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Air Jordan The Ones | Briana King

“Briana King’s life story is anything but regular. Growing up in Los Angeles, she discovered skateboarding before taking a break from it to pursue other passions. Her mother’s watchful eye kept her somewhat sheltered but didn’t stop her from eventually moving to Australia on a whim.

Australia quickly became home. Briana began a career in modeling that seemed viable long-term. Out of nowhere, a mishap with her paperwork forced her to leave the country after just five years.

At that point, in early 2017, Briana seemed to have lost it all: her visa, her modeling career and her friends. She went to New York City next, where she connected with a few people on Instagram. One of them became a close friend and reintroduced her to skateboarding. Being back on the board turned into a cathartic ritual for Briana, who has been riding diligently ever since (often in AJ1s).

Her life, thus far, sounds like the making of a coming-of-age film, with elements that are relatable to any young person just trying to figure it out. However, at the age of 25, Briana and her story are still being written.” – Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins

Read full interview at air.jordan.com.