Jaqi and Kevin Clements eagerly awaited the birth of their twins. When Jaqi went into labor early, however, the happy couple feared the worst. In the end, the new parents welcomed two happy and healthy girls in the world. Ava Marie and Leah Rose were born in 2010. From the beginning, it was clear these girls were different. With their mother’s help and guidance, these premature babies would grow into successful international models.
The Clemens were a happily married couple. They had already been blessed with a son. However, they felt the urge to expand their family. Both parents wanted a daughter to complete their family. When their son was 2 years old, Jaqi discovered that she was pregnant with twins. To make it even better, the couple was told they would be having not one but two identical baby girls!
With a due date in August, Jaqi was surprised when she went into labor in early July. The twins were born 4 weeks early on July 7, 2010. Looking back, their mother believes that their early entrance was the first glimpse of their impulsive and fearless personalities. From birth, strangers and family members alike commented on the unique appearance of the girls.
As the girls grew, their glossy hair, flawless skin, and distinctive bone structure drew positive observations from everyone they met. Along with the compliments, people often urged Jaqi to consider a modeling career for her gorgeous offspring.
Soon, the Clemens were approached by talent agents for modeling agencies. They offered lucrative contracts and promises of fame and fortune for the pretty little girls. Jaqi was wary. She wanted her girls to have everything they deserved, but she was concerned about the effect a high-attention modeling career would have on them. She also feared potential predators who wanted to use her girls and their images for their own purposes.
Despite her misgivings, at the age of 6 months, the girls were signed to an agency based in Los Angeles. The mother of three quickly discovered that handling their career and her household duties was a tall order. With her 2-year-old in tow, making it to shoots and auditions made it tough to keep up with her domestic responsibilities. After three months, Jaqi changed her mind and ended their blossoming career.
Before their quick career development, Jaqi and Kevin felt it would better to let the girls have a normal childhood. Growing up with peers at school would give them options and opportunities that childhood stardom could not provide. The twins were happy going to school, playing with their brother, and learning regular life skills.
As time went on, however, Jaqi and Kevin began to question their decision. Could they be holding their family back from realizing its full potential by being too cautious? Friends and strangers continued to urge the couple to consider a modeling career for their one-of-a-kind identical twins. Over time, the couple began to reconsider.
Jaqi realized that her daughters should have a say in the decision-making process. Since their images and effort would be the key ingredients in making a modeling career work, their opinion should be considered. How old would the girls need to be in able to be trusted with such a weighty decision? Jaqi and Kevin deliberated this question endlessly.
Jaqi decided to let her intuition be her guide. Throughout her life, the number 7 always seemed to grant her luck. As fate would have it, the twins were to turn 7 years old on July 7, 2017. Jaqi saw it as a sign.
The twins were already active in school and extracurricular activities like swimming and dance. Near their 7th birthday, the couple asked their daughters if they would like to add modeling to their weekly schedules. Even at that young age, the girls were already eager for the spotlight. A modeling career seemed to fit their outgoing and ambitious personalities.
No one was surprised the girls jumped at the chance to be professional models. The girls loved to perform and saw the move as an opportunity to expand their audience. In an effort to keep them away from the potential dangers of the modeling world, Jaqi decided to start the girls off slowly.
The twins’ first job came from a neighbor who owned a children’s boutique. They needed models to showcase their fashion line. The job was not only safe, but it gave the twins a much needed chance to get professional photos and credits they could use to build their career.
Their first professional photo shoot was a perfect success. Jaqi distributed photos to several talent agencies, hoping to find someone to represent the twins in their comeback attempt. The parents also started an Instagram account to serve as an online resume for potential agencies. The twins quickly gathered a large following on the social media platform.
Their Instagram account drew hundreds of thousands of followers from all over the world. Instead of hunting for an agency to represent them, the twins found themselves inundated with offers from agencies and scouts. In a strategic move, Jaqi decided to contract with two differente agencies for the twins’ growing modeling career.
The twins were signed to Zuri Model and Talent, based in Los Angeles. They also chose to work with Dreamray Model and Talent in Orange County, California. Working with two agencies allowed the twins to book more paying gigs and gain exposure more quickly.
