Name: Kia J.
Where are you from: Richmond, Va
Favorite Music Artist(s): Michael Jackson, Sade, & Aaliyah, Chris Brown, Jidenna, and Sam Smith
Twitter: @KiaJayy
Instagram: KiaJayy

OTM: Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do when you’re not modeling?
Kia: I’m a positive and driven young woman who enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with my family. My family means the world to me and everything I do is to elevate our lives so we can live it to the fullest. When I’m not modeling, I’m planning for my next shoot or working. Lately, I’ve been working on creating a YouTube channel that focuses on beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and health.

OTM: Tell us something we wouldn’t know about you.
Kia: I love collecting healing crystals, meditating, and practicing yoga. These activities help me to protect my spiritual energy, think more clearly, and feel more at peace with my inner self.

OTM: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Kia: I envision myself being a successful model and actress who travels the world freely. I plan on expanding my horizons, vlogging, and documenting my journey around the world. I would also like to invest my money into starting a business; my business would focus on putting affordable, organic, farm-stands in low-income communities. Currently, low-income communities are surrounded by gas stations and fast food places that sell poison disguised as food. That needs to change.

OTM: If you could give advice to an up and coming model what would you tell them?
Kia: Always study/research your craft. Also don’t be afraid to invest in yourself, because it’s your brand you’re representing. It’s okay to book a stylist and/or MUA to get the best look for your portfolio.

OTM: What’s one word to describe yourself?
Kia: Radiant.