Jeannie Ferguson: I've been a plus model for 7 years professionally and 3 years aspiring.
Christina: Have you ever been signed exclusively to a modeling agency? Is so, which one?
Jeannie Ferguson: I've never been signed exclusively, however I was signed to MSA many, many moons ago. LOL! Nothing ever came out of me being signed, since there was no market for Petite Plus. Now I am signed to True Model Management for Fit.
Christina: Name some of the modeling assignments you have booked on your own?
Jeannie Ferguson: BET's Rip The Runway, The Slim & Toned Legging Infomercial, TLC Show Big Brooklyn Style, Glamour Magazine, FFFWK, NJFFFWK just to name a few. I've truly been blessed to work and not have an agent.
Christina: Other than the non-exclusive agencies you work with how do you get most of your jobs?
Jeannie Ferguson: I get most of my jobs thru word of mouth of clients, submitting to the companies directly and "The Sharing is Caring" created by the 1 and only Christina Mendez.
Christina: Do you model full time? If no, what is your other hustle?
Jeannie Ferguson: At this time, I do not model fulltime. I am a Pre-Production manger.
Christina: You are a well known model with an amazing following. How did you achieve your name recognition and fan base?
Jeannie Ferguson: I achieved the recognition by treating others the way I want to be treated. I too was an aspiring model at a time and I know how it is to have some of the big names look down there nose at you...huh some of them still do. But, I remain as humble and as grateful as possible.
Christina: As a woman who is 5’3 have you ever felt discouraged to pursue a career in the industry?
Jeannie Ferguson: Yes! At a time I was constantly told no because I was too short or I am not a real model because of my look and height. It can be very, very depressing.
Christina: On a previous post I did titled “Dry Spell” I highlight the “Walk This Way” workshop you created. How did that come about?
Jeannie Ferguson: Confident, Strong and Neverending.
Christina: Any final thoughts for our fellow aspiring and professional model on the grind?