World Class Petite Models Magazine would like to welcome amazing model Jamie Elizabeth de Roos.
Name: Jamie Elizabeth de Roos
Height: 5' 3"
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Bust (in inches): 32
Shoe size: 7
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Hobbies: Cosplay, Violin, Dance, Singing.
Years modeling: 3 years
Countries visited: United States
Likes: Family, Friends, Dogs, Cheese, Cookies, Sunny days, High fashion, Cosplay, Creativity, Music, Violin, Archery, The ocean, anime, video games, costumes.
Dislikes: Needles, being late, spaghetti, bullies.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
I'm a costume designer, cosplay entertainer, YouTuber, pageant queen, and author based in Regina, SK. I discovered the creative pastime of cosplay at Lexington Comic and Toy Convention in 2016 as a young fan, with no prior training in sewing or crafting. However, I have always been very artistic, and an extremely quick learner, so I quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume making. I'm completely self-taught, mostly due to the lack of resources to enroll in classes for fashion or costume design. To this day, I have made close to 100 different costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi, and my own original designs. Over the years, I have built a successful presence in the cosplay community, having competed in Crown Cosplay Championship in February 2020, with my first ever full armor, build. My intricate and well-put-together YouTube tutorials help me teach the next generation of cosplayers. I have been featured in two cosplay magazines and a magazine for mental health awareness. I have also been featured in Star Central Magazine as a Rising Star To Watch Out For in 2021. I have spent the last two years expanding my presence in the modeling world and have been signed onto Edge Agency and Mahistrado Fashion. In 2020 I decided to compete in my first ever beauty pageant for the National title of Miss Canada Petite 2020/21. I won the National title and was the first person from Saskatchewan to win this title in 15 years (2005 was the last Saskatchewan winner). Not only that but I have been excelling well after the pageant and making a name for myself. Being someone living with Borderline Personality Disorder, I have launched a podcast called BPD Power Hour that aims to teach people about Borderline Personality Disorder and the struggles people who live with this Mental Illness every day. I hope to make this into a resource that helps not only the people living with this mental illness but also their family members and loved ones, handle it better.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: What made you decide to become a Model?
When I first began cosplaying it began as just a hobby but as the months went by and I started to gain more and more recognition for my designs and creations. I decided to venture more into the modeling side of photography with paid and TFP shoots to build my modeling portfolio. Since starting to Model in 2018 I have done close to 200 different photoshoots to help grow myself as an artist.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: How were you discovered?
In 2019 I was scrolling through Facebook when I came across an ad for Edge Agency and The Faces West Modeling Convention that happens every year in Vancouver, BC. I decided to reach out to them to get more information about what the convention was all about. I found myself going along with Edge Agency as a special guest as I was not hired by an agency at the time. This was the first time I experience I had with runway walking as well as sharing my portfolio with National and International Modeling Companies. When I came home I found myself signed onto Edge Agency as a model and actress. Since then I have gained another Modeling Agency called Mahistrado Fashions from my work at the National Miss Canada Petite pageant.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: Please tell us about your modeling experience.
Although I have not had the chance to travel and model on an international scale yet. Every photo shoot I have done so far has been put together by me and it has been really fun creating all these concepts. As well as growing and developing my skills as a model.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: Which fashion shows have you modeled in?
I have modeled in Toronto couture fashion week during the 2020 Miss Canada Petite pageant. Due to the pandemic, I haven't had a lot of opportunities besides this to do fashion shows but I'm excited to be working with Mahistrado Fashions on their upcoming Fashion shows and the experience that will provide me.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: Which designers did you walked for?
I currently have only walked for Mahistrado Fashions, an amazing company that makes beautiful pageantry gowns and evening wear. I look forward to all the other designers I'll get to wear in the near future with my international pageant and what that will bring my way.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: Who would you like to model for next?
There are so many famous Filipino designers in the pageantry world that I would love to have the opportunity to work with. I would also like the opportunity to work with our own local designer Dean Renwick.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: Have you done any commercials or adds?
