We are so excited to have the super-experienced Missy fit model, Jaimi P, as our September Model of the Month. With years of experience, current New Yorker, Jaimi, has now fit for so many awesome brands on both the East and West Coast, and additionally has traveled to China to fit on-site at factories! Continue reading more to learn more about where Jaimi has been and her journey as a pro fit model!
- Where are you from?
I grew up in a very small town in Minnesota -surrounded by lakes, rivers, pine trees, and wildlife. We had horses, dogs, cats, lizards, birds, hamsters, and even a pet goat named Houdini. I’m a city girl now, but I’m grateful that my family remains rooted in my childhood home. It’s my favorite holiday destination, particularly when it’s filled with my many nieces and nephews!
- What you are into… studies, hobbies, special skills etc..?
I love motorcycling, road-tripping and camping. A few years ago, I combined all three and rode my motorcycle all around the Western half of the country – camping all along the way. It was extraordinary (even the bit where I rode through an unexpected snowstorm in Wyoming)!
- Favorite clients from the biz?
I have enjoyed all of my fit clients, for different reasons. I love working with the Ralph Lauren Denim team! I will always have a soft spot for my Los Angeles fit families Monique Lhuillier and Sanctuary. Making the move from Los Angeles to New York was bittersweet.
- Dreams/goals anything else of interest?
I have so much fun fitting for brands across the board from bridal / formal wear to casual wear and denim. I’d love to add more swimwear and fitness brands to the mix as well!
- Career highlights?
I love to travel, so I’ve really enjoyed the trips I’ve taken with my fit clients. One of my favorite trips was to China where I got to tour the factory and work directly with the seamstresses that build the bridal gowns for one of my clients.
- How did you get into fit modeling?
I feel like I’ve been preparing for this career long before I started, as my mom is a hobby seamstress and I also work as an actor, often working on stage in classical productions. I’ve had many clothes and costumes built and tailored for me over the years. When I was randomly scouted by a fit agent in Los Angeles several years ago, I found it to be a very natural fit for me (pun intended). With the recent transition many companies are making into zoom fittings – my self-tape setup and film making skills have been put to good use as well, which has been a fun challenge!