When she was growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, Jaunel McKenzie found herself in modeling school at her mother's urging - not to be a model, but to learn how to be more ladylike. She was enrolled in the school's grooming class to learn how to be less of the tomboy that she was.
She ended up becoming a model when an agent discovered her, and by all accounts, she's been a success at it.
Well, what do you think? :-D
Jaunel McKenzie has numerous credits in her portfolio, She's done eleven spreads for the U.S. edition of Vogue, and with one spread each for the German, French, and Italian editions of that magazine. She's also done ads for Victoria's Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Nordstrom, and Banana Republic, and she's strutted on many a catwalk in fashion shows for numerous clients - too many to list here. :-)
She's also started FACE, a model development company, whose mission is to educate women entering the modeling trade on how to manage their finances and to provide them with all kinds of support - as well as the knowledge of how modeling works as a business.