Name: Julenni M.
Where are you from: Dominican Republic; reside in Maryland.
Favorite Music Artist(s): Romeo, Bad bunny, Cardi B, Jay Z, Enrique Iglesias, Rihanna, Russ.
OTM: Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do when you’re not modeling?
Julenni: When I’m not modeling I’m usually with my daughter Juliet who’s soon approaching her terrible 2’s. She keeps me on my toes and taking up most of my free time and my not so free time. I’m also always looking to perfect my craft. So when I’m not shooting, strutting down a runway or on a job I’m learning and studying or looking for casting calls. From learning new techniques, getting acquainted with a certain model or photographer whose work inspires me, or creating mood boards for upcoming projects.
OTM: Tell us something we wouldn’t know about you.
Julenni: Something not many people know about me is that I’m not just a model. Modeling is just my main focus at this moment but I’m actually really interested and passionate about almost every aspect of the entertainment industry. Fashion, radio, television, beauty, and writing. I’m a very creative person and I’m looking for as many outlets to release all of my ideas into.
OTM: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Julenni: In 5 years I see myself on magazine covers, billboards, really making my mark in the industry. By then I also hope God has blessed me with the opportunity to be featured in at least one film and possibly looking into having my own talk show. I know big dreams, but 5 years is a long time. I also see myself providing a stable environment for my daughter, and just being someone she can be proud of.
OTM: If you could give advice to an up and coming model what would you tell them?
Julenni: Network, network like crazy. Find a good solid group of people who see the vision and who see the potential in you and hold them close. This isn’t an easy industry to be in, so finding genuine people is key. Also always stay true to yourself, before jumping in head first make sure you know who you are, and what you’re willing and not willing to do. Stick to your morals.
OTM: What’s one word to describe yourself?
Julenni: Ever-changing. I’m always looking to be the best version of myself. So I’m constantly evolving and adapting to ensure I’m getting the most out of myself and those around me.