May 08, 2014 8:50PM

Meet The Model: Jade @ IMG

Shot by Bec Martin.

Jade is a European beauty with a passion for dancing in public places, croissants and Louis Armstrong. See her shoot with Bec Martin above! Get to know her a little more below.

Jerico Mandybur: Where are you from and where are you currently living?
Jade: My dad is from France, and my mother from Switzerland — so I technically live in France, 10 minutes from Geneva and the Swiss border. But I'm mostly based in Paris for work.
 
Earliest childhood memory?
Probably at 3-years-old, catching crabs in the water at sunset in Bali with my brother.
 
Moment that changed your life?
When I decided to start modeling and signed with IMG Worldwide last year.
 
Five women you look up to?
My mother! For her boundless love and generosity. My best friend Charlie for always being so positive and honest. Sofia Coppola for her work as a female film director. Coco Rocha for her work with the Model Alliance, defending model's rights. Emma Watson for perfectly balancing studies and work, while always staying so humble.
 
Best piece of advice you've ever received?
"Don't compare yourself with others." Although I'm still working on that haha!
 
What does 'beauty' mean to you?

Having a loving heart.
 
What would your last meal be?
All the chocolate I can possibly find, along with tonnes of croissants of course!
 
What animal do you identify with the most?
A Deer, for its gentleness while being very vigilant and strong on the inside.
 
What rules would you instill if you were Supreme Leader of Earth for one day?
Everyone would have to be kind and honest to each other and respect the world around them. It would be mandatory to make jokes and laugh every day — and be allowed to dance everywhere, whenever you feel like it (I already got kicked out of the Apple Store for that!)
 
What song do you really wish you'd written and why?
'La vie en Rose' by Louis Armstrong — such a beautiful, loving song which transports me to a peaceful place every time I listen to it.
And referring to the question before, if I was the Supreme Leader of the Earth, I would also make it mandatory to play this song in the streets, in the subway, in offices...everywhere!
 
Best Youtube clip you've ever seen?

If you were an emoji, which would you be?
Working with the video just before haha.

Photographer: Bec Martin
Model: Jade @ IMG