Daisi Jo Pollard Sepúlveda

Bad Ass Beauty Queen

Bio

Daisi Pollard Sepulveda is an American model, international beauty queen, business woman, author and actress. In 2005, she was crowned Miss Jamaica International, which led her to compete on a larger scale as the first Jamaican candidate in history to compete in the Miss Earth 2005, Miss Asia Pacific 2005, and Miss Beauty Queen World 2005, and is the only known candidate to hold three different national titles throughout a single pageant career. Daisi turned competing in pageants into a full fledged career which includes multiple business ventures, public speaking engagements, books, and appearances in film and television. She is also involved in charity work for various causes, most notably her association with meningitis.

Daisi was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in New York City and is of Jamaican and Middle-Eastern descent. She was born with minor birth deformity on her left eye called an upper eyelid coloboma but had reconstructive surgery at the age of 22. Daisi was raised by her paternal grandmother from the age of 12 to adulthood with whom she was extremely close. Daisis' grandmother thought she had potential for modeling, acting and dancing which led to professional training and shortly thereafter, Daisi began working with various fashion brands around New York City.

Her body of work includes Los Angeles Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, LA Urban Fashion Week, Jam Vibez magazine, Reggae Planet, Gap, Old Navy, MTV, Lifetime's: How to Look Good Naked (episode 2.2), Bravo’s Launch My Line "Bare Minimal" (episode 4) and Good Day LA. She has also appeared on international networks TVJ and CVM's Smile Jamaica and Star World ABS-CBN in Asia. She made her film debut in King of the Streets by Laguna Productions and Box of Shadows. (2010) by Fotocomics Productions. In 2014, Daisi walked for Laurie Elyse in the 2014 New York Couture Fashion Week. In 2015, She made a cameo appearance in the German movie ABC's of Superheroes. She is the spokesmodel for the clothing company Vencci L.A. Throughout her pageant career, Pollard Sepulveda has held the following titles: Miss Jamaica International 2005, Miss Asia Pacific International Jamaica 2005, Miss Earth Jamaica 2005, Miss Beauty Queen World Jamaica 2005, Miss Beauty Queen World 2005, Miss Asia USA Israel 2005, Miss Asia USA 2006, Mrs. Jamaica 2011 and Mrs. Ethnic World International 2012.

During the Miss Asia Pacific International 2005 competition in Guangzhou, China, Pollard Sepulveda was most notable for her on stage protest regarding the poor treatment of contestants by the organizers. In 2011 Pollard Sepulveda representing Jamaican married women in the Mrs. Ethnic World International competition. Leading up to and during the competition, Daisi filmed her first documentary, about caribbean-american beauty queens, called Living Jamerican: The life and times of a Jamaican-American Princess, sponsored by a number of corporate sponsors including The Grammy Museum and several others. The documentary allowed the viewer an inside look at the life of a Jamaican American beauty queen.

Daisi uses her various platforms to influence others through her charity work. She volunteers with numerous organizations. During her Miss Jamaica International 2005 reign, Pollard Sepulveda promote computer & technology literacy in Jamaica gaining support from the Governor General, Sir Howard Cooke, Mayor of Kingston, Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Education, Maxine Henry Wilson and the Jamaica Tourist Board. From 2006-2008, Daisi toured as a keynote speaker to schools to promote scholarship opportunities. During her reign as Mrs. Ethnic World International 2012, Pollard Sepulveda focused on a series of small charitable efforts titled, “Legacy Projects". In 2012, Pollard Sepulveda was named an Honorary Co-Chairwoman for the National Meningitis Association. Using her personal experience with meningitis and prominent position of influence to bring awareness to the disease, she created MeningitisNews.org and MeningitisHealth.org. Through MeningitisNews.org, she broadcasts the latest on meningitis outbreaks, new discoveries, vaccinations, outbreaks, and other important related news. In 2012, Pollard Sepulveda was elected Chairwoman of the Board of Directors to the Meningitis Foundation of America. She resigned from the position in early 2014.

