Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer
Although she prefers to be referred to just as a model, actress and CEO of Face Impressions Modelling Agency, the St Andrew-born Keneisha Mitchell also has the titles preschool teacher, poet and songwriter under her belt.
Down to earth, hard-working and dedicated, Mitchell described herself as a people person. These attributes have already taken her career to the international level, she explained. "I am a model/actress/teacher, I am a preschool teacher, I teach preschool up to five years old. But I quit my job and now operate my own business, which is Face Impressions Modelling Agency, located in Kingston," Mitchell said.
Next Stop for Charlie, featuring Neil Mandt, is a Showtime comedy series based on the movie Last Stop for Paul. An episode was shot in Montego Bay in 2011 in which Mitchell appeared as a model on stage.
"I always wanted to do that, so being that I am engaged in it now I can actually push myself to be focused on any other big opportunities that might come along.
"I've also done photo shoots with Devere Wheatfall Photography from Los Angeles," she disclosed.
Mitchell has also appeared in several music videos, including Boom Steppa's Money Pon Mi Mind.
"I recruit them, groom them, teach them the basics that they need to know. We do promotions, model choreography, pageant choreography, dancing, everything. And even though I'm doing this, I try my best to keep my modelling career up to scratch because I still get calls from overseas for shows," said Mitchell.
Still, there is more to come for Mitchell. She hopes for more success in 2014.