I’m from a small suburb town, Ellwood City which is North of Pittsburgh. It’s a little Italian town where everyone knows everyone. (which can be good and bad) High school was normal, I had a lot of great friends and good times. I had no idea at that point where or what I wanted to do as a career. Everyone always told me I should be a model because I was tall and thin, but I never thought I would actually go that route. I entered into college planning to be a Stock Broker and ended up changing to Marketing my junior year. After college, I was offered many promotional modeling jobs that set me on my way to becoming signed with a modeling agency in the city. I started building a portfolio with local photographers and then just went for it. The Talent Group signed me in 2009 and I’ve been on a roll ever since. Modeling and fashion is a passion of mine and a great side job, but I also work full time as a Director of Marketing for a mortgage company where I actually just got licensed as a Mortgage Broker. (isn’t it funny how I somehow found my way back to a financial broker?) Modeling has introduced me to a different type of life where I get the opportunity to meet so many people in and out of the industry. I’m very thankful to get to pursue a passion of mine as a professional part of my life.
OfficialLyndiJo: The fame and lust shoot is the first shoot I did with another model years ago. So to answer your questions, no, both images are not me. We wanted to do something very artsy with great meaning and I think we pulled it off. It was a fun shoot and we even made a little music video to go along with it. It definitely had an edge!
OfficialLyndiJo: Winning the American Honey competition was huge. They really gave me the experience of a lifetime. They flew me to Austin Texas for a week to shoot the calendar and other advertisements. Also, flew me to Chicago for a long weekend to do promotions and photo shoots around the city. It was a blast! I would see my photos pop up on Pandora and Yahoo for the entire year after. I had people on the West coast tell me they would see me everywhere. It was a really cool feeling. Obviously, this type of exposure would helped boost modeling career.
OfficialLyndiJo: The South Beach shoot was amazing. We were on a private beach in Miami with a team of great people and my best friend even got to come along. I feel as you get older you become more confident in your own skin and as a model you learn how to project that confidence into the camera. Beauty comes from within and it reflects on the outside as well, so you always have to be in a positive mind frame when shooting.
OfficialLyndiJo: With today’s technology I do worry about potential creepers/stalkers, so I ensure to always make smart decisions on who I work with. There are many people who try to get a rise out of me, but I’m nice to everyone and will never let outsiders affect me or my life.
OfficialLyndiJo: I’m always open to new opportunities and growing in different areas of my career. I will continue to model and work as a Marketing professional. Also, I’ve obtained my MBA degree and mortgage broker license, so I’m currently implementing them both into my career.
& of course, I’m always coming up with new ways to take over the world so stay tuned!