The Singer/Background Vocalist, Online Store Owner, Designer, Model/Actress, Stylist & Fashionista
With a background in modeling and singing, a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Marketing, and a keen eye for fashion, MarQueta otherwise known as M.J, (short for MarQueta Joycelynn) is the true definition of a Jane of All Trades. M.J. was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri migrating to Los Angeles just 3 days after her 20th birthday to go to Fashion School and to start her Modeling career. Los Angeles is where she currently resides.
A Los Angeles Fashion School graduate, M.J. was inspired from one of her homework assignments to turn it into a real live t-shirt business. Becoming an inspirational t-shirt designer at just 24 years old she was a force to be reckoned with. M.J. has worked in all angles of the fashion industry from creative directing, styling, marketing, merchandising, etc. Because of her love for Fashion she has a great style with her own originality, resulting in a wardrobe that others would cry for. This led to her starting her own Online store formally selling vintage clothes right out of her closet and other great thrift finds which has now turned into www.MJsCloset.net.
Along side modeling and the fashion industry, eventually came an awesome Background Singing career. Since moving to Los Angeles she has been tremendously blessed to sing behind some of the best artists and musicians in the field. From Television appearances such as The Grammys, American Idol, The X Factor, The American Music Awards, The TV Land Awards, Steve Harvey's Little Big Shots, The BET Awards Taraji P. Henson's White Hot Holidays, Marie Claire Young Women's Honors, The Morgan Freeman Tribute, etc. with celebrities and legends like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, Andra Day, Alicia Keys, Neyo, Garth Brooks, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monae, Amber Riley, Javier, Empire's Jussie Smollet many gospel artists and more, singing has definitely been a dream come true.
Like any Jane of All Trades, M.J. has no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
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