This is Joanna Halpin. She’s from a coastal town in England but now jet sets between Los Angeles and London. She’s modeled for some of the greats and recently became a member of the Amuse Society. And she was rad enough to chat with us and we even got her to take us a selfie. Meet Joanna below and check out Amuse’s Society of talented girls here.
WHAT YOUTH: What’s your full name?
JOANNA HALPIN: Joanna Halpin
Jo / Halpin / Halp / JoJo — but only my mum uses this one.
How did your parents come up with your name?
My granny is also named Joanna so I was named after her. Apparently if I was a boy I was going to be called Jospeh so there was no escape for me from being a “Jo.”
Where are you from?
I was born in Cornwall, South West England but am currently living and based in London. I am also spending a lot of time in LA at the moment.
Will you send us a selfie?
Of course! Here’s me in my London flat.
What do you wonder about?
The future of the planet. Whether all the conspiracy documentaries I watch are real. Was the moon landing a fake. Endangered animals. What movies will be on my next flight.
What is your home routine?
Get up as late as possible, try to avoid showering and washing my hair if I can. It takes so long to dry and is the bane of my life. Make sure I have masses of strong coffee and breakfast — hopefully it involves an avocado in some shape or form. I work most days which takes up the standard 9 to 5. Sometimes much earlier and/or later starts and finishes to the day. Then an ideal (and unfortunately rare) evening is spent with my boyfriend making dinner, watching a movie and drinking red wine together.
What’s been your biggest mistake?
Missing my graduation for a callback on a job that I didn’t even get.
Best piece of advice you ever received?
Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Thanks for that one dad.
What skill do you wish you possessed?
Teleportation. The London to LA trip would be so much easier and quicker.