Name: Jinji Amen⠀
Born: Chicago, Illinois
Lives: Seattle, WA
For the majority of my life I felt like I didn’t belong. I spent so much time wondering what made me different and why it was that no one seemed to accept me. I grew up feeling conflicted and alone, not seeing myself represented in the places I looked for inspiration. This drove me to serve as a representation and motivation for others like me.
Culinary arts has always been a passion of mine, even since childhood where I had the opportunity to deeply connect with my Nona (Grandmother).
Modelling was always something I was interested in but, I never thought it was an industry that I would be accepted by. An opportunity came to me by coincidence and I have been doing it ever since.
These passions combined to create a balanced creative outlet for self-expression and confidence.⠀