A new year demands a fresh perspective. So why not a new talent to admire as well?
Meet Jessie Yang, our first-ever New Year’s Eve Girl, and one of the sweetest, most energetic people I know. She really is surprisingly new on the scene, but has already done well over 150 photo shoots, has stars in two web series, and is doing all of this while double-majoring in Psychology and Nutritional Science. And if that isn’t enough to embarrass you into getting off the couch, getting your act together and kicking some ass in 2013, I’m not sure what will.
Name: Jessie Yang
Occupation: Student and Model
Education: I’m still in university but it is my last year. I’m taking Psychology and Nutritional Science as a double major.
Stats: I’ve done over 150 shoots in one year.
How did you get started on your current career track?
Just for fun, took some professional photos with a friend. After getting professional photos done, people on my social media started to pay attention to me more. I got more requests to do photo shoots and that was how it started.
What gives you the most satisfaction as an artist?
Being creative and inspiring others to do the same.
What motivates or inspires you in your work?
Freedom of mind: To not inhibit yourself, but rather to feel whatever it is that you are feeling at the moment. Accept whatever that comes, and commit to it 100%. For example, during a photo shoot, a lot of emotions will come up which will show in your photos. Rather than focusing on what angle makes you look the sexiest or what pose will make you look better, focus on those emotions and your photos will turn out a lot stronger!
Do you have a personal work philosophy?
Work hard but play harder!
If you weren’t doing this, what could you see yourself doing?
Something in psychotherapy or counselling.
What are you working on right now?
A really cool web series! The webseries is done, but it is in post production, so everything is still under construction. However, I am working on another web series right now, called Isaac. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/isaacwebseries
What do you first notice about a guy?
What gets you interested?
How he talks
What keeps you interested?
A genuine, smart, funny guy
What’s your number one deal breaker?
Turn-ons: Guy in suits
Turn-offs: Trying to be cool/gangster
To stay in shape, what’s your basic diet look like?
I eat whatever I want whenever I want!
What sort of fitness plan, if any, do you follow?
If I do overeat in one day, I’ll make up for it in the next by exercising. Polar bear wrestling! Haha no I wish…I run on the treadmill until I feel like I’ve burned enough calories.
What’s next for you? What’s your next big idea or project?
I want to get into TV/film. (check out Jessie in “The Other” by Jordan Randall and Terence Chow, below)
iPhone or Android: IPHONE!
One thing guys should know when talking to a beautiful woman: That she is not always shallow, she COULD be the smartest woman you’ll ever meet who actually has a working BRAIN.
Absolute WORST experience on set/shoot: I just had a shoot 2 days ago for a magazine and it was snowing! The location was an abandoned house, I was wearing heels, jeans and a sleeveless top; both my hands and feet were literally swollen pink because of the weather! But I’m sure the images turned out well so it’s all worth it!
Jessie Yang on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jessieyang90