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Finding Your Voice with Jordan Emanuel

How model, entrepreneur and humanitarian Jordan Emanuel keeps it glam beyond the cameras. 

What makes Jordan Emanuel BWB’s latest muse? It’s hard to choose just one reason. First, Jordan is Playboy’s 2019 Playmate of the Year. Second, she was Miss Black America New York 2018! Third, she co-founded a non-profit women’s organization. Finally, she has THREE degrees to her name: Broadcast Journalism, Music Business and Art History from the University of Miami. In short, Jordan is our latest muse because she is an unstoppable woman. Her non-profit, Women With Voices, is dedicated to empowering women in all facets of their lives. Emanuel offers her expertise with mental health awareness, as well as sexual education & liberation. After all, a sexy woman is a strong woman.

Read on to discover how Emanuel keeps it glamorous beyond the cameras!

YOUR BEAUTY

Must-have skincare products…

Elemis, KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask, Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum, Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum, Alegnist Complete Eye Renewal Balm.

Favorite makeup products…

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, and Benefit mascara.

Signature perfume…

I like earthy and woody scents. My go-to’s are Hermes Eau des Merveilles or Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille by itself. Or, I used to mix it with Shanghai Lily before it was discontinued and it was amazing!

YOUR CITY

What you love most…

Instant access to basically anything!

Favorite afternoon café(s)…

Felix Roasting Co.

A night out on the town…

I love the restaurant, Bond St, followed by The Box.

YOUR WORK

What inspired you to start Women With Voices (WWV)?

When I met the founder, we had such a similar passion of bringing women together without limitations that starting WWV was a natural escalation for us. I hope that WWV is the first of numerous non-profits I co-found.

What is your recipe for being an effective leader?

I think communication is everything. Whether that’s listening or speaking, having communication skills is essential for leadership.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Don’t take anything personally. This is one of the four agreements from the book of the same name, which is a life changer!

YOUR WOMANHOOD

Who is the woman you most admire?

I think all of the women in my family are inspirational in different ways, and I aspire to take those elements and instill them in myself.

What would you say to your younger self?

Stop all of that stressing!

What does it mean to you to be an empowered woman today?

It means being confident in your life and beliefs.

Alicia Zhang

Originally from Los Angeles, Alicia lived in Shanghai for 11 years before moving back to the states to attend the University of Miami, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and minors in art and philosophy. Currently residing in New York City, Alicia applies her knowledge of strategic communication and design in her career. She enjoys painting, rugby, exploring, and more often than not, you’ll find her petting someone’s dog.

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