Get to know more about this gorgeous model, actress, TV star and entrepreneur…
HOMETOWN: Atlanta, GA, USA.
FAVOURITE MOVIE: “Serendipity.”
FAVOURITE BOOK: “The Alchemist.”
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” –
FUN FACT: “I can do really good impersonations.”
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELING, JELA?
I started modeling locally as a teenager and it’s always been a passion of mine.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BIGGEST CAREER HIGHLIGHTS?
I was on a TV show called Bad Girls Club in 2015 and I walked in NYFW & LAFW in 2018.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO TRAVEL TO AND WHY?
San Francisco. I love the food and the energy of the city.
WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I’m really spiritual. I meditate every day and the people closest to me always look to me for spiritual guidance of some sort.
TELL US ABOUT THIS PHOTOSHOOT.
The shoot was amazing. It was such a beautiful day and I actually had to do my own make-up in the car because the make-up artist cancelled at the last minute. We shot in Malibu, California on the beach. We even saw a whale!
WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL DEFINITION OF…
ELEGANCE: It’s how one carries themself and a poised demeanor
SENSUALITY: It’s the soft and sexy side you embody.
CHARISMA: It’s an unspoken energy that radiates off of you and draws people to you.
WHAT IS A FALSE MYTH/CLICHÈ ABOUT ATTRACTING WOMEN?
I would say that pretty women are stuck up or unapproachable.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR A MAN TO GET YOUR ATTENTION?
Be very confident, smell good and look me in my eyes when you speak to me.
WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO KEEPING IN GOOD SHAPE?
I work out three to four times a week and do yoga. I love outdoors activities and I drink lots of water.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MORE UNCONVENTIONAL PASSIONS OR UNUSUAL HOBBIES?
I like to colour adult colouring-in books and I love DIY projects. I also do interior design when I have time or feel creative.
IF YOU HAD ONLY 10 FREE MINUTES A DAY, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND IT?
I would enjoy some cannabis, eat pizza and take sexy pics for my man…if I had one.
WHAT BIG THINGS DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR?
This is the 6th year anniversary of me only wearing white, so I plan on re-releasing my clothing line Normal Culture. I also plan on auditioning for more acting roles and walking in more shows for NYFW. I’m 29 and travelling to 29 places, doing 29 new things before my birthday next year.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY KEVIN MARTIN
PRODUCED BY ELEVE STYLE & MUSE PUBLISHING