Jonathan Aquino – Top Model Interview

Name: Jonathan Aquino

Age: 23

Height: 5 ft 11 (182cm)

Hometown: New York City

Agency: Independent

Instagram: Overly_ambitiouss

1. How did you get into modeling?

To be honest I was never really interested in modeling, it wasn’t until a close friend of mines  had suggested I give it try, he really pushed me towards it, he started doing print and commercial work, next thing you know he was traveling all around the world doing what he loved. His drive and dedication to pursue his dream really inspired me. And drove me to pursue mines.

2. What are you doing if you are not modeling?

Im either in school, at work, or out doing some type of activity, I love staying active so sports and outdoor activities are my go too. Find me out playing basketball with my friends. Football, Riding my bike or at the gym, I also love traveling and take any opportunity to see the world!

3. The most spontaneous/difficult/strange thing you’ve ever done?

I’d say the most spontaneous, difficult and strange thing I’ve ever done was packing by bags, tapping into my savings, and buying a one way to ticket to Peru with the intention of backpacking all though South America! Which I did! I can tell you one thing as crazy as it might of been it was the most amazing 3 months of my life!

4. What do you love on Social Media? – What do you hate on Social Media?

I’d say what I love most about social media is how easy it is to connect with friends, family and love ones, and even complete strangers. At times I find myself using my social media account to lend an ear, give guidance, and advice to people going through tough or emotional hard times.

Social media also provides great opportunities in terms of networking, promoting your brand and reaching out to agencies aswell as the right people, it truly opens up a world of opportunities, while keeping you connected with the people who support you. What I hate most about social media is bullies, trolls and just all the hateful comments that some people would recklessly express not knowing the effect that it might have on someone. NOT COOL!

5. Describe your personal style – Favorite Brands/Fragrance?!

My personal style varies on the occasion, so if I don’t have to dress up you’d probably find me in sweats or gym cloths lol, but you know Like a Nike tech suit, or some Adida track pants, cause honestly there really comfortable. Some of my most recent favorite brands would have to be Kith, supreme, fashionnovamen and a few European brands like Boohooman, JKA, and NOIR LDN. My two favorite fragrance are YSL and Givenchy!

6. Describe yourself in 3 words:

Spontaneous, charismatic, Driven

7. Where are your roots – The best thing about/to do in your hometown?

My roots are a bit spread out as I’m Dominican, Puerto Rican and Colombian.

If you ever go to Dominican Republic I’d say you have to go to Boca Chica it’s a sea side town overlooking the Caribbean Sea the water is crystal clear and there are two beautiful little tropical islands one is called los pinos and the other La Matica. There are gorgeous lakes and beautiful limestone caves. In Colombia I have family in Medellin so I’d say the most fun part is El Poblado it’s vibrant, full of history and the nightlife is a lot of fun. Now  Puerto Rico is so beautiful that it’s really hard to tell you one good thing about it when there’s so much beauty, but if you ever visit check out Cueva Ventana in Arecibo not only will you come across the most beautiful view you’ve ever seen you’ll also get take back to the time of the Tainos since there are tons of “Taino” petroglyphs on caves.

8. Name one celebrity youd like to get naughty with! 

Man that’s tough, does it have to be just one lol, but Ima go with Jessica Alba I’ve been crushing on her since “Honey” the movie came out in 2003.

9. Do you have any special Talents? 

Acting although it might not be considered a talent it’s something I love to do. I can also sing.. but only in spanish. And I’m funny sometimes.

10. What is the most interesting thing online at the moment? 

I’d say the fact that we have so much access to information, everything is at the touch of fingertips if you think about it.