Diamond Kiara Helms (born November 6th, 1989), known by her stage name as Diamond Jo
, is a high fashion, runway, print, and video model. She resides in Knightdale, NC and is the epitome of style, class, and grace. Diamond has been modeling for a short one year and
six months and has quickly took the industry by storm with her captivating beauty and elegance.
Diamond Jo was born in Winston-Salem, NC, she is the daughter of Inga and Tommy Massenburg. She has 3 siblings, two younger twin brothers Jaden & Joshua Massenburg, and a little sister, Davan Massenburg. She attended East Wake middle school and graduated from Knightdale High School in 2008. Since her early school days, she has always aspired to be a model. She took acting and modeling classes at John Casablanca, from 2002-2003. Modeling is in the soon to be star’s genes, her aunt Dinah Smith, sister of Inga Massenburg was also a model for multiple known companies. Diamond Jo is ready to work with the likes of Tyra Banks.
During the summer of 2010, Diamond Jo was finally inspired by her manager, who is also her best friend Tushiyah Yisrael to take her dreams serious. Diamond was invited to her first photo shoot with an associate, photographer was Corey Jenkins. That August, Diamond had her first photo shoot alone with the photographer Don Webster, at Pullen Park in Raleigh, NC. It was in that special moment of reviewing her pictures, she developed a deep passion for modeling and knew a high fashion model is what she was destined to be. Diamonds next photo shoot was booked with photographer Rick Crank, her elegance and perfection with print modeling began to flourish. Diamond then was booked with many photographers in the area: Sam Taylor, Mel Brown, Evin Grant with Grant Photography, Marcia Sutton with Gracious Images, Tori McKoy, Glenn Parson, Carey Smith, James Ward, Travis Bell and Bvision photography. Finally, Diamond Jo was picked to work with the well known and respected photographer Larry Dickson in a Runaway Bride photo shoot, and with Social, The magazine’s photographer Terrence Jones, who started J1s photography.
Along with working with these photographers, Diamond Jo has done a host of runway shows. She started with a Hair Show for Miller Motte , in Fayetteville, NC. The model then learned to runway walk in February of 2011 and by March the model mastered the craft and did her first runway show at Zydeco’s Bar and Lounge hosted by Tori McKoy. Other fashion shows Diamond has walked in includes; Dominiques Boutique: A touch of class, A touch of Sass, High Point University Fashion Event, Beauty For Ashes: Fancy, Fly, and Fierce Fashion show, North Carolina Diva’s that Rock, New Act City Competition Fashion show (in Greensboro, NC), Hype Hair Fashion Show, V Fashion Show: Durham Vintage Fashion Show, Stilllife Three Wishes Fashion Show, All White Convention Fashion Show, and Fashion at Club Passions: Nepenthe Show Casing.
Diamond Jo is not only a well experienced model but is also an ambitious college student, Majoring in Business Administration. She is the complete package of brains and beauty. In all, Diamond aspires to own an eclectic vintage boutique along with becoming a Victoria Secret Angel. Despite the challenges Diamond Jo will and have been through she puts all her trust in God Almighty, Diamond is sure to be known as one of the greatest and to leave a legacy young women can look up too forever. She quotes, “Once a fan, you will always be a fan!”