Words by Kimatni D. Rawlins, Photos by Garvin St. Villier
Welcome to the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) with radio host, entrepreneur, fitness professional, media influencer, and philanthropist Jackie Paige of 93.9 WKYS to explore the various levels of the broadcast specialist’s success. She gave Automotive Rhythms comprehensive insight into her lifestyle while profiling DC and Maryland landmarks from the cockpit of the all-new, next-level 2022 Lexus NX 350 F Sport donning a sensational Redline hue.
Jackie Paige is a sassy, warm-spirited southern belle born and raised in the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her love for broadcast began as a teenager, which led to her majoring in broadcast journalism at Hampton University, where she also served as a personality on the university’s radio station. You can catch Jackie in the mid-day on 93.9 WKYS in the Nation’s Capital and iPower 92.1/104.1 in Richmond, Virginia. The radio talent is also a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated member and loves to travel.
She revels in newfangled technology with a 14″ touchscreen and Lexus Interface for entertainment. It uses cloud-based connectivity and a “Hey Lexus” voice assistant to satisfy driver requests. Connecting her phone is seamless with wireless Apple CarPlay to take calls or chill out to the symphony of her favorite artists through the 17-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Audio system. More importantly, wireless phone charging is a must since Jackie has too many hosting engagements to allow her phone battery to die. Her driver-inspired cockpit is designed with the philosophy of perfect balance, so key features are placed within reach and right where you need them. Ambient 64-color lighting that intimately lights up the cabin provides a fully-immersive experience.
Jackie has a heart for the DMV community and has volunteered with several well-known organizations including Girl Scouts, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Teach for America, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. This also means that safety is crucial as she is a massive fan of Lexus Safety System+3.0, which adds confidence and assurance to her drive. The advanced LSS+ 3.0 includes a new E-Latch and Safe Exit Assist that uses blind-spot monitors to prevent occupants from opening a door if the Lexus detects another vehicle approaching too close.
“When repping the DMV, I stay on the go whether making moves to the studio or Zumba classes,” stated Jackie. “Therefore, I appreciate the efficient power from my 2.4-liter turbo whenever I’m en route. The NX 350 F Sport is relaxed when I need it to be and ready to rumble when I need to hit it.”
Jackie is about everything “fitness focused,” whether it’s with clients, herself, or the styling of the 2022 NX, which is toned and trimmed. For this reason, we stopped at a local park and school for a complete workout. The sporty SUV is blessed with an attention-grabbing spindle grille, LED headlights, LED “blade” taillamps, and F-Sport styling, including Blacked-out 20-in alloy rims.
After a facial at Kimo Bentley in Silver Spring, MD, we ended the day at the Museum DC by Greg Harris, where “Fashion Is Art.” Automotive Rhythms made a pitstop with Jackie to check out the premium streetwear and latest pieces from the clothing boutique. Located in the heart of DC at 2014 Rhode Island Ave NE, the shop features fresh gear for the ladies and their gentlemen to fit perfectly with the styling of the SUV’s F Sport trim.
Writing yet another chapter in the book of compact luxury SUVs, the all-new 2022 Lexus NX expands upon the legacy it has carved out in the segment and continues to win over thought leaders like Jackie Paige. Expect an MSRP of $46,650 for the 2022 Lexus NX 350 F Sport model, and make sure to tap into the Digital Key. It lets the driver use their phone as a key without having the fob present. So keep elevating people, and please go “experience amazing!”