My name is Jenasis Richardson, I’m a 19-year-old visually impaired Christian and abuse survivor trying to make it in the modeling industry. I graduated high school a year early due to my outstanding GPA and academic accomplishments, I was a literal straight A student throughout high school and now I’m currently in my senior year of college pursuing a bachelor’s degree in IT with a membership in NSCS (an extremely prestigious academic program for hard working scientists, doctors, and lawyers). I am also sponsored for my college tuition by Vocational Rehabilitation because of my hard work and visual impairment. While I love IT very much, I’m extremely passionate about my artwork in digital painting platforms and on canvas which I would love to do full time as well as modeling.
I was recently selected to be on a roster for a huge expo and set of 3 competitions in November 2019 which consists of only 250 people in the entire U.S. who get to be in it and I was selected in their final 10 pickings because they see so much potential in me. it’s a very big deal with a promising future for myself and my family. My dad has worked so hard to try and make a better future for his children and I really want to give him a comfortable retirement so that he can spend the rest of his time here raising my younger sister.
My story is long and depressing so ill try to keep it short… I grew up with a mother who was mentally incapacitated (legally crazy) and she was extremely abusive due to her sickness. My father did everything he could to try and protect us from her but ultimately her fits of rage got the better of her and when they divorced my middle sister and I were stuck with her due to the fact my father didn’t have a stable home for us because of the recession that occurred in Atlanta Georgia where we lived. So for years my father fought to regain everything after bankruptcy and spent over 10,000 dollars in attorneys fees to get us back and have her reevaluated for her sickness. He won us back upon proof of his financial stability when I was 16 (6 years after the divorce). Now I’m working hard in school and to become someone great and share my story and testimony. I love Jesus Christ with all of my heart, and I thank him with my life for rescuing me from that home and I just want to pay it forward to him and my dad by following my true calling.
If I’m able to gather the funds I will be in 3 high-ranking competitions and get to attend 5 consecutive preparation workshops during the expo with Discovery Spotlight which is a talent discovering organization that allows select persons to get noticed and featured with companies such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Top Model, and Vogue. It’s been my dream for years to become an actress and model and this is, as cliché as it may sound, the opportunity of a lifetime for me, it’s something that I want to do and feel like I need to do so bad that it hurts, not just to help my family but to make a name for myself as well.
The total cost of the trip will be roughly 3,000 to 3,500 dollars and I will give the breakdown below and explain further what this will do for my family and I.
The Discovery Spotlight Expo provides the opportunity for me to get recognized by large agencies looking for talent as mentioned above. Madison Iseman from the new Jumanji movie became famous because of this expo. Also, just a fun fact: the trophies and medals used for the Discovery Spotlight Expo ceremonies come from the same shop that the trophies for The Voice do.
WHAT THE FUNDS WILL DO FOR ME
Upon paying my fees, the expo will consist of 5 workshops to train me to perform in front of a live audience during the 3 competitions and will further guarantee me a signed contract by the end of the week of the expo.
I will be assigned a scout to introduce me to agents of the companies and train me on how to be charismatic in the industry setting.
I will get a custom package with online classes with videos, textbooks, and exams, to prepare me for the next month before the expo as well as my personal trainer available to me anytime to video chat for hands on training.
I will receive a resume and photoshoot package to promote myself to agents at the expo and after.
I will receive admission to an exclusive gathering for top agents and actors from TV production agencies including, Disney, Nickelodeon, FOX, ABC, SONY, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Illumination, Columbus and many more where I can be picked up by any of these agencies to be featured in magazines and even possibly on TV.
I will receive a room for the week at the hotel the expo is being held at which is at the Hilton on Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.
I will receive a round trip plane ticket to South Carolina and back to Florida.
It will cover food costs for me for the week.
$2,099.97 = Discovery Spotlight package and admission.
$547.49 = round trip ticket for myself and possible accompanying adult passenger FOR PROTECTION of myself as a young woman
$250 = food for myself during the week
$595.99 = hotel room for the week at the Hilton where the expo is
Total = $3,493.45
WHAT ABOUT YOU???
Between now and the time of the expo in November I will send my donor(s) a HAND SIGNED photograph of myself in a beautiful package with a bonus surprise gift just for saying thanks for all your support!
This is the opportunity of a lifetime for myself and coming from a not so fortunate family I must ask for some help with the funding (which I’m not happy about I’m very hard working and would rather pay it myself). I just hope that there is someone out there willing to help me make this dream come true for my family and for myself since I do have to ask for it.
Below is an image of myself :)