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Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Jacinta was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and began her designing career at the tender age of five. Already innovating, Jacintaís first creation, a purse with ruffles held together with pins, was made with fabric scraps that fell underneath her motherís sewing table.
Jacinta attended Central State University, majoring in Accounting. Although Jacinta enjoyed the college atmosphere, she found that it was very difficult to focus on accounting. She realized that accounting was not for her, so she switched majors and colleges. She enrolled in Virginia Marty Fashion College in Cleveland, Ohio, and continued her education at Progressive Fashion, also in Cleveland. She also attended The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and graduated with honors, receiving a degree in fashion design. While attending the art institute, she was awarded several honors including, Fab Awards, Advance Draping, Best in show, Fab Award for Swimwear design and Best Final Project. Jacinta is still currently a flight attendant and she is also sewing her own designs. She has a great clientele and has recently auditioned for the hit Bravo reality show, Project Runway.
Jacinta also believes in helping others. She created a mentorship program called "Sew Far" which she helps young up and coming designers with their sewing techniques.
If I could have a famous designer revamp my entire wardrobe I would choose Roberto Cavalli and Tom Ford.