Styled by Dudu Farias
Beauty by Bruno Miranda
Photographed by André Schiliró
Joy Corrigan is a free spirit. And even though her life is pretty crazy right now, it hasn’t always been like that.
Joy grew up in a small town in North Carolina. From a big family, she would then spend her time riding horses, taking care of her pets (a goat and some llamas) or building forts with her six brothers and three sisters. By the way, did we mention she is from a big family? Big and a very close one, in fact. Her parents are still married and in love after 36 years together. Besides them, Joy’s brothers and sisters have always been a great support to her. Joy remember her early days modelling, when she would never think of how much she would miss her family because of constant trips around the world.
It all started when Joy was 14 and was out shopping at the mall with her family. The coincidence is: a runway show was about to happen in the center court that day. When they got there, a show manager picked Joy out of the crowd and invited her to be in the show. The model couldn’t believe it and from that day on, it was all that she’s ever wanted to do. But it just became a real thing about two years ago.
Joy’s first agency in Miami was Next and now it’s like a real family to her. She has worked for several agencies around the world, what gives her the opportunity to travel and visit other countries. “My favorite part of my job is to experience different cultures, meet wonderful people and enjoy new food.” Joy has just fallen in love with Brazil, where she had the chance to photoshoot for Talk Magazine.
The beautiful model has a few extra talents: She took and advanced degree black belt in a North Korea martial art. She may look sweet and innocent, but in case she needs to, she can also kick ass. Joy has also published some pieces of her artwork as a painter. As a young child she would create elaborate and detailed scenes on the walls of her home.
And that’s how she can see connections between the activities: “Visual art, painting and shooting in front of a camera are very similar as they require a strong connection with your audience and they allow me to express myself artistically.” Right now, Joy’s real passion is acting and due to her career, she’s met some influential people in the film industry. “Look out for me in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new movie 478, directed by Elliot Lestor.
Joy is living her dream and everyday she feels blessed for all the opportunities life has given her. If she had to sum up her past week, it would go like this: “I just came from Miami, it was swim week there and I walked for some really cool brands, including Indah and Frankie’s. During the days, I got to shoot with brands like Eberjay, Montce Swim, Misguided and Galore Magazine.” In the middle of all the craziness, Joy can always find some time to intereact with her fans on social media by snapping behind the scenes and posting runway pictures on her Instagram.
But once again, there she is ready to take another plane. “Sometimes it gets stressful with my busy schedule and I barely have any time for family and friends, or even for myself. But in spite of the hard work and crazy schedule, I can say what very few people can: I do what I love and I love what I do.” Joy completes.
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