This November our #monthlymuse is the multi-talented Jessie Andrews. The 26 year old former porn star is kicking ass as the founder and CEO of four successful business and has become an in-demand photographer, innovative designer, brand builder and all round It girl.
Jessie’s path to entrepreneurship is anything but traditional. In 2010, 18-year-old Jessie dropped out of high school just three months shy of graduation and headed solo to LA to pursue a career in film and television. Within the year, Jessie became one of the few porn stars to break through to mainstream and was hailed an “It Girl” by the likes of GQ and Hypebae. Jessie was then scouted while shopping at an American Apparel store to be the brand’s exclusive model and ambassador. Jessie transitioned flawlessly to a successful modelling career, shortly after gracing the pages of Dazed, Paper, ID and more. By age 20, Jessie had become not only a successful model, but an International DJ and producer, recognised for her distinct funk-infused Miami house sound. She then taught herself the ins and outs of the fashion business – all before her 21st birthday, going on to create and manage not just one, but four successful fashion brands. Now take a minute to think all these achievements of hers through…impressive right?!
Never one to shy away from speaking her mind to her thousands of loyal fans, Andrews is a woman who understands incorrect stereotypes very well, fighting against the seedy and dirty stereotypes associated with porn actresses. She refuses to be defined by one career path and is living proof that passion and hard work are a solid combination. She wants to encourage people to persevere, regardless of their circumstances and whether she is in her role as a porn actress, a DJ or a jewellery designer, she is at her core just a woman who wants to do great things while ignoring the negativity. Jessie Andrews is, quite frankly, the product of today’s dynamic cultural landscape, a modern muse who is not afraid to be different.
All images by Francessa Allen
Find out more about Jessie Andrews on social media @jessieandrews