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Creative Spotlight: Morgan Pete

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NameMorgan Pete

Occupation: Founder of Sky is NOT the Limit Organization and author of Nothing Like a Little Bit of Confidence: living past society’s definition of beauty .

Bio: Morgan Pete is a recent graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a major in Biology. While in school, she started a non-profit organization to give back to the community called Sky is NOT the Limit. In addition to running her organization, Pete also created  GBC collection: Genuine, Bold & Confident, a children’s clothing line and Vous Adore (French for Adore Yourself), a line for adult women.

Recently, Pete signed a contract with Your Time Publishing and published the book, Nothing like A Little Bit of Confidence: Living Past Society’s Definition of Beauty. Her debut title was written to help young adults learn the importance of inner confidence and to help them truly understand that it doesn’t matter how they are portrayed by others, but to love themselves for exactly who they are.

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Pete is also a well-travelled model who has appeared on runways ranging from New York Fashion Week to New Orleans’ Fashion Week and modeled for brands such as Rue 21 and Inexchange, to name a few respectively.

Adding to her roles as an entrepreneur, model and author, Pete is also a sought-after speaker and event host, having been invited as a guest on Q95.5 Radio Station for Women’s International Month and Southern University’s Back to School Summit. Most recently, she appeared on KLFY News Channel for an event where she worked with special needs children and adults.

The 2017 Miss Louisiana Contestant is currently working on a new project in Louisiana’s Acadiana area.

Get to know more about this multi-talented creative below.

JET: Can you tell us about Sky is NOT the Limit?

Sky is NOT the Limit is an organization for kids, pre-teens, teens, young adults and adults who have a dream and seek the motivation to get started. It is also for people who may need a boost of confidence or help build their self-esteem. The goal of Sky is NOT the Limit is to make sure that seminar participants leave with a sturdy foundation that will help them grow mentally and learn that giving up will never be an option.

JET: What are your personal goals?

I want to be a successful business owner and inspire others to go after their goals. My ultimate goal is to show others that no matter where you come from or what you have been through, you are still capable of living a successful life.

JET: What are five things that people don’t know about you?

  • I’m a twin.
  • I love to dance even though I have no rhythm and I sing all of the time, but I sound horrible!
  • I still get nervous before shows.
  • I pray every morning before I get out of bed and every night before I go to bed.
  • I love anything with seafood and I love to cook.

 


Diahann “Dee” Williams is a photographer, writer, and Social Media Specialist for the EBONY brand. You can connect with her on Twitter & Instagram or DeexDee.com