Jennifer Theis - Arizona Nominated by Agnes Theis Photography by Steve Chadwick Photography Issue 47 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Jennifer Theis is the title holder of Miss Teen Arizona US Nation 2021, and a signed model. She is very determined to fundraise money for her college and title holder expenses. She takes academics very seriously and is attending ASU in the fall. She is majoring in Biomedical sciences with hopes of becoming a Physician's Assistant in the future. Part of every amount that she receives goes to the Wounded Warrior Regiment to help support Marines in recovery. The Marine Corps is very close to Jennifer’s heart as her brother is currently serving and is one of her biggest inspirations.
Photography by Steve Chadwick Photography
Tell us more about your title. What made you decide to go after it and what was a favorite memory from the experience? I decided to embark on my journey as a title holder during Super Chic Phoenix Fashion Week. With my modeling career beginning, I knew holding a state title, earning sponsorships, and participating in the opportunities that came along with it, would help me get a leg up. My favorite memory so far is being able to meet many different people that share the same interest as me, from across the USA!
What are your duties as a title holder? My duty as a title holder is to all around make a good image for myself and my state. For example, donating and supporting programs such as the Wounded Warrior Regiment, and showing up to events held in my town as a public figure. Being a title holder is all about setting a good example, while inspiring others around you to do so as well.
Photography by Deric Miller
Tell us more about your modeling career. I began my modeling career a little over a year and a half ago, when I decided being a competitive dancer was not something I wanted in my future. It has been an amazing experience so far and I have had the opportunity to walk the runway during fashion shows in Phoenix, Chicago, and New York. Meeting such talented models and photographers constantly pushes me to keep working on my career.
Photography by Deric Miller
How are you involved in your community? One of the ways I am involved in my community is by promoting small businesses. For example, ShopPhoenixGlam is a small boutique owned by Liz Mendariz. She is currently one of my sponsors, and in return I can wear her clothing and promote it on my Instagram and tik tok to help her grow her business! Another way I am involved is by attending important events in my community. The Memorial Day Ceremony was held in Gilbert AZ, and I was invited by the mayor to join. It was an amazing experience that I will always remember, especially since my brother is a Marine.
Photography by Luke Buras
What does your academic future look like? I am so excited for my academic future, and the journey that is soon to start. I have always wanted to have a career in the medical field, while still fulfilling my dreams as a model. I am currently enrolled to start my studies in the fall at Arizona State University and will be majoring in Biomedical Sciences. My hopes are to complete my Bachelors and Masters degree, and become a Physician's Assistant. Academics are something that I was always taught not to take lightly, and to keep consistent.