Working with two agencies wasn’t always easy. At one point, the twins received a callback to the same audition from both agencies. It was awkward, but Jaqi was able to clear up the confusion quickly.
Modeling soon became a family pursuit for the Clemens. The girls’ big brother Chase started joining them on photo shoots. Eventually, he was signed to the same agencies that represented his sisters.
WIth their newfound success in the modeling world, the Clemens twins have proved that 7 is a lucky number for their entire family. The girls continue to find new outlets for their talent and passion. Despite their instant fame status, however, Jaqi and Kevin continue to shield their children from the less savory parts of show business.
Jaqi started a blog detailing her experiences managing her childrens’ modeling and acting careers. In her posts, she discusses the pressures, techniques, and dangers her daughters face on every job. From overly mature postures to too much makeup, Jaqi talks about how she shields her daughters from the unrealistic expectations in the fashion world.
The twins and their big brother aren’t sure were the future will lead them. However, with their mother supporting and protecting them, they are all sure to grow into happy, healthy, and well-adjusted adults.
Even though these beautiful little girls are identical twins, they both have their own unique style and you can see it in photos like this where they are wearing the same outfit, but still have some of their own flare and style in the way they are posing.
Here we see a photo of another pair of famous modeling twins, the McClure twins, posing alongside the Clements twins. These four beautiful girls are a testament to how amazing the human body and genetics are and how stunningly beautiful kids can be even before they reach adulthood.
Here we see the twins with their older brother, who also shares their light brown/blond hair, fantastic bone structure, and striking blue eyes. This family certainly won the genetic lottery and produced some beautiful kids. Their brother is also signed to a modeling agency now and is building his own career and his own portfolio.
Even though Jaqi and Kevin decided that it would be better for their twins if they let them have a normal life, let them have a childhood like everyone else, their career was always at the back of their mind. The twins were happy with their lives, going to school, learning and playing with their brother, and just being kids, and now they are an international sensation.
When Jaqi realized that her daughters were old enough to have a say in their future, she and her husband worked to brainstorm how to involve their daughters in the decision without letting them make any rash choices. The choice was a fantastic one because now the girls are some of the most sought after child models in the industry.
The twins work with both Zuri Model and Talent and Dreamray Model and Talent, both based in Los Angeles so that the girls would have the most opportunity possible and so that they could get the most exposure and the most paying gigs.
Their mother, Jaqi, also runs a blog post talking about their experiences with modeling and what it is like juggling three careers. She also talks about what it takes to protect them and how she and her husband are working to raise three children that are well adjusted and well rounded adults, despite their extensive modeling careers.
Some of their photos feature styles that are more common on grown models but with a sweet and childish twist. Their mother makes sure that all the modeling gigs her children take are safe, and that they are also age appropriate for both her son and her two gorgeous daughters.
Many of their photoshoots are shot with soft light, pastel colors, and whimsical backdrops that help to add to their ethereal look and their soft and feminine style.
Even a casual shoot by a wooden fence looks high end and ritzy with these two beautiful ladies. Their intense blue eyes make their stares that much more stunning and that much more beautiful.
Every now and again the twins are photographed on their own and these single shots are just as stunning as the shots with the pair together.
Here you can see that even though one of the girls wears a faux fur shawl, she still looks innocent and young, something that a soon to be nine year old girl should look in her photos.
The girl’s mother says they love action shots and any photo shoot that allows them to get up and move. Which matches their active energy perfectly.
When the pair is together you can see the love in their eyes for one another, it is truly special that they get to go through this journey together.
Sometimes on shoots they get to wear outfits that are completely different and that showcase their own unique sense of style and love of fashion and all things interesting.
Even when they are doing shoots that are avanteguard and a bit more grown up, they still let their funny personalities shine through and they still look like children.
They even like to put their interests like dance and being active into their photo shoots. Here we see them decked out in dance gear for a cute and trendy photo that is stunning.
Here we see the girls decked out like true princesses in ball gowns on a silk and silver throne. This is a playtime that any little girl would love and that these two children get to live every day.
