Oklahoma. The Sooner State.
The setting of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath and the famous Land Rush of 1889, Oklahoma is a special state all it’s own.
Home to one of college football’s most storied and most successful program over the last 75 years in the Oklahoma Sooners down in Norman and soon-to-be 2017 NBA MVP in Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma is a proverbial hotbed of sports, entertainment and modeling talent.
Home to Hollywood A-listers such as Brad Pitt, James Marsden, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Joan Crawford, Kristin Chenoweth, Ron Howard, Megan Mullally, James Garner, Bill Hader, world-famous martial artist Chuck Norris, country music stars such as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith and Dr. Phil (Phil McGraw) all call the Sooner state home.
Even in the world of modeling, Oklahoma has some famous folks such Olivia Munn, Phoenix-born and Tulsa-raised Amber Valletta and Midwest City’s own in MAXIM cover girl and Victoria Secret’s supermodel Angela Lindvall and one can see why it is perhaps the best kept secret in the modeling world.
Can Instagram fashion, lingerie and swimsuit model, Jessica Costin be the next Okie bombshell to come from Oklahoma?
A slender 5’7 with legs for days, the jet-black haired-stunner has a very unique and exotic look thanks to her German, Spanish and Native American ethnic mix. Thanks to modeling for notable brands such as Dillard’s, Costin’s modeling star is only beginning to shine brightly, as she will be one to keep an eye on.
Below is my Q and A with Jessica as we talk some Sooner football, Thunder basketball, Kevin Durant and how to look great this summer!
Name: Jessica Costin known as JessC
Birthplace: Midwest City, Oklahoma
Social Media Links: Instagram: @fulfillyourdreamsalways | Snapchat: Ms.Jess1991 |Facebook: Jessica Costin
Robert D. Cobb: Since you’re from Oklahoma? Cowboys or Sooners?
Jessica Costin: “Sooners baby!!! Boomer Sooner!”
Robert D. Cobb: Since you’re a Thunder fan, how do you feel about seeing Durant defect to Golden State and winning a title?
Jessica Costin: “I feel that Durant did what he felt what was best for him. He did a lot while he was here so if anyone would’ve had a chance I bet they would have done the same thing.”
Robert D. Cobb: Since you’re going to be a Bikini Boxing ring girl this coming July, are you excited for the upcoming Mayweather/McGregor superfight?
Jessica Costin: “The bikini boxing is girls though. Then I’m going to try out for Gladiator Cage Fighting that is upcoming here to be their Ring Girl”
Robert D. Cobb: Who are you pulling for?
Jessica Costin: “Mayweather is good, but super cocky. I’d like McGregor to win.”
Robert D. Cobb: Fave boxer?
Jessica Costin: “Fave boxer is Manny Pacquiao, even though he disappointed with Mayweather”
Robert D. Cobb: Fave MMA fighter?
Jessica Costin: “As far as MMA not sure!”
Robert D. Cobb: What kind of model do you consider yourself (Instagram, fitness, glamour, fashion, bikini)
Jessica Costin: “All! Haha if that’s a choice since I do a variety!”
Robert D. Cobb: What brands have you modeled for? Which one do you enjoy modeling for the most?
Jessica Costin: “I did a fashion show for Dillard’s summer dresses and I loved it.”
Robert D. Cobb: Where has been your favorite place to shoot?
Jessica Costin: “I honestly love the outside shoots or even by the water.”
Robert D. Cobb: What is the most exciting aspect of modeling?
Jessica Costin: “I would have to say the way it puts me in a different realm. I am a free spirit when modeling.”
Robert D. Cobb: With summer right around the corner, what fashion and style tips and trends do you have for looking good when the temperature rises?
Jessica Costin: “Haha! Well I get cold easily so a light jacket is always with me.”
Athleisure? Fashion or fitness fad?
Jessica Costin: “I feel I am honestly all of those.”
Robert D. Cobb: What swimwear trends do you see being big this summer?
Jessica Costin: “The high waisted swim suits seem to be in or even the one pieces. I’ll stick to my bikini though.”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your go-to swimwear style that you MUST have.
Jessica Costin: “My bikini and a cute sunhat to go with it.”
Robert D. Cobb: Within the industry, who is your modeling inspiration?
Jessica Costin: “Honestly, Tyra Banks! Love her!”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your secret to staying in shape?
Jessica Costin: “To not eat so many fried foods and to work out 4 to 5 times a week.”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your workout and fitness secret to staying in shape?
Jessica Costin: ”To just work hard when you are in the gym push yourself.”
Robert D. Cobb: As someone who has is very curvy, what do you think best exudes sexiness and confidence?
Jessica Costin: “To remember that the only flaw you have is not loving yourself! Models are now all shapes and sizes!”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your opinion of the whole “shaming” issue that seems to permeate across social media and how have you handled it, if any haters tried to call you out?
Jessica Costin: “I just try to ignore the ignorance, because lord knows I have a mouth on me. I feel that no matter what you do you can’t please everyone.”
Robert D. Cobb: What would you say is your best feature?
Jessica Costin: “I am small, but I have great hips, and long legs.”
Robert D. Cobb: Any beaches you plan on hitting up this summer?
Jessica Costin: “Any! haha”
Robert D. Cobb: Any future projects coming down the pipeline?
Jessica Costin: “I’m always finding stuff to do so follow me to see me on my adventure.”
Robert D. Cobb: Outside of modeling, what are your hobbies?
Jessica Costin: “Going to the gym, also reading.”
Sports question: Who are your favorite teams and clubs
Jessica Costin: “Patriots, and of course the Thunder.”
Robert D. Cobb: Besides Westbrook, who is your fave Thunder player?
Jessica Costin: “Steven Adams is a good player in my opinion.”
Robert D. Cobb: Since you’re a Pats fan, you like New England’s chances of repeating?
Jessica Costin: “Indeed no matter what anyone says the Pats are a good team!”
Robert D. Cobb: You’re from Oklahoma right, how does one from the Sooner State become a fan of the New England Patriots? Why not the Broncos, Cowboys, Chiefs, etc?
Jessica Costin: “Well my family is really into football their teams were Green Bay Packers and of course the Dallas Cowboys and wanted to be different so I chose The Pats and have been a fan ever since. Plus I love their colors!”
Robert D. Cobb: What are your favorite cities to travel to?
Jessica Costin: “Haven’t been able to see many, but look forward to it! It’s coming.”
Robert D. Cobb: What advice would you give to women aspiring to get into modeling?
Jessica Costin: “The biggest thing is that you will get a bunch of no’s, but just remember that with no’s there are yes’s. There is a place out there for you somewhere.
Make sure to practice. I know it may sound vain to be in the mirror, but I promise you that is how you will learn your body in front of the camera. Also to remember to always have fun!!!!”
Special thanks to Ms. Jessica Costin for her time and assistance during the Q and A interview process. All images used with permission and are the rightful property of their respective owners.