Birth Sign: Pisces
Hometown: US Virgin Islands
Born in Mt. Vernon NY, but originally from the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands, specifically the island of St. Thomas. I am a very down to earth person who knows exactly what I want to accomplish in my life. Experienced in the arts, as well as modeling. I have attended a performing arts school ( The Virgin Islands Institute of Performing Arts) at a young age for ten years until the age of 14. I studied ballet, tap, jazz, voice, piano, hip hop, theater acting, and gymnastics. Actively in-tuned with the arts, I have since then performed and worked with various contractors. From performing in Star Fest, the Virgin Islands number one show displaying top talent amongst the V.I., to working with Family Quality Entertainment traveling and touring the Caribbean working a Nickelodeon kid’s show. My focus now is my modeling and where I want to take it, to new limits in the urban industry. A house hold name, not just for the time being, a permanent face, not just that, but the Tyra Banks of urban modeling is where I want to take my career.
I would like to be one of the first urban models to take the my career to a high fashion industry level. I have done work with Core Magazine ( St. Thomas, U.S. V.I.), Engine Heads; March hottie of the month working with the Orlando Sentinel. Hot Import Knights – Orlando, Guitar World online magazine, feature model for dvd movie. Premier Hair Show – Orlando (personal model for Agunus Mitchell). Tampa Bay Zone (T.V Show and Magazine) march model of the month. Featured on Tampa Bay Zone T.V. show ( aired on the Cw in Tampa Bay) for the month of March 2008.
Interview with Johanie Taylor
Where are you from?
“St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.”
What is your ethnic background?
“Black, Caribbean Indian, and Portuguese.”
How did you get started in modeling?
“My mom, she started me as early as 11.”
Who do you look up to most in the industry?
How do you dress on a normal day?
“Classy, but I still keep it sexy.”
What part of your body are you most complimented on?
“My face. I get the “Oh you are so beautiful” a lot.”
What do you think is your best physical attribute?
“My look in general, I feel its different and exotic.”
What are some of you current hobbies or interests?
“I love to dance, I’ve been performing for years, water sports, and of coarse modeling. I’m open to practically any thing that’s good clean fun.”
What are some of your future goals?
“To be one of the biggest names in the urban industry. The Tyra Banks of urban modeling.”
How would you best describe your personality?
“I’m not shy at all, friendly, and very spontaneous.”
What are some of your turn-ons and turnoffs?
“Turn-ons: Any thing that makes me laugh and smile, if I’m enjoying myself I love it. Turnoffs: If I’m not enjoying myself and there is nothing I can do to help salvage the situation I’m not diggin’ it.”
What type of guys do you like?
“I like a man with some height, he has to be taller than me. Sexy, smooth, and honest. A good personality goes a long way with me.”
On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate your wild side?
“Lol, I would say a 10, I can get wild OK, but I still keep it classy.”
Interview conducted 2007