Unsigned beauty, Jessica Fennix is a Kansas City-native with dreams of modeling for Jeremy Scott and traveling to Santorini Greece. She is the one-to-watch.
Name: Jessica Fennix
Agency, if any: N/A
Where were you born? Kansas City, Missouri
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Favorite things: Coming home after a long days work and putting my feet up is one of my favorite things. Going out and finding new cute places in NYC, and lastly meeting different people from different backgrounds.
What music are you listening to at the moment? At the moment, I am listening to H.E.R – Could’ve Been.
Favorite movie, tv show: My favorite TV show is Gossip Girl. I recently moved to New York and decided to rewatch the show. I feel as though I connect with the show even more now.
Favorite designer, fragrance or grooming/beauty product: I’m going to say my favorite grooming product. I do not leave the house without this. Actually, I have two. One for the home and one that I keep with me. It’s my afro hair pick.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? If I weren’t modeling, I’d be seriously pursuing nutrition and dietetics. I am obsessed with all things health related and love the part of expressing that enough to make someone else’s life better.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway? Pineapple on my pizza.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? Space. Oh and BBQ. Space because of the open fresh air of the country and BBQ because no BBQ compares to Kansas City, MO BBQ.
Place you would love to visit: Santorini Greece. It just looks so magical. It seems like a place where I could ultimately be at peace and forget about everything else.
Which brand would you like to model? Jeremy Scott. He is from my hometown, and I’ve been watching him for the longest time.
Favorite modeling experience so far? Being able to walk twice as a powerful woman. The first time was Lebron James x Nike and the second was Essence street style. Undra Celeste one of the 3 women who designed Lebron James newest shoe. The message behind it is powerful and a reminder of the strength and power of black women.
Favorite season? Fall. The weather is just right. Not to cold or hot and I get to be more stylish
Favorite junk food? I have the worlds worst sweet tooth. I love junk food, but my favorite is Hot Tamales. If you know me, you KNOW this.
Where do you feel the most stuck in your modeling career? Where I feel the most stuck in my modeling career is branding myself. As an Aquarius, I tend to hide and not let people see the best parts of me. Slowly but surely coming out of that.
Currently, you’re obsessed with or about? Modeling. I wake up thinking about it and still think about it as its time for me to sleep again.
3 Words that best describe you as a person? “Ambitious, Unique, Strong-willed” from the person who knows me the best. My mom.
Favorite entertainer or public personality? Queen B. of course.
Your favorite quote? “You can’t write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Any shoutouts? Shout out to my family and close friends. Y’all keep me going.
All images by Oren Siddo @Orensiddophotography