Jesca Adema is a 21 year old student with a passion for fashion. Her passion for runway has seen her land the Miss World Kenya Bungoma county title.
Varcity spoke with her and her is what she had to say:
- Which university do you study in?
I am a fourth year student studying Theatre arts and Film Technology at Kenyatta University.
2. How would you describe yourself? What are your interests?
I’m a model and currently Miss World Kenya Bungoma County. I am also a stage actress and character makeup artist.
3. What inspires you and what do you hope to achieve in at least the next 5 years?
There is great talent in the streets and schools, this inspires me. I aim to found an all-round talent academy to nurture these talents and help them earn a living as well use their gifts to address vices in the community and Kenya as a whole.
4. What hurdles have you come by in your journey as a model?
Modeling in Kenya is not appreciated as much. Sometimes during gigs where they require models the payment is discussed but after the show they either pay you less or nothing at all. Apart from that you need connections to make it through an audition otherwise you are just there to fill the numbers.
5. How far have you come as a model?
I started modeling in the year 2012 with The Chronicles Agency as a model for their magazine. Afterward I hit the run way with Eyez Modeling Agency and Ghetto Models, that inspired me to try beauty pageants at Kenyatta University.
Even though I never made it to the top ten it didn’t stop me from working harder. I later participated in the Miss World Kenya Beauty Pageant- Kakamega County (2014) and emerged as the first runners up. This this motivated to try out again this year. I won Miss World Kenya Bungoma County-2016.
6. Any advice to anyone who is starting out?
Be patient, work hard, be disciplined and always know your worth.
7. What do you do during your free time?
Dancing, socializing, watching films and community based work.
8. Are you in a relationship?
9. What are your plans?
To revolutionize the film industry in a way that as Kenyan filmmakers we be able to tell our own stories that people can relate to.
10. Which model or public figure do you look up to and why?
I look up to my lecturer doctor David Mulwa for the fact that he embraces art with his heart and he is always nurturing upcoming artists through his works, plus he is a great, humble actor,and Even after featuring in more than 20 films he is still humble and ready to work with the upcoming artists.