Photography: IRVIN RIVERA




Hair & Makeup: EDDIE GIRON

Agency/Agencies:Next Model Management Worldwide
Hometown: Oceanport, New Jersey
Current Location: Oceanport New Jersey
Nickname: Jo
Instagram: @josiegiordano

Scenario: You’re in an elevator with a stranger and the stranger asks you- Who is Josie? What would be your response?

First off I would say “Josie Who?” because you never know. And if they are talking about me I would say that I am an outgoing, enthusiastic 16 year old in high school who is blessed with modeling career. 

What inspired you to be a model?

When I was a baby I was in child modeling and after taking a break I thought that it would be something great to pursue again after being told I had the potential. 

How long have you been modeling?

I have been modeling on and off for about… 16 years. But I recently returned the past year after signing with Next in July of 2016. It's great to be a part of a top agency.

What’s your favorite part in being a model?

My favorite part of modeling is the amazing people you get to come across. Everybody in this industry has an amazing story and I love hearing each one,    whether its a hair stylist, makeup artist, or a fellow model. 

Your most memorable experience in modeling so far.

My most memorable modeling experience so far would have to be signing with my agency. After meeting with the Next family for the first time I knew that it was a perfect fit and it truly is. I couldn't be more grateful. All of the amazing experiences I have in my future are because of them. 

How young are you and how do you manage your time?

I am 16 years old and when I am not modeling I go to school, I do pilates, babysit, and hang out with my friends.

If you can compare your modeling experiences with your favorite food, what would it be?

Fruit! It wouldn’t be any specific type because all fruits have such different, distinct flavors and that's kind of like modeling. I can’t choose a favorite modeling experience because they have all been so amazing and different. They are incomparable to anything else just like fruits. 

Book that you’re currently reading

I am just starting 1984 by George Orwell 

What else keeps you busy aside from modeling?

When I am not modeling, which takes up most of my time, I am either in a classroom or in a pilates class or playing with my dog Boots!

What comes next after modeling?

I would love to work behind the scenes working with models as an agent or a casting director. I definitely want to stay in this industry.

Dream project?

I would love to shoot a major campaign with a high end brand such as Prada, Givenchy, Fendi honestly any high fashion brand. Definitely a dream to work with Victoria Secret.

Last movie you watched?

Beauty and the Beast. And if you were wondering, its amazing 10/10 recommend. 

Currently binge watching

90210 for the 2nd time.

If you’re going to have a book what title would it be?

“Its a Wonderful Life” Even though I’ve definitely had my ups and downs, there is no doubt I have been blessed with an incredible life and I wouldn’t change it for the world. 

If you will be given the chance and opportunity to help a specific charity, what would it be and why?

I would love to work with the Make A Wish Foundation and show a little girl or boy what the modeling world is like if that were their dream.