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Rising Stars: Meet Malachi Jones

Today we’d like to introduce you to Malachi Jones.

Malachi, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My story begins in California. I was born in Modesto, an average town with average people, nothing too special. The really important thing to know about me is that shortly after being born in Modesto, I moved all over the states for the next decade. Each state that I lived in taught me more and more about people & about myself. I had a firm understanding of my roots though and my heart was always in California. I moved back in high school and graduated in LA. After graduating, I attended California State University Northridge for a year and a half before dropping out. While attending school, I was modeling on the side and was really trying to make it my career. It started off well and then nothing was happening for a while before it picked back up again and I was signed to Photogenics. After a year being with this agency, I decided to part ways with them and follow up with a new agency in Manchester, England called Jadore Models. Very shortly after, I signed to Storm LA. Modeling was never enough for me and I knew I had a passion for creating something and making it into a business. This is where I decided to start two companies which I have dedicated my life to.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
You know this is an interesting question because it feels like my life has been easy to live but I know that there have been times where it felt almost too difficult. To best answer this question, I would say yes and no to it being a smooth road. My parents did a great job taking care of me and my siblings in our younger years. They made life easy as they should’ve. It seems now that life is really catching up to me and I am tested every day. The biggest challenge for me is one that I am currently in which is battling with my own self. Living in LA is mentally challenging, growing up is mentally challenging and being an adult is mentally challenging especially in America being a minority.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
On paper, I am a model and business owner. At the end of the day, I feel like I am simply a creative. Modeling is a fun job but it seems I enjoy it more when there is an element of true creativity with it. I creatively direct a lot of my own shoots and I am very particular about the quality of them. The two companies I own are Fambow Properties a real estate investing company and also Fambow Clothing which is a philanthropic clothing brand. This is my favorite project I’m working on right now it was inspired by the black lives matter movement and it was also created to honor those who have suffered from police brutality, racism, and oppression in America. Fambow clothing dedicates half of its proceeds to the organizations that support each respective cause that’s represented by the collections we come out with. I am most proud of both these companies. I feel like they are the beginning of my legacy that I want to leave. They will both contribute to getting rid of the generational wealth gap we have in America. It feels like I’m also setting up my family for success in the future. I feel what’s a separates me from other people is the audacity to make my “bigger than life” dreams a reality. I want it all and I want it done my way. It seems that a lot of people have dreams when they’re younger and tend to let them slip away as they get older because they feel like life is supposed to follow a certain way of being. You could say I’m very stubborn when it comes to my dreams and aspirations in life. I don’t give up and I never will.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
There’s so many people that help me out in life that I’m sure whoever is reading this interview would gladly stop reading if I included every single one of their names. Although, I can definitely attribute Any success I have right now to my parents and siblings. They are the most influential people I have right now in my life especially considering that I do not have a mentor and never had one in the past. My family reinforced the idea of being stubborn with my dreams. They helped by not giving up on their’s is either. When we struggle, we struggle together and I can’t tell you how beneficial it is to go through something with someone. My brother is an artist who has learned almost every facet of making music am my sister there’s a true creative to has dedicated her life to photography and cinematography. My dad is a business owner and Fashion influencer. My mother worked at her job within the government for almost two decades never complaining about how hard it can be. True warriors. For those who support me in anyway, you know who you are; I thank you and I love you.

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@harimarjon/ @imhaydenh / @moniqueyvonn / @karencmortenson

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