Ze-Enna Jenkins is our Miss May…I call her MyZZ and yes I am showing favoritism! She defies all odds in order to pursue her dreams and I love it!
Bio from ZZ: I’m a cool, Experienced Model/Actress with 7 years Broadcast Media Experience. I design and hand make precious stone jewelry. I enjoy great food, laughing, spending time with family and friends, dancing, traveling and enjoying life. Music is my fuel, and Hip Hop Drives me! The sun is my sustainer and i do it for my Mom. She is my Everything!
When did you start modeling? About 7 years ago
What drives/drove you to pursue a career in the modeling/fashion industry? It’s been a passion since i was able to walk. Mom collected Vogue, Essence, and other Fashion/Beauty Magazines. I was in awe of the Virginia Slim Models and always dreamed of being like them. Intrigued by fashion at such a young age & would dog ear pages in Spiegel regularly. Mom got me in Sears commercial & that was the beginning of my journey.
What are some of your best/worst experiences modeling? One of my Best fashion shows was during All Star in Dallas for the NBA wives.. I rocked VERSACE. The shoes were 8-9 inch platforms and not a WOBBLE! The worst experience is not gettin paid when you’re promised compensation.
What advice would you give to hopeful models? Observe! Learn how to walk & be confident. Develop relationships with designers you work with. Be nice, cordial and remember that it’s not about YOU; You are selling a product. Keep your attitude to yourself & HAVE FUN!
How can you be booked? for now…i’m freelance email firstname.lastname@example.org but i am seeking representation. visit www.zjenkins.com
What would you consider your best feature? My cheekbones are something SERIOUS! i’m growing to appreciate them
What are some of the jobs/campaigns you’ve been booked for or are recognized in? I was on the cover of Hair Revolution. I was a featured lingerie Model in The Deep End TV series.
How do you stay in Model shape? When I’m on my best behavior, i do Pilates and strength training. Blessed with a high metabolism.
We salute you Ze-Enna, a striking reminder that black is indeed beautiful.