“Just get mad and stomp!”
International Model and Actress, Janesha Levons (aka JaJa) and Terry French chat about how she went from being a farm girl climbing trees to stomping the runway as an International Model and jet setting around the world. Levons shares what it’s like to be a model and how jumping into the unknown is something to embrace, rather than fear, and how her passion for mixology and pouring drinks with a good attitude opened the doors to the fashion industry and her latest fitness, health, and wellness endeavor.
My first runway show was for a benefit in Saratoga. I had never walked a runway before but the girls, even the veteran models, said, “Just get mad and stomp.” And that’s how my signature walk began. As a new mother, it’s not easy to step in front of a camera with my new mom body, but that’s the driving force behind my latest project.Janesha Levons
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About Janesha Levons
JANESHA LEVONS, International Model and Actress, was born into a military family. Her father served in the US Navy and until her early 20s, she moved every three years across the US and Antigua. Being a “Military Brat” instilled a love of travel as well as a love of change. Due to that constant change, she was home schooled. However, when her family settled in Saratoga Springs, New York she had her first school experience and attended a private Christian school, The Kings School, known for the arts. This new venture in her life began her love for entertaining and she launched her career as a model. She has modeled in London, Italy and, of course, New York for designers from all over the world. While living in London, she was cast in the Adidas commercial for the Last World Cup and a crime reenactment show made for television with October Films. Her latest venture is taking on the challenge of being a new mom and continuing to pursue her passions. She now lives in the US where her friends and family help raise and support her son. This gave her the inspiration for her latest endeavor; a fitness, health, and wellness company. Their focus is to encourage women and moms to get fit and healthy along with establishing friendships to support and uplift each other. Levons and her best friend, a Zumba instructor and her personal trainer, both document their journey for health and wellness and continue their mission to encourage and support all those who are on their own journey to better health and wellness.
Favorite Health Drink
Apple Cider Vinegar Detox (cleanser for eczema and liver)
- 1 cup water 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger, or ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)
Cinnamon and cayenne tend to settle to the bottom of the mug, so stir regularly if you prefer taking your time and sip your drink. Use your favorite hot tea in place of the hot water (such as green tea or white tea). It will give it a little extra flavor.
Favorite Un-Health Drink
Maple Bacon Manhattan (“smash” up your liver)
- Four Roses bourbon (2 jiggers)
- Aromatic bitters (3 drops)
- Orange bitters (2 drops)
- Fresh maple syrup (1/2 teaspoon)
Use a mini blow torch to slightly cook bacon and let the the glorious bacon grease drip into the drink. (Finish with the Apple Cider Vinegar Detox the next morning.)