IN CONVERSATION|JOLAND NOVAJ
How did you get discovered?
I was stopped on the street by my agent, George Brown and told me I looked like Justin Bieber and that I would make a great model. So I signed with Citizen/Red Models and for a month, George refers me as Bieber cause he kept forgetting my name!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Play basketball, go to school, skateboard, cook, learning to speak in my native language and tutor.
People would be surprised to know that I...
want to go to any country in the world that needs my help and support them!
What's your latest obsession?
Driving, I want to go to that famous highway in Germany and drive there!
Your most prize possession?
My necklace that my grandma bought me when I was 3 years old
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
John Lena when I was young but now I look up to Justin Bieber
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My girlfriend last night
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Joyful, fun, fantastic
Describe your personal style:
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Great Gatsby—Scene: When he raises the glass
Your favorite sport:
Player: Kobe Bryant
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
New York City, New York—Go to the Up & Down and dance our lives away!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
How to live life in the moment. Theme song: No Type by Rae Sremmurd
Craziest thing you ever done:
Your wish for 2016?
To have my own island in Hawaii!
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Citizen/Red
Special thanks to George Brown, Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Citizen/Red; Joland for his honesty and time spend with JTC!
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