Photography: Jose Morales / Fashion Director: Luis De Jesus / Model: Jake Kopronica of The Industry Model Mgmt
About the Model
I was born in 1993 and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. I graduated high school in 2012 and didn’t really know what I wanted to do as far as a career. My Dad is an airline pilot, so I thought I might give that a try. I spent one year in flight school at Sinclair Community College. That didn’t really work out. I left school with the plan to wait tables until I would figure out what I wanted to go to school for. It was around that time someone told me I had potential in modeling. I had never thought of it before but figured I would give it a shot.
In 2014, I signed with my first modeling agency in Cincinnati called NV Models. For the next couple of years, I just primarily modeled in Ohio. After talking to some agencies in Chicago and being rejected multiple times, I finally signed with DAS Chicago. After some time, I signed with The Industry in Miami, FL, and drove down to Miami from Ohio to develop myself in that market.
I have interviews coming up in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, and Paris this year. However, I would like to settle in LA and start pursuing acting and filmmaking together with modeling.
– JAKE KOPRONICA