Poolaroids: LA Models' Jayda is Going to Eat Big This Thanksgiving, Then Run It Off

by Flaunt Intern

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In this edition of our Poolaroid series, we sat down with Jayda from LA Models. Find out about her Thanksgiving plans and background as a model below!

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Where do you live?
I live in Westwood.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?
Oh my goodness. I need to get my stretchy pants on! I love Thanksgiving. It's such a great time to just get with my family, enjoy great food, and it's a really great time to just reflect on everything that happens in life and be just grateful. 

What are the traditions in your family?
Every year we meet together, usually at my house or my aunt's house, and all bring different types of food. Me and my mom will always make pumpkin pie and apple pie. So we're in charge of dessert! Once we are all together, we sit down at the table and go around saying one thing we are thankful for. Very traditional, but it's awesome!

What are you most grateful for?
I think I am most grateful for my mom. She raised me as a single parent, and I'm an only child, so we have a really great relationship. She's also in the modeling industry, so it's really interesting to be able to follow in her footsteps. 

Did you always want to be a model?
I don't know that I've always wanted to be a model, but it's more the lifestyle I lived. It chose me in a sense. 

When did you start modeling?
My first shoot was probably when I was two-years-old, but I didn't know what was going on. My first real individual shoot was when I was 12. I shot a cover in Thailand. That was my first cover.

What is your background?
I primarily started modeling in Bangkok, Thailand. I go back every year. This past summer I shot for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Numero. It was incredible

How will you stay in shape after your Thanksgiving feast?
I usually go to the gym daily. I like to run a lot. I'll do like three miles and I go to a yoga studio in Westwood often. 

How private are you with your social media accounts?
I'm fairly private. I think there are some things you don't need to show off. I like to highlight work and people who are important to me. I'm very aware of what I post. I'm also a student at UCLA, so when I'm in the library I don't need to be posting, "Hey, I've been here forever." I think there is something kind of cool about being mysterious. 

What are you studying?
I'm a communication major, specializing in computer programing.

Photographed and Produced by Linda Nyvltova (@lindanyvltova)
Model from LA Models (@lamodels)