Korean Model Sophie Jo
Sophie Jo does a Q & A with Asian Fusion
AF: Can you tell us a little bit about your educational background?
SJ: I graduated from Dongduk Womwen University in Korea.
AF: How did you get started in modeling?
SJ: I attended Elite Model Look Korea 2008.
AF: What made you decide to come to Paris?
SJ: One of my professors advised me that I should go to Paris. She told me I had a very impressive face for the European market.
AF: Did you find it was difficult as an Asian model/actress trying to make it in Paris?
SJ: Paris has a very small market for an Asian model. Finding an agency wasn’t very easy.
AF: What are your plans for the future?
SJ: I’d like to do some modeling in New York
AF: What’s the definition of fashion to you?
SJ: Keep it elegant.
AF: Who are your favorite fashion designers/models? Male and female.
SJ: My favorite model is Maricarla Boscono and Cecilia Mendez. My role models are Kate Moss. My favorite brands are Lanvin, Givenchy and Balmain.
AF: How do your parents feel about your career choice?
SJ: They support me very much.
AF: How do you keep such a fit body?
SJ: I do ballet in order to maintain balance within my body.
AF: Women tend to love shoes. Who is your favorite shoe designer?
SJ: That’s easy…Christian Louboutin.
AF: If you could turn back time, to relive a moment in your life, what would it be?
SJ: I would want to be 16 again, and then go to Paris to experience it at that age. It would be wonderful.
AF: Do you have any other passions besides modeling?
SJ: I love to watch movies.
AF: What types of food or restaurants do you enjoy when you go out?
SJ: I like sushi at Comme des Poissons, and margarita pizza at Pasta E Fagioli.
AF: Where do you see yourself in 5years? 10 years?
SJ: Keep modeling…just like I am today.