Interview by Carol Wright Photos courtesy of Coachella Magazine, Brownstein Photo and theCelebatographer
You started modeling at the age of seven. As you got older what made you continue modeling?
As I got older I discovered more and more that I have a big passion for modeling and yasss that’s what I’m going to continue to do as well as acting and I enjoy it.
Which models do you look up to in the industry?
I would say Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Giselle Bündchen and of course Janice Dickinson who claimed the title as the ( First Supermodel ) and I believe I can become a Supermodel.
Do you have a dream designer you’d love to work with?
There are so many fabulous Designers I would love to work with! But let me say a few right now: Versace, Moschino, Emilio pucci, Ralph Lauren etc.
You also are into fashion design. Describe your personal style In three words.
As a fashionista I would describe myself as fashion forward, a risk taker and street style combined with class.
You and your sister plan to launch a clothing brand called “JB ROY COLLECTION” can you tell us anything about it?
Actually we have plans to launch our clothing brand which we’re going to call “JB ROY COLLECTION: it’s going to be a collection straight from our hearts. Pieces that young girls will fall in love with. Affordable, com-
32fortable, stylish and everyone will enjoy wand want to rock!
You proudly wear your hair in an Afro on the runway and off. How important is it to show other black models that they can proudly wear their natural hair?
My fro is everywhere and that’s the first thing that makes people stop and say “I love your fro, you’re bringing the 60s back.” It makes me even prouder to see that my fro attracts and inspires all genders and races. I want to make an impact on young black girls like me to feel free to be able to carry their hair natural more & more that’s why it’s very important to me.
Our theme for this issue is “Art is life”. How has art changed your life?
Art changed my life in so many ways it makes me feel free about my emotions /feelings, and it’s my way to see others through whatever they’re going through. In other words, art brings me happiness.
What advice do you have for aspiring models?
My advice to aspiring models is that you don’t have to be like everyone else just be yourself and enjoy it.