Model : Jillisa Lynn | @JillisaLynn
Photographer: Damagio El Rey
Swimwear : Styles Boutique | @KamsClothing
Make-Up Artist: makeupbymissfel.com | @Ryleighs.ma
This Glam Shoot took place along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. The production was tucked away in the famous sea caves of El Matador Beach. While the sun began to rise over the mountains of Los Angeles Jillisa Lynn and Damage created this beautiful art for Volo Magazine.
Rochester, NY native, Jillisa Lynn, began her career in modeling in her late teens. After appearing in magazines and on several local TV commercial spots, she decided to pack her car and move to LA. In 2009, she made the trip alone with nearly $500 in her pocket and a dream mixed determination to rely on. Since moving to LA, she began working with 90210 Talent as she expanded her visibility as a model. Continuing to be featured in and on more magazines, appearing in numerous music videos working side by side with other A-List Artist. Jillisa Lynn has even graced the cover of 6 Romance Novels. Since moving to Hollywood she has hosted over 100 events at venues around the city, she moved on to book lead and supporting roles in multiple feature films, including the lead role in Del Weston’s “Sunny & Ray Ray”, for which she was awarded the ‘Louis Mitchell Award for Excellence in Film Dramatic Performance’
Also in 2013, Jillisa began a career in music. To date, she has released 5 independent singles and 4 self-produced music videos, even venturing off to write and produced visuals for other artists. Over the last few years she has preformed at several fashion shows and night clubs.
Replay of Jillisa Lynn Takeover of @VOLOMagazine #instagramstory
Date of Takeover: 10/25/2016
Things to look forward to: She is presently working on the completion of her debut EP with new visuals to enjoy.
As Jillisa Lynn continues to develop and expand her brand as a multi-talented icon in the making. Keep your eyes on this young lady. She’s stratosphere bound.
Who was your high school crush?
I always crushed older. So besides my teacher, Justin Timberlake.. I like many other girls was in love with NSYNC.
What magazines as a young girl did you you used to pick up from the store?
I loved all the entertainment ones of course U.S weekly, Entertainment weekly.. back then I thought it was all true because I don’t know about press. lol I also loved the ones with the models of course I wanted to be them.. Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Rolling Stone, Sports illustrated (for the girls and the sports) lol Vogue, Elle were always so fancy, I loved those for the clothes and the brides magazines as all little girls dream of their dress.
What do you wear to bed and are you an early bird or a night owl?
I sleep in the nude.. it’s actually healthier for you.. many benefits. (Google those that’s another interview) lol
I am an early bird, I love my sleep but I don’t need much of it because I have so much energy. I prefer to sleep early but sometimes work calls especially lately that I’ve been up in the studio late nights finishing up my debut EP.
Where was your first photoshoot ever held?
Buffalo NY, originally from Rochester close by.
What has been your biggest accomplishment so far in your modeling career?
I would have to say all are accomplishments are my biggest. I’m truly grateful and blessed for the growth I’ve went through from the Magazines to the music videos, romance novel covers to all the events that I’ve hosted. It had all led me into becoming an actress and an artist.
Any pet peeves you have while at a shoot?
It used to be a pet peeve When photographers would edit off the beauty mark next to my nose. Also Over shooting gives me anxiety, I feel like it’s not practical to take 500 photos knowing we will only need 10. In my opinion is there’s no need to take that many photos in one look to find some great ones.. it just makes it harder to narrow down lol .
Did you have a mentor when you began to model?
I was blessed with a great manager Reginald Warren when I first began thanks to Carma Dee she another talented woman that discovered me on MySpace years ago. I looked up to Hedi Klum, Tyra banks, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and the list goes on.