Getting to know the sexy model and musician on a mission…
Hi Jordan, can you tell us a bit about your background and where you’re from?
I grew up in Great Neck, a suburb of New York City and I’m 99 percent eastern European, Jewish and one percent Mongolian, so there you have it.
How did you get involved with modelling and singing?
It’s something I always wanted to do but never saw it as a true career option. When I was younger I would always jam with friends and with my brother, but it wasn’t until I moved to L.A. on a whim that I truly began pursuing it as a career, which means nothing – because I had no idea what I was doing! With modelling, I decided to sign up for Miss New York USA when I was in college and opportunities started to sprout from that. Before I knew it I was working regularly while going to school. Social media has been a big help as well – follow me @iamjordanmichelle.
Of course, social media doesn’t tell your whole story – what’s something people would be surprised to know about you?
I always joke that I feel like I’ve lived 20 different lives. I have a huge background in martial arts as well as aeronautics and aviation – I have a black belt in Shotokan karate and I used to travel to Tokyo twice a year to train. I also wanted to be an astronaut when I was younger. I went to space camp and my favourite movie was The Right Stuff.
What’s been your career highlight so far?
Honestly, it’s been such a crazy ride and all feels like it’s happened fast. I truly feel the best is yet to come, however, my highlight so far would have to be getting the opportunity to write with Sebastian Kole. I don’t even know if I can describe what the experience was like, truly.
As a singer, we gather you’re pretty used to being in the spotlight. Is it hard meeting guys that are comfortable with all the attention you get on and off stage?
I think that no matter what field you’re in, if you’re successful, that can be threatening to people and it takes a strong man to be OK with that. I will say I’ve had my fair share of both, but when I’ve encountered the ones who are insecure about it, those relationships didn’t last very long.
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
At the risk of sounding cheesy, it’s not the date itself. Whether the date involves wining and dining at a chic high-end restaurant or something low-key like making dinner and having a picnic on the beach, it’s always 100 percent the thought that goes into it and what makes it romantic. So, anytime I feel like a guy really put thought into our date and made an effort, I’m happy.
Speaking of dates, can you recall a really awful date you’ve been on?
The one that comes to mind was this guy who was just SO condescending! I couldn’t wait for dinner to be over and when it was he had the nerve to go in for a goodnight kiss. When I politely declined he started rattling off reasons I should kiss him – including that he paid for dinner, which is a major no-no. So guys, two things: 1. If a girl isn’t into it, this tactic will not get her there and 2. Dates are dates – buying a girl food does not entitle you to intimacy of any kind.
Have you ever visited Australia?
I have! I was in Sydney for four days and, although it was not nearly long enough, I had a blast! It is such a beautiful place, the people are awesome, and I mean, who doesn’t love Aussie boys?!