Crystal Nichole Jones is originally from Chicago, Illinois and currently working as a Clinical Research Coordinator II. She always wanted to model but being raised by a wonderful grandmother, she felt that she should focus on her career and put modeling on the back burner. As she got older it was more at the front of her mind and she started doing photoshoots. She hopes to continue gaining experience to do more professional modeling.
How does it feel to be selected as one of the Abners Angels?
I was excited, shocked, apprehensive and ready to jump in all at the same time as soon as I saw your message. Being as I haven’t been doing it very long, it makes me feel like I can do this and to keep going.
What made you become a model?
When I was 12 my sister and I walked in a fashion show where we modeled “Luster’s Pink Relaxer” t-shirts at Ford City in Chicago. I don’t remember the details and how it came about, but we went with my aunt (I still have the picture, lol). We walked and did a few turns, when I left the stage all I could think about was modeling. It’s so crazy to think about that moment now, but that’s when I knew.
What three things do you need to be successful as a model?
Consistency, a good support system and discipline.
What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?
My smile. I have been told that it brightens people’s day, so I do it a lot.
Lingerie or Swimsuit shoot?
Which insecurity would shock people if they knew about it?
Funny enough my smile, lol. I developed bell’s’ palsy when I was 38 weeks pregnant with my second child, which caused my face to be paralyzed on the right side for about eight weeks. I wore shades when I went out and had to tape my eye shut when I slept. As a result, I still have some paralysis on the right side of my face, but it’s a lot better than it was eight years ago.
What celebrity death hit you the hardest?
Aaliyah. I was such a huge fan of hers and when she passed I felt like I lost a sister. She was and always will be my favorite.
What’s always on your grocery list?
Salmon. I don’t eat pork or beef, so fish is always on my list.
Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not live a day without?
My children are my heartbeat.
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
A Chigurl’s Tale.
What was your hometown like and how much did where you grew up shape you?
Growing up in Chicago in the 80’s was rough for the first seven years of my life. My mom and dad were both on crack and my grandmother made the decision to raise 5 of her 6 children along with 3 of my uncle’s 4 children. I had to grow up fast being the oldest of nine. I learned to be responsible because I had to be. Living with my grandmother was amazing, I thrived when I moved in with her. I got to see more of my city other than the gangs and violence. My aunts and Uncles showed us another side of Chicago. The beaches, museums, aquariums, parks, parades, The Taste of Chicago was always my favorite and just good old entertainment. I got older I always held on to what she taught and showed me which was to be strong, independent and work hard for what I want. I did just that.
What is your favorite memory from 2021?
The Vegas trip I took to celebrate my friend Kristina graduating from medical school.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?