JOANNA IS A LOVELY ATLANTA NATIVE I MET LAST YEAR ON A PHOTOSHOOT. If you love your girls to be fitness forward, classy and brunette, then Joanna is your dream come true! Her Italian and Brazilian heritage makes her a stand-out in any room!
I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. I still currently live in Atlanta. My family is from Brazil and Sicily.
What modeling goals do you have?
I would love to be a successful model and a successful business woman. My ultimate goal is to be in Sports Illustrated.
What are you studying at Georgia State University?
Who is the hottest professional basketball player?
If I had to choose I would say Kris Humpries or JJ Redick.
You love action movies, that makes you the best date ever for a guy… they don’t have to sit through a romantic comedy!
I love action and horror movies. I do enjoy a romantic comedy every now and then. Especially if Ryan Gosling is in it… Mmm. And I love all Rob Zombie films.
As a gym rat, how do you stay motivated? Any words of encouragement to get readers back in the “Get Fit” spirit?
My dad is the biggest health nut. He’s 52 and he looks 32. He got me started with eating healthy and working out. That really motivates me because at 22 I should have no excuse not to be in the gym. I always take the pre-workout, Cellucor c4 before I hit the gym. I stay focused for my two-hour workouts. My words of encouragement would be no pain no game.
What is the worst date you’ve ever been on?
I have actually been pretty lucky and all my dates have been pretty good. But the worst would have to be a couple years ago. I was visiting the guy I was dating in a different state. We just came out of a movie and we decided to park at this cliff that overlooked the city. It was very romantic until somebody started knocking at my window. It turned out to be the cops and they decided to run his license. Well, he had about 5 unpaid parking tickets and they took him to jail. I was in a strange city and in his car all by myself. I had to pay 400 dollars to bail him out.
If you could live in any city in the world, cost not being an issue, where would you move and why?
I would move to any city in Maui. Everybody that lives there is so laid back and it is the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life. I would buy a house on a private beach, drink my passion fruit drink and eat fresh pineapple, while sitting on my beach chair in my birthday suit. I would be the happiest woman alive. But only if Jessica Vaugn and Adriana Lima joined me.
The best thing about being a sexy young woman is…
Everything. There are so many opportunities that have come my way. I feel very blessed and lucky.
Being from Brazil, do guys take the opportunity to make all the hot Brazilian woman jokes? Is it cool to hear or is it lame? We want to know in case we run into you at the bar!
Actually nobody ever knows that I am Brazilian because I have a southern accent. They always stare at me funny and ask what I am. When I tell them I’m Brazilian/Italian they get this little sparkle in their eye! I think its hilarious when I tell them I am Brazilian, and the whole time they are trying to get me to turn around in some sly way to see if I have a big butt. But the best is when they randomly just start trying to win me over by speaking Spanish. I have to always remind them its Portuguese and they get so embarrassed. So if you run into me at a bar, talk to me in the correct language and you will have my full attention.
One thing we have in common is our mutual love for Victoria Secret Angel Adriana Lima, is she your modeling hero? She is definitely mine!
Yes! I am obsessed with Adriana Lima. She is the background on my iPhone. She is drop-dead gorgeous, but she also is beautiful in the inside as well. I love how she interacts with her fans and is involved with so many charities.
The greatest thing about being a southern belle is…
I love being from the south. There is not one single greatest thing about being a southern belle. Everybody here is so nice and the weather is amazing. Since the weather is nice, i love being outdoors. Also there really is no where else in America you can order sweet tea in a restaurant besides down here. The guys seem to be hotter too.
What is the sexiest outfit a guy can wear to catch your attention?
A fitted T-shirt and jeans. Or Calvin Klein underwear.