We love each other. No really, we do. We think you should love us, too. Today we are continuing our series that lets you get to know our Army of Awesome. Meet our new Junior Account Coordinator, Jhaunae Cephas!

1. HOW WAS YOUR FIRST DAY OF WORK AT ARPR?

Since I was already working at ARPR as an intern, my REAL first day of work as a full-time employee was not filled with introductions and onboarding meetings. The team surprised me by decorating my new desk with balloons, confetti and new ARPR swag.  Outside of that, it was business as usual with extra support from the team to help me adjust to my new position!

2. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST NONWORK-RELATED ACHIEVEMENT?

I recently bought my first car under my own name! It’s nothing too fancy, but I am proud that it is something that I worked for and that I get to call it my own.

3. CHOOSE/CREATE A MOVIE TITLE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR LIFE.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – I pick this title because my head is always in the stars. Whether I’m checking my daily horoscope or questioning life beyond the clouds, I can’t seem to keep my feet on the ground. 

4. WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO KARAOKE SONG?

My go-to karaoke song is anything by Robyn Rihanna Fenty, of course, but if I had to pick one song to scream from the top of my lungs, it would be “Love on the Brain.” Fun Fact: I go to karaoke with my best friend every Tuesday. Nine times out ten, I am singing this very song. 

5. WHICH TWO CELEBRITIES (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO SIT IN BETWEEN ON A 10-HOUR FLIGHT?

Rihanna (this is clearly a recurring theme in my life) and Zendaya. I’ve watched multiple interviews of people emphasizing that Rihanna is the best smelling person they’ve ever walked past. Zendaya, on the other hand, would probably make funny conversation with me for the first 30 minutes, then wouldn’t speak to me for the rest of the flight. BLISS.

6. WHAT IS THE BEST PRACTICAL JOKE YOU’VE PULLED OR HAVE SEEN PULLED?

Let’s set the scene – A woman is taking a relaxing shower after a long day at work. She’s lathering her face and her hair with minty Castille soap, keeping her eyes closed as protection. She proceeds to rinse off, starting first with the shampoo in her hair. She rinses. And she rinses. And she rinses. Until she starts to violently scrub her hair because the shampoo will not come out. She quickly rinses the soap from her eyes and opens them, only to find a conniving invader pouring extra soap in her hair every time she attempts to rinse out. I am the woman. And this is a true story.

7. WHAT IS ONE TREND YOU’D LIKE TO SEE MAKE A COMEBACK?

This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I would love to see teased hair make a comeback. If we collectively vote against that, I would settle for everyone incorporating more volume into their hair routines. Life is too short for flat hair.

8. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE?

I’m stuck between people who maniacally scratch the back of their throats first thing in the morning and people who respond to my questions by saying “huh” then repeat back to me everything that I just said. 

9. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS STILL LEFT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Sky diving. Cruise to Antarctica. Make a million dollars.

10. WHAT WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD NICKNAME?

It started off as Jenny. However, in the early 2000s, there was a Mazda commercial that featured a boy whispering, “zoom-zoom” into the camera. Since I was a very soft-spoken child, every time my parents would come home from work they would yell, “ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM.” Eventually, I turned into the very vocal person that I am today and they threw Jenny in. And thus, the nickname Jenny Boom Boom was born. They still call me that to this day… 

Jhaunae is a budding PR professional who is committed to propelling clients to gravity-defying heights.

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