Shaquoya Jackson-Ishman was born in Fort Polk, Louisiana. Being a military brat Shaquoya has traveled many places in the world and experienced art and creativity in different countries. Being a creative and influenced by creativity around her, she started expressing her creativity through modeling and sketching. Many years later she has now started her own swimwear company and can bask in the joy of modeling at the same time.
How does it feel to be selected as one of the Abners Angels?
I was acknowledged on the Working Women Wednesday and now being selected as an Abners Angel. Being recognized on the work thats put out there is always a pleasure!
How long have you been modeling and what inspired you to become a model?
I’ve been involved in modeling since my elementary school years. I’ve always loved to dress up, pose and walk on my imaginary runway of life. It’s just something in me, nothing in particular inspired me. Just the diva in me!
How do you maintain your figure?
I’m naturally slim, so I don’t have to do much. I work out occasionally and toning comes quickly for me.
What physical features do you get the most compliments on?
My smile definitely gets the most compliments.
What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?
I love my entire body. I love that I have a natural slim athletic build.
What is your most memorable modeling moment?
My most memorable modeling moment is when I was booked for a hair ad that was distributed throughout hair stores. I was a model in a pamphlet for a hair product.
Concert or Broadway Play?
I like concerts!
Are you a flower person or a gift person?
It depends on the celebration, but I love accepting flowers. If its a big celebration an added gift would be nice as well.
Three words your best friends would use to describe you?
I think my friends would describe me as funny, creative and a danceaholic, lol.
What is the #1 thing on your bucket list?
To open a store is definitely on my bucket list.
What’s your best childhood memory?
My best childhood memory is being adventurous outside and building things with the neighborhood kids. We built a tree house and a go cart that everyone rode down the trail to school. Those were the good ol days.
What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for being a nice individual that accepts everyone for who they are and being a risk taker. A rebel not letting anything or any stereotype hold me back and projecting that bold energy onto others, inspiring them to Go For It!
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
You can connect with me on all social media platforms @shalajaswimwear or @shaquoya_jackson_ishman .