Brandiâ€™s Figure Adds Up
Brandi: â€œI see both of my careers going very far because I am a goal-driven and hard-working woman who puts her all into being successful.â€?
[Our Model Of The Day]
Where She’s From: Accountants are good with figures—so is Brandi Jordan, a Taurus, who combines as a model. She was born in Hartford, CT, a small, yet busy city.
“Being raised in the city has taught me a lot more than what I can learn in textbooks,” she tells The Black Star News. “In my early adolescence, my family and I moved to a smaller and much slower city in Florida named Palm Bay. I am thankful for the move because the change of pace allowed me to focus more on my education and my goals in life.”
She says the most important things she learned from her parents and relatives include “never quitting, staying focused on the positives in life, and to always make time for family and close friends.”
Where She’s At: Brandi graduated from the University of Central Florida, in 2005, with a degree in Accounting. “I launched my accounting career in my last semester of college and launched my modeling career a year and a half later,” she adds. “I see both of my careers going very far because I am a goal-driven and hard-working woman who puts her all into being successful. I aspire to incorporate my accounting and business skills with my modeling career so I can continue to do all of the things I love and open many more doors of opportunity for myself.”
“Time is a challenge because there are so many tasks that I must do on a daily basis in order to build two successful careers,” she continues. “I conquer this challenge by prioritizing my daily activities and eliminating anything that will knock me off track. Another challenge is filtering out people who are weighing me down instead of contributing to my success. Lastly, being a Black woman in the business and modeling worlds is a challenge mainly because we can be easily taken advantage of if we allow ourselves to be. I conquer this challenge by being outspoken and not being afraid to express myself.”
“Some of the professional accounting accomplishments I am most proud of are being promoted to Staff Accountant within one year of working for my company although the usual promotion time is three years and maintaining the joint ventures during month end procedures solo while the accounting manager and bookkeeper were absent,” Brandi says. “Some of the professional modeling accomplishments I am most proud of are completing eight professional photo shoots, being cast in a music video, being a couture dress model at an awards show, and being a promotional model for an urban abstract art affair all in a three month time span.”
“Beauty draws a person near and brainpower confirms that you are worth building a business relationship with,” she says, of the importance of coupling beauty with brainpower.
So how does this beautiful accountant and model prepare to step out?
“I wear Rocawear, Baby Phat, Hotkiss, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Express, Nine West, Chinese Laundry, Unisa, Steve Madden, and Franco Sarto because the clothes and shoes are trendy and comfortable,” she says. “I use Victoria’s Secret, Ambi, Jergens, and Palmers creams and lotions because they are good quality products that even my complexion, keep my skin feeling soft, and looking healthy. I use Artistry makeup this brand offers great shades of eye shadow and lip gloss and the foundation and concealers are great quality and go on light.”
Brandi’s Words Of Wisdom: “Everything happens for a reason. Learn and build from your mistakes.”
Brandi’s Secrets Of Success: “Listen to the Lord; stay focused on your goals, when you feel like you are working hard work a little harder.”
Brandi’s Favorite Three Movies: “Do the Right Thing, He Got Game, and The Women of Brewster Place.”
Brandi’s Three Favorite Books: “Holy Bible, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Redeeming Love.”
Three Leaders That Have Most Inspired Brandi: “Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Theresa, Mahatma Ghandi.”
The First Three Things Brandi Would Do As President: “Pull our troops out of Iraq; increase public school budgets; and, allow grants to be easily accessible to prospective small business owners.”
Brandi’s Favorite Cars: “Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Range Rover, BMW 745, Lexus RX300 because they have the capability to be driven fast comfortably and they all have unique styles.”
Brandi’s Favorite Entertainers And Songs: “Jagged Edge-“Gotta be”; Dru Hill- “Beauty”;
Keyshia Cole- “I Changed My Mind”; John Legend- “So High”; 112- “Only You.”
Brandi’s Five Favorite Websites: “Myspace.com, Modelmayhem.com, StreamingFaith.com,
Google.com and YouTube.com.”
To find out more about this beautiful model and accountant please visit www.myspace.com/brandialexis
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