Model Monday: Jayde Ramos
Model: Jayde Ramos
Location: Atlanta, GA
Stats: 40-30-45 Height 5’8″
Portfolio: http://www.modelmayhem.com/jayderamos (MM# 1954445)
Agency: Star Size Models and Talents (Atlanta, GA/non exclusive)
Facebook: Jayde Ramos
Although she was born in California, plus model Jayde Ramos considers herself a Georgia Peach because she moved to the state at 7 years old. Married for 8 years, Jayde is thankful to be in a position right now to focus on her modeling career and doing things that she enjoys. She is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
The best characteristic Jayde has to make her modeling career successful is persistence. At the age of 20, Jayde and her husband started a business together. Unfortunately, they lost everything – personal and business- when the economy went down, but Jayde says she would not take back that experience for anything. Although it was the hardest time of her life, Jayde learned so much about what she needed and wanted as well as what is most important to her. Now she is happier than ever!Describe yourself in 3 words. Dedicated. Loyal. Caring. Why did you decide to become a model? I decided to pursue modeling to have an exciting career that I enjoy. The people I meet are the most important to me. Everyone has a story. You can learn so much from one another and of course to show girls that beauty comes in all sizes! Do you model full time? I would love to model full time! I am self-employed and focused on school. My husband and I are currently working on developing a new advertising business. What types of modeling have you done? Catalog, Editorial, Runway, and Tradeshow. I participated in the Southern Curves Mega Shoot in March of this year to build my portfolio. That was enough to get me hooked! Tell us about your first modeling job? I was casted in a couple of national campaigns that are currently postponed. Good things are coming my way!
Do you have any other talents?I played the violin in middle school, but I want to learn the piano! Are you offended by any terms or prefer a certain term to describe plus size models? No, I am not offended because I am plus, curvy, and voluptuous! It is an honor to be in a category with full figured women. Hello! Fluvia Lacerda, Tara Lynn, Ashley Graham, have you seen those beauties? I understand that models want to be considered as a “model” and not a “type” of model, but I really feel that the models who are offended by the plus size term are offended because they are not really plus size. What is your biggest challenge as a plus size model? Getting noticed! There are so many beautiful aspiring plus models. I am truly happy for their success, and my day will come. What advice would you like to give to aspiring models? Research and practice! I have learned so much by researching the industry and models. You can learn so much from the internet and YouTube. Keep your eye out always, there are opportunities everywhere and never give up! If you believe in yourself, you can do it! If it was easy, everyone would be doing it!
As an appreciation for Jayde Ramos’ interview on The Aspiring Model blog, we would like to encourage our readers to vote Jayde for the Maurices Man Street Model Search. Voters receive a Maurices coupon daily when they vote and are entered to win gift cards. The top 50 candidates are selected by the highest votes. The top 12 will receive a donation of $7500 to a local charity! Jayde is not just representing Georgia, but all the curvy women. Please vote and share with your friends to show that women can succeed regardless of your pant size. In support of a Jayde giving back to charity and the curvy community, she needs all the votes possible. Voting is allowed daily until 4/24/11. To vote for Jayde Ramos click here.