6 Jul 2019

Q&A with Model Giovanni

I had the pleasure of interviewing an amazing up and coming model from the US. 
Meet Giovanni! 
A gorgeous model with an admirable personality to match his beauty. 
His vibrant persona shines through in this interview.

1. Please briefly introduce yourself. 
My name is Justin Sansom, aka Giovanni, I was born and still reside in Michigan.

2. How did you start your modeling career?
I began modeling in fashion shows back in 2013 on my college campus, and in Metro Detroit. Following that, I started networking with different photographers and building my portfolio.

3. What is your favourite part of a fashion shoot?
My favorite part is actually doing the shoot! I get into this zone while posing where i’m in another world, and it’s amazing to see how the images come out.

4. What has been one of your favourite career experiences so far?
I’ve realized this year that I’m really into blurring the lines of masculinity and femininity and I’ve improved so much with modeling after realizing that.

5. You have an amazing creative portfolio! If you were to choose just 1 image, which one would you say is your favourite and why?
It would be the image attached with the red background and my hair pushed to one side. I saw a different side of myself with that shoot, and gained a new level of respect for modeling. I saw that I could do more with modeling than I imagined.

6. Which of your images reflect the most your personal style?
I’d have to say my selfies. I rarely take selfies nowadays, but when I do, it reflects mostly who I am, and how I look on the daily.

7. How do you keep your hair healthy and keep your body fit?
I wash and deep condition my hair once a week, and try to moisturize is throughout the week. I recently started a fitness/meal plan and go to the gym 4-5 times a week! I’m in the process of toning my body and trying to build more muscle.

8. What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty is a reflection of happiness and positivity. I feel like true beauty is deemed by an amazing personality and not just by looks.

9. What are you doing when you are not modelling?
I work a 9-5, so when I’m not doing that or modeling, I’m usually binge watching TV, writing poetry, taking naps, or spending time with my family.

10. What makes you happy?
Honestly, I don’t know right now. I’m currently trying to find out.

11. You are openly gay; how easy or difficult what is to come out?
Coming out was the most difficult, but liberating thing I've ever done. The bond with my friends and family grew stronger and it’s been amazing ever since.

12. What advice would you give to the people that are afraid to be honest about who they are?
I’d say don’t feel pressured to come out. It’s harder than most people think, but I’ll also say that living in your truth is so liberating. People will have something to say about you til the day you die, and living for others is not living... it’s just existing.

13. If you could you be on a gigantic billboard, what would you say and why?
I’d probably cry. It’s a dream of mine to be on a large format advertisement and I’d be even more humbled and honored. It would push me to keep going knowing that my modeling is steadily improving.

14. Who is your role model?
My role model is my past self. I am so different than who I used to be, and I keep elevating, and growing as time progresses. I love seeing progress with anything I do, because it shows me my growth in front of my eyes.

15. What's your dream campaign?
My dream campaign is a beauty line campaign. I got into wearing a bit of makeup with modeling, and have gotten great feedback that some of my supporters have been inspired from it. Ultimately, my goal is to produce content that positively impacts others.

Explore the world of Giovanni


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/modelgiovanni/


Vanity Afro, 06/07/2019

Be happy, do the best you can, be good and kind. X

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