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Meet Supermodel International 2016 Winner Josephine Tan


Meet Supermodel International 2016 Winner Josephine Tan

Hi Jojo, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions on SimplySxy.  Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?

Hello Everyone. I am Josephine Tan, also known as Jojo. I was born in Kuantan, Pahang and raised in Kuala Lumpur. I have graduated as a broadcasting student in St John University, New York and now working as a freelance model and am also an entrepreneur in the retailing business in  shopping malls.


How did you get started into modeling?

I started my modeling career when I was 18 years old through joining the TV show name “Deal Or No Deal”. I was lucky enough to be shortlisted among hundreds of applicants. Ever since then, I started to discover my interest in modeling and was determined to be a runway model. I never missed any opportunity for casting although I was told by my peers that I was not qualified as I was new to the industry. I have gathered the experience piece by piece, bit by bit from casting, photoshoots and on runways to make me who I am today.


You have participated in various modeling events and contests, which is the most memorable for you? 

Year 2009, I first joined the contest “Miss Malaysia Model Of The World” and finished as 4th runner up. It was a surprise to me as I was new in the industry and had minimal knowledge about modeling. In year 2011, I challenged myself to sign up for “X Top Model Search”. I did not win the grand prize but was able to grab 6 subsidiary titles home. After the second contest, my modeling career started to expand and this was the force that drives me further. In year 2013, I decided to go back to the pageant industry as I wished to push myself further and it turned out to be another surprise to me as I was crowned the winner and represented Malaysia to compete internationally.

To be honest, I did not see that coming but I am really glad and thankful.  Thereafter, I have signed up for Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2 casting and it was another peak for me as I was once again being selected to represent Malaysia and finished the show in the Top 6. However, my biggest achievement and most memorable contest will be the recently crowned title Supermodel International 2016 in New Delhi, India. In which I competed with 30 contestants from different continents like Europe, America, South Africa, Asia and etc. International Contest is very competitive and silent wars are common, one has to be alert or be blasted by mines (Laugh).  Initially, I was only hoping to get into Top 15  and was really shocked that I could finish the contest as the winner. The nervousness, excitement and overwhelming happiness that I have felt during that night is unforgettable.


What fashion indulgences do you have?

I always keep myself up to date on the latest trends and sometimes wearing something that is bold and eye catching along with standout jewelry that can be seen from a mile away. My fashion is usually the mixture of trendy and exotic. I refresh my wardrobe every change of season and it is something I enjoy doing.


What’s the sexiest item in your wardrobe?

Woohoo! My black sequins see though swimwear.


Biggest compliment you have received? 

“You made Malaysian proud“ ( blush )


Do you have any hobbies? 

I am an outgoing person. During my free time I will go for outdoor activities like cycling, badminton and hiking. However, I also practice yoga once a week to improve endurance physically and mentally.


Are there any exciting projects in the pipeline for the coming months?

This year will be the most beautiful chapter in my modeling career. I was given opportunities to visit various countries for campaigns and judging in pageant contests. I have recently been to Thailand and Indonesia for Mister Global 2016 and Miss Southeast Asian 2016 and the next stop will be China, India and Thailand. I will be the MC in several events towards end of this year and that will conclude the new breakthrough in my career this year.


It’s a pleasure to feature you Jojo. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”? 

Sexy to me is not how revealing the clothes you are wearing but your characteristic and charisma that shines in you which makes you look extraordinary and attractive. Thank you for having me, it is my pleasure.

Follow the gorgeous Josephine Tan on:
Instagram: @jojo_blossom

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Images courtesy of Josephine Tan

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