Jennifer A. Mancuso is anything but conventional. The gorgeous, Canadian model-turned-lawyer has Arabian and Guyanese heritage, which has blessed her with her highly unique exotic looks. But her beauty is not the only thing to be reckoned with. Her mind is a wonder in and of itself as well.
Jennifer, as with many models, was discovered at a young age and signed up with a leading modeling agency. She had a successful modeling career that spanned over a decade — however, unlike many of her counterparts, she didn’t just stick to the catwalk. Instead, while continuing to be an active player in the highly demanding world of modeling, she turned to law school — another extremely challenging professional prospect. But Jennifer did not let that deter her from doing what her heart wanted.
She excelled academically and ended up getting her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from York University. At York University, she received the Women’s Studies Excellent Academic Achievement award and the Faculty of Arts Sessional Academic Achievement award for both her upper years. Later Jennifer got a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of New Brunswick and was awarded First in Class in Evidence, after which she expanded her horizons at Harvard Law School by completing a Negotiation Course.
After being called to the Ontario bar, she practiced in the area of insurance defense, focusing on motor vehicle and personal injury claims.
Jennifer is now a reputable litigator in her own right. She has opened up her own law firm, J.A.M. Law Professional Corporation, located in downtown Toronto where she puts her extensive courtroom experience including a successful trial in the Superior Court of Justice to use — all while wearing her 5-inch Louboutin heels.
Even with her hectic schedule, she continued to model for over 10 years. Later, she was invited to be the judge at the Miss Universe Canada pageant and judged the event in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Her stunning beauty did not go unnoticed and while doing the show, she got her own share of the limelight.
She has also launched her own cosmetic line, J.A.M. Beauty Inc.
“I am a strong believer in beauty and brains. You don’t have to be one thing or the other. You can do everything that you want to do, and I am a prime example of that,” she said.
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