Jessica Wong | Model & Designer

Are you searching for a dynamic and versatile model to elevate your brand, create buzz on social media, or bring an unforgettable presence to your event? Look no further!

Why Choose Me?

Brand Ambassadorship: Need a captivating face to represent your brand? I excel in brand ambassador roles, embodying the essence of your product or service while engaging with your target audience.

Brand Awareness: Creating brand awareness is essential in today’s competitive market. I know how to leave a lasting impression and make your brand unforgettable.

Social Media Campaigns: In the age of digital marketing, social media is king. I have a proven track record of success in social media campaigns, ensuring your message reaches far and wide.

Carnival Costume Band Launches: Whether it’s a carnival costume band launch or any event, I will bring the energy and style that will leave a crowd mesmerized.

Music Video Appearances: My presence on screen is electric, and I have been featured in numerous music videos, bringing the artist’s vision to life with my charisma and flair.

Online Presence: You can find me on various social media platforms with engaged followers and fans who appreciate my work and authenticity.

I take pride in my professionalism and adaptability. No matter the campaign or event, you can count on me to deliver excellence.

Let’s Collaborate

Ready to take your brand, campaign, or event to the next level? Let’s create something extraordinary together. Contact me today to discuss your project and how I can be the face that turns your vision into reality.

I look forward to the opportunity of working with you! 

 

About Jessica Wong aka JeeLeeWong

Jessica Wong aka JessLeeWong is a self-love advocate, who prides herself in being authentic, professional and creative. Jessica was born in Sumter, South Carolina on Shaw Air Force Base. Jessica is of Jamaican descent and proudly represents her culture at every opportunity.
At four years old, she relocated to Miami, Florida and attended Sunset Park Elementary and Glades Middle School. She attended Miami Killian Senior High School and played power forward on the Lady Cougars girls’ basketball team. Jessica graduated from Miami Killian at the top 15% percentile of her class and received numerous scholarships to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Jessica obtained her Bachelor’s in Arts in English and Minor in Psychology.

In 2017, Jessica took the ultimate leap of faith, and entered the Miss Jamaica Universe pageant in Kingson, Jamaica. She placed Top 10 and won the Gleaners Most Popular Contestant. The Miss Jamaica Universe pageant propelled Jessica into the world of modeling and social media fame as @jessleewong. Subsequently, Jessica was the solo model in the Official 2018 J. Wray & Nephew Ltd. calendar and various promotions which was distributed worldwide.

There has never been a time more important time, to celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of women and Jessica is doing just that. Jessica launched her women’s handmade swimwear collection, XhaleSwim in 2018. Her premium pieces are meant to be worn as an extension of the woman wearing them and an expression of their own personal style.

XhaleSwim’s signature designs are chic, sophisticated and vibrant.  XhaleSwim is for woman who exudes confidence and believes beauty has no limits. The handmade, luxurious collection caters to different shapes, ages and sizes of women. XhaleSwim has a community of roughly 48,100 body positive followers on @xhaleswim and featured in the Miami New Times as “Best Swimwear of 2020” and Deco Drive. Jessica and XhaleSwim have been featured in various articles:

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Good Squad

It’s bikini season all year long for Jessica Wong. The Miami resident of Jamaican descent is the owner and designer of her own swimsuit line, XhaleSwim which celebrates women and bodies of all shapes and sizes—an attribute that clearly aligns with our inclusive mindset here at Good American and motivated her to apply to our open casting.

Jessica is also a professional model who has experienced some of the size bias in the industry, aka not getting typical “fashion” jobs, but doesn’t want to be typecast just because of her killer curves. (AMEN!). As she puts it, “I’m anything but someone who should be put into a box.”

Somewhere amidst modeling and designing, Jess also finds time to share her learnings and “life hacks” with other women via her second Instagram handle @howjessdidit. How sweet is that? From her consideration around uplifting and supporting other women to her boundary-breaking outlook on the fashion industry, and it was clear we had to make her part of the Good Squad.

“There is a reason why you came looking like this so, you might as well fall in love with every piece of you. If there’s something you don’t like, work on it.”

Visting Rio de Janeiro & Copacabana Beach Brazil

Brazil has always been on my bucket list, and when the opportunity arose, I seized it. My happiness to be there was only surpassed by the wonderful experiences I encountered. Brazil is an incredible destination for countless reasons – its scenic mountains, vibrant culture, and myriad of sights make it a must-visit location.

