Modeliste Magazine

20 Questions with Josie Canseco

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Photographed by LISA RICHOV
Styled by BRANDON NICHOLAS

Location
Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel &
Romantic Getaway, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

JOSIE CANSECO
@josiecanseco

Where are you from?
Los Angeles, California.

What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Wise, optimistic and loyal.

What’s your favorite movie?
SO MANY. Anything with Jim Carrey.

Favorite holiday?
Halloween

Dream place to travel?
The countryside of France.

What’s your favorite memory?
Being a competitive cheerleader. My first real sense of a “family”.

What’s your biggest weakness?
My Family.

What’s your biggest strength?
My independence.

When are you most inspired?
When I’m brought out of my comfort zone.

What makes you smile the most?
Being in love

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I was wide receiver on an all boys flag football team for 3 years.

Sweet or savory?
Sweet.

Beauty product you couldn’t live without?
Moisturizer.

What’s a song you can listen to on repeat?
As of recently, it would be Love You From A Distance by Ashley Kutcher

What’s a top highlight in your career?
Walking the Victoria secret runway.

What’s your favorite time of day?
When the sun sets and the sky is a dark blue and all the trees are silhouettes.

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do but have been scared to try?
Skydiving!

Any projects you’re currently working on?
Getting into fashion designing. Stay tuned 🙂

What’s something you learned about yourself in COVID-19 quarantine?
Taking time for yourself and stopping everything around you for a period of time can be refreshing and can ignite new creative flows.

What’s your spirit animal?
Sometimes a tiger, sometimes a sloth.

How did you start your career as a model?
I was a “Brandy Melville Girl” when they first blew up on Instagram and it was a domino effect from there.

What are you most excited about at this time in your life?
My mental strength and how much I’ve grown. I’ve finally fallen in love with myself.

What’s your biggest vice and how do you overcome it?
My biggest vice has to be my issues with being alone and being a bit of a “serial dater”. I’ve overcome it by fighting that urge to need someone other than myself. I’ve learned to love being alone and focusing completely on my career rather than a love life.

As a model and an Influencer, how do you hope to influence people through your platform?
I hope to give people a sense of relatability and authenticity. I’m a very transparent and honest person, so letting people know they aren’t alone in what they go through, whether it be family trauma or insecurities, we all go through it, even the “perfect” models on Instagram.

What would you like to say to your fans?
You guys truly bring me so much light when I feel low about myself. I’m so grateful for the support and understanding you have for me. For those who really know me and my story, you guys are my family. You guys are a part of me and we’re best friends.

 

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