Jojo: Meet Baltimore-native Discovered on Social Media

Discovered on Social Media - Jojo
Photographer/Stylist: Jerris Madison. Photo Asst: Walter Johnson.

Our Editor in Chief discovered this dreamy-eyed new face model, Jojo, via social media and personally wanted to introduce him to our OBVIOUS tribe. 

Jojo is funny and outspoken. His Instagram feed gives you insight into his life, story, and what he represents. He dreams of visiting London one day and modeling for Nike and Calvin Klein. 

Q&A with Jojo

Agency, if any: None

Age: 25

Height: 6’0

Instagram: @_jwigz 

Where were you born?: Great Lakes, IL … However, I would not say that is where I’m from. I say I’m from Baltimore, MD. 

Where do you reside?: Brooklyn, New York 

Ethnicity: Black

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio 

Favorite things: Spending time with my friends, sleeping in, turkey wings, my camera, and the beach. 

What music are you listening to at the moment?: Beam Me Up Scotty, The Off-Season by Cole, Art Dealer Chic 4 by Miguel, Heaux Tales by Jazmine Sullivan. 

New Face Model, Jojo
Photographer/Stylist: Jerris Madison. Photo Asst: Walter Johnson. Fringe Sweatshirt: Stylist’s Own.

What has 2020 taught you about yourself? To appreciate my body in every form that it comes in. As someone who struggles with body dysmorphia and with the gym being closed during quarantine, I worked on feeling comfortable even when I do not look “fit.” 

I’m still working on this, but it’s getting better, and it’s vital for me and anyone else working through the same thing to be kind to themselves.

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Three things the pandemic forced you to change? 

  1. What I need from friendships.
  2. My idea of what “fun” is.
  3. My outlook on the future. 

Favorite movie and tv show: Dreamgirls, Insecure. 

Favorite designer, fragrance, or beauty/grooming products? 

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? Photography, I love being on the other side of the camera just as much. 

What’s something uncool that you love anyway? Sock with my sandals or slides. 

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? Crabs! 

Place you would love to visit: London

Which brand would you love to model? Nike and Calvin Klein, specifically the billboard on Houston St. (in New York City). 

Favorite modeling experience thus far? Working with OBVIOUS Magazine.

Discovered on Social Media, Jojo; Baltimore-native
Photographer/Stylist: Jerris Madison. Photo Asst: Walter Johnson. Tracksuit: Shaka King, NYC. Scarf: ZARA.

What are some of your challenges as a model? I have a lot of tattoos, I love them, but it makes it a bit more difficult. 

Your favorite feature on your body? My skin, I love the tone so much. 

Currently, you’re obsessed with or about? NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts

Three words that best describe you as a person? 

  • Thoughtful
  • Funny
  • A real ass Bitch  

Any shoutouts? My two best friends, Timothy (@itstimhell) and Xavier (@hoodopulence). They’ve helped make my move to New York a bit easier. We also, together, have a really exciting project coming this summer!

Stay Connected with Jojo

Instagram: @_jwigz


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