Check out our interview with model and actor Giovanni Jones.
Giovanni’s career began with roles on such shows as Parenthood with Craig T. Nelson, iCarly with Miranda Cosgrove, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist with Jane Levy, and the documentary Web of Lies. Giovanni has also shown his competitiveness and wit on the hit Nickelodeon game show Brain Surge and has been in commercials for such companies as Visa, PayPal, and Legos. His acting talents will be seen in the upcoming Indie drama Pastor’s Kid starring Krista Morin of The Handmaid’s Tale. When not working on his acting, dancing, and singing skills, this Instagram Influencer believes in the value of giving back to his community. Giovanni has worked to promote HIV awareness as well as suicide prevention.
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Describe yourself in 3 words?
Entertaining, Sociable, Motivated
Name one your strengths?
Best advice ever given?
Never give up no matter what. The best things come when you’re at your worst.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
My mother or if I could call her my momager haha! She has been amazing and has managed me since I was 2.
How and when did you started into modeling and as an influencer?
My modelling and influencing career started when I was two. My mom started me out into baby pageants then it progressed to doing print work over the years. Now today, it has allowed me to develop myself on Instagram and influence my generation.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
The fun thing about modelling is the end result. Seeing the pictures, campaign, or your billboard! The only tough thing would be strict diets to maintain healthy weight and healthy skin.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
You can only look back at the past. Reflect, make changes and turn your failure into success.
The most important thing when you are shooting is?
The most important thing is having fun.
What’s your advice for the newer models and influencers?
The biggest advice I would give is to always never stop trying. Today you never know who you’re going to meet or what video will make you viral on TikTok. Just manifest and work hard to see great results.
What would you say are the greatest lessons you learned so far in this business?
Connections! Connections! Connections! They will take you a long way in this industry.
What do you think is the secret to have successful Social accounts?
I think it shouldn’t be a secret but I believe engaging with your audience. This can include responding back to comments, shouting out your fans, or making content they request.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
I have read a few books. My top choices would be Rich Dad Poor Dad and Beverly Hills Manners.
If you are a book, what would be the title of the book and why?
The Amazing Life of Giovanni.
I name my book this because my life is Amazing and it always will be. I am inspired to be successful in my career and have a positive impact on other people. Also, to encourage people to be inspired by my success and succeed.
You are followed by so many people. How do you feel about that pressure of doing always the right thing, and encourage people to follow their dreams?
With being an influencer, you have to be cautious. Always hang out with the right crowd! Surround yourself with people that support your dreams and encourage you to succeed.
How and when did you start into acting?
My first gig began on House M.D. as a choir boy when I was 10. My mom was able to get me this role through my management.
How do you prepare for a role?
Typically, I like to relax and review the script before going on set. This also includes going to bed early, eating a balanced breakfast and practicing my lines.
What projects have you been part of?
Throughout my career I have appeared on Brainsurge, House, Web of Lies and many more projects. Some of my recent projects include Pastor’s Kid.
What kind of roles do you like or would like to play and why?
I would like to play the role of a police officer! I have always wanted to see and feel what that would be like.
What is fun and rewarding about acting? And what is not?
The rewarding part is having fun while you’re on set. However, getting up early sometimes makes it feel not rewarding.
What actor/actress/model do you admire the most, and why?
I really admire Tyler Perry. He is extremely passionate about his work. He writes his scripts, produces, and acts.
What’s next for Giovanni Jones in the last months of 2021?
I will be enjoying the last few months we have this year. I plan on attending several events, getting prepared for the holidays, and seeking my next role.
Which project is still on your bucket list?
I have been wanting to go on the Ellen Show and Oprah show for so long!
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
Having my own reality TV show and accomplishing bigger things.
What is your favorite healthy food?
I love Acai Bowls for breakfast.
And your favorite cheat food?
I have many favorites! The list goes on and on. I would have to say a homemade cheesecake with caramel syrup ( Cheesecake Factory will suffice).
What is your own definition of happiness?
Happiness is a combination of self love, freedom and financial comfort. Happiness comes from you! Do things you love, eat all the foods you want!
How would your best friend describe you?
She says I’m hilarious and full of energy!
Quote: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” ― Steve Jobs
Holiday Destination: This is a hard one since I do not really travel too much during the holidays. However during winter I do love Lake Tahoe and Tornonto Onatrio.
Drink: I have so many! I love fresh squeezed orange juice and san pellegrino drinks.
Celebrity Crush: Cardi B
Favorite song? Why? Cardi-B I like it. I feel this song is very upbeat.
Sports Team: Not into sports but I will go with my family’s teams.
Baseball- SF Giants
Football- SF 49ers
Basketball- Golden State Warriors
Movie: Skyfall! Excellent James Bond movie and intro song by Adele.