Jessica Nigri (born August 5, 1989) is an American model who has carved out a niche for herself as a cosplay celebrity, promotional model and fan convention interview correspondent. If you don't know what cosplay is, that's ok, it's kind of a "subculture" of video games: it is "costume play," a hobby in which participants wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea that is usually identified with a unique name. Most typically, the costumes are of video game or fairy tale character, though they can be movie characters, movie stars or just about anyone that is recognizable.
Jessica was born in Reno, Nevada, but grew up in New Zealand and then moved to Arizona (got a condo made 'a stone-uh). She began dressing up ("cosplaying") in 2009, when she went to Comic-Con in San Diego and was a hit in her "Sexy Pikachu" costume. This led to various promotional opportunities for the Gears of War and GameStop brands. Her career has not been without controversy: sometimes her costumes are deemed "too revealing" by some of the women who attend these events and she has had problems as a result.
Some of Jessica's more famous characters:
Sonya Blade (Mortal Kombat)Jessica is a fixture within the cosplay world, and folks who attend the conventions and so forth instantly recognize her. The fact that she is a shapely and comely girl doesn't hurt a bit, especially since she has the figure and "look" of many video game heroines.
Juliet Starling (Lollipop Chainsaw)
Vivienne Squall (KILLER IS DEAD)
Captain Edward Kenway (female version) (Assassin's Creed IV)
Her true love is marketing and advertising, which she eventually will do full-time, but with her good looks, Jessica Nigri has many more years of modelling and cosplaying ahead of her.