Can you tell I read us a little about yourself?

Hello, name is Kiera Simone Mcaboy, born and raised in Alabama. I moved to Atlanta, Ga December 2019 looking for a fresh start.

I currently work in the retail merchandising field.

How long have you been modeling?

Modeling has always been my passion but I’ve been taking modeling seriously for about 3years now. I started out doing fashion/studio photoshoots, then I fell In love with runway modeling.

Can you give me four words that describe who you are?

Loving, Independent, Consistent, and Hardworking

What made you decide to try out for Sapphire diamond casting?

I really just wanted to take a leap of faith. I found out about the casting on a social media ad and it caught my attention. I’ve seen a lot of castings but something about this one seemed different and it was. I loved every minute.

What was your favorite part of being in the show? The food ! No, I’m joking

The best part were the rehearsals. I moved to Atlanta on my own, so being around other black strong women that shared the same interests as me really motivated me. We had so much fun at every practice and I met some great people who I still talk to till this day.

How do you define success?

Success to me is the joy of accomplishing a goal that you set for yourself no matter how big or small.

Who inspires you?

My mother, Sylvia Mcaboy, inspires me the most. She’s always pushing me to keep going even when I’m thinking about giving up on myself. I love her for that.

How did you feel when you found out that you were the winner of our cover contest?

To be honest I’m still in shock lol. This is a major milestone in my career. I’ve always wanted to be in a magazine but to be on a cover is another level. I’m so proud of myself. I just want to thank Jenleeion Magazine for this amazing opportunity.

If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose and why?

Bella Hadid, first because I’m obsessed with her walk and I really just would love to pick her brain about to fashion industry. I want to know what it’s like to be a full time model and the steps I need to take to get to that level. I’m hoping that I get the opportunity to meet her one day.

How can our readers connect with you?

My email is kieramcaboy@gmail.com 

Instagram: @_kierasimone_

BEHIND THE COVER

Photographer: Darius Dwayne @darius.dwayne

Stylist/Designer: Marie Antoinette @marieantoinette929


Makeup: Aysha Williams @aysha_tbp


Hair: Kierra Benson @kierrabriana_


Studio: I Am Style Agency @iamstyleagency