Miss J. Alexander: ‘Clean up your Facebook page before going into a job interview’

Miss J. Alexander: Clean up your Facebook page before going into a job interview

This past Saturday Miss J. Alexander hosted D.C.’s fourth annual Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Expo at the Washington Convention Center. The expo featured runway fashion shows, the latest cosmetic products, and celebrity hosts such as Jaslene Gonzalez, Cycle 8’s America’s Next Top Model winner.

When asked about confidence tips in a pre-show press Q&A session, Miss J said, “I don’t want to be famous, I just want to pay my bills. But that also came along with personality and character. So when you go in a job interview, remember that Facebook is doing a lot of damage, because people are putting all of their business on [it]. Clean up your Facebook page before going into a job interview because [employers] are using all sources of social media to do interviews. That’s part of your resume.”

He continued, and explained that he doesn’t drink. “I never allow people to have drinks in pictures with me,” he said, for fear of seemingly promoting drinking to young fans. This is some valuable advice for college students, where in the age of the internet have more than they would like end up online.

“Just go in there and think that you’re going to be the president of the company. If I thought being black, gay, what one may call ‘unattractive,’ ‘drag queen,’ ‘cross dresser,’ whatever you want to call it, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing. I didn’t give a rat’s ass what anybody thought about me.”

Miss J., known for exhibiting a copious amount of confidence has written a book titled “Follow the Model” that focuses on instilling confidence and self-esteem in its readers.

“If you go in too confident, it scares people. You can go in there strong and confident but not overconfident. Be open to listening.”