Contestant #10: Jet Ruffin was asked to submit a personal video and answer key questions along with his submission to allow us to see his human side.
How has this competition affected you in a positive way?
This competition has affected me in a positive way by helping me build a special relationship with those in my corner. They’re the reason I’ve made it to this phase in the competition. It’s an eye opener to using my influence wisely.
When was the last time you helped someone in need?
I do it all the time but most recently I gave a homeless guy $10 and told him to order us both pizza. The restaurant kicked him out in the cold and people were rude because he smelled. We should all treat people how we want to be treated and I try to live by that.
How do you handle public scrutiny?
I handle public scrutiny well. Everyone is entitled an opinion. Some people will love you and some won’t. That’s fine.
What makes a model a model?
What makes a model a model is their ability. Ability to do whatever the job may be to perfection. There is nothing normal about the occupation and it’s because of the expectation to be perfect at times.
What makes YOU a model?
What makes me a model is my drive. I hear people tell me NO daily, I get looked past and picked over but I never lose my focus. I keep my faith stay humble and bust my chops for this everyday.
What are your Top 3 Dream jobs/campaigns you would like to book and why?
I don’t have a top three. As of late I’ve got away from the mindset that I want them all. Your image is all you have as a model so I want it to be innovative, creative & lucrative.
What’s your FAVORITE quote?
My favorite quote is “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Somebody will always be better at something than you but they shouldn’t out work you.
I love potatoes HAHA. Chips, bread, wedges, hashed. They’re always good!
Dream place to travel?
My dream place to travel is Brazil. From the visuals I’ve seen from the beaches to wildlife it’s captivating.
My workout regimen is (upper body) Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lower body Tuesday an Thursday and a lot of cardio on the weekends. I play basketball and football for that but if I can’t find anybody to play sports with I resort to jogging and sprints.
Jet Ruffin, what’s your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram?
Facebook – Anthony Ruffin Jr.
Twitter – jet_x2
Instagram – jet_x2
Are there any people you would like to personally thank?
I’d like to personally thank my dad for all the things he instilled in me from a young age. We’re not all blessed enough to have a father to talk to go to for guidance. As a male there are certain things only a father figure that’s around daily can teach or show you. Or at least how to go about them as a respectable man should. I’m better off in life and he’s why. Thanks Jet Sr.