Accommodations: My stay was at the Hilton Copacabana hotel, situated directly opposite Copacabana beach. The hotel offered a continental breakfast each morning and boasted a splendid pool area with food and drink service available into the night. Despite the hotel’s bustling nature, its proximity to the beach was convenient, allowing for easy exploration of the nearby restaurant strip and waterfront. The room selection could afford you stunning ocean and mountain vistas, all enjoyed from the comfort of your bed.

The beauty of these beaches lies in the numerous beachfront dining options available, offering food and drinks for you to enjoy while basking in the sun and taking in the views.

Temperature: During my January visit, the temperature soared to 110°F, so it’s essential to bring sunblock, stay hydrated, and avoid the sun during peak hours. Seriously, the sand can even burn your feet.

Restaurants: I visited a Brazilian Steakhouse where the buffet was outstanding. It featured a variety of salads, appetizer hors d’oeuvres, an array of meats, and concluded with a selection of cake desserts.

Transportation: Given Brazil’s vast size, I strongly recommend hiring a driver to navigate the area. The journey from the airport to our hotel took roughly 50 minutes to an hour without traffic, so anticipate long travel times to your destinations.

Safety and Awareness: Traveling as a diverse group of men and women, we were vigilant and mindful of our surroundings. Accompanied by a driver fluent in Portuguese, we visited areas they recommended as safe and interesting.

Not speaking Portuguese is manageable in tourist areas of Brazil, as assistance is often available. However, for more authentic experiences, the language barrier can be a significant obstacle. During our nightlife outings, our driver was essential in navigating the details, as the staff at the venues communicated solely in Portuguese.

One aspect that will certainly catch your attention in Rio are the favelas. Favelas, often referred to as “slums” or “shanty towns,” are home to many of Brazil’s underprivileged populations. With over 1.5 million residents, these areas are not safe for tourists to explore, often controlled by drug lords and lacking police presence. While favelas are scattered throughout the city, you won’t stumble into one by accident, so there’s no need for concern. However, it’s wise to discourage any travel companions from attempting to visit these areas.

In Brazil, racial tension is another factor to be mindful of. As a black traveler, I sensed it especially when entering upscale venues. Typically, the darker-skinned Brazilians reside in the favelas and may not have access to certain luxuries, leading to a noticeable racial divide in some places. Although I received some stares from lighter-skinned individuals in Rio, I encountered no issues.

Visitors to Brazil are often cautioned about the potential dangers. Apart from these risks, there’s a prevalent culture of hustling. While dining at beachfront properties, my group was frequently approached by vendors, ranging from adults to children, offering a variety of goods from clothing to accessories.

My distinctly Afrocentric appearance meant that I avoided harassment by remaining silent, as I was mistaken for a local. However, travelers who don’t resemble Brazilians might face more persistent attention. A simple head shake can usually deter vendors, but speaking and not knowing Portuguese might increase the likelihood of being targeted by hustlers.

Nightlife: To immerse yourself in an authentic Brazilian experience

Visiting Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is an iconic Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ, visible from almost anywhere in Rio. Perched atop Mount Corcovado, it rises 98 feet tall with outstretched arms spanning 92 feet.

When visiting this historic site, expect heat and crowds. Ascending to the statue may take over 30 minutes due to numerous stairs and paths (comfortable sneakers are essential)—prepare for a workout!

Securing a photo opportunity can be challenging amidst the throngs of visitors. However, with patience and timing, you can capture your moment.

My group dedicated half a day to exploring Sugarloaf Mountain. Rising 1,299 feet above the harbor at its peak, the journey to the summit involves a series of safe cable cars.

Atop Sugarloaf, you’re rewarded with panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro, Niteroi, Guanabara Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Additional attractions include helicopter tours, a tattoo parlor, various restaurants, ice cream stands, and souvenir shops.

The adventure began with a drive to the summit of Ipahima Hill for paragliding, where I was harnessed and taught the techniques of jumping and flying prior to the actual leap. The experience was incredibly enjoyable and exhilarating! For those who seek thrills, I wholeheartedly recommend it!

Fall in Love with Cartagena Colombia

Out of all the amazing places in the world, Cartagena Colombia definitely holds a special place in my heart from the especially warm locals to the cultural and colorful walled city, delicious food and lively rooftops I can’t wait to go back! What makes Cartagena a popular destination are a few factors: it’s a quick 2.5-hour flight, it’s an extremely reasonably priced city and the weather is superb. Cartagena is the perfect city to experience if you’re looking for a great time without breaking the budget.

