Rocke’ Jones

Miss Teen USA Michi­gan State

DREAM TEEN Magazine - - Front Page -

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


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