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I studied banking and finance/management after moving out of my country I realise it wasn’t for me. I am not the kind of person who likes the office so started persuading my dream of becoming a model.
I would love o be the image of one of these fantastic brands like D&G, Armani etc. I work hard every day to make this happen.
At the moment I work for an airline as a cabin crew and love the travelling all over the world. It shows me a different perspective of the world and all the cultures.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Johnny. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?
I think (and people always tell me) that I have an international face I can be from anywhere. It’s funny how people try to guess my nationality, but they can never tell where I’m from.
I believe that’s an advance in the modelling industry because you can be able to project different feelings and faces to the world.
Johnny, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I haven’t started as a model, but that’s my passion. I want to get signed by an agency and start living my dream of modelling the best brands in the world.
Who is your inspiration in life Johnny? How do you stay inspired as Model?
My inspiration is anybody in this industry and any other who never gave up on their dreams. Anybody who fought till the end to get what they wanted with persistence and discipline.
I get inspired by all these stories of people who got rejected so many times before they made their dreams come true.
We all make mistakes Johnny; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
I wish I could have started before my career as a model or persuading this dream.
Johnny, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?
I’m easy to work with. I like sharing my opinion about the work that is being developed but I also respect what the client wants, and I try to see everything from his/her perspective.
Please tell us, Johnny, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
To do list!
They are amazing. I write everything on a to-do list, and I mostly stick to it.
It is so easy to get done what matters.
Sometimes you have to be a bit flexible because there are things that get out of your control but in general to do lists work right for me.
Johnny, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
It was hard, but I convinced the photographer to move all the team to a location I thought it was terrific for the photoshoot on that day. It wasn’t easy, but the results were excellent!
Johnny, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
So far I can say that every time I do a photoshoot, I can see myself projecting more. I am learning and developing my skills. I can see a different person or a different feeling in every photoshoot.
Johnny, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
Sometimes you have to work with what you have at the moment. Getting a professional job with almost nothing can be tough.
I can recall a photoshoot long ago when we didn’t get the wardrobe that we needed, so we had to improvise with clothes from other people.
Not the best job but it was interesting
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
Discipline and persistence! As easy as that! If you believe in yourself, everyone else will do it as well. Never give up on something you know you are good at.
Get done what you have to get done!