by MIKE CHAIKEN
Keeping fit and helping others realize the importance of fitness is what fuels Yessenia Martinez’s ambition in the modeling industry.
Yessenia, who is a Cuban living in Miami, said, “My passion for modeling stems from my fitness background and the desire to change the narrative about what beauty and health truly means.”
The interest in fitness helped push Yessenia into the top 5 in the fitness model category at the 2020-21 Miss Fashion Global competition in Destin, Fla. even though she is just beginning in her modeling career.
In her short time as a model, she has walked for designers such as Glow-Art Clothing, POC, Ubendthetrend, Angel Face, and Holland’s Pageantry Dresses. She also was a winner at the Magnifique Showcase mounted by former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Victoria Henley in Gulfport, Miss. in December.
Yessenia can be reached on Instagram via @yess.lamodelo.