ABOUT JILL

Jill Dianne Smith

Age: 52

Birthdate: February 14, 1970

Hometown: Winter Park, Florida                     Residence: Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Jill was born Jill Dianne Leinbach and best-ager, agency-signed American model.

 

Raised in Winter Park, Florida, Jill began her modeling career as a teen doing promotional jobs for boutiques on Park Avenue. At sixteen, she competed in a contest for Seventeen Magazine in St. Augustine, Florida.

 

At twenty-one years old, Jill was a mother of two daughters and took time away from modeling to focus on raising them. She attended and studied Nursing and Social Work at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte,  and graduated in her thirties. Throughout the years she worked in the restaurant management, sales, and marketing arenas as well as working with children until making a complete career change to professional modeling at 49 years old.

 

Jill’s passion and drive have always been being surrounded by children, including her granddaughter. Upon learning about her granddaughter’s diagnosis of autism and special needs, she focuses a large part of her attention on helping families with members who have been diagnosed with Autism and other neurodiversities.

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Photographer Truman Clemons Photography

MUA/Hair: Michelle Spieler

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