Meet the Voice Behind Rick Ross’s Signature “Maybach Music” Drop, Australian Supermodel Jessica Gomes
Do you get paid for the intro? It is used quite often.
No, I don’t get paid for it. I don’t think I should be paid for it. It’s not about the money for me. I was lucky enough at that time to do that. I’m a successful model that travels the world and is doing really well and it’s very flattering that I got acknowledged by the hip-hop world.
How long have you been modeling?
I been modeling for over 10 years now in Perth, Western Australia, where I’m from and my mom put me in modeling school. My mom is Chinese and my dad is Portuguese. I started doing commercials. I started doing a TV series. I was taken on by a international agency and that’s when I started traveling to Asia, Japan, Korea, places like that first. Then I moved to New York when I was 20 and joined IMG. They’ve been representing me for the past seven years. I’ve been a Sports Illustrated model, working with them for the past five years. I’m very happy. This is my life. I got a lot of photo shoots coming up.
By any chance are you familiar with Iggy Azalea? She’s an Australian-born rapper, gaining a solid buzz. How would it be if an Australian-born rapper can capture the mainstream’s attention in the United States?
I think it’s great. I think that’s what we need. Definitely more me, I grew up listening to hip-hop. It’s the genre I enjoy the most. I think it needs to be more expanded in Australia because we just don’t get that. I would love to see an Australian artist succeed in the American market. I will definitely look her up for sure. Good luck to her. That sounds amazing.
Anything you’d like to add?
Just a lot more photo shoots coming up. I can’t talk about them, but they’re coming.