From DWTS to LA
She’s lifted spirits throughout the country with her poise on Dancing with the Stars.
Now, cancer survivor Jess Quinn will be sharing her inspiring journey in the United States when the show has finished.
The 25-year-old has been signed to Natural Models in Los Angeles.
As soon a the Three reality series wraps, Quinn will fly to LA.
“It’s really exciting. Modelling was never something I planned to do but to be able to be a part of a conversation of diversity in an industry that is known for having certain beauty ideals is something I’m really excited about,” she told the Weekend Herald.
The agency is owned by Katie Wilcox, a former plus-size model.
Its mission is to “let models be healthy and happy”, according to its website.
Quinn said Wilcox was an advocate for inspiring others to feel good in the skin they’re in.
“So I’m really excited to be able to learn from her, I’ll also be doing influencer work and looking at speaking engagements . . . so the opportunities ahead are really exciting.
“I just want to keep telling my story and sharing the things I’m passionate about in as many ways as I can. I’m going to continue doing social media and modelling but I would like to have a huge focus on speaking.”
Quinn, who was already a social media influencer before the show, with more than 160,000 followers on Instagram, said her most cherished role had been working with the Child Cancer Foundation.
“The foundation is getting messages from kids who have found inspiration in my message which means so much to me. I know exactly what those kids are going through and to be able to offer them a small slice of hope in the toughest time of their life is the most incredible feeling ever”.
Quinn said should the right onscreen opportunity arise where she can inspire others, she wouldn’t think twice about doing another stint on TV. “In doing the show [Dancing with the Stars] I’ve 100 per cent put myself out of my comfort zone, you’re in your most vulnerable position on national TV, it definitely teaches you a lot about yourself.
“It’s taught me that I really can achieve anything I set my mind to.”
Ricardo Simich Jess Quinn is excited to work for an agency that celebrates diversity.