Interview With Cover Model Jordan Tesfay, 5/01/2010
Maddy: I heard you are
going to school pursuing a law degree. What type of law will you be practicing?
Jordan:I am wrapping up my 2nd year
of law school as we speak. My concentration so far has been in Community
Economic Development but I will be doing a Health Law concentration in the
Maddy: At the shoot for
this month's issue, you brought beautiful scarves from Ethiopia to the set. Can
you tell us about your passion for helping local artist in Ethiopia and how
your business will impact your passion for it?
Jordan: While the
scarves are from Ethiopia my family is actually from Eritrea, and I was born in
Italy. I wanted to find a way to help protect handmade craftsmanship while
providing a fair wage for local artisans. Tesfay Textiles has been my way of
encouraging business development in Africa while providing people a unique and
Maddy: You are in
excellent shape; do you follow a specific health regimen?
Jordan: Thank you. I
try and cook as often as possible using natural ingredients from my local
famers market. I also run and do Yoga a few times a week.
Maddy: The modeling
industry is very different now, what advice do you have for aspiring models?
Jordan: Be patient,
stay grounded, appreciate every job and save your money.
Maddy: What do you like
most about being a model?
surrounded by creative people.
Maddy: How do you feel
about the Curvy Revolution people say we are currently in?
Jordan: I think it's
great. There are so many beautiful models that are finally getting the
attention they deserve.
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