South Africa

Glorious Morning Views

with JR / @jaearah / Nashville, TN 

Photography by Luis Gomez / universe

Tell us something interesting about yourself people would not ordinarily know about you? Korean was my first language but unfortunately, I don’t know how to speak it anymore.

If you weren’t a model, what would you be? I would be the photographer. 

Who is your celeb crush? Haha, no need to say, he knows who he is.

What is the one thing about yourself that you wish more people knew? My Instagram handle “@jaearah” makes my name highly confusing. Most people and friends, call me by my nickname “JR” (my initials). My real name is Jessica, my father named me after a very popular Allman Brothers song. 

What does your typical day look like? Honestly, after working long weekends behind the bar, I enjoy my downtime. I love lounging with my dog or working on projects at home.

When you are not busy modeling, what is your favorite thing to do? I’ve stayed pretty busy lately and haven’t had time to create my own art through photography but I love searching and admiring others’ artwork. If I’m not home I enjoy being outdoors. Traveling and seeing new places.

Which three words best describe you? I would say Resilient, intuitive, and intriguing. 

Were you excited to shoot this feature? Very excited! It was a joy working with Luis Gomez for FHM.

Do you have anyone special in your life and could you tell us a bit about it? I do and it’s fresh, but I like to keep my personal life… personal.