Anele Jane Chidinma, professionally known as Jannelle, is one badass and big hearted model. An ex beauty queen, brand ambassador and entrepreneur who hails from Rivers State, in Nigeria.
Jannelle, in a discourse with OT’Chik Moments, talked about her first contacts with photography, how she started, her signature and also her work and life philosophy. Scroll below to discover the inspiring and refreshing answers and work of one of our favorite models.
How did you come to be a model and what was (were) your inspiration?
I started modeling after I went for an audition and was selected. I’m always inspired whenever I see other models doing great. I believe that I can do great too so I work hard.
What does your typical day as a model of your status look like?
I’m an introvert so my typical day is being indoors surfing the internet, checking out for agencies, learning poses, catwalk and all.
The modeling industry is quite dominated by people who see nudity as way of expressing confidence in their bodies. As someone who is often posing for cameras, how do you see nudity in entertainment and is it something you’re comfortable with?
To me, Nudity is a personal decision/choice and doesn’t necessarily express confidence but could be a factor when working with some certain brands. I can be comfortable with nudity, it totally depends on the situation.
What has been the most surprising element of your job?
Most surprising element should be that we meet new people all the time and learn more things and in most cases, we bond with each other like we’ve known each other for years .
What challenges did you encounter while pursuing your career as a model and how have you been able to overcome them?
My biggest challenge is hearing more NO’s than YES’s and I overcome them by being positive and more hard working.
Having done so much for yourself in this short while, how do you want people to see/ define you and your style?
Honestly, I want to be able to leave an unprecedented footprint so people would recognize me by that.
If you could pick any celebrity or model to work with, whom will it be? Why?
Well, if I’m to pick any celebrity to work with, it would be Don Jazzy because he has great enthusiasm in pushing young talented youth to become better and exposing them to the entertainment circle to gain more audience. If it’s to be a model, it would be Adut because I’m totally in love with her skin and her style.