Jessica Wong is a model, designer and social media personality. She is a self-love advocate, who prides herself in being authentic, professional and creative. She 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. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Arts in English and Minor in Psychology.
Upon graduation, Jessica dabbled in retail for two years as an Assistant Manager at Abercombie & Fitch and Aldo in Miami, Florida. 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 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, 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. In 2018, Jessica launched her women’s handmade swimwear collection, XhaleSwim. 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 34,000 body positive followers on @xhaleswim and featured in the Miami New Times as “Best Swimwear of 2020” and Deco Drive.
XhaleSwim and Jessica have been featured in various articles: