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Jillian Mercado  Model, Creative, Activist, Latinx, & Loving life • NYC & LA • IMG & WME Worldwide - Lorraine.Ospedales@img.com 🚀💋🇩🇴🐶

Oh hello, didn’t see you there! Don’t mind me, I’m just casually reading the latest fashion trends and showing you the Fall #TommyAdaptive collection by @TommyHilfiger. Would you believe me if I told you it took me two minutes to put on this dress? Yup, well believe it. The most respected designer has stepped it up and did a collection with us in mind. #TommyPartner

Image description: sitting on a couch, crossing my legs & wearing head to toe Tommy Hilfiger fall collection

Last night was all about raising more awareness for The Ali Forney Center @aliforneycenter which is the nations largest provider of safety, housing and all the services for the LGBTQ+ homeless youth. ⁣
With my babe @marcsebastianf who also does so much for the community made the night extra special! Don’t you love when your besties are actual angels?! Thank you to @diesel @reddonutinny @stefano.rosso.brave & @tommy.dorfman for inviting me to such a special event 💋

Yesterday was the #DayoftheGirl! When I was younger I would hear people saying that girls weren’t allowed to do sports, become doctors or CEOs restricting what might be a dream. We must raise and teach our girls so they can become anything they set their mind to. And nobody is allowed to remove those aspirations away just because their girls. Which is why Day of the Girl is extremely important! ⁣
So it’s your turn! Join me and @UNICEF and share the skill you believe every girl needs, tell me a story about how you broke a stereotype, or tag a girl that is doing amazing things! #genunlimited

It was an absolute honor to get the opportunity to attend the UN Foundation Global Leadership Dinner/Award Gala. The #LittlexLittle initiative won a Global Leadership Award! ⁣
To date, Little x Little has reached a total audience of over 425 million. Produced more than 70 million YouTube views and 66 million Twitter impressions, and over the last year the campaign has captured more than 2,000 direct actions taken against the Little x Little hashtag. That’s a whole lotta people who’ve seen my face!! Which is honestly beyond amazing! ⁣Especially for this. ✨
A huge congratulations to all involved! To the #CommonGround partners, @unfoundation @ogilvy , @wpp & @Google!⁣ Also a big shout out to @zoesaldana for presenting the award. Love you!
Styled:⁣ @tytryone
Makeup:⁣ @cielo.ocultar
Hair:⁣ @carlosjacome
Image description: At this years United Nations gala wearing an amazing black dress with little black crystals

So what had happened was, that @bumble launched a campaign @findthemonbumble today featuring 100 of the most influential people in New York and yours truly is one of them! ⁣
As a born and raised New Yorker this is beyond cool but also to be alongside the most awesome people like @lcchan @pieraluisa @noahdneiman @missmeiks @lillyburns @rebekahcampbell @itsmesamwass and many many more can only be explained by this emoji 🔥🔥 ⁣
Thank you #Bumble and @whitney (who built this female first company!!! Yass come thru!) for having me. OHH and the ad is running all around NYC so if you see me take a photo and let me know.
image description: it’s me in front of a bright orange background advertising Bumbles new campaign

when the @diesel fam reunite🙏🏼 ⁣
wearing head to toe #diesel. ⁣
image description: with the boss man, founder and all around the coolest @renzorosso at #hypefest 🔥

They say that 11:11 is lucky number so it must explain why I’m so excited to share that I am going to be joining the Hello Sunshine x Together Tour in Ann Arbor, MI! —
Join me and some of the most diverse and inclusive powerful women we have today. There we will be sharing stories, music and a few surprises as well! It’s going to be super fun so I hope you can make it. —
Check out togetherlive.com for more information on tickets and where the tour will be going. Hope to see you there! ✨ @hellosunshine @togetherliveevents #hsxtogether

I was told straight to my face that there was no way that FIT would accept me as a student.

I had so many mixed emotions, was I truly going to let someone decide my fate and kill my dreams of working in the fashion industry? Maybe they are right...maybe I’m not ready or worth it... Or do I just apply myself without telling anyone and see what happens?

Flash forward to today, not only did I apply myself but I graduated in fashion merchandising management. I got the opportunity to come back to the college that I love so much and talk about my career and my story as someone who is shattering the glass ceiling. Never let anyone tell you what you cannot do, you are the screen writer of your own story.

Thank you @fitnyc for giving me the platform to talk about my story with all of your wonderful students. And for all those who came to listen to me talk, thank you for your continued support ♥️I had such a great time and I hope you did as well!!! @fitnycintl

dressed by @nicholaskirkwood

have you ever meet someone you click with instantaneously... like you have known them for years and something about their energy matches with yours? im lucky to have had that happen to me a few times and those people I hold super close to my heart. —
go and call, text or visit those people in your life. tell them how much you appreciate and love them. we are so caught up in other things that we forget to reach out. for those who may not feel like they have those people in their life; I love ya and appreciate you ♥️

LOVE YOU my sista @indyamoore!!!

Do you remember growing up where you actually cared about what other people thought about you. Even when you put so much work into something that you are super passionate about someone always has an opinion. Insecurities are a funny thing that can eat you, so you project it on someone else not realizing the harm you do. “Wheelchair girl!”, “You’re not that pretty”, “Weirdo”, “Eres muy flaca”, “You’re ruining the fashion world”, or my all-time favorite “She’s so weird she looks like a Robot (because I wore leg braces as adolescence). Don’t you love trolls?!

But here’s the plot twist! I laugh, I truly laugh! There’s no point in getting mad and frustrated on something that you know is not who you are, is something that doesn’t identify with you. The fact is that I impacted them so much that they had to make a comment is already proof that I’m already winning. Diesel has launched yet to get another revolution and I am so ready! “The more hate you wear, the less you care” #DieselHateCouture, @diesel, @diesel__us

image description: here standing in front of a plant wearing a jean jacket

For those of you who may not know I am also now a resident in the Los Angeles area! It is been a secret I’ve kept for so long and I’m so excited to share this new adventure with you.✨

So finding the perfect mattress was extremely important! Without exaggeration every time I sleep on this mattress, I drift away into relaxation. Thank you so much @lullbed for drifting me away into dreamland with such a great mattress. Also! Their giving you a $100 off with 100 night rest free trial with my link lull.com/jillian which is great because you always want to test it out before you commit to something this important. #getyourlullon #ad

image description: myself on a bed as I announce that I now also live in Los Angeles. It’s super comfy too!

Thank you @instagram & @hispanicheritage foundation for awarding me the #MiVos #MyVoice award (the first of its kind!). As a Latinx with family from Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 it was such truly such an honor! Also THANK YOU @Tytryone for styling me on this magical night✨dress by @elieyoussef_couture #hha31

image description: red carpet photo. I was awarded the #mivos award so I wore a beautiful long pink dress with tiny flowers embroidered everywhere.

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