?
When I was 17
What drives/drove you to pursue a career in the modeling/fashion industry?
What constantly drives me about the industry is the unlimited freedom to be creative. Fashion is art, and the possibilities for art are endless. There’s nothing better than coming up with and idea and actually seeing it come to life in a photograph or fashion show.
What are some of your best/worst experiences modeling?
My best modeling experience is Rip the Runway. The entire week was a whirlwind, it was very high paced, and was definitely no walk in the park….auditions, fittings, rehearsals…I probably felt every emotion, from anxious to nervous to ecstatic. I had the opportunity to witness the behind the scenes and meet a lot of influential people in the industry. Yes, it was exciting to walk on stage knowing that it would be broadcast across the world, but that was far from the best part…the best part was the bond that i made with the other models, the friends that i made, I sought something out and achieved it, but it wouldn’t have been as great without them….best modeling experience and one the my best experiences in general.
What advice would you give to hopeful models?
Wow, well there’s tons of advice to give…be confident, study your craft, follow designers watch the trends, follow models watch how they walk pose dress…watch your figure, I’m not saying you need to be 100lbs but you definitely want to be at a competitive weight, maintain healthy skin and hair…and just go for it!
What is your dream job?
I have many…shoot with Steven Miesel…walk for Balmain and DSquared2 during fashion week…be a Victoria’s secret model…
How can you be booked?
The Clutts Agency
What would you consider your best feature?
I don’t know..my smile J…a lot of people say I have great hair.
What are some of the jobs/campaigns you’ve been booked for or are
BET’s Rip The Runway
Vivica A. Fox Hair Collection
Modern Luxury Houston Brides
Academy Sports & Outdoors
How do you stay in ‘model shape’?
Workout and eat healthy! I’m a fan of P90x and the treadmill. I try to eat lots of fruits, veggies, lean meats, no white bread, rice or pasta. And drink lots of water!
KRAVE celebrates beauty and more importantly celebrates young people of color living their dreams. We congratulate Miss Jones on her success so far and wish her many blessings in the future.