Júnior Mariano: “Life is fun, my job is fun, I try to make each day a fun journey”

07 fev, 2014

Hi, I´m Júnior Mariano, 26 years old, model and actor and I was born on Planaltina do Paraná, a city located in the state of Paraná, Brazil.  I´m currently living in São Paulo.

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I´m passionate about my work, love Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai , Skateboarding, Surfing, climbing etc.  My personal interests are being have good times with my buddies.


Modeling: how did all begin

When I was 14  I participated in a modeling contest here in Brazil and that was my first contact to the fashion world.  When I turned 18, I lived abroad working in another área. When I came back to Brazil I got invited by a scouter from Elite Models and then I decided to give a try.



My first test shooting was not good, but when I did my first catwalk the pics turned out great.  Today I see the old photos and notice how much experience I-ve earned through these years.

Modeling for me is being professional, It´s hard work and I  give my best to achieve a great result. It´s waking up every day and Always get ready for a shooting,  And I thank GOD for all those opportunities that have been coming my way.

I´ve been working for advertising/fashion campaigns and ads  I have done cool things with big brands, like Gillette, Honda, Chevrolet, Peugeot, Kaiser, Embraer, UNS, Magazine Luiza, United Colors Of Benetton, Top Man, Health Magazine,  Marisa, Renner, Colcci, Rock Opera just to name a few!

Posing to Photographers

Each photographer has his/her unique style.  some likes to direct you, others just let you to be yourself , I particularly like to pose to all of them, regardless their styles.

Male models x Female models: who rule?




Male models have less visibility than female models and I believe that this situation will continue for years because they consume more clothing and accessories, so the fashion industry focus on products related to them.



There are some female models that I really admire for what they´ve earned working hard, like Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio among others.  They are brazilian models that made history in the fashion world! When we talk about male models.  Paulo Zulu, in my opinion, is a guy who did a lot into the fashion world and nowaday he  takes a cool life style.

Júnior Mariano´s style

A fashionista?

Nope. I’m not fashionista. I like to wear what makes me feel comfortable. I like the basics: jeans, shirt and polo and a cool sport shoes.


Loving x Dating

I´m 26 years old and I´ve lived  some intense relationships, but now I’m currently focused on my career. however I believe we can´t search for love cause love simply happens, love comes to everyone 


I’m passionate about any kind of activity that gives me such a huge adrenaline. I’m currently a brown belt in jiu jitsu and I, also practice Muay Thai, Skate, Surf, rock climbing, bike trail, etc …





 What is your favorite superhero?

I like superheroes so hard that it would be difficult to choose one, however among those ones, my fav ones are Hulk Wolverine, Cyclops, Thor, Spiderman and Batman

Having fun, enjoying life

Life is fun, my job is fun, I try to make each day a fun journey, I live life to the fullest!  I enjoy going to the beach or places where I can practice some kind of sport and also chilling out with my buddies




Fav body part

Chest and abs

In your Ipod

In my IPod you can find all kind of musical genres, and among them a lot of reggae (yeah, the classic Bob Marley !)



If you were not a model/actor you´d be…

A fighter!.

And thanks for having me World of Models family! I´m really happy to share my story with u guys. Live your dreams, never give up and have fun. The best is yet to come!

Júnior Mariano



 Agency: Oca Models http://ocamodels.com.br/


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