JESSICA Zinna knows beauty has to be more than skin deep. The Beauty and the Geek contestant’s looks would stop traffic but there is plenty on the inside, too. It doesn’t take long to discover Zinna ( pictured) has a bubbly personality, selfdeprecating sense of humour and a caring nature.
Q: Why did you go on Beauty and the Geek? A: I love helping people who have low selfesteem. I’ve met girls who don’t know how to dress or do their hair and make- up. I have this vibe about me that I like talking to people and helping everyone. A beautiful woman can be intimidating for some guys. When I go out clubbing, I’m the type of girl that guys, no matter what they look like, come up to. I’ll stop and talk to them, give them respect. I’m not the kind of girl where a guy has to be six- foot tall and muscly to have a conversation with me. I have a big heart.
Q: You haven’t had great luck when it comes to romance, have you? A: I am attracted to the wrong guys – blokes into motorbikes and grand prix. They’re not the most honest, loyal men in the world. I guess that’s where it gets me into trouble. I’m trying to avoid them now. I think, ’ Don’t go down this path again’. I want to be the only one, not another one.
Q: Do you feel people judge you because of your looks? A: People look at me and judge me for my appearance, whether that’s my tattoos or fake boobs. I’m confident but I’m never arrogant. My family has taught me ’ you are who you are and be proud of it’. It upsets me when people are jealous of me or start hating me for no reason.
Q: Why did you get the tattoos? A: To me, tattoos are artistic. Mine are all meaningful to me. I have a tattoo of my grandparents’ initials. They passed away from cancer. Whenever I’m down, I look at it and instantly feel their love.
Q: I’m surprised you felt you needed to get a boob job. A: My mum has a beautiful rack and my younger sister too. I looked at myself and said, ’ What happened?’ I got over wearing the chicken fillets. I did it to make myself happy.
Q: How important are marriage and children? A: I’m a very big family girl, very nurturing. Eventually I want a husband and kids.