Editor: Jianna Ferrari “Meet Hannah”: Taylor Kent Photography: Taylor Kent Photography Assistance: Nicholas Weber Styling: Lexington Matix Hair/MakeUp: Meagan Schmitz Model: Hannah Jones – Industry, LA Models, America’s Next Top Model S.16 Shot on Location at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market and the Melrose Flea Market Design: MODE Studio
We follow Hannah through a fashionable day at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market and the Melrose Flea Market
Hannah Kathryn Jones became a household name when she was cast in America’s Next Top Model but her journey into modeling and acting started way before that. Hannah was born in Texas and when she was a child her grandmother supported her dreams of becoming an actress by taking her to auditions and workshops. It is easy to understand why Hannah may have developed this interest early since both parents were models in their twenties and her father, Charlie Jones, is a hairdresser and photographer.
After Hannah graduated from High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) where she studied theatre three hours a day, she moved to Texas to study photography, communications, and video production at St. Edward’s University. Hannah’s interest in modeling continued to develop after she was photographed for a studio lighting class. Her best friend took her to a mall in Houston for an open casting of America’s Next Top Model and she was called back for a second round of auditions. She made it into the show and finished second runners-up in Morocco. While ANTM aired Hannah finished her sophomore year of college and began pursuing modeling full-time and the rest, as they say, is history. She has become an in-demand model as “the face” for the fashion brands, Nikki Rich, Delikate Rayne, Bamboo Holt, Sin Without Jewelry, and ShallotLilly Jewelry, and was booked for a recurring guest star role on the Disney Channel show “Austin and Ally”.
We follow Hannah through a day at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market shopping for healthy foods and supporting local businesses. She continues onto the Melrose Flea Market, searching for the newest trends and the vintage goodies.
After a great experience on the reality television competition, “America’s Next Top Model”, “Hippie Hannah” started taking on television hosting in 2013 with a New Age twist.
She is working on several projects, including a web series, that follows trending lifestyles and provides an entertaining way to get your daily dose of what’s happening now. Her goal is to be a spokesmodel for sustainable lifestyles, inspiring others to live their best through health-conscious food and fitness.
After working with Equinox Fitness Club and modeling for several years, she’s got a plethora of effective tricks to make healthy food yummy and working out fun and effective. She is an all-natural, green advocate, hence the nickname “Hippie” Hannah, first given to her by Tyra Banks when she participated on the reality television show America’s Next Top Model in 2011. Since then, the name has become her anthem and she is proud to represent the new wave of New Age “hippies”, promoting global awareness and sustainable lifestyle habits through food, fitness, and the arts.
This ambitious young woman’s creative collaborations have already reached around the globe. She has worked with companies based out of Australia, Europe, Asia, New York, LA and of course her initial stomping grounds of Texas. Her clients include MAC Cosmetics, SwayChic, Pitaya, JCPenny’s, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Alberta Ferettie, Tootsies, the list goes on!
Hannah aspires to emulate the likes of Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe and Heidi Klum. “These women are influential in the entertainment world not only for their talent as performers, but also as business savvy spokesmodels. I love Lucy first and foremost for her groundbreaking audacity in the television world as a leading lady who wasn’t ever afraid to laugh at herself. All three women radiate self-confidence, blind ambition and inspire others to love their own physical and mental power.” Her goal in the entertainment world is quite similar.
Hannah’s mother, Kathryn Jost, has always been the most positive influence in her life, especially in the areas of food and fitness. “Kathryn is an amazing cook, but her niche lies in raw recipes. She is the one who taught me the majority of what I know about nutrition and helped me to decode food into simple equations”, says Hannah. “We believe that food is medicinal, and can be used to heal and strengthen the body.” Known around Houston for her own endeavors in sustainable living and healthy lifestyle, Hannah’s mother has often been showcased in local fitness magazines as a health guru.
Her father, Charlie Jones AKA PapparazziChaz, has not only been her personal photographer, documenting every moment of her life, but also her most trusted and beloved hair stylist. Hannah grew up sweeping hair in his salon and entertaining customers as her father made each and every one of them feel special. “His art form is bringing out the best in people. Clients at Charlie’s Hair Productions sit in his chair feeling so-so and leave transformed into fabulous versions of themselves”. At her father’s salon, she picked up the skills of engaging people while helping them to reveal and showcase their best attributes.
“’Some say that I’m a dreamer’ and ‘all you need is love’ are lyrics I live by,” Hannah says. “To believe in your dreams is to manifest them in the physical world. I look towards nature and the metaphysical power of the universe for inspiration and motivation. Once you set your mind to something, it can be accomplished. We are all alchemists for unlimited possibilities of creation.”
Hannah strives to be a world-wide influence for sustainable lifestyle and an advocate for everyone’s unique artistic expression. Her passion is inspiring others to pursue their own dreams with the knowledge that they can achieve any goal no matter the size. She plans to teach individuals how to cultivate miracles within themselves. Look for her work promoting healthy habits and lifestyles with the arts and entertainment industry as she leads the way in New Age thinking.