Joseph Ackon: “I became a model when I was 6 months old and since then I´ve been working with so many big names on fashion industry

08 fev, 2011



 Thank you guys for having me. I´m Joseph Ackon 23 Years old. I´m half brasilian from São Paulo and half Ghana from my father´s tribe fanti.

I became a model when I was 6 months old. I was with my mother in the street and she received a card inviting me for a  tv comercial. I can´t remember my first shooting because I was a baby.

The best thing about being a model is to be able to meet new people everyday, making money and having fun doing what you really love.

Black models always have been represented by 10% in the modeling market. Over the years this situation has been changing and hopefully someday we´ll have much more exposure into worldwide fashion market.

Working with photographers: doing his best since he was a little child

 I love when the photographers make me comfortable to do the best of myself.I don´t have any previous preparation before posing probably because I have been doing it all my life. It just comes naturaly. A funny backstage moment happened when I was a kid. My agency called me for a modeling  job that would suppose to start in 2 days, but u guys can imagine,  a little kiddo with some teeth missing. So, mom took me to a dentist and asked him to put some artificial teeth just to allow me to do that job. hahahaha. But it didn´t work it out. Just some hours after the shooting, the artificial teeth fell down and I didn´t have time to do another shoot so the pics came out showing me  with some teeth missing in my  mouth lol lol

The catwalks: any funny backstage´s moment?

I´ve worked with so many big names on fashion industry around the world and but I take it really serious and focus in what I have to do, Josso I´m afraid there´s no funny backstage´s moment to share with u guys.

Joseph by himself

A fashionista? of course,  I am fashionista. I really like to choose very well all my clothes and even when I´m not working as a model, I like to be fashion!

Imagine u a famous model surrounded by a huge crowd: that would be awesome but I´d find a way out to be in a safer place lol

Show biz, fame, success and 5 most important things for his life

Fame and Success are the result of a well done job.
I always need God by my side
My family around and happy
Mental and phisical harmony
and a beautiful duplex on 5th avenue
Dating X Love: wine, good movie or a perfect music always work well
Sports:  Walking during hours

Atracting someone´s attention: a good fragrance is always a good accessory
Having fun: chilling out with my buddies, travelling and meeting new cultures around the way are very good way to enjoy life
Fav body part and why: the eyes can really express all our feelings
Fav undies for his daily activities and for those coooool sexy moments (lol!): White boxers are the perfect choice
Fav singer and which music he listens in his IPOD: I hear a lot of Seal, Jay-Z, Sean Paul, Black Eyed Peas…
You can find different kinds of music on my list, from Elton Jhon to Amy winehouse.
Fav food: Any tipical food from Minas Gerais, Brazil, is the best for me
Motto: Yes, I can”

Thank you guys again. It was a very cool moment!
Joseph Busumefi Calori Ackon
Mother ageny: Joy Model Management Milano