We had the good fortune of connecting with Jonnaira Ruth and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jonnaira, what do you want people to remember about you?
Legacy…..! Wow thats very deep, deep enough to make you think, deep enough to make you start over, or even sit back and revaluate life from beginning to the end. Deep enough to have you revamp your life now to make sure you leave a legacy behind shall i say, Now what do i want my legacy to be? I want my legacy to leave a stamp on the world and bleed love into our hearts to be united as one. I want to be able to broadcast across the nation that no matter what race and the color of your skin is you are loved. I want to inspire anyone who suffers from self hate and fear to be able to look at themselves in the mirror and know they are strong. In todays society many steer towards social media and the next biggest BEAUTY trend that allow it to ALTER outer appearance to where we forget who’s inside which you, me and them…… its us our mind. My goal in life is to create new opportunities for all body and skin types to make sure everyone will be praised. Breaking barriers in the beauty industry is a MUST we are not living in the 1900’s anymore the world is continuing to evolve everyday trends are being set everyday. So why wait now? why wait ? Do not wait on anyone to start your career. what energy you pout into the world should wake up the next person who is sleeping in life. You have to believe in YOU as i believed in myself to write this story. May i leave my thoughts on your mind and heart to wake up tomorrow and again say “i am important”. What do i want my legacy to be ….. is for you to believe in you.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have been exploring the modeling industry for about 7 years now. I owned a talent agency called “The house Of Royale” we had a total of 40 models including kids, teens, and adults. My biggest accomplishment in life was launching my cosmetics brand called “Naked Beaute Cosmetics”. I have mainly learned I had to follow in order to lead. I’ve learned to never stop even when you feel alone keep going. I have to believe in myself and know I am worthy to be successful. Regardless of how much knowledge was out there in the world I believe you can never stop learning. I want the world to know about my brand is no matter who you are, you are valued and loved. I want the world to stand up and stay strong g regardless of the obstacles you face.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Fun? Fun is easy I would say the most adventurous place to take my guest and family would be to deep Ellum there are so many different live bars and restaurants to choose from. My favorite thing to do is load the scooters down town with a few bucks and cruise the city light of down town Dallas. On a blazing Saturday night I would travel down to the W hotel and swim I love water and majority of my family do also the site over the city is a view to die for. Anyone that’s a seafood lover have to stop at Krab kings in Desoto, Texas they have any type of plate you can think of. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Nikki Hunter, a Talent scout and booking agent who has broken in to the industry giving models, actors, and influencers a chance at life to show their fullest potential. She has endured many challenges to make her the strong woman who she has blossomed into today.
I want to thank the BEST professional photographer Omar Ramos, for showing me tough love and teaching me to have a back bone and stand up for what I believe in ! ” Quality over quantity”.
Whitney Davis, A strong woman of GOD who taught me how to keep going regardless of what obstacles i face. She taught me to work hard even when it gets tough. “Stand strong and keep your head high”
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