CBS Fiji bio excerpts (circa January, 2007):
"Originally from New Orleans, Jessica deBen attended
approximately three years of college at Millsaps College in
Jackson, Mississippi. She went on to attend the University
of New Orleans and Tulane University.
deBen moved to Los Angeles three years ago and currently
works as a fashion stylist and make-up artist. She works
freelance with photographers, models and magazine editors.
She previously worked as a body painter for the "Lion King"
show at Disney in Orlando and also as an attendant for the
Volunteers of America Personal Care.
deBen describes herself as ambitious, warm and unbreakable.
Her hobbies include portrait painting, jogging, hiking,
kayaking, biking and eating pancakes at The Griddle
Café. She is an avid fan of the New Orleans Hornets
basketball team (she used to go to games twice a week when
she lived there). She is a member of the Los Angeles
Contemporary Exhibitions and St. Brendan's Catholic Church."