We had the good fortune of connecting with Jente Carter and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jente, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is the lost of my daughter in 2013 and also walking away from a very abusive marriage that could have cost me life but God helped me through that…..Those moments taught how precious life was and is. I went through the most toughest stage of depression in my life during that time, I was even on the verge of committing suicide three times but i had snap out of it because i knew that i have three other children to live for that look up to me each and every day. So. i prayed to God for understanding, strength, guidance, love and patience. Because, being in that type stage of mind i lost all confidence that i did have once before . But O MY did God turn that around for me. In 2016 started modeling i walked in my first fashion show and did my first photo shoot and that’s when i knew that fashion/modeling was fit just for me, it made me feel like i’ve never felt before. So, then i became very consistent with it……I was published in 4 magazines, 2 book covers and walked in 8 fashion shows and to that was an huge accomplishment. After walking in fashion shows i saw it wasn’t enough brands that catered to PLUS SIZE WOMEN at all, so i prayed and i talked to God about…..I’M like LORD i have to do something,and i don’t know why but he choose DENIM for me and since October 2017 i’ve been making it happen for all of my Beautiful Plus Size Women around the world…. I love what i do…..

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Well, to be honest what sets me apart from the rest is that I actually create very fashionable pieces for Plus Size women that they can actually feel good in, look good in and feel extremely CONFIDENT. That has and always will be my goal to make a beautiful plus size woman feel good and free in my Denim Collection. I’m very proud of where I came from with my Brand, it’s being an amazing journey and can’t wait to see what’s next. Can’t want to see what God has aligned for Denim By Jente’ LLC I truly believe I’ve gotten to where I am through pray, positive thinking, strong faith, my supporters, manifesting, my kids and my family… Without any of these I wouldn’t be who I am today. I can honestly say it’s had it’s ups and downs just like any other business does… But, you have to be willing to go through the tough times, take some hard hits and loose some battles. But, at the end of the day it’s all about how you respond to it all, you’re either going stand tall and fight through your battles or you’re going to fold and call it quits. Either way it’s up to you.. I’ve overcame many challenges through praying, journaling, long talks with my mom, and listening to motivational speeches. The lessons I’ve learned is ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE…. And, You can definitely create the life you want as long as you believe that you can… I want the world to know that I’m here to stay and we’re going to ride this thing out like four flats on a Cadillac….. Denim By Jente’ FOREVER

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
To be honest, I rarely go out anywhere… Lol my friend would be so mad at me because all I do is go to the post office, Wal-Mart,Jeans shopping, Jo-Ann’s and hobby lobby. Sometimes in between my breaks I’ll go to Sweet Frog for some yogurt. But, I know for sure it’s this one Place in mesquite called Mardi Gras Daiquiris that my friend would love. Baby those daiquiris, wings and fish is to die for. Oops let me not forget about Johnathans in Oak Cliff.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Janet Melton- My mom….Shes been my rock and biggest fan since i started, never missed a show. Love you mom My Kids- They been rocking with me since one, they have seen me work 24hrs with no sleep making sure i get orders done and out in a timely matter… Curvy Queenz of Dallas i want to thank you ladies so much for giving me chance and also building a great bond and great relationship. Shout out to Dominique Moore, Daniele Howard and Keuntae Cummings, my three Best Friends that’s been here with me through it all, they’ve seen the good, bad and the Ugly. All of my wonderful customers: I LOVE GUYS TO THE MOON AND BACK BABY…..

Website: denimbyjente.bigcartel.com
Instagram: denim_by_jente
Facebook: Jente Carter

Image Credits
Models: Myself Mary Justbe Photographers: Dominique Moore D Lacy Cashmir Kristina Banks

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