Caribbean Model: Janeisha John

By :- Janette Brin

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Name: Janeisha John

Birthplace: New Jersey, Hometown: St. Croix USVI

Describe your style in 5 words: Island-Edgy, Colorful, Chic, Bold, Versatile


What item in your closet are you loving the most right now:

Well, lately I’ve been searching for vintage items to add to my wardrobe, and while doing some thrifting I stumbled along a beautiful handcrafted, vintage, camel brown leather vest that is to die for! The detailing is amazing on the vest and I have been able to pair it with practically everything from a flowing, chiffon printed or solid skirt/dress, and even a more rugged look with distressed cutoff jeans,  t-shirt/tank, and some cowboy boots or booties. 


What fashion item are you craving right now:

Two words Guiseppe Zanotti! I am in love with their black and gold snake heels. They are sexy, chic yet still classy.  Aside from that I am looking forward to adding water colors, some bright neon items, and pastels to my wardrobe this spring and summer.


Beauty item you can't live without:

I must say that I didn’t realize that I couldn’t live without this item until I almost lost it the other day lol. It’s my “Moulin Rouge” Make Up Forever Red lipstick. I swear it’s the PERFECT red lipstick, not too bright and not too dark, and now that I’ve cut my hair short it’s the perfect color for a bolder look but not too dramatic.  


Most memorable model moment:

Of course it would have to be strutting my stuff on the Miss Universe and Miss America stage!! Not only did I get to hit the grandest stages in pageantry, I also got a chance to represent my home, the US Virgin Islands.  That opportunity in itself opened many doors for me, allowing me to work with International and Caribbean designers in NYC like Karen De Freitas of Soka, Sandra Baquero, Sohung Designs, Roger Gary, Jamal Drummond of Ahmadz just to name a few.


Most memorable Host/VJ moment:

Wow it’s hard to choose one but if I had to pick, it would have to be as a Red Carpet Correspondent for NY Fashion Week for Mychael Knight of Project Runway and his Lost World Collection, where I got to interview the likes of actress/TV host Sherri Shepherd, Trina, Olivia, BBWLA Gloria and Laura Govan, Nicki Minaj’s hair stylist Terrance Davidson, and many more celebrities in attendance. It was a star studded event and NYFW is the ultimate fashion week, so I was humbled to be given the opportunity to work the red carpet while incorporating my love for fashion and television.


What you love the most about what you do?

I absolutely love that my work IS my play. Not many people have the luxury of doing what they love to do for a living, so for that I am extremely grateful, and humbled for such an opportunity. Also working in television as a host/VJ, and model as well, has granted me the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Many of who have inspired me to keep striving for more in life, and to never be afraid to be different and to take risks.  

BIO

Janeisha is mostly known in the community for her participation in various local and international pageants, such as Ms. Virgin Islands Pride, Ms. St. Croix, and Ms. University of the Virgin Islands, Miss America U.S. Virgin Islands. Her most popular title is Miss US Virgin Islands Universe 2010. As Miss Virgin Islands, Janeisha proudly represented the Virgin Islands at Miss Universe in August 2010, and the 87thannual Miss America Pageant. Janeisha was also featured on national television in the four part reality series, “Miss America Reality Check” on TLC (The Learning Channel). In addition to pageantry, Janeisha is currently the host/VJ for the former MTV-affiliated and Caribbean network called TEMPO which is based out of Newark, NJ. She has done Red Carpet correspondence for Project Runway’s Mychael Knight New York Fashion Week Event. She was also the host for WTJX-Channel 12 “Rediscover St. Croix-US Virgin Islands”, a local television show which highlights local historically, and environmentally significant sights on the island of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.

Janeisha has been featured as VIBE Vixen of the day and also featured as a model in Aeon Mens Magazine, honored alongside her father, Josephat John, in the VI Black Pages, as well as a featured model for Reggaeton Superstar Daddy Yankee’s “Que Tengo Que Hacer” music video. She has modeled at various fashion events to include Sandra Baquero and Sohung Designs for New York Fashion Week, Virgin Islands Fashion Week, Thurgood Marshall’s Leadership Conference Front Row/ Dress for Success Fashion show, is the organizer for UVI’s Fashion Explosion/Rock the Runway, and is the muse for Top Virgin Islands’ local designer Jamal Drummond’s “Ahmadz Fashion” line. She has also been selected as a semifinalist for the Bebe IT Girl Miami Competition. Besides, her love for fashion, and modeling, Janeisha is also a dancer having professionally trained with Caribbean dance schools; Music in Motion and Cruzan Dance Inc., for a total of 12 years. Janeisha received her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of the Virgin Islands  in May 2009.  Overall Janeisha considers herself to be a friendly, energetic, creative, hardworking, family-oriented, and driven individual whose motto in life is “With determination, perseverance, and a heart of gold, always believe you can and will achieve.”

 

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