Model: Johanna Chone @NewVersionModels
Photo & creative direction : Irina Lis Costanzo @LisCostanzo
Style : Erika Guerrisi @erikaguerrisi
Hair & mua : Daniela Decillo
Production : Mario Costanzo
Earrings SHARRA PAGANO
Dress ALBERTA FERRETTI
Body Sama Danesh Swimwear
Total look and jewels ROBERTO CAVALLI
Dress EMILIO PUCCI
Earrings and bracelet SHARRA PAGANO
Body Sama Danesh
Earrings SHARRA PAGANO
Numero Russia: Why did you choose to pursue a career as a model?
Johanna: I got scouted by a big agency in Milan while I was studying in university and decided to embark on the journey. I love fashion and being able to express myself creatively. I come from a small town in Germany where modeling isn’t something that most women have the opportunity to do, so I want to be an inspiration for others to chase their dreams regardless of how hard they seem to achieve.
Numero Russia: Have you always wanted to become a model?
Johanna: I loved to dress in fancy outfits and pose in pictures ever since I was a child. I didn’t imagine that I would become a professional fashion model per se until the industry approached me.
Numero Russia: What would you do if not modeling?
Johanna: I have a university degree in hospitality management. If I wasn’t modeling, I would work in the hotel industry. I like to work with people and experience different cultures.
Numero Russia: What is your greatest strength as a model?
Johanna: I understand that beauty is born inside me. It’s an energy that someone emanates, not just the physical outside appearance. I focus on staying true to myself while still adapting myself to the requirements of the shoot which helps me pose in a more genuine manner.
Numero Russia: What was your first great achievement in the fashion industry?
Johanna: My first printed cover was with a UK magazine in the beginning of my modeling career. Being on a printed cover is the dream of every model, and I was thrilled when it happened to me for the first time.
Numero Russia: What’s one of the most interesting shoots that you have done?
Johanna: I did a shoot in the spring of 2019 with a big photographer in New York City. We used the Manhattan landscape and the result was some really great pictures. I recently moved to NYC, so doing my first shoot there was a very special moment for me.
Numero Russia: How do you like to spend your free time?
Johanna: I like to spend my free time with my family, boyfriend and friends.
Numero Russia: What is your favorite place?
Johanna: There is no place like home! I love being at home in Fulda, Germany and at my second home in New York City. My favorite new place that I recently visited was Bali, Indonesia.
Numero Russia: Describe yourself in 3 words.
Johanna: Driven, Intelligent, Open-minded