Jessica Union

Semi-Professional Model

Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.

Occupation: Administrative Assistant

Education: The Art Institute of Charlotte
Major: Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Marketing and Management

What do you want to do when you grow up?: I am grown up!

Words to live by/favorite quote: “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity or purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” ~ Cecil Beaton

Five words that describe you: Squirrelly, Independent, Caring, Creative, Funny


  • Favorite Team: Tennessee VOLS!
  • Sport: Disc Golf, Snowboarding, hang-gliding
  • Movie: Any good comedy will do!
  • Food: Chocolate. I definitely love my sweets!
  • Article of Clothing: More like an accessory! I love my jewelry and boots!
  • Holiday: Thanksgiving
  • Charity: United Way of Greater Knoxville -- Live United!

One thing most people would be surprised to learn is... I can make animal impersonations!

Biggest Fear: ...!

What would be your superpower?: It would be to fly!! (without the goofy cape of course) That is why I am learning how to hang-glide!

Most Embarrassing Moment: There was a big event and I got picked out of the crown to have a dance-off against another person (who happened to be a kid -- and the kid was guaranteed to win anyways)...anyways... I went along with it and busted some moves when I decided to do the 'running man'... I slipped and fell flat on my face! Naturally, I tried to make it look like a break dance move and well... slipped again! At that point, I just laughed and handed the win to the kid... For the most part, it was embarrassing, but it made people laugh so I felt accomplished. I love to make people laugh!

Dream Job: My dream job is to be a model that travels all over the world!

Dream Vacation Destination: Bora Bora!

Career goals?: ...!