Our Model of the Month for February is Jonna Capone! Jonna joined us first for Spring 2017, and has modeled in multiple shoots, a live fit video, and helped behind the scenes as well. Learn more about her below!
1. Aside from occasionally modeling for SmartGlamour – what do you do?
I actually model, write and perform full time. I am body positive activist and public speaker, developing a body positive course particularly for young theatre students as well as a blogger and influencer.
2. How did you get involved with the brand?
I actually did a photoshoot with a good friend and ambassador for SmartGlamour Alex C. and she encouraged me to go to an open call about a year or so ago. I’ve been in love ever since!
3. You’ve modeled for us multiple times – what makes you continue to come back?
I believe strongly that SmartGlamour goes beyond clothing, it’s a message, a movement, and a revolution in body positivity AND fashion that’s here to stay. I share in its message AND I love the clothes that are made perfectly for MY body who wouldn’t be want to come back?
4. What does body positivity mean to you?
BEING UNAPOLOGETICALLY YOU at whatever size, shape or ability. I believe that we are constantly told to hide our bodies or fit into a societal standard that doesn’t work and being in love with your body in all forms is a lifesaving concept.
5. If there is a message you could put across to women/femmes/non binary folks through your modeling photos – what would that be?
I would say my message would be that it is a journey. That loving yourself and your body continues to be a journey for me with new and wonderful challenges but that I will continue to put myself out there in front of a camera because it is vital to see all representation of the extraordinary people in our world.
6. What is your advice to people who would like to give modeling a try?
My advice would be to do your research! On companies, brands, designers, agencies etc. Do your research to protect yourself! Also to not get discouraged because it is a tough path and you may find yourself discouraged with No’s or strict measurements or rules but being you is unique, beautiful, and groundbreaking!