Jojo West is the COO of Bjuled Couture Plus Size Swimsuits, as well as a professional plus size model and model coach in Miami, FL with more than 15 years of experience in modeling, pageantry, and dance, including ballet, jazz, and modern dance, beginning at age 5. From the ages of 10-16, she modeled for several local events in the South Florida area before taking a break from the industry, reemerging in 2012 as a plus size model. Since then, she has worked with several photographers across the East coast and has participated in several runway shows and trade shows, including:
Baltimore Fashion Week
DC Fashion Week
Elucid Magazine NY Fashion Week
Harrisburg Fashion Week
1426 Fashion Week
Ashley Stewart “Love Your Curves Tour”
Jojo's goal is not only to represent curvy and plus size women, but also to help women embrace who they are. As she says, "The human form is beautiful regardless whether it’s a size 2 or a size 16. Art and beauty are all about perception. Through Bjuled Couture, we are granted the privilege to create art by combining the designs with the beauty of the women wearing them."
Aside from her success as a plus model, Jojo previously owned 2 successful businesses, a contracting company and a Cuban restaurant, before the age of 30, then decided to sell them to work on the 2008 presidential campaign, which brought her to Washington DC. This exciting change allowed her to meet two presidential families and one vice presidential family when she was part of the 2008 inaugural committee where she was a volunteer liaison and helped train over 14,000 volunteers.
Jojo also has an Associate of Science in Psychology degree from Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and is a practicing paralegal. She spent 4 years at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA), a non-profit organization that specializes in pro bono and indigent defense. To help her mentees achieve even more in their lives, she will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and certifications in life and career coaching.
Jojo's entrepreneurial spirit has continued to flourish, inspiring her current project of a 100% organic skin care brand that will help women feel even more beautiful in their bodies.
This stunning curvinista can be reached at the following links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jojowestaltmodel/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jojowestmodel