JET Beauty

Beauty of the Week: Valeka J. Holt

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: Valeka J. Holt

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Occupation: Actress, Realtor and Business Owner

Instagram: @valekajholt

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Hobbies: Pottery, Cooking, Hiking, White Water Rafting, and Rock Climbing

Favorite Vacation Location: The Maldives, Athens, New York City and Paris

Why I want to be a JET Beauty: My parents have always taught me to be a leader. I’ve built my entire life around not being afraid of walking to the beat of my own drums. As a JET Beauty, I intend to continue to be an image of beauty, intelligence and class for young Black women by showing them that they’re fearfully and wonderfully made, while continuing to erase negative stereotypes about Black beauty. We are fierce, we are fabulous, and we are gentle creatures. I love being a Black woman who is not afraid to be vulnerable and to show all sides of womanhood and JET has given me the platform to exhibit that vulnerability with grace.