By Levi Rickert
For 22 year old Ojibwa, Jade Willoughby, a member of the Whitesand First Nation, her journey is just about over from her humble beginnings in a one room cabin in Thunder Bay to fulfill her dream of becoming a model in New York City.
Late last month, Willoughby was signed by Wilhelmina Models, one of the world's most prominent talent management agencies in the world to become one of their models. She will move to New York City this month to get to work.
“I am terrified, but very excited,” Willoughby told Native News Network with nervous laughter in her voice on Saturday in a telephone interview from Ottawa when asked about how she feels about being signed by Wilhelmina and having to move to New York.