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Jayden Bartels for Alist Nation

Alist Nation Magazine 10th Anniversary Issue July 2022

Cover Story Jayden Bartels

Photographer Susie Q

Fashion Editor Jazmin Whitley

Glam by Lauren Lillien


Jewelry, Dress by ASOS

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hi I’m Jayden! I’m 17 years old and I live in Los Angeles. I love anything to do with performing. I love singing, dancing, acting writing and modeling !

When did you begin acting and what was your first role?

I started acting when I was about 8 years old. At first I just started auditioning for commercials. The first commercial I ever booked was a commercial for an airline company that actually filmed in Mexico !

Which episode of Nickelodeon's Side Hustle is your favorite?

My favorite episode of Side Hustle is definitely the episode called “The Presley Slide”. This episode was so much fun to film because of the dancing scenes. There are also some really hilarious courtroom scenes in this episode that I really enjoyed.

Dress By Beginning Boutique, Necklace by Pretty Connected / Lara Eurdolian

What has been your most memorable moment so far?

My most memorable moment of my career so far was when I went on a U.S. tour opening up for the amazing band Echosmith. It was life changing and so much fun.

Tell us about your music.

All of the music that I write is based on true stories from my life. I always try to make my music tell a story through the song. I love writing in multiple types of genres and I can’t wait to release some of the new stuff I’ve been working on.

Ray Ban, Jewelry, Swimsuit & pant Janey Loparty Vintage

Who inspires you in music?

My biggest inspirations in music right now are Lizzy Mcalpine, Melanie Martinez, and of course always Billie Eilish.

Who is on your summer playlist?

The main two artists on my summer playlist are Girl In Red and Remi Wolf. I love every single one of their songs and play them on repeat.

Who would you love to collaborate with?

I’d always love to collab with all my current favorite artists, but I’ve always wanted to do a Collab with Grave Vanderwaal.

Do you have any special plans for this summer?

This summer I definitely plan to do a lot of traveling. It’s on my bucket list to go bungee jumping this summer.

Do you have any upcoming projects you would like to share with us?

I have a ton of new music in the works right now and I’m definitely planning on releasing new music and a music video soon. I’ve also been working on writing and directing my own mini series which I’m very excited about. In the future there will definitely be more acting projects where you will get to see in different roles playing different characters. I’m looking forward to what the future holds for me!


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