Making ItWade Phelps
Stats: 31-27-35 If you asked Rukeyah Jones what she wanted to do with her life eight months ago, being a model would have never made the list. Fast-forward to today and Rukeyah is a Shortstack Model, a modeling organization for those 5-foot-7 and shorter.
“I never wanted to model. I went to high school with the founder, Olivia Mignone and she convinced me to audition,” Rukeyah said. “I did, and the rest is history.”
For the eight months that she has been with Shortstack, the exotic beauty has been steadily building up her portfolio, including a recent runway show for an annual event. “It was my first walk ever,” Rukeyah exclaimed excitedly.
Defying the age-old stereotype of models being party girls, Rukeyah stays pretty low-key.
“I don’t do clubs or parties. I’d go to a house party once in a while, but that’s about it.”
When the pint-sized model is not attending classes at BMCC or hanging out in the City, she loves to chill in Fresh Meadows with her friends, watch movies or go to the mall.
“I love the area around Fresh Meadows. There are nice parks there,” she said. “And there’s this circular mall. It’s quiet and convenient.”
Perfect for when she needs to get away from the glitz and glamour of photo shoots and runway shows.