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Beauty of the Week: Ashonti Ford

Today’s Beauty of the Week is a woman who lives up to the standards JET set decades ago. This week’s Beauty talks about why she chose to compete and what she hopes to achieve in life.

Name: Ashonti Ford

Hometown: California

Occupation: Reporter

Instagram: @ashontifordlive

Photo: Rita G for Rita G Photography

Photo: Rita G for Rita G Photography

Hobbies: Groupon shopping, trying new foods, traveling

Favorite Vacation Location: Trinidad & Tobago

Why I want to be a JET Beauty: Every week, my parents would leave the latest JET Magazine on the dining room table and every week, I’d check to see who the new JET Beauty was. My parents made sure I grew up reading about beautiful powerful Nubian women. Coincidentally, thoughts became things in my life and I am now one of those women—trying to make a difference in my community.