Model Watch: GIOVANNI

Standing at 6’3, Oak Park, Michigan-native GIOVANNI dreams of traveling to Paris and to one day model for iconic fashion house Versace. Rocking amazing natural locks, he’s currently obsessed with television shows, ‘Power’ and ‘Empire’.


Agency, if any: N/A

Age: 23

Height: 6’3

Instagram: @ModelChiefJay

Where were you born? I was born and raised in Oak Park, Michigan.

Ethnicity: Bi-racial (African American & Caucasian)

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Favorite things: My favorite things are shopping, going out to eat, hanging with family & friends, watching funny movies and modeling!

What music are you listening to at the moment? At the moment, ‘Body Smile’ by DVSN!

Favorite movie, tv show: My favorite movie is “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and my favorite two TV shows are “Star” and “Power” (I couldn’t pick one show!)

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product: My favorite designer is Versace; My favorite Fragrance is “I Am King” by Sean Combs, and my favorite beauty product is Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? If I weren’t modeling, I would probably get back into drawing more and try perfecting that craft. Drawing is one of my hidden talents.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway? Something uncool that I love is chilling in my solitude; some people think being a homebody is “uncool” but a great evening to me is chilling at home with a glass of wine and a funny movie.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? The best thing about my hometown/country is the evolution of equal rights for members of the LGBTQ community. Being one myself, I’ve seen how the treatment of LGBTQ people can be good and bad; however, it has become more generally accepted in this generation than it was before.

Place you would love to visit: I would LOVE to visit California, Spain, Italy, and Paris. Those are my top 4 destinations on my bucket list.

Which brand would you love to model for? I would love to model for Versace or Dior! Those are my favorite brands and to model for them would be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

Favorite modeling experience so far? My favorite modeling experiences have been working with photographers who have helped and guided me on becoming a better model and growing tougher skin. Criticism is very important, and I listen to every bit of it to keep growing within this industry.

Currently, you’re obsessed with/about? Currently, I’m obsessed with the TV show “Power” and thrift shopping. I just recently binge-watched all the prior seasons of “Power” and became hooked instantly; Thrift shopping is one of my favorite activities because you never know what fashionable items you’ll find within a budget!

3 Words that best describe you as a person? Humorous, genuine, humble.

Your favorite quote? “Grow through what you go through.”

Any shout outs? Yes! I want to shout out the photographer’s photos I used for this wonderful feature:

  1. @SaviStylesDetroit
  2. @LBPhotoDesign
  3. @Nomadic_Madam
  4. @FotoKlubz

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