Who is Jodie Leigh Fox?
Jodie Leigh Fox is a former carer who became a bus driver aged 21, has recently said she regularly has to endure people telling her she is too pretty to be a bus driver’. Jodie landed her dream job driving buses three years ago after seeing an advert on the back of one of the public transport vehicles.
How old is Jodie Leigh Fox?
The 24-year-old, from Brentwood, Essex, enjoys the job so much she hopes to carry on until she retires in over forty years.
Jodie Leigh Fox Brentwood
Since she started, Jodie Leigh Fox says she has been inundated with comments from passengers about her appearance.
‘I’ve had so many comments from passengers – mainly men,’ said Jodie.
‘When men get on the bus, I always get the same reaction which tends to be ‘you’re so pretty’ or ‘I’ve never seen such a beautiful bus driver in my life’.
‘People have said that I’m too pretty to be a bus driver but I get some nice comments from other females complimenting me and my nails or my hair and make-up.’
Her appearance and youth have also made it difficult for her to socialize with colleagues, Jodie claims.
‘There are no females around a similar age of mine,’ she said.
‘I have made friends with a few people in the garage but I normally just get my duty card and then leave for my shift’.
Jodie Leigh Fox Essex
Despite the tough aspects of the job, Jodie has always wanted to drive buses ever since she realized her fascination with being near the front as a child. She says she is hoping she can fight the stereotypical image of a bus driver over her long career ahead.
She is qualified to drive buses, coaches, and even limousines and has to take exams to stay on top form.
Jodie explained: ‘When I left my job as a carer, I realized that I had always been intrigued about driving buses.
‘I would always sit near the front near the driver and I loved driving so I made the dream come to life.
‘I had to do a lot of tests to become a bus driver; it’s not easy like people might think. You have to do an English and maths test and about five different modules before eventually doing your theory.’
Jodie Leigh TikTok
Jodie has managed to build up a following on TikTok as she shares the reality of being a bus driver.
She added: ‘I didn’t think I would blow up the way I have.
‘I have posted videos before but not in a work uniform and it wasn’t until I posted that I was a bus driver that people went mad for it.
‘I love my job; I’m hoping to do this until I retire!’
Jodie Leigh Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Her social media accounts have not been found and revealed to the public yet. You shall be updated soon.