|Top contender in the Mr Summer 2014 pageant Mr Jelani Fleming has his eyes set on the crown|
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Mr Summer 2014"To Be" Mr Jelani Fleming speaks to the Fashion Police in London Town.
1)Please tell us who you are for those not familiar with you?
I am Jelani Fleming, born on June 26th, 1995.
I've recently finished my first level of schooling and looking forward to soon furthering my studies. Back in 2012 I was elected Jr Minister of Saint-Martin where I represented the island on a touristic level, regionally. I was also elected Prom King 2012 for the Prom held on the French side of the island.
The three words that best describe me are: Creative, Ambitious & Optimistic
3)Describe your Fashion sense?
I always look to wow myself when dressing, mainly when attending events. I dislike wearing trendy outfits especially when the whole world is wearing the same things. I like being different to others.
4)What made you enter the Mr Summer 2014 Pageant?
To be honest, I've been ready to participate in Mr Summer since 2012 at the time organized by E. F. but it was cancelled for quite some time. So when I got that message on my Facebook asking me to participate in this competition I was more than happy and ready to say "Yes". I like competitions and been attending this show from it was created, I've had that drive to participate.
After meeting my competitors I strongly believe that the crown is mines. But as I've always said it can be anyone's game on the night of the show because everyone has their different tactics. However, I remain quite confident about my appearances and may the best candidate win.
I have a great amount of things in store to reveal on the night of the show. I urge everyone reading this blog to come out in large numbers to witness this historical show. Just to enlighten you on your expectations: it's going to be Creative, Innovative and Exciting!
7)Tell us all about the Mr/Ms Summer pageant?
Miss Summer started back in 2007 and Mister Summer was added back in 2010. Thus far it's been one of the life-given shows for Summer on Saint-Martin. But ever since it stopped there weren't much exciting and interesting events to attend on the French side. However with this great comeback, I believe this is just a great start and of course a boost for Summer in this Paradise.
This year in my section, we are about 6 candidates and we'll be gracing the stage in 5 judged segments and an introduction. Our segments are: Club wear, Professional wear, Sports wear, Summer beach wear and Gentleman's wear.
I am currently wearing a Ralph Lauren perfume.
9)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?
The Fashion Police News Blog is a great initiative and I commend you on that. I usually keep up to date from time to time especially when people that I am familiar with are being arrested like My sister Ms. Shanyra Richardson and my cousin Ms. Luciana Raspail. This blog allows the participants of any competition to get world wide exposure and that is beyond great.
To think of the idea of a man teaching a woman how to walk may seem crazy. But at the end or the day everyone has their lane, everyone has their passion and calling. So if that is what he decided and he's comfortable with it; then so be it.
When not working, I enjoy discovering more of Saint-Martin, Doing touristic activities and of course creating memories with friends and loved ones.
12)If the Fashion Police was to be a fly on your bedroom wall what would they be shocked to see?
They would definitely be shocked by the mess I often have on busy days..
I'm a sucker for soca, so music from artistes like Machel Montano would have me going.
14)Who are your 4 best friends you would ride and die for?
I have many good friends, but in order to not create any jealousy everyone is treated the same way. I go all out for any of my friends, any day.
I would cook up a great Caribbean delicacy for the F.P. or that can be the opportunity to taste my finger-licking lasaña that which I'll be doing a Lasaña lunch delivery on June 12th, in Saint-Martin.
16)If you could turn yourself into 1 fruit what fruit would it be and why?
If I had that chance, I'd probably turn myself into a pineapple. First of all because it's my favorite fruit but I admire the shape and texture as well. Not to forget the sweet & sometimes sour side of that fruit.
Well, my zodiac sign is Cancer. I am a very generous person, down to earth and outgoing. If there's anyway I can help in something I would always try my utmost best.
But to come back to Mr. Summer, when I participate in any type of competition and I am well known for going all the way out for the sky isn't my limit. To add to that I will say: I was the chaperon of Ms. Jeanette Annicette who won Ms. Elegant Plus Size 2013 and the hashtag for my supporters is #TeamCoco #MisterSummer2014
18)What is 1 thing people say about you that is not true that you would love to address here?
People tend to say that I have a lot of pride. I do admit sometimes it doesn't hide. But I do not let my pride hold me back from anything.
I dislike seeing a mother taking good care of herself, but her children are being treated like rubbish.
Young females who wear these trending jewelry with the words "Bad B@/&#" whereas they don't want to be categorized or called by that name.
And lastly women who try to fit in trending fashion but their body type isn't fit for the particular clothing.
20)Where do you see yourself in 8 years time?
In 8 years I see myself running my decorating and event planning company Exquisite Designs & Decorations Event Planners on a wider scale. In my own house and most likely my family and car(s).
My Father is my role model. He's my guide through most of the endeavors that I undergo and I admire him for the inner drive that he has into reaching higher heights in life.
22)What would you say is your best assets?
I would honestly say my best asset is my great reflex. I understand things quite fast and I am quick to adjust myself to different situations or circumstances.
Winning Mr Summer 2014 only proves to myself that I can do whatever I wish to do, once I put my head to it.
I would take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who took the time to read my 24 long answers. I encourage you to support my fellow candidates and I on July 19th in the Paradise village in Galisbay, Saint-Martin.
You are all invited to visit my fan page on Facebook and of course become a fan: www.facebook.com/teamcoco01