There are a few things life has taught me that I would have never embraced when I was younger. First thing it has taught me is, to never say never! It’s when we open our mouths to confidently say what we’d never do that we find ourselves doing the exact things we said we’d never do. Life has always had this funny way of working things out that way, so never say never!
Second thing life has taught me is, keep an open mind and inquire because you never know where time, chance, and an openness to experiment and learn will take you.
That’s what I love about the story of today’s Dirty South Club spotlight, Jazmin. The full-time Funeral Director and part-time model ended up in the funeral business by chance and curiosity. I can’t tell you how many stories that mirror the chance and curiosity of Jazmin’s, including mine.
We recently connected with the proud mother to have her share a little bit about what inspired her to become a mortician and model. Read on as she opens up about never giving up on what you love and gives us even more motivation and positivity Dirty South Club style!
What’s your name and what part of the Dirty South are you representin’:
Jazmin from Houston, Texas.
What do you do and what inspired you to do it:
I am a full time Funeral Director and part time Model. I got into the Funeral business by chance and curiosity. Something called me to this profession and now I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.
I love modeling because it gives me that creative outlet aside from the “professional” world. I love to feel beautiful inside and out. Modeling has given me the opportunity to meet all kinds of amazing photographers, artists and fellow models in the profession.
What has your profession taught you about life:
That life is short and you have to live each day to its fullest! Never give up on what you love no matter what anyone says. Always think of others first and be compassionate. Good and bad energy is returned as you give it so be positive, and positive things WILL happen!
Best business or personal advice you’ve ever received:
Always give people the benefit of the doubt because you never know what that person has gone or is going through AND you cannot control what others think or do only what you will do in any given situation.
Any words of advice or encouragement for those who wish to follow in your footsteps:
Beauty is most definitely in the eye of the beholder. Be you, be creative, and the right people will notice! Confidence goes a long way — fake it till you make it! Never give up! You get one life and even if it takes you a lifetime to achieve your dreams, you can at least say that you didn’t give up.
How do you define success:
Being happy with what you do and getting rewarded for it. The reward can be money, fame or personal fulfillment that you really did it! You get to decide if you are content with who and what you are, not the world.
What are your plans or goals for the near future:
To keep modeling, creating and inventing! Also, be a great parent by passing down my experiences this world has taught me and raise her with love in her heart; with hope that she can accomplish greatness beyond her wildest dreams!
What do you like to do for fun:
Going to live concerts and enjoying music of all genres. I love crafting and being outdoors. Hanging with friends and family.
What do you love most about the Dirty South:
The food, the music, the people! I love that you can find any type of food from all around the world in one place so definitely the diversity of the South is great. Music that hits your soul and makes you move such as our local Houston Rap or the Texas Metal that is recognized all around the world.
The South has definitely made their mark when it comes to music. I love the sludgy slow Metal and soulful Jazz and creole music of Louisiana and of course the food is to die for. I really could go on and on.. I am not a Houston/South native but as they say, I got here as quick as I could!
Be sure to get by and see more of Jazmin’s work.
Photo Credits: Black Room Portraits & Jimmy Sadler Photography
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