Justine Jacqualas was born in France and grew up in Nantes. She is from the Reunion Island. She hasn’t been a model for long while she tries to evolve at her own pace. She loves shopping and spending time with her family.
How does it feel to be selected as one of the Abners Angels?
It makes me so happy to be selected! I am delighted about it.
What made you become a model?
I’ve always loved the world of photography. When I was smaller I amused myself very often to take the camera from my mom or my dad. I took my outfits of the day photos, landscapes or just myself. Note that the social network “Instagram” pushed me towards a big step. I found on this social network a lot of passionate girls like me, by photography by the way. It is thanks to them that I decided to post my photos in public on my profile. Today, I finally take pleasure in watching my pictures. This is a good way that allowed me to regain confidence in myself and feel good about myself.
Do you ever get shy in front of the camera?
Yes of course. Pose before a camera requires maximum concentration and attention. It is important to feel to be yourself and let go. It was difficult for me, because I have a shy side with people I do not know.
Is modeling an easy job or more strenuous than people realize?
Being a model is hard work. This takes time, patience and some creativity. Some people cannot imagine the number of pictures you can take before you find the right picture but also retouching time for photos. It took up to three hours to edit a photo.
How do you cope under the pressures of being a model?
I organize myself. It’s very important! I try to move me in the photo shoots, to have advances in my phone. At minimum I post a photo on Instagram every week.
How do you maintain your figure?
I move a lot, I walk, I take the stairs, and I practice sports in the gym. I try to eat healthy fruits, vegetables and I drink a lot of water especially! Of course, sometimes I slip sometimes and eat at KFC or McDonald’s, it’s so good lol!
What are some of your favorite designers or stores?
Pretty Little Things, Fashion Nova and Guess! My three favorite!
What’s your most valuable possession?
How do you spend your free time?
I shop at many stores, it is one of my favorite pastimes! I go to see my friends, my family or my boyfriend. I am much in the cinema too! I have a big passion for horror movies. I can spend hours and hours and watch with popcorn of course, lol. I go to the gym also. I do not like to go out at nights like some young people, I’d rather be home in my bed watching my heat of the moment “Luke Cage” on Netflix.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
I was in the process of returning home by bus and there was someone strange to me. It was quiet. I took my phone, I took a photo and “BAM” sound super strong! I forgot to put my phone on silent. Everyone looked at me, shame.
What is your dream vacation?
In the Maldives, the edge of the beach in a swimsuit by the blue water with a cocktail strawberry. A super nice hotel with a huge pool! Massages available, a dream.
What is the #1 thing on your bucket list?
Fulfill one of my projects dear to my heart.
How can everyone keep in touch with you on social media?
My Instagram: @juhontas. I am very active on it!