Eight years strong in the game Jessica Kylie has made a name for herself by being herself. Born and raised in her hometown of Houston, Texas she is extremely popular world wide for a good reason. Formerly known as Jessica Rabbit she started with smaller gigs that have catapulted her career into acting, music videos, magazine spreads and is even teaching a course to help models become better at the craft itself.
She grinds hard and looks good doing it.
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“I started by doing small jobs here and there, then a guy I was shooting with asked me why i didn’t do magazines,” explained Jessica. “I ended up getting the Smooth Magazine Jamaica issue where I was chose out of 16 other girls and the rest is history.”
Her history continues to re write itself. This Mexican and Irish beauty is known for ridiculous curves and an angel face the fellas and ladies alike can appreciate. Her ability in front of the camera is beyond photogenic having several magazine spreads and a few television appearances on MTV’s Wild ‘N Out 2 under her belt. Producers for music video also keep her phone ringing when they need a stellar look; including ones that are award winning.
She has appeared in too many music videos to name, but the short list includes “Freak” by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull, Rick Ross and Future’s “Play No Games” and the latest one “How Many Times” by DJ Khaled featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean which has been a huge club banger for the whole summer/fall of 2015.
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Outside of the hustle and bustle of being a talent Jessica also spends time teaching her very own modeling school in cahoots with Stunner Studios in the Houston metropolitan area where she teaches the in’s and out’s of the modeling game. The class covers things like showing aspiring models how to pose and manage things on the business side along with general knowledge of the industry. She focuses on building confidence and the individual brand of each student, Jessica says it is very rewarding to help train the next generation of models in her area and plans to create more classes in the future.
“Bookings, contracts, social media all of the basics get taught. It always makes me so happy when a girl comes back happy about her next shoot, I love seeing people that have that drive to work hard,” Jessica said.
Make sure to visit www.jessicakylie.com to keep up with all her events and happenings as well as her social media links @therealjkylie on Twitter and Instagram (did we mention she has 1.7 million followers?) and don’t forget snapchat @RealJKylie since she is currently killing that as well.
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A model, mentor and a young veteran Jessica Kylie is redefining the modeling game with her own rules and agenda as the winning streak continues for her. Everything is bigger in Texas and her reputation is just another example of that, not just her cakes. We spent some additional time talking with Jessica who’s personality is very fun to be around.
Q) How do you handle the long days of being on set for shoot and music videos?
A) Usually on set I bring alcohol and snacks it holds me down (laughs).
Q) Who are your favorite people to work with in the music video scene?
A) I want to say I love working with Colin Tilley he produced all these of these music videos I mentioned, he’s very down to earth, and he’s super good at what he does too.
Q) What are some of the thing you focus on teaching in your modeling class?
A) I started my modeling classes this year to teach up and coming models the game and how to pose. This industry is a lot harder than people imagine and it does not matter how pretty you are. If you can’t pose then you can’t model. It really feels good to help other girls and watch them grow! I don’t have set dates for my next classes, but stay updated by following me on Instagram @therealjkylie I will make announcements.
Q) Why did you originally change your name from Jessica Rabbit?
A) I changed my name because I wanted to start acting and no one will take me seriously with a name like Rabbit (laughs). But I still consider myself as Rabbit.
Q) Did you grow up playing sports?
A) I usually had to stay home and watch my little brother while my mom worked so I did not have the luxury of playing sports. I did play softball for a year in high school and I played third base.