While many photographers are tempted to dress the twins in the same outfit, the photos where they are dressed differently make for a very interesting look and make for a beautiful photo that gives the girls their own unique looks.
Even photos in what seems to be the backyard complete with a wayward duck are stunning and truly display how versatile these twins are and how grown up and young they can look at the same time.
Here we see the twins staring into one another’s eyes, they are sure to have formed an extra close bond on this journey together.
Here we see the girls sporting the same outfit and hat, just in different colors.
The girls are stunning and look grown up in some photos and childish in other showing the versatility of their looks and the way that they can change them with a simple pose.
Here we see them in active wear with an older model. The girls still look young and innocent and like children, something that was important to their mother.
The girls have nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram and the number is set to keep growing. Their mother works tirelessly to keep their account up to date and to make sure it is seen by their fans.
These stunning little girls are sure to keep climbing the charts and gaining in popularity as they continue to take modeling jobs.
The pair are often photographed with other models that are a bit older than them which helps to remind those that see the photos that these are just kids not adult models like you would expect in other situations.
Only time will tell what the world and the modeling industry has in store for these beautiful little girls. We can only hope that their mother and father will continue to keep the girls’s best interests in mind and that they will continue to work to try and protect their daughters from the harsh world that we are living in.
Gold Miners Dig Up a Lot More than Ancient Gold
Gold miners are used to finding all sorts of things from ancient times. It’s not uncommon to find relics of prior miners, old habitats, animal remains and even dinosaur fossils as they dig deep into the earth or excavate large areas. However, it’s not an everyday occurrence to find a practically intact mummy of a baby mammoth.
Based on the estimates possible on first evaluation of the mummified baby mammoth found on June 21 by operations at the Klondike gold deposit, way up in the northern part of Canada, miners discovered a baby female mammoth assumed to be probably 30,000 years old. An occasional dinosaur or mammoth bone is uncommon but a regular occurrence. However, finding a complete set of remains of a baby mammoth is extremely rare and a big news in the world of paleontology and biology. Even better, the specimen is practically complete. Most times the remains have been tampered with by other animals or hunting and scavenging. Then nature moves things around even further and separates parts. In this case, however, the baby mammoth was complete, intact and well-preserved.
Named Nun cho ga but the local tribes, the find essentially means big baby animal, no surprise. All the skin and hair is intact, which makes the find extremely valuable in terms of understanding exactly how junvenile mammoths looked and probably behaved mechanically as well as physically. In terms of scientific information, the find is huge. It’s similar to finding an entire painting by a famous artist versus just having a brush he or she might have used.
Locked away in permafrost for centuries, the baby mammoth was literally preserved in the earth’s freezer, untouched by bacteria or the elements for an amazing amount of time. Scientists evaluating the specimen guess that the juvenile likely passed away earlier, maybe from sickness, as its pack was moving since there were no predatory marks on it or scattering of remains. Or, also likely, the animal may have gotten stuck in a deep mud pit or quicksand and was quickly buried, protecting it from rot or degradation.
The last time anyone found a North American baby mammoth in good condition was in 1948, some 70 plus years ago. That one was named Effie, and was located inside a gold mine in Alaska. Additionally, another more recent find was in 2007 in Siberia. That find was estimated to be much older, at 42,000 years of age. It was comparative to the same size as Nun cho ga, which means the two together will provide some interesting comparative notes and years of study going forward. It’s enough to make a dinosaur scientist get giggly.
Pennsylvania Nurses Get a COVID Booster for Student Loan Debt
Becoming a nurse is no easy day in the park. Aside from all the clinical hours required and bookwork in classes, a candidate still has to pass their state license exams as well as figure out how to pay for the education costs. It’s quite common for a graduating nurse, whether an LN or RN, to have thousands of dollars in student loan debt. That was already a significant barrier to recruitment before COVID-19 arrived. Things only got worse as experienced nurses left the field in droves after the pandemic’s burnout.
However, Pennsylvania is hitting the problem head on. The state decided that it was going to provide a pot totaling $55 million to help reduce or eliminate student loan debt for eligible nurses. Funded by a combination of state dollars matched to federal American Rescue Plan funds for overall economic stimulus, Pennsylvania directed its internal share to help boost nursing in-state again as well as keep nurses in their careers with financial stability.
