Jackie Aina Covers ESSENCE
Godiva GAWDESS Jackie Aina can add a new title to her resume; ESSENCE cover star. Aina who’s already been named the NAACP’s YouTuber of the Year brought her brand to the pages of the women’s mage for their June digital issue. Inside the influencer who boasts over 3 million YouTube subscribers and 1.2 million Instagram followers is speaking on something she’s especially passionate about, inclusivity in the beauty world.
“I just feel like you can tell when something feels right and when something is not quite there just yet.” And one thing the outspoken beauty guru would never want to portray to her online community is inauthenticity. Because no matter her success working within the mainstream beauty market, Aina won’t be quieting down anytime soon—far from it. “If anything, I’m just going to keep being more vocal because I have a little more leeway now. I’m just going to keep strong-arming this conversation,” she says.”
Jackie also hinted that she’s got something “big” in this works—maybe her own beauty brand?
“I want to have merchandise. I just want to be in every lane,” she reveals. TV hosting is also an option, with red carpet reporting a dream of hers.”
See more of this gorgeous Godiva gawdess in ESSENCE on the flip.
Photography – Adrienne Raquel @adrienneraquel
Hair – Stephen Hudson @sevenknows
Makeup – Danessa Myricks @danessa_myricks
Manicure – Gracie J @theeditorialnail
Writer – Marjon Carlos @marjon_carlos
Global Beauty Director – Julee Wilson @missjulee
Fashion Director/Stylist – Marielle Bobo @mariellebobo
Art Director – Rashida Morgan @inrashidasworld