EMILY JONES

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Emily AKA Contouring Goddess! This beauty queen is a writer, journalist, and fierce activist. She serves as a news producer for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). There she works as a writer and producer for The 700 Club, Newswatch, CBNNews.com, and CBN social media outlets. When she isn't chasing down stories and producing television, she serves as President of the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) chapter at Regent University, where she is also in her senior year.

Emily says:

“From an early age, God ignited an insatiable passion for the people of the Middle East in me—I want to use this passion to bring practical change in the Middle East. I travel to the Middle East at least once a year to study the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and raise awareness about Christian genocide in the region. One day, I hope to get my law degree and work as an international correspondent in Jerusalem. In my free time, I volunteer at my church, watch cat videos, and study Christian apologetics.”

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When asked about style:

“Your outfit is your first ‘Hello.’ People will perceive what kind of person you are before you even introduce yourself, based upon what you wear. I prefer a more relaxed style, but I sure do love to jazz it up and get fancy.”

On personal motivation:

“I am deeply moved by self-sacrifice for the sake of justice and moral clarity. My hero growing up, and even to this day, is a Polish woman named Irene Opdyke. She lived during the Holocaust and was forced to work for the Nazis because of her Aryan appearance. Instead of seeking to save her own life, she put it on the line and saved dozens of Jewish people by hiding them in a secret compartment of an SS officer's own home. She saw a horrible wrong and the perversion of moral clarity but she was ready to die for justice. I don’t know where life will take me but I aspire to have the same strength and self-sacrifice that Irene showed. Nothing angers me more than injustice and the flourishing of evil. I will use my voice, heart, mind, and life to expose and overturn injustice wherever I may find it.”

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Favorite Clothing Item: “You can never go wrong with pointed-toe shoes! Whether they're heals or flats, they always seem to take your outfit to the next level and add a touch of class.”

Favorite Makeup Product: “I am all about brows! I cannot leave the house without making sure my brows are shaped and defined. They add structure and symmetry to your face and complete your makeup look. I'm currently using E.L.F.'s brow kit. I've tried everything from Anastasia Beverly Hills and Benefit and I just keep coming back to this little $3 brow kit. It's my secret weapon.”

Favorite Accessory: “My favorite accessories are rings! My absolute favorite ring is a gold one I got from the Old City in Jerusalem. It is has the Shema inscribed on it, which is one of the holiest prayers the Jewish people pray. It says ‘Hear oh Israel, the Lord is our God. The Lord is one.’ It is a constant reminder to me of God's desire to have intimacy with humanity, His sovereignty over every situation, and my commitment to Him to defend the nation of Israel.”

Favorite Verses and Quotes:

  • "Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank." --Proverbs 22:29
  • "Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you." --Psalm 116:7
  • "The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." --Exodus 14:14
  • "They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God." --Zora Neal Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • "If you don't build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs" --Tony Gaskin
  • "She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world." --Kate Chopin, The Awakening
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