Lending a helping hand


Tekemia Jenkins may love modeling but beneath that desire for success in that feel is desire to exhibit compassion.

The 24-year-old, who has a 5-year-old daughter who models as well, said “I love God and helping people.”

To that end, Tekemia said, “My desire is to open a home for battered women and women who are victims of domestic abuse.”

Tekemia was a winner at the Magnifique Showcase in Gulfport, Miss. in December. Magnifique is operated by Victoria Henley, a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model.”

“I ask that everyone who reads this can find it in their heart to show love and compassion to one another as I do,” said the Philadelphia resident.

Photographs: lynnhenleyphotography, Anthony Shuler and Fodee Whiles

Designer: Hollands Pageant_Formals

Makeup: Shardea Shuler

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