Updated: Jan 2, 2021
Pamela Jones is a musician and aspiring model from Goldsboro, North Carolina. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from East Carolina University in 2010.
Pamela has been playing the piano since she was 3 years old. Her father, Reverend Jerry Jones, prayed before she was born that God would give her the gift to play the piano. God answered his prayers! Music was always something she loved and could share with her dad when he was living since he played piano as well.
Pamela went on to play for numerous churches from the age of 10, until currently at the age of 34. At age 26, she took a leap of faith to move to Charlotte, North Carolina to pursue modeling and position herself for better opportunities.
Where are you now and what do you do in your free time?
Pamela Jones: I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2012 and volunteer as lead keyboard player and background singer at Covenant Community Church (C-3). I’m always networking with models in the area and I am working to build my platform to inspire plus-sized women.
What inspired you to pursue modeling?
Pamela Jones: When I was a child, I loved dressing up and taking pictures; my dad used to say “you should become a fashion model” and “you can do anything you put your mind to!” While I loved the idea and his encouragement, I was always self-conscious about my size and how much I developed as a young lady. I went through moments where I felt like I wasn't good enough or pretty enough compared to other girls.
High School is where I started to gain confidence in myself. I realized, without certain struggles in my life, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I believe in the saying, "No Pain, No Gain," and that is why I am so passionate about becoming a model to inspire young girls and women like me.
I didn’t take modeling very serious until 2018. I wanted to do something special for my birthday, so I organized a photoshoot. I was a little hesitant still until my friend Michael Brown encouraged me to “just do it anyway!” After that photoshoot, I was completely motivated to pursue my modeling dreams! My next modeling gig would be the Miss Regal Elegance Pageant.
What inspired you to get into pageantry?
Pamela Jones: The pageant was actually a birthday gift to myself since it was originally scheduled the same weekend as my birthday. I wanted to do something different to get me outside my comfort zone. The Miss Regal Elegance pageant of North Carolina was the perfect opportunity! This event was special to me because their mission is to show that we are all beautiful, and they inspire girls of all ages, shapes, and sizes to be the best version of ourselves.
This was my first state pageant and I was able to win 2nd Winner Up in my division! Our Sponsor is Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and our proceeds go to support the research for a cure to Type 1 Diabetes.
Who inspires you in the modeling industry?
Jeannie Ferguson (@plusmodjeannief): She’s a Fashion Model, Runway Coach, and icon. She inspires me because she has broken barriers with her 5 foot 3 height and plus-sized frame. She's also very down to earth.
Chris Perez (@beardedchrisperez): He too is a plus-size male Fashion Model. He hasn't been in the industry as long as other veteran models, but he has inspired me through his weight loss journey and his promotion of physical and mental health awareness.
“I consider myself to be gentle, yet powerful at the same time. A beautiful sleeping giant the world has yet to awaken.” -Pamela Jones
Pamela has several goals she hopes to conquer in the future. Her biggest is to become a plus-size model influencer to promote self-love and confidence. She is confident she can take the world by storm, even with her 5 foot 3, plus-size, curvy frame!
Follow Pamela on her Instagram @pammiev32!