Felix Natal Jr
Joe Clarke Photography
My name is Joanna Shari. I’m 25 years old, born and raised just outside of the Newark area of New Jersey and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else, I love it here. I’ve traveled to California and Florida and places in between, but it’s not the same. What’s so special about New Jersey? Well, you’d have to be from here to understand. Everything is at your fingertips. NYC just a short ride away, the Jersey Shore, Atlantic City, and you get to enjoy each of the four seasons equally… Yes, I am a true Jersey girl.
Modeling is somewhat of a side hustle for me. I’m a full-time graphic designer and part-time model. Beauty and brains you might say. As of the past year or so I’ve really been into working out and keeping fit. I used to swim competitively when I was younger, but recently got back in touch with the athletic side of me. Taking care of myself is important. I’d rather spend countless hours at the gym than go get a body the “fake” way. Despite what some assume, my body is the result of working out and good genes. It’s becoming less common to find a model who hasn’t had work done, but trust me, we are out there. I prove that.
Some of the things I enjoy are graphic arts, working out, spending time with my friends and family, meeting and networking with new people, shopping, hip hop & r&b, the color pink & anything girly, and some home-cooked Italian food!