Pin-Ups for Vets model Janae Sergio recalls surviving homelessness before joining the Navy: ‘Be your own hero'
Added 06-22-22 02:11:01am EST - “Pin-ups for Vets, an award-winning nonprofit, was founded in 2006 by California resident Gina Elise. It famously produces WWII-inspired bombshell calendars featuring veterans as models.” - Foxnews.com
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Janae Sergio’s jaw dropped when she first saw herself transformed into a ‘40s pinup – it had been a long journey for the former homeless teen who found her home in the U.S. Navy.
"I had left Hollywood as a homeless teenager, and I joined the military as a homeless teenager," the now-40-year-old told Fox News Digital. "Here I was coming back as a model getting my hair done, my makeup done, just feeling valued and admired."
"It was almost an out-of-body experience," she continued. "I remember working in a shoe store and somebody had stolen my backpack. When you’re a homeless person, that’s all you have. I remember feeling so helpless. Like I was nobody. Here I was, walking on those same streets now as an accomplished woman, here for this photoshoot. I just felt like I made it somehow."
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