Ricardo Campbell, Youth Focus Writer
WESTERN BUREAU:Nineteen-year-old Amelia Hudson is refusing to limit herself to one profession and has decided to explore a career in modelling while she pursues becoming an educator.
Going into teaching is one of her top priorities, but for now, she is focused on being the best model she can be.
"The motivation I get from my peers and family made me think strongly about entering the modelling profession. Coupled with that, my height and admiration for the profession just fuelled my desire more," Amelia said.
She understands, however, that being the best in the business will not come easily and will require a lot of hard work and patience.
"Nothing that is worth achieving comes easily. I know that. I also understand that this is a highly competitive business that a lot of people are a part of, so I just want to do my best to ensure that I continue to improve and do what I do best, which is to model," a passionate Amelia said.
Amelia, who graduated from the Herbert Morrison Technical High School in 2011, initially thought about a career in nursing.
"I see myself being among Jamaica's elite in the modelling industry while in the process studying for my teacher's degree. No one ever said I can't do both, and even if they did, I would say it is possible."