After landing a highly coveted contract with IMG, she went on to show that beauty, brains and hard work combined -- equal a mega successful modeling career. We wanted to know more about how she arrived at such a big decision, so we caught up with Jessica for an intimate chat about the power of sex, falling in love, and the importance of spirituality.
What made you decide to be celibate? So I started questioning myself and thought about what I could do to improve me. I reached a place of spirituality where I felt I really needed to concentrate on my relationship with God and preserve myself. Women nowadays, we connect physically too soon without actually getting to know the person. I started going on that journey, and I thought to myself, you know what, the next man that I give my body to will be the man that God brought into my life.
I said it would be a man that I actually know is going to put a ring on my finger. People took that out of context. I said the next man that I sleep with hopefully will be my husband.
We have to get over the physical aspect, you know? Describe your future husband. Um… a hardworking man, obviously. Someone who can stand next to me, being a strong woman, and not disappear.
Someone that understands that I love my job and I love what I do. Someone that pushes me into greatness. Someone that brings out the best in me. Someone that makes me laugh. Someone I feel safe with. Even if you screw up, or you mess up, tell me the truth. You know men mess up. Women see red flags. You just have to be more in tune with it. A great man deserves your body, not just anybody deserves it. And I felt like I wanted to break the cycle before I start having kids.
Do you see yourself keeping your new relationship super private? This guy I actually really, really, really care about. He puts a smile on my face, and we bounce back through everything.
Is this secret love someone you're rumored to be dating? Nope this one is for me and me only! The less people know about it the better. But I do believe love can be a business.