Jamileigh Nolen
Current cast member on Local Ambition 7 (2018).

A brief introduction about yourself.

I am a young mother of a four-year old girl named Sophie. I had her when I was only 17 years
old. I use being a young mom as a source of strength. I don’t let it hold me back from anything.
I’m from the bootheel of Missouri. I love to fish; ride four-wheelers; and go on float trips.

When you first aspired to get into fashion how did you start?

I started with beauty pageants when I was a kid. As an adult, I became a pageant director after
I had my daughter and entered her into some of them. We have a room full of trophies that we
have won. You could say I was a little obsessed with pageant modeling!

Model Jamileigh Nolen
So how was it looking at fashion from your perspective growing up? What intrigued you
about the industry so much?

“I loved everything about it. I loved how the models walked and were so confident. I loved what
they wore. I loved that they got to travel all over and how they were comfortable in their own
skin. I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do.”
“After I fell in love with modeling, I found a passion for acting. You could make people feel
different ways through acting. You could be anyone you wanted to be.”
You’ve got such a good platform now (Local Ambition), what’s next?
“I plan on winning this season! After that, I would like to help behind-the-scenes with next year’s

Model Jamileigh Nolen
So what was the first thing you learned as a model?

“I learned how to carry myself. I learned that everything didn’t need a reaction and if I want to
be a model, I had to carry myself like one.”

Model Jamileigh Nolen
Have any of your notions of the industry changed since you’ve started out?

“Nope. I was happy that all the good things I thought about modelling turned out to be true!”

Model Jamileigh Nolen
When do you feel most glamorous?

“I feel most glamorous when I am dressing up and getting ready for a shoot or when someone is
messaging me telling me that my pictures inspire them.”