"My name is AuJené but I go by AJ and I'm really optimistic. I look at the positive side of life instead of the negative. I know the future is going to be positive if I think positive."

I: Where were you born?

AJ: Torrance, California.

I:  And where do you live now?

AJ: I'm in Hawthorne, California right now.

I: How old are you?

AJ: I am 20 years old.

I: What is a priceless gift you have received in your life?

AJ: My lucky necklace. I wear it as a bracelet. It's from my dad. He gave it to me when I was 17 years old. I've never taken it off. Every photoshoot, every photo I've ever taken, it's always in the picture.


I: What is the number one killer of happiness?

AJ: I think negative people. People who are so quick to shoot down your dreams and shoot down your ambition. If someone else is trying to shoot you down, just neglect that negativity. Block it all away.


I: What is the most important book you've ever read?

AJ: King Tut. I love Egyptian books and stuff like that, and I love mystery. He died at a very young age, he was a king, he was married, he had an entire empire...I love it.


I: Where does your strength come from?

AJ: My mom and dad. They're divorced but they're both independent, and they don't depend on anybody. And my dad always told me: don't depend on anyone but God.

Connect with AJ on Instagram: @itsjustajlove

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