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From Model to MC – 1200 Techniques N’fa

‘Let’s talk’ with N’fa Forest Jones, from model to MC

Good Morning, Noon or Night (where ever in the world you may be)‘Let’s talk’ with N’fa Forest Jones,who some of you may remember him as the Tim Tam Genie-GOD (he’s totally going to kill me for mentioning that ha ha) and some may remember him from 1200 Technique’s  .. I can go on babbling on about this wonderful human being but Ill let you check out his web site or I will be here for days typing: http://nfajones.com/

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I have been lucky enough to have been rescued by N’fa at age 14  at my first ever Melbourne FashionWeek

I asked N’fa if he remembered his rescue and his words were: I am glad I stood up for you that guy was being a bit of a BLEEP….  And so a friendship blossomed

N’fa stood up for me for my first ever Melbourne Fashion Week, I was being yelled at by the choreographer and at age 14 must of  looked like a deer in headlights, N’fa and friend Oliver walked passed and he put his arm around and gave a the choreographer a little talk  too and has looked out for me ever since

I found a photo I took back in the day when film needed to be developed so many many moons ago, this was taken in NSW when the boys came and picked me up to go clubbing (yes fifteen years young) sorry mum

N'fa and Olly

I look back being so young and I knew age twelve that I wanted to do modelling and walk the white mile (catwalk)

Great friendships that go on forever

I can still smell the hairspray that was sprayed around back-stage and the last minute touch up’s by frantic makeup artists who probably were as nervous as me as I stood behind Claudia Schiffer to open my first ever catwalk!

The crowd goes silent; and ‘cheque music” … Big Breath…..  Go!

Great memories to have

N’fa has actually been at the peak of some of my embarrassing moments to look out for me, and which some I wont share ha ha –  but when I told my mum I was doing a blog that featured him she laughed and said: I remember when I first met him at the bus stop and i was going to take you somewhere and he was there and put his arm around you and said “I’ll look out for her” and to this day she is his biggest fan ha ha

When I approached N’fa about what his thoughts were on pressure in the industry and being bullied, he was more then happy to help

I asked N’fa if he has been bullied himself and what his thoughts were, this is what he had to say:

Everybody i know in the entire world has been bullied at some point.. some worse that others.. shit, I’ve probably bullied, just being a idiot kid… but nothing too terrible.. I have definitely been bullied, but at an early age around 5 or 6, I decided that what others thought of me meant very little.. the only way I wanted people see me was as a good person, a kind person.  People were rude, racist, selfish, bitchy and I just figured there was something wrong with them, and I moved on.

I would feel disappointed when I came across it all, but I never took it on board.. I don’t personally understand why you would.. but I really feel for them

True friends would slowly emerge out of it, and I was happy alone, happy writing, happy training and running (for the readers out there playing at home this is just a little trivia) N’fa ran 4th in the trials for  National championships

 I got injured a couple seasons later, and that’s when ‘1200  Technique’s blew up..  And didn’t they ever?

I will teach my kids the same.. there are people with all their inner doubts and fears that they’ll push on you because they feel intimidated, and themselves are self conscious and therefor will assume, you are as powerful as you look to them without them even trying to know you(they’re idiots), and then there’s good balanced people who will treat you well.. they may not wanna hang with you, may not find you funny – and that’s okay  at least they won’t be idiots about it.  Same goes for people who wanna hang with you because they think you’re cool, and that is a representation of themselves via association.. I teach my kids to be still, be with self, breathe, worry not of others slanders, but consider any constructive criticism even if it hurts your ego, and don’t be an idiot yourself.. That’s how I do it..

What about when being picked on becomes violent? 

The only time I’ll teach them to react directly to bullying, is when they see someone who can’t handle some other pricks abusive words, and need someone to step in for them, or when bullying is physical.  I’ll teach them to strike in defence with all they have.  Words mean nothing unless you take them on board, but physical, is physical contact.

No matter how one feels, should they be fearful , unsure, sensitive, one must look confident within

I personally would  look confident within, calm, pleasant, and not give a damn about what anyone says (but without being obnoxious about it) that’s my “look”  maintaining that face You learn a lot about oneself and others

I’d like to thank N’fa for the chat

You can follow N’fa on twitter: https://twitter.com/NfaJones

As always,

#itstartswithus 

Keep safe

Signing off,

With Love,

Joline Lootsma

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Joline's Journey PT 1, The Journey

Sunday is for Mayhem

Hi Peeps,

Hope you’re all warm and cozy in your homes

First off quick shout out to Shane whose being a soldier, hope the ankle get’s better bud

Secondly, thanks Sam got the papers, you are awesome

Lauren….. girl I love you

Ok, so quickly if you have a daughter who wants to get into modeling… please watch my videos that are about what precaution you should take…. main rule GET INVOLVED!!, there is no such thing as over protective when your 15 year old is popping up on these ‘models wanted’ sites that people prey on!!, if your teenager male or female wants to model these days and you say no, they will find away!!

Get 100% behind them and take them to agency’s…. OK to be blunt even if you in your heart think he or she will not be accepted, you may be surprised as YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERT or worst case she or he will hear it from professionals and you can go to more then one agency

There are agency’s out there that specialize in commercials and your prince or princess may just be perfect for a commercial 🙂

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Please bare with me as i am working with out dated and crappy technology

Get a job? glad you asked so GOFUNDME is up and running, got one donation… WOOT thank you… so goood, lots of shares…. and really appreciate the shares

Some off you may know i have found out some bad news about my back that’s limiting my working and I have to decide whether to undergo surgery…. I don’t have the funds so no i wont do it and keep chasing this modeling dream… and keep blogging with crappy tech until maybe one day i make my goal myself…. and i look forward to helping those who can’t get there either.. seriously, people donate $2 each for someone that can change a life.. i can’t wait to change someone’s life that’s what’s driving me….

 

Okay so modeling, its hard work not all glamour and champagne… nope its being told you’re too big or not right for what they want a LOT, so you have to grow a thick skin everyone or it’s just not for you… and I’d never if i have kids would out them through unless they really really wanted it and i’d be like: stage mum but not … the over protective “if you don’t pick my kid i’ll key your car” type of mum …WHOOPSIE

 

Ok so last one.. perfect example

Someone (and i get plenty) first off blamed me for him costing his job

I do not know this person… please…. be really careful, some people  are just out right bored and internet trolls

Now just because people are in the public eye doesn’t mean we aren’t going to not say nothing when you’re being out right judgmental and a pig!!… so i don’t know what people get out of this but it is just lame and soooo old!!! like in my previous blog, get another hobby… give me the knife….. please……

replace knife with WIFI

This is  fun video…

upside down…. yay for me… seriously i need a new laptop and software and stalkers…these ones I DON’T LIKE

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As always

Keep Safe

Signing Off,

Joline