Joanna Pollio is a singer, songwriter and model. Today, she spoke with LO'AMMI about how modeling led her to create art and to write music.
“My name is Joanna. I signed with my first modeling agency at the of 14. I got scouted on the street. I always wanted to work in the entertainment industry, but I didn’t know where to start. I was really inspired by my parents. My mother is a singer and my grandmother is a musician. They are the ones who taught me how to play piano when I was 6 years old.
I started writing songs when I was 10 years old, but I didn’t take it seriously because I didn’t think that I would work in this industry, so I was just writing music for myself.
Photo Courtesy: Joanna Pollio
I was also into photography. I liked taking pictures and posing in front of the camera. My mom really helped me take photos when I first started. When I got signed by a modeling agency, I started attending different modeling events and doing many photoshoots. It helped me to boost my confidence. I met a lot of creative people and they inspired me so much. I also learned a lot. I would say that it’s all about a discipline for passion. Modeling opened my eyes and made me believe in myself so I started paying more attention to my dreams. I started taking music seriously. Right now I’m working on my music everyday. I’m still looking for a recording producer or record label. I believe in myself and my music. I’m so grateful for this journey and modeling will always have a special place in my heart.
Want to see more of Joanna? You can find her on Instagram @ynylua or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbTwE5ohGZ_DCYMUem2ypQ.