• Hi! I'm

    Daisi Jo

    I’m a thought leader in the modeling and pageant industry.

    Thousands of people read my insights on how to become

    a successful fashion model, how to make money from pageants, and marketing.

    Modeling & Pageants are my life - I’ve been doing this for more than a decade

    and I’ve done very well from this industry.

  • HOW DID I DO IT?

    Dreams Can Come True

    In the beginning, I was an average girl with model potential. Before the days of ANTM, I watched Fashion TV and MTV’s House of Style and religiously practiced and planned for when a modeling scout discovered me.

     

    As a kid my mom cut out sections from the back of the newspaper for Wilhelmina Kids Model Searches and stuck them on the refrigerator planning to take me and siblings one day but like many parents hoping to get their kids in front of industry gatekeepers - agents, managers, and scouts; we were always busy with school, family affairs and life just got in the way.

     

    At 12 years old, I saw a modeling school in a strip mall in my neighborhood. Excited that my chance had finally come, I rush inside thinking that if they only saw me then everything would start happening. Instead, they tried to sell me classes and told me to come back with a parent.

     

    A year later I went to live with my grandmother. The moment I got off the plane she took one look at me and said, “You’re going to be a model!” The very next day she took me to an Open Call for Ford Models Kids Division and they signed me up! FINALLY - I’ve been discovered. I’m a REAL MODEL!

     

    Well, no actually….On the way home my grandmother told me I wasn’t a real model until I landed my first job and got my first paycheck.

     

    I spent weeks going on castings, go-sees, and auditions. No-one told me that I would spend more time going to see about getting a modeling job than I would spend actually “modeling”. It was boring. After school each day I had to walk around the city and take the subway from casting to casting. Finally, I landed my first modeling job. The initial feeling was GREAT but I wanted more. For each job I got, I spent hours commuting and waiting while spending lots of money on photos and other marketing materials. Even at the ripe age of 13, I had one boring question on my mind….

  • How was I going to be the Bi-Racial Cindy Crawford as a nobody without a rich famous family?

  • #BeautyQueen

    Fast forward a decade of going on more castings, auditions, and go-sees. Landing some gigs, losing many more in between. Traveling from NYC to Miami to LA to South Africa to Europe and back, living out of suitcases in crowded model apartments and cheap hotels trying to make a name and leave a mark. Modeling can be a really hard life with little stability and no real guarantees.

    I think EVERYONE gets the feeling that they want to leave a mark, have a purpose, meaning while making more money and having more freedom.

     

    Life for me changed when I decided to compete as “Miss Jamaica” in the Miss Asia Pacific International competition.

    I began BRANDING myself with a website, business cards and on social media.

    • I got out every single book I could find about marketing and branding
    • I read blogs and articles about sponsorship and business
    • Every night I’d stay up writing down ideas of how I could promote myself and get people to follow me.  

    TO BE A QUEEN

    Daisi represented Jamaica, Israel and Yemen over the course of a decade competing in international beauty pageants in the United States, China, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines. Collectively she holds 7 titles including Miss Jamaica International 2005, Miss Asia Pacific International Jamaica 2005, Miss Jamaica Earth 2005, Mrs. Jamaica 2011 and Mrs. Ethnic World International 2012. Daisi also participates in a variety of other competitions including blade throwing, billiards, public speaking and running. Daisi turns her love for competing in pageants into a business by recruiting corporate sponsors to fund unique projects she creates while leveraging competition platforms and the popularity of pageant titles. From 2005 to present, Daisi raised over $300,000 for various commercial and philanthropic efforts such as meningitis awareness campaigns, speaking tours, social network platforms for models and documentaries.

    PHOTO: Beginning her pageant career in 2005 at the age of 25, Daisi represented Jamaica in the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant in China. Later that year she represented Jamaica at the Miss Earth in the Philippines. For both competitions, Daisi was the 1rst Jamaican representative. During this time, Daisi was most popularly known for her outspoken views on labor issues and racial discrimination in the pageant industry.

  • #TalkTalkTalk

    Daisi speaks about things she thinks people absolutely need to hear.

  • #Modelpreneur

    Daisi Media Corp./Daisi Global

    President/CEO

    Daisi Media Corp. is an independent, talent -first media company that produces vertical is in complete control over content creation, advertising partners and brand relations. Founded by model and pageant-preneur, Daisi "Jo" Pollard Sepulveda, Daisi Media Corp. was created with the bold belief that ‘talent' can develop into a sustainable vertically integrated brand.

    Brazen Studios L.A.

    Founder

     

    Brazen Studios L.A. is a boutique photo and video space catering to bloggers and content creators. Daisi founded the space as a resource for Youtubers and social media creators needing studio space and professional grade equipment. Brazen Studios L.A. is based in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles.

    Meningitis Foundation of America, Inc

    Chairwoman/National President

    As the President of MFA, Daisi oversaw and implemented the organizational goals and operations for the foundation. She actively represented the organization in the media and during events assuring that the meningitis communities concerns were being addressed. Daisi lead teams in planning and executing fundraising, community outreach and immunization campaigns with the overarching goal of building public awareness about the risks, dangers and protection against meningitis.

  • #SocialGood

    Doing Good Work

    Daisi has filled significant roles with charitable organizations including Chairwoman, Board Member, Ambassador, Spokesperson, and Mentor. Daisi has worked with organizations such as the National Ladies Professional Group, the National Meningitis Association, the Asian Professional Exchange, Dress for Success, APLA, Minority AIDS Project, Red Cross, LA's Prom Closet, the Meningitis Foundation of America, the Confederation of Meningitis Organizations and several others.

    PHOTO: 2012 Meningitis Statement Dress, worn and photographed on Daisi Pollard Sepulveda, features faces, names and stories in honor and memory of survivors and victims of meningitis. The dress was created by designer and artist, Laurie Eylse. It was auctioned during the Give Kids A Shot Gala founded by the National Meningitis Association.Add paragraph text here.

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