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21 Questions With… Model Kenya Kinski-Jones

Kenya Kinski-Jones

Image: Courtesy of Derek Kettela

In keeping with the running trend of pedigree models, Kenya Kinski-Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones and the half-sister of Rashida Jones, is a rising star in the modeling world. She’s been featured in campaigns for Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein and Ermanno Scervino and has walked in shows for Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. We caught up with the New York City-based model — currently working with Naomi Campbell and Diesel — to ask her our quickfire questions.

  1. My morning routine consists of… breakfast and a walk with my French bulldog, Banksy.
  2. My go-to beauty products are… face wipes.
  3. I’m dying to splurge on… lots of plants to put in my apartment.
  4. What I love most about New York City living is… the chaos. Coming from a city as chill as Los Angeles, I really love the energy in New York.
  5. The career moment I still can’t get over is… every project I’ve been able to be a part of has been unique and I’m grateful for every single one. Getting to work with and learn from such innovative, hardworking, fearless individuals is a dream come true every time.
  6. My fitness routine consists of… running.
  7. When I can’t motivate myself to work out… I distract myself with TED Talks or listen to music while I’m on the treadmill.
  8. If you looked in my fridge you’d find… a lot of almond milk.
  9. The reason I got into modeling is… at first, my mom got me into it.
  10. One thing people don’t know about modeling is… that you really don’t know where you will be from one day to the next.
  11. My favorite beauty trick is… blush as eyeshadow.
  12. A tip for looking good in a picture is… don’t overthink it, be you!
  13. When it comes to dealing with insecurities… I remember that every single person on the planet has insecurities, we’re human. There is no form of validation that you will get from anyone else that is more essential than your own self-worth. Don’t forget be kind to yourself and harness your energy into the things that bring you joy.
  14. If my days had one extra hour… I’d start riding again. I really miss it.
  15. The best place I’ve ever traveled is… India.
  16. My most memorable runway experience was… my very first show walking for Chanel.
  17. To stay looking good while traveling, it’s important to… wear whatever you want. I like to be comfortable when I travel.
  18. If I wasn’t modeling I’d… be a pro equestrian or a traveling print journalist.
  19. The best piece of advice I ever got was… the way you do anything is the way you do everything.
  20. My biggest pet peeve is… people who don’t like animals. How?
  21. One thing I wish people knew about me is… at the end of the day, I don’t need a lot to be happy in life.