Janae Amber stands 5’11 is an unsigned model who dreams of working with Rick Owens. This puppy lover hopes to find representation and travel to Santorini, Greece one day.
Name: Janae Amber
Agency, if any: N/A
Where were you born? Baltimore, MD
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Favorite things: Drawing, sitting in nature/under the Sun, eating oysters, reading, and playing with puppies.
What music are you listening to at the moment? Sade, Travis Scott, 90’s Rap, Miles Davis, and of course Erykah Badu.
Favorite movie, tv show: Polly, 1989 film starring Keshia Knight Pulliam.
Favorite designer, fragrance or grooming/beauty product: Rick Owens.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? If I were not modeling, I would be a traveling artist.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway? I love watching puppy videos.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? Baltimore is a misunderstood city that has a vast, dynamic, and transformative art community. Each year, Baltimore hosts a summer event, Artscape, one of America’s largest free arts festivals.
Place you would love to visit: I would love to visit Santorini, Greece, The Gardens of Versailles, and Beijing, China.
Which brand would you love to model? I would love to model for Rick Owens.
Favorite modeling experience so far? My favorite modeling experience was walking in LAFW SS18 for Bishme R. Cromartie and being featured on British Vogue (Vogue Daily) and LA Weekly, both publications highlighting the designers participating in that LAFW season.
Favorite season? Summer.
Favorite junk food? Sweetened Dried Mangos with Chili Seasoning
Where do you feel the most stuck in your modeling career? I feel stuck finding where I fit into the modeling industry. I’ve been told by agencies, “You’re pretty, but we are not looking for your look.” I feel some agencies already have girls that look like me, so I’m also stuck with wanting to be a blank canvas for designers or just merely embodying all of myself and allowing my style/look to be the demand.
Currently, you’re obsessed with/about? Oysters and clams. I love seafood, so this is a forever thing.
3 Words that best describe you as a person? Creative. Intellectual. Goofy.
Favorite entertainer or public personality? My favorite is Willow Smith. I feel like she and I would legit just vibe if we ever met.
Your favorite quote? “Be your artistry, do not conform to society, and strive for longevity.” – Janae Amber
Any shoutouts? I would like to shout out God for keeping me safe through the troubles of this crazy world, my family & friends for their continued support throughout this life journey, photographers whose pictures presented above: (@j.maclin, @morgandezurn, @buniethefirst, @entriesbymarlon) and finally OBVIOUS Magazine for the feature!
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