Joseph C. Rodriguez – Top Model Interview

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Name: Joseph C. Rodriguez
Age: 22
Height: 5’6″
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: Taylor Kelsaw Management
Instagram: @rjosephrod

1. How did you get into modeling?

I got into modeling around the age of 16 when I found my love for photography. I experimented with both by taking self-portraits of myself in the extra room across from mine and it took years to become fully comfortable and aware of how I looked on camera.

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

If I’m not modeling or taking photographs of my own, I’m singing and making music on my free time or shopping for new clothes to match a new style that I’m into. I love to be outside as much as possible so hiking, walking, pennyboarding is also big for me.

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

In terms of difficult, it was hard for me to move out to Los Angeles to go to college and leave all my family and friends back in Texas. Even though I still go back here and there throughout the year, being independent in a whole new place was a big step in my life so I am grateful for every opportunity. I would say the most spontaneous thing though would be buying tickets to a music festival in Las Vegas even though I’ve never been to Vegas. Both were a time for sure.

4. Whats your life motto?

I asked a man once in an Uber „How’s your day going?“ to which he replied „Oh man, it’s the best day of my life.“ I questioned why and he replied back with „Because yesterday is over and tomorrow doesn’t matter. All I got is today.“ I think that’s pretty relatable for my outlook on life right now.

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

I change up my fashion style quite a bit so it’s hard to nail down certain brands. I hold nothing back in terms of color and what could be considered risky or different. I love to break fashion boundaries and make people do double-takes. There’s a old-school Calvin Klein jumpsuit in my closet that my friend & photographer Kimberly gave me from around the 1980s I believe that I cherish dearly. I also have this loose blue tie-dye shirt that someone painted a gold glittery sun on that shines so bright on a sunny day. Regarding fragrance, I currently bounce back and forth between Aqua by Perry Ellis and Legend Spirit by MONTBLANC.

6. What genre of music best describes you?

Anything Childish Gambino. Love Donald Glover and what he does with that. Also The Buttertones.

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

The best thing to do in my city back home is to be around for Fiesta in the month of April. For a whole month, the city just parties and has a good time eating food, drinking, and it all rounds up at the end of the month with a day-and-night float parade. I have some of the best memories from that time

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

Haha what a very specific question. If anything…I’d say I’d be pretty interested to go back in time to see if I had any chemistry with Audrey Hepburn or Winona Ryder.

9. Do you have any special Talents?

I can beatbox pretty well!

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

Literally anything on Reddit.

Photo Credits: neon green shirt – Kimberly Sabatino / Heart – Taylor Cohen / b&w – Amiela Martinez