Essentially, any nurse who worked during the pandemic, was licensed by the state, and cared for COVID-19 patients will be eligible to get a $7,500 payment for student loan relief. The funds are one-time, non-recurring, but they still represent a huge wave of debt relief for affected nurses. 24,000 plus nurses responded with applications before the deadline ended, which has exceeded the estimated fund allocation available, no surprise. To deal with this surge in eligibility, the state administrators will split the funds on a prorata basis between the impacted state areas and regions, based on the number of nurses who applied. Then, within each regional pot, nurses will be selected by random on who will get the one-time payment.
Those who are selected won’t see the funds themselves. To ensure the payment is used correctly, the money goes directly to the student loan servicer provided by that nurse in their application. The first recipients will see their student loans lowered this month, in August 2022. To help deal with the demand, an additional $15 million in federal dollars was redirected to the fund as well. The allocation for an awardee is $2,500 each year for three years. This allows an easier outflow of funds versus a demand surge all at once. Which will be a considerable amount of accounting work on the state side.
The hope is that with the eventual success of the program expected in nurse retention, the same model can be used again to bolster sagging industries seeing a brain drain in Pennsylvania, as well as stabilize people being crushed by student loan debt.
Getting Bumped By a Stranger Usually Means Being Pickpocketed….. But Not In This Story!
If you get bumped by a stranger in public, it usually means you were pickpocketed. The rude distraction is an age-old technique to distract the victim from paying attention to their valuables. While everyone is recovering from the “accidental” impact, the thief is intentionally using the split second to pull a wallet or valuable from the victim without him or her knowing it. Once the thief is away, the job is done and the valuables are stolen. It’s a common problem in big cities and tourist spots.
However, for one California lady, getting bumped may have been the best thing that ever happened to her. While she was busy working on a lottery machine at a grocery store in Tarzana, she focused on spending her $40 dollars on lottery scratchers. Normally, LaQuedra Edwards buys a number of smaller value tickets with one purchase, hoping to increase her odds with more scratchers than just one big one. However, when she was bumped, it caused her to put her hand forward and hit the $30 scratcher option. Money spent, the accident committed Edwards to the higher value ticket. Upset at first, Edwards turned to see who bumped her, but the fellow was out the door without even apologizing.
Figuring there wasn’t much she could do about the situation, and the person was gone, Edwards re-focused on her tickets. Now she had a $30 single scratcher and $10 left for other tickets. She finished her purchase and then pulled her tickets out of the machine. Going through them, she realized one of them was a winner. It was the accidental $30 ticket. However, what Edwards one was a far better return on investment. She had just scored a $10 million winning ticket.
At first, she got on the highway and drove home. The whole time, Edwards kept looking back at the ticket and confirming in her mind that her life had just dramatically changed. It didn’t feel real. But, sure enough, the ticket was indeed a winner. Even the grocery store got a share of the winnings. $50,000 went to the store for hosting the machine. Unfortunately, it was a chain store, so the bonus simply went into a corporate bank account instead of a small business owner’s business. However, that’s how the system works for retailers.
For LaQuedra Edwards, however, her share is going into a home purchase and helping out start a non-profit organization to help her community. Both moves make a whole lot of sense as well as have long-term benefits.
Father Decides to Set Up Cameras After His Daughter Wakes Up With Strange Marks
What happened inside the house of an Ohio couple couldn’t have been predicted. Troublesome commotions could be heard in the wee hours while everyone slept. No one thought much of it until something strange occurred.
Darren’s suspicions were initially directed at his fiancé, who suspected of playing a practical joke on him. They staged a camera to sort things out after she denied it ultimately. The unsettling footage, on the other hand, would rock their world.
Father Takes Action After Daughter was Expelled for Appearance
Enough Is Enough
This father’s jaws fell open as he listened to the scathing remarks from his daughter’s school administrator, stating the reason for his daughter being booted from a prom event. He was at boiling point and had enough.
He thought enough was enough after only a few seconds and was ready to address the situation head-on.
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