How were you discovered?
Well I wasn’t exactly “discovered” I took all sorts of lessons and classes since the age of 5 and my first modeling photo shoot I was 8 years old.
Observers can see from your portfolio the progression you have made as a model; can you tell us where you have improved and what you have learned?
You learn with every photo shoot you do and grow in your craft. Working with experienced photographers I’ve learned from them: better posing, positioning and facial expressions. Also you get higher quality and better images.
Your features are outstanding and natural, beautiful face, skin, shape, and just an overall unique look. I’m sure you get asked often to explain your heritage but where do the curves and features come from and how do you stay in shape?
I am a mixed Latina from a Cuban & Spanish father and Puerto Rican mother and born in the NYC. I guess a good combination of my parents genes made me! Lol. I used to stay in shape easily when I was a trained dancer. Now I go to the gym and work out my entire body several times a week. It’s important to take care of your body and to stay active.
How have you been able to balance your daily life and occupation with modeling and what keeps you grounded?
It’s a balancing act when you do a lot of different things like I do. All you can do is stay organized and professional and do the best you can. Just handle your business and prioritize.
What kind of modeling or work do you enjoy the most?
I think honestly for me my favorite was Pageantry and Promotional modeling because it involves all of you and how u present yourself and speak. But I enjoy everything actually, there’s pros and cons in everything.
Your resume continues to grow, please tell our readers some of the work you have completed and where they have seen and will see you?
I’ve come out in Sweets Magazine Issue #13, I have a 6 page spread there and I have come out in the first print edition of Gorgeous Magazine. I’ve done some more music videos such as Lloyd Banks ft. Lloyd “Any Girl”. I hope to finally get my personal website up: http://www.JeniceMarie.com. I have more magazine features coming out soon and to continue to bigger and better things!
You were the first model KUSH chose as a Kushion, the 1st guest ever on Kush Radio and our first collaboration with you turns out being a shoot for Sweets Mag, tell us what you think has made you a hot commodity?
Well first off Thank you and I am much honored to be your first! Aww I’m not such a hot commodity – yet, LOL. There are things that I am happy about what I have done and am doing but I have a ways to go. I’m proud of my accomplishments and that people are eager to work with me.
I am always a little nervous! It’s to exude confidence even when internally you are a unsure, that’s only natural. You’ve just got to take a deep breath and do it and not be afraid or upset to hear a no or something you don’t want to. It happens many times in this game, you just got to take it with grace and move on to the next.
People would be surprised to know that ___________?
That I am a NJ state EMT.
What is the best advice you have received since you began your modeling career?
Don’t be afraid to listen and grow from constructive criticism. Learn from all of your experiences, good and the bad. And that you’ll hear a lot of No’s more then Yes’s, don’t let that get to you or take it too personal.
You’ve got front row tickets to see your favorite artist. Who is it and why?
It would have to be Lady Gaga. I am dying to see a live performance of hers. She is so creative and different. She embodies truly what it is to be an artist. I really like her as a person and performer.
Your favorite getaway spot?
How does Hip Hop music impact your daily life and your work? What is your favorite song of the moment?
I love hip hop music and pretty much I like something in every genera of music. Music is the soundtrack of my life; it’s a big part of me. One of my favorite songs of the moment is Jamie Foxx ft. Drake “Fall for your type”.
24 hours to do whatever Jenice wants, wherever Jenice wants to be, where and what do we find you doing?
LOL, makes me think of the song “24 hours to live”. Hmmm I would run amuck and try to accomplish in that time what I want to before I die. I’d be mostly with friends and family saying goodbye and preparing for the next life.
When and what makes you feel beautiful and sexy?
Simply just being happy.
What’s the craziest thing a fan/admirer has done to get your attention?
I’ve had some wierdos harass me. I try to be nice but nothing to crazy or out of had thank God.
Who have you enjoyed working with the most? And name someone you would love to work with?
A photographer who I really enjoy working with is C.E Wiley. He’s been a great friend and mentor and most importantly he is very professional when it comes to working. I also really like the shoot I did with MJ Flix, I love his work and would definitely work with him again. I really admire and love Maya Guez’s art. I am dying to work with her, she is amazing. And there are many other photographers that I look forward to be working with in the future as well.
What should we expect to see you doing in the near future?
Who knows sky is the limit! I am open to whatever opportunities that come my way and to make the best of it!
Any parting words or people you would like to thank?
Thanks always to Kush for all the love!