Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine McClendon.
Jasmine, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Growing up in a single-parent household, my mother instilled in me that there was nothing that I couldn’t do if I prayed about it, put the work behind it and put my mind to it. I expressed to my mother that I had a passion to models when I was 13 years old because I loved taking pictures of myself and they always came out so pretty. My mother took me to an agency. I had the height, but my weight from the waist down did not fit the runway figure. At that moment, I knew I had to find a different route for my passion.
As a kid in Atlanta, I always loved going to the skating rinks. My favorite rinks growing up were Skate Towne, Cascade Family Skating, Sparkles and Golden Glide. They played all of my urban music with a good mix of R & B and gospel. I literally fell in love with the uniqueness of the different moves that I could do while skating, and that is where the idea was born. Allow me to further introduce myself as the first hottest roller skate model in the nation.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
No, the road has not been a smooth process because I myself have not been as consistent as I should have been with my modeling career as well as skating. I got married to my wonderful husband and had two beautiful babies. Of course, family time is very important but you also have to learn how to get that time back after having kids. I finally learned how to separate the two, and now I am back and better than ever!
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I currently work as a Certified Pharmacy Technician, and I love helping others by telling them what medications are used for, getting the Pharmacists to clarify what medications interact with another and explaining how much a medication cost with the patient’s insurance. After I graduated from Talladega College with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, I wanted to make a difference. I started working at CVS Pharmacy and earned my certification with on-job training. The certification test was very challenging, but I passed the test. While working in the pharmacy, I learn something new every day, just as I would as I learn new skate moves at the skating rink or outside the skating rink.
I am most proud of myself for not giving up on modeling and trying different avenues to get back into the field. Becoming the first roller skate model is a passion and I want the world to know me as the hottest first roller skate model in the world.
Who else deserves credit in your story?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my husband for always believing in me, my mother for always encouraging me, my brother for always supporting me and all of my friends for motivating me to continuously set goals and to make it happen.
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