I decided to stay in an Airbnb that was 10 minutes from Cartagena’s walled city. The Airbnb was a one bedroom, two bathrooms set up with a large balcony in a condo building that overlooked the beach. One of my favorite portions of the building was that it had the most amazing rooftop pool, due to Covid restrictions they only allowed a few people to visit it at a time where they were on their own. Which worked out perfectly for me! A secluded gorgeous pool with breathtaking views? COUNT ME IN!

Transportation: I opted to use a trusted taxi driver for my entire trip. He was always on time, in an airconditioned vehicle and had tons of suggestions on where to go to get the most of my stay. The wonderful thing about staying in Cartagena is that most rides are 15 minutes max due to the concentration of the city. He was so professional that he even helped me to find a deal for my covid testing and went inside with me to make sure everything went smoothly. The customer service was truly top tier.

Boat Day: It’s only right that you take a boat to visit some of the islands of Cartagena. The water in Cartagena itself isn’t the prettiest, but it quickly transforms into crystal blue waters once you take the 45 minutes to an hour ride to the islands. The boat ride was my favorite part of the trip.

You have several options on what type of boat you would prefer to take- Some people opt for a boat that has a group of strangers on it for a cheaper price, or you can rent out your own boat depending on what you are interested in. There are boats that range in size and luxury all to meet your needs.

I went to the Rosario Islands. One of the islands was a legitimate party on the water, filled with great music, and people serving food through the water to your boat. I couldn’t ask for a better experience!

I highly recommend wearing sunblock and reapplying it throughout your entire day I got a nasty sunburn that kept me indoors for the next day. Also bring some water, towels, and a few snacks in case you get hungry before you reach the islands, or in case you can’t hold your liquor.

Walled City: The walled city of Colombia is one of the most magical portions of Cartagena. Filled with bustling people, restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment you can even get a horse drawn carriage to take you to your destinations! If you are checking out the walled city during the day, I suggest trying out the yummy street food. It is beyond tasty and quite frugal. You can also shop around for clothing, accessories, souvenirs- you name it!

If you are going out at night, or to a rooftop please be aware that if you are wearing heels it will be one heck of a mission for you. It is quite a journey of several flights of stairs, sometimes with a very steep incline, that are not forgiving. Sometimes you will have 4 flights of narrow stairs to climb while passing people bringing trays of food- trust me, it is NOT for the weak.

Restaurants: Every restaurant in Cartagena has its own appeal that makes it so unique. As a foodie, I take my meals very seriously and my taste buds were not disappointed. The tastes of Cartagena are tropical and contain rice, meats, fish and coconut infused flavors! And although I tried out a multitude of places, my favorite restaurant was Cande’ Cocina

Filled with decor that leaves you in complete shock, this restaurant was one of a kind. It even had a live show that was very interactive during your dinner. The presentation of the food was next level with fish that is opened in a tied leaf and drinks that were served out of shells! The service was top notch with many servers who dish the food for you and even someone in the restroom to help you.

There is a giant tree in the center of the restaurant decorated in gold ornaments and glowing light fixtures that takes your breath away. Candles and ornaments are artistically placed around the space to for a romantic and warm feeling that penetrates the ambiance from the moment you step inside.

Pricing & Affordability: One of the best things about Cartagena is how affordable it truly is! From a casual dining experience with the locals, to the fanciest of dinners Cartagena does not break the bank. Many of the Cartagena accommodations are not pricey and include a complimentary breakfast with your stay.

Racism & Safety?: As a black woman traveler I am very conscious of both my safety and treatment while I travel; and I can honestly say- In Cartagena I was treated like a celebrity! Everywhere I went both men and women complimented me and made me feel absolutely beautiful and at home. I even found a mural painting of a woman who looked exactly like me- it was uncanny to say the least.

In terms of safety, Cartagena is city where you should pay attention just like everywhere else in the world. People will hustle to make a living but I did not at any point feel as though I was in danger.

Whether you are taking a quick trip or want to stay for a while, Cartagena is the place to venture out to. It’s safe, beautiful, full of a vibrant culture, great customer service and its guaranteed to give you memories for years to come. P.S. I’m actually going back in February 2023- and I cannot wait.