In 2012, Daisi also founded Daisi Media Corp, a digital media company in which all of her modeling, acting work is managed. Daisi Media Corp. houses a multi-channel network, a Blog network and manages the digital properties, images and video for Pollard Sepulveda. Daisi has published three books through Daisi Media Corp., To Be A Queen, Starter Model and the The Tin Box: A Story of Texas Cattle and Oil.


#BeautyQueen

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.

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.


#Modelpreneur

Throughout her professional career, Daisi's been a trailblazer with an entrepreneurial spirit. Launching her first startup on the heels of her success in fashion and pageantry in 2005. Daisi opened a modeling studio promoting digital talent driven content before there was ever a proper market and industry recognition. She began creating photos and videos to promote and sell online while grooming and managing new talent by creating opportunities for them to promote themselves. Daisi later began involved in other business ventures, real estate and non-profit. Her consistent involvement in charity work led Daisi to join the Board of the Meningitis Foundation of America. She was later elected the National President for her leadership and fundraising ability. In 2012, Daisi founded Daisi Media Corp., a talent-first media company, creating a portfolio of digital brands.

2012

Daisi Media Corp./Daisi Global

President/CEO

2015 PRESENT

Brazen Studios L.A.

Founder

2012 2014

Meningitis Foundation of America, Inc

Chairwoman/National President

2012

Daisi Media Corp./Daisi Global

President/CEO

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

2015 PRESENT

Brazen Studios L.A.

Founder

2012 2014

Meningitis Foundation of America, Inc

Chairwoman/National President

Oversee, plan and implement the organizational goals and operations of the Meningitis Foundation of America.
- Represent the organization in media, events and the public forum
- Organize team leaders in planning and executing campaigns for awareness building, fundraising and immunization
- Build public awareness about MFA and the organizations initiatives

#AmWriting

Since the discovery of the internet, Daisi has been writing things on it, sharing thoughts, ideas and things she wants you to know.

Daisi Jo Unleashed

Everything You're Not Supposed to Say on the Internet.

Daisi Jo Reviews

The Best Beauty and Fashion Reviews wrapped up in one neat site.

Starter Model Vol. #1

The #1 Fast and Effective Guide to Getting Started as a Model

To Be A Queen Vol. #1

The Top Guide to Winning a Pageant and Becoming a Beauty Queen

The Tin Box: A Story of Texas Cattle and Oil

A Family Legacy told through Fiction

Daisi Jo Unleashed

Everything you're not supposed to say on the internet.

Daisi Jo Reviews

Starter Model Vol. #1

This ebook provides the basics of how to get started on a successful career in modeling.

To Be A Queen Vol. #1

An ebook that provides the basics of competing in pageantry, fundraising through sponsors and using your title to create career building opportunities.

The Tin Box: A Story of Texas Cattle and Oil

The setting for this eventful novel is the Texas of 1950’s with its spacious plains, herds of cattle and hidden wealth of black gold. Against a colorful panorama of ranch life there transpires a turbulent story of intrigue - with no holds barrred - and of staunch loyalty between cowboy and employer.

#TalkTalkTalk

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

Leadership

Daisi speaks about leadership development and talent management.

Women In Business

Daisi speaks about entrepreneurship.

Philanthropy

Daisi speaks on behalf of non-profit groups and about philanthropic ideas.

Leadership

Daisi delivers keynotes on the fundamentals of leadership and management to the Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) mentorship program.

Women In Business

"It was absolutely a pleasure having Daisi as our motivational speaker at National Ladies Professional Group’s kick off event. Daisi exemplifies the possibility of living successful business lives all while staying true to our legacies and having fun! We look forward to our growing relationship with Daisi as she continues to inspire us to live at full capacity." –Anneli Woodland, National President, National Ladies Professional Group

Philanthropy

Daisi offers her voice to advocate for charitable groups such as the National Meningitis Association and the Meningitis Foundation of America.

#SocialGood

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.

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.


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