Mixx Model: Jaycina Almond

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GGB2_4_2Model Info

Height: 5’7″

Weight: 130lbs

Measurements: 32D-26-36

Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown/ Black

Booking Info:

IG: _justjaycina

Jaycina Almond is gorgeous. Duh! Most models are. But most models don’t own their own business by the time they are 18, or have such an exotic last name to accompany their look. Almond, who leans toward a more natural look, is self-described as African-American, Caucasian and a tineeee bit Puerto Rican. She is a student at the University of Kentucky majoring in Merchandising, Apparel & Textiles, and in the process of opening her own online retailer.

We thought Almond should be the MIXX Model this issue because she fits our theme perfectly: her life is one, big juxtaposition. One of the roughest cities in the country made her, but she already exudes the southern charm of her new home after living here for only 5 years. We think she’ll give the other Miss Kentucky 2015 contestants a run for their crown . . .

State your hometown, birthplace, and current city

I was born in Detroit, MI and I lived in the Pontiac/Grand Blanc area of Michigan prior to moving to Lexington.

“Almond” is a pretty, but unorthodox last name. Is that really your family name or is it your model alias? 

Believe it or not, Almond is my actual last name! It’s always funny explaining how to spell it. I get laughs out of “Yep, just like the nut.”

What are two extremes in your life that inform who you are?

My mother is white from a predominately Caucasian, upper-class town in Michigan called Brighton, and my father is from an inner city known as Pontiac, Michigan. So I grew up with the two sides of my families on totally different spectrums and three different cultures, which make me who I am today.

How would you describe your look?

I think I would describe my look as urban. A lot of biracial models will tell you that they get casted on the basis that they can achieve more than one look. I’ve been told I could be Middle Eastern or Latin several times.

What’s your favorite color and why?

My favorite color is gold. Anyone who knows me will tell you I have a slight obsession. Gold is such a strong and fierce color, which isv why I love it so much.

What are your future goals?

My future goals are to run a successful business, to graduate college, and I also hope to compete and win the Miss Kentucky 2015 Pageant.


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