Hi, my name is Joanna, I am a full-time pharmacist and part-time “influencer.” I was born and raised in SoCal and currently live in Los Angeles.
What hobbies and interests are you into?
Since I was five years old, I have always been really into fashion. I remember going into department stores as a kid and picking out cute miniskirts and bell-sleeved tops. When it came time to choosing a major in high school, I always wanted to pick a career path in fashion. However, my parents always warned me about the importance of financial security and I was too scared to pursue my dream. I ended up picking pharmacy (which I eventually grew to love).
As I came closer to getting my doctorate degree, I started to feel more and more upset at the idea of going through life not doing what I truly loved. With this thought in mind, I started posting outfit photos on Instagram, eventually grew a following, and started working with brands I love! Instagram has become my fashion outlet and is now one of my biggest interests.
Traveling is another huge interest of mine, as I love to taste and experience different cultures around the world. In the past couple years, I have traveled to Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Chicago, New York, Cancun, Tulum, Barcelona, London, French Riviera, and Monaco. I am always looking forward to my next escape!
Which is the best compliment you have received before?
I think one of the best compliments I have received is that I have really grown as a person. I am always striving to be a better individual whether it’s improving on actively listening to my friends when they talk about their problems or being more understanding of people and being less judgmental.
Do you believe in any superstition?
I don’t really believe in any superstitions. However, I would never mess with anything paranormal such as a ‘haunted’ house or an Ouija board!
How much of a foodie are you?
I am a VERY big foodie. I am always excited to try out new restaurants and desert destinations. I wouldn’t really be able to pick a favorite type of food either D:
What have you always wanted to do but have yet to find the time for it?
I have always wanted to take kickboxing classes! I have never been the athletic individual, but the idea of kickboxing has always been interesting to me. However, I would ideally want to take classes 2-3 times per week, but have never had availability in my schedule to do it!
Which flavor best describes you?
That is a weird question! I think I would be sweet and sour.
What is a funny or awkward attempt a guy has tried to know you?
Just last week I was working at the pharmacy and a guy was waiting for a consultation to ask a question to a pharmacist. I was assisting someone else, but I felt him looking at me. The pharmacy was super busy that day and the lines were insane, but I saw him continue to wait for maybe 25 minutes. Eventually, I go up to the window and ask what his question was.
He proceeded to ask for a medication recommendation for his mom. After I gave a recommendation, he asked me for my number. Now this may not seem awkward, but keep in mind, the whole pharmacy and all the people waiting in line heard this and heard me tell him, “sorry, I have a boyfriend.”
My Instagram DMs are a whole different story.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Joanna. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Confidence is sexy. There isn’t anything sexier than someone who loves herself or himself in a non-self-obsessed way.
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