A show-stealer. That’s how best to describe American reality TV star and renowned runway coch, Miss J Alexander. With humble beginning from the bronx, Miss J worked his way up the runway ladder modelling for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, then going on to become a world famous model trainer. If you’re one of those who appreciates the fierceness supermodel, Tyra banks puts into her catwalk or the diverse cast often seen at Kimora Lee Simmons presentation, then you have Miss J to thank for that.
Right after copping chunky neck pieces and a gorgeous turban from budding headwear brand, turban tempest, Jay discussed and demonstrated at length the essential know-hows- power, poise, presence for any model. Here are the dos and don’ts according to Miss Jay;
Lean Back, Feel The Music
To achieve a perfect strut, Miss Jay Admonished up and coming models to always follow the pace of the music and lean back ever-so slightly for the ideal gate.
Go In Clean
A little bit of powder, lip-gloss with your hair pulled back is always the best bet said Miss Jay.
Do the power walk, ignore the jitters, avoid flipping your hair (For the females), do not tug at your dresses, too much swagger for guys can be a huge turn off.
Practice these tips at casting calls and you just might be on your way to becoming Africa’s next supermodel, at least, according to Miss Jay.
In addition to disclosing the much-needed tips, Miss Jay emphasized that there is no rule to breaking into the modeling what with the invention of instagram and plus-size modelling. The industry seems to be embracing diversity so Miss Jay advised to take advantage of it.