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I am myself. And I think that is very important in a world in which many people try to be someone else.
Johnny, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
My passions are music, the body and the brain. My aspiration in life is to find my balance within the three of them. I started as a model out of sheer coincidence. I was walking one day on the street, and one local photographer from the island approached me and asked me if he could take pictures from me. I was 15 back then. I would have never thought I would go as far as I am now with it.
Who is your inspiration in life, Johnny? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
Nature inspires me the most. However, a person that also inspires me is Prince. I think he was so ahead of his time and is a perfect example of being oneself.
We all make mistakes, Johnny; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
Not being brave enough and letting the words of others affect me negatively.
Johnny, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I am cheerful, understanding, helpful and full of energy. So I am always giving my 100%.
Please tell us, Johnny, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
I think I honestly sort of messy organising my life. However, I also feel that my instinct tells me when I have to dedicate to each of them. So I follow that.
Johnny, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Probably when everyone at work understood that working with music is a lot more fun and not as stressful.
Johnny, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
Being myself and being recognised for it.
Johnny, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When one of my photographer friends asked me to take some pictures with flowers since we both love them, we ended up buying some flowers, going to a garden and taking some of the most beautiful pictures I have of myself. I think we both enjoyed it because we could communicate easily with each other without even having to talk.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Be creative and just yourself.
Photographer 1: Aday Reyes (instagram.com/adayreyesph) Photographer 2: Rub’©n GR (instagram.com/rubnru) Photographer 3: Patricia Quevedo (instagram.com/patqvd) Photographer 4: Johnny Montero (Myself)