Jessica Vanessa, a 22-year-old social media star captivates audiences from around the world with her hypnotic gyrating. She works as a professional twerker and claims to be earning a six-figure income by shaking her bottom. Formerly working as a teaching assistant Jessica, from Florida, quit her job after advertisers discovered her dance moves through her Vine videos. She’s the number 1 twerker in the world with 2 million social media followers! Watch her twerking video (and more pictures) right after the break
The large companies had noticed the attention that Jessica’s assets were drawing in and offered to pay her large amounts of money in exchange for her mentioning their products to her two million strong following.
For Jessica quitting her role as a teacher was a no-brainer when she did the maths and realised that she could earning more twerking than she could ever have dreamed of working in a school.
She said: ‘What I make in six seconds would take me four months to make as a teaching assistant.
‘It’s definitely a blessing. I bought a new car, paid it off in full and I was able to get out of debt from the school that I graduated from.’
Jessica says that she has her loyal fans to thank for her sudden turn of fortune.
‘It’s quite simple really, the more followers you get, the more advertisers want to pay you for mentioning their products – and I’ve got lots.’
Jessica describes herself as a normal girl from Florida before her first viral Vine put her on the road to social media fame.
Jessica says that the nature of her dancing attracts a lot of misconceptions and causes people to make assumptions about her.
‘People like to define you as a whore for twerking but it’s just a type of dance, that’s it, if people were open-minded they would understand that.’
But Jessica has found strength from the support of her family who have overcome their own prejudices about twerking.
‘They’re very open-minded people – they don’t look at it in any type of sexual way, they don’t look at it as degrading, they’re very supporting.
‘As a little girl I always wanted to be somebody big, I always wanted to entertain people, I would sing, I would dance, I would do whatever it took and if I got a laugh out of people I knew I was doing something right.
‘I always enjoyed doing random crazy stuff so when I got a day job it was not something I enjoyed doing. Now I look at Vine as an outlet to many different opportunities which I enjoy doing now.’