Miss Teen USA Michigan State
Know yourself, do not go outside of your standards.”
Jones is the exceptional 14-year old Michigan talent--her story is fascinating. She is a 4.0 grade point student who will be attending college at 14-years old. Although she is doing quite well in the modeling industry, her focus is medical school. Jones plans to attend the University of Michigan as a medical major.
Jones has been modeling and acting since April 2013. In that time she has walked the runway in over 20 shows. Jones knows the favor of God has allowed her to be exception in the industry. Rather than settling for a mere minute of pleasure, she strongly believes that in God there are unlimited opportunities, Hence, she only accepts modeling assignments that are not contrary to her standard of dress. Anything that is too revealing and sends the wrong message to the youth, Jones refuses to model. Without trepidation of ever getting the next assignment, she has gained respect in the industry, which has open doors for photo shoots for magazines, boutiques, and catalogs.
Jones is a believer and not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She will not miss church even if the it means taking a model assignment on Sunday. She carries her Bible to school every day and writes down what she feels she has learned from it that day. When she finds herself in a situation that she is upset about, she goes straight to the Bible, or on her knees to talk to God. Jones has encouraged her peers and adults. She is a community activist, she worked with Autistic children at her school and was an advocate for them in a program called PALS. She also is in a group called WEB where she works with six grade students to help them feel more comfortable and encourages them coming into the Jr. high. She has worked with individuals wheel chair bound and volunteers at Carnival of Care and is so happy to make others smile. She has always helped with seniors. She will help them and sit and take time to listen to them.
In 2013, Jones had a drastic change in her career path. As endless door were opening for her, Mr. Jones suffered a tragic accident. Her father had fallen and broke his neck and injured his spinal cord. For 3 month, Jones stayed by her dad’s side--she gave up her entire summer to be at UofM hospital. She slept in the recliner chair. She fed him all of his meals, took to all of PT, RT appointments every day. Jones, encouraged her father not to give up. Although she was too young to stay at the hospital, the staff saw the impact she had on her father--it was the essence of his recovery; the hospital allowed her to stay. Mr. Jones was said to be a quadriplegic…. Jones didn’t let him believe it and pushed him along with the PT workers. He came home with pic lines (IV straight into heart) and he needed medications 3 times a day to be run through his IV. Jones assumed her role to continue to care for her dad. Shed did better than the nurses. Jones says it was God. Almost 2 years of intense therapy, but her father can not only walk but he can use his arms and hands!
Recently, Jones did a Disney screen test, a few months ago and she was picked out of 5,000 to do the screen test. She has had some acting jobs and even landed a screen test by Disney for the starring role of Star Wars. DT
THE MICHAEL J CELEBRITY & INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHER / STYLIST / MUA / LIFESTYLE COACH 32 | DREAM TEEN September - October 2014