Life Mission: Being ok with not knowing the answer to this question yet.
What made you make the big move to NYC?
Modeling is what made me move to NYC. I visited at the age of 17 and became fascinated with the city that never sleeps. Literally! I can remember walking around late at night and it was so busy. I knew I wanted to live here and of course with wanting to model, it was perfect.
What advice would you give other women about creating a successful brand?
I would definitely tell someone trying to start their own business do your research, put in the work, be patient and don’t give up. Success takes time.
You use the hashtag ##SheMustBeAJewel on a lot of your social media posts. What does that hashtag mean to you? What's its significance?
#SheMustBeAJewel is like saying you must be yourself, you must be whoever and whatever are are. You must be unique, as no two jewels are the same. Basically reinforcing that it’s ok to be YOU. This hashtag came from the group I am apart of called The Phoenix Jewels.
Can you tell me about The Phoenix Jewels?
The Phoenix Jewels are a group of five beautiful, tall women of different sizes who met through modeling. We are friends turned sisters and business partners. We formed this group to show black women/ women in any industry that we are stronger together. To show that we can support and cheer each other on. That we can glow up together! We work together, give back together and help each other be better. We have formed an unbreakable bond and are truly each others support system. I am so thankful for my Jewels.
Your social media screams CONFIDENCE!!! What advice would you give to tall women and girls that may not be so confident because of their height?
So happy my social media comes across exactly the way I wanted. Confidence is me! I am unapologetically me and this will not change for anyone!!
What I would say to anyone struggling with being confident in their height or even in their bodies is I’ve been there before. I had to learn over time that once you are comfortable with YOU no one can tear you down. So embrace who you are! Oh and I can’t count how many times in a day I hear someone say they wish they had my height! You’ll love it one day trust me.
Check Keesee out on IG @_Keesee as well as the Phoenix Jewels @ThePhoenixJewels :)