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Conversations with Jasmine Pilgrim

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Pilgrim.

Hi Jasmine, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today.
Hello, I am Jasmine Pilgrim. I am a model, entrepreneur, and actress.

I was born in Spartanburg, SC where I graduated from high school at Spartanburg High School. I started modeling my senior year. Chris Kelly, a local celebrity photographer hosted my first photo shoot.

Shortly after that, I received a couple of opportunities; such as runway and print. College was a priority for me, so I relocated to Charleston to pursue a four-year degree and advance my modeling career. Post graduation, I became my own boss.

In 2019, I started a swimwear line and named it after myself; Jasmine Monte’l (JMo). I created this line to inspire women and create opportunities for aspiring models like myself. JMo isn’t like any other swimwear line. We are an affordable swimwear line that brings out the confidence and beauty in women.

Your body should be your favorite outfit.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Not at all. I don’t think pursuing any dream is a smooth road. There are many challenges we face as creatives. I’ve struggled with being homeless, depressed, broke, & lost all at once. It leads you to feel discouraged and incompetent. You have to keep your reason “why” in my mind. Whenever I’m going through a tough patch, I read a Bible verse that can relate to my situation. Focus on the result & the positivity. Stay consistent & everything will work out as expected, or even better.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a Crisis Counselor. I give advice and provide help and resources to people who experience suicidal, homicidal ideation, and psychotic behavior. The main responsibility is to de-escalate the crisis and send help ASAP. During the calls, I try to relate to people, develop safety plans, and breathing exercises, and or provide positive direction for people who are in distress.

Depending on the seriousness, I will either send law enforcement for immediate help or a mobile crisis clinician to perform an emergency evaluation. The evaluation will determine if the person needs to be hospitalized, counseled, or both.

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
The power of prayer.


Focus on your path.

Humble yourself.

Give and love on people.

The importance of family.



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Image Credits
Barry Polk Photography and FOXXUAL

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