I have not done any ads or commercials yet but I do hope the chance comes my way one day as it would be something very cool to experience at least once.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: Why do you like to model?
What I like about modeling are all the creative aspects that go into it. There are so many more things to creating the perfect shot and having the perfect pose than a lot of people think. Being able to be a part of the creative side of all my shoots has really shown me how much work and effort can go into being a print or runway model.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: What is your favorite style of modeling?
I think my favorite style of modeling would probably be runway modeling. When I got my first opportunity to do the catwalk the moment I got off I wanted to do it again. It was a very eye-opening and thrilling experience.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: Tell us about the photoshoots you are submitting.
I'm submitting three different photoshoots, two outdoor ones, and one studio shoot. I did all the hair and makeup myself for this as they were taken during the pandemic and we wanted to not have as many people around. It was amazing to get to see how much I have changed and developed over the last two years of working with this photographer. These concepts and designs really came out better than I could have expected and I have really grown along the way.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: What other important modeling photoshoots have you done.
Most of the modeling photoshoots I have done have been for myself to personally grow as an artist. So I would say that they are all important in their own individual right. As they are all very unique and have definitely helped me grow over the years.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: What is your biggest asset as a model?
I think my biggest asset would be my skills at posing that I have developed over the years or my wicked cheekbones.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: Who is your favorite model and why?
I really don't have a favorite I admire a lot of girls who have been pageant queens and use their platforms to launch Modeling careers. But I think I enjoy a lot of different styles of work so I couldn't really narrow it down.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: Do you have a favorite designer?
My favorite designer so far would have to be Kim Mahistrado from Mahistrado fashions. He's given me so many great opportunities and the chance to wear so many different gowns that are incredibly stunning.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: What qualities do you look for in a photographer when you want to work with one?
I look for someone who has worked with an agency become or who has a very strong portfolio. I want to be able to know that I'm going to be getting quality photos out of the shoot so that I can also build a very strong portfolio.
World Class Petite Models Magazine: What would you like to accomplish as a model in 2021. I would like to be signed on by another international modeling company before the end of the year, as well as get to walk more runways during this Toronto couture fashion week. Even just the opportunity to walk in one fashion show before the end of the year would be amazing. World Class Petite Models Magazine: What are some obstacles you encountered as a petite model and did you overcame them. What I have noticed as a petite model is that a lot of agencies will overlook you as they only hire or work with tall girls. It means that I have to work twice as hard to have a very strong portfolio so that my work and my skills speak for themselves and my height can be overlooked. I believe height shouldn't stop anyone from pursuing a career in modeling. World Class Petite Models Magazine: You are also a Beauty Queen tell us about it. I'm also the current Miss Canada Petite 2020/21. I have been working hard throughout the past year to help raise awareness for Mental Health issues. The title and the platform has opened a lot of doors for me that I didn't think were available to me before. World Class Petite Models Magazine: Do you volunteer for any cause? I volunteer for causes related to and around Mental Health awareness as this is a big part of my pageant platform. World Class Petite Models: What would you tell petite girls who are intimidated to start their modeling journey? That the sooner they start the better and even though they might get turned down a lot to never stop trying to do their best and show that petite models are just as capable as tall models. World Class Petite Models Magazine: What legacy as a Model do you want to leave behind. I want to be able to leave behind a good working relationship with everyone that I work with as well as a very strong name in the Modeling industry that echoes for years long after I have retired as a model. World Class Petite Models Magazine: Where can we learn more about your work? You can check out my work on my Instagram page @jamie.deroos and also on my modeling pageant on the edge agency website. World Class Petite Models Magazine: If someone wanted to hire you. How can they reach you. You can reach me by getting into contact with Lisa from Edge Agency. World Class Petite Models Magazine would like to thank you for this wonderful interview. Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief of World Class Petite Models Magazine.
Jamie Elizabeth de Roos, World Class Petite Models Magazine, Photo by Garett Harnish
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr WorldClass 2021 Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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