posted by Maisa on 05.06.2017

Josephine is stamping three different covers of the June 2017 Harper’s Bazaar Turkey edition. Josephine stopped New York traffic when photographed by Frenchman Jack Yerim Waterlot wearing designer clothing such as Tommy Hilfiger and Versace. The model gave an interview that talked about how she started her modeling career, beauty and about her relationship with her boyfriend Alexander DeLeon. Check out all the material below:

 Everyone has a turning point in their life. But the best stories are always models’. They are discovered in beaches, supermarkets etc, what is your story?

We were on a trip with my football team. We were staying with a family in Delaware via exchange program. We came to NY for a day. When we were at Times Square, just as we were passing Madame Tussauds someone from an agency asked my coach if I was considering modeling. Back then we only said no and walked away. I remember thinking how weird that question was and I could never picture myself as a model even in a million years. But when I came back to Denmark, ironically I was asked the same question 4-5 times by Unique Models, the biggest agency in our country while walking down in the streets, I was confused. When I had a chat with one of my aunt’s best friends, we decided to call the agency. We had a nice conversation, and I was signed nearly 5 mins after I arrived there! I couldn’t believe what happened. That’s how the life of a quiet, shy girl living and trying to get by in Copenhagen changed.

And the rest just happened right after, right?

Actually I wasn’t prepared mentally for modeling. I was only 15&school was my priority. When I was 16, I gave my all to my school’s sports academy. I wanted to enjoy my teen years before I jumped into a foreign world.  I’m still sensitive about the fact teens are forced to grow up so early! That’s why I had my first NYFW experience when I was 18. Then everything happened right after. I took part in nearly every fashion show that year. You know the rest…

 Where is Victoria’s Secret in your life?

Josephine: As they said, nothing happens overnight. Being chosen as a VS angel happens step by step. It takes hours, years, sweat, tears, and hardwork. It is not enough to be your best physical-self, you have to be at max mentally and emotionally. There is no better honor than being cast as an angel in my career. I remember how I watched Helena Christensen, the first Danish angel with admiration.

Where do you live?

 New York and Nashville! I love how I have a home in both places: it is my yin yang. Living in Nashville makes me miss the big city chaos. And New York makes me miss the tranquility of Nashville.

 If you wanted to summarize how your life has been going, what would you say?

Josephine: I’d definitely say that I’m living my dreams. I still poke myself to see if these are all real. People might think my good career is the reason of my happiness. But the truth is what makes me happy is the fact that my career is so demanding and unpredictable.

 Even though you are very busy with work, how do you recharge your body and soul whenever you get the chance?

I’ll say spending time with my friends because the best treatment I can give to myself is to laugh! I’m always on the road so when I get the chance, my priority is to receive love and laughs from my family and friends.

Sports are a big part of your life, correct?

Josephine: Yes, I’ve always been sporty. I used to join every sports team and try all. They called me “tomboy”. I wanted to prove that girls can be as good as boys at sports. Now I do sports only for myself and it has become my therapy. Everyday for 2 hours, I leave all my problems aside. Recently, I’ve been focused on lifting. It has shaped my body faster than anything I’ve ever tried. Whichever sport you’re into, at the end of the day your motivation should be to aim to be the best you can be.

Let’s talk about your style, your wardrobe…

Honestly my favorite wardrobe is my boyfriend’s! I can combine pieces of his with mines. For example, I wear my VS pieces with his John Elliot’s. His wardrobe keeps getting smaller because I get a lot from him. Like all women I too can’t resist completing my looks with nice shoes and bags. I almost never go out without my Chanel “Boy” or my Saint Laurent blazer.

 A cliched question; but we wonder everything you do for the sake of beauty and skincare.

I keep everything simple with skincare. I wash and moisturize my face day-night. I tried so many products so I don’t have a favorite yet. I don’t do makeup when I’m not working. Maybe some browpencil, concealer and mascara. I drink liters of water and I don’t think there is any better skincare than that. I start my day with warm water and lemon. And getting enough sleep is just as important as water.

 You are only 24 but you already have 4 million followers on social media. Isn’t that mind blowing?

Social media has been so good to me, I get to keep in touch with my fans. I love writing to them and learning about their lives. I find this amazing to keep in touch with everyone I love. Of course living on the phone isn’t a good thing but it has more pros than cons.

 Now we are at the favorite part of your story: your original birth story and your childhood. We are all shaped by our childhood memories and we wonder yours a lot.

I never thought about this until I got old enough to start being asked about it, did you know that? I never even though it’d make people wonder, that’s when I found out love and family shouldn’t be defined with limitations. Why do we do that? Because when there’s a definition it only has one meaning. But family means to different people can be different, I don’t think blood relations have to do with family either, love and family can be however you want it to be. I’m not trying to inspire and support a group of people while saying this. My purpose is to tell eveeyone love is more than a definition. You should look at different POVs and not just one. I learned this from my family so much that us not being a traditional family didn’t change anything at all for me.

 I’m sure your story made brilliant contributions to your character.

Absolutely! It made me very open minded. I never view anything with limitations. I can try to put a triangle in a square social codes have never concerned me. This growed my feelings of empathy to those who are left out, who can’t raise their voices. I am thankful because I can see world in this way.

 And love… The love you and your boyfriend Alexander DeLeon have for each other is so strong that we can feel it through our phone screens. Considering that love has many types; what is yours like?

I was a hopeless romantic in my teen years. I was living for those tales in books and movies hoping they could be real. You start to doubt those tales when you start to grow older. But I still kept on hoping. I felt like I couldn’t settle for anything less than those tales, and somehow I found Alexander. Aka the person who makes me feel better in every way, the person who made me grow and laugh, loved me for who I am, loved my weirdnesses, and I love his. He filled me with life that I never know could exist that much. There’s something I’ve learned for sure: Never settle for anything less than you want. And never leave someone like that when you find them.

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posted by Maisa on 03.06.2017

Maxim Magazine has released a list named “The 100 Sexiest Women in the World” in the special issue of the June 2017 magazine which features Hailey Baldwin on the cover, which came first in the list. Of course Josephine would not be left out, she stayed in the group “The Head Turners”, along with models like Emanuela de Paul, Jessica Strother, Jasmine Sanders and Devon Windsor and among others. You can check the complete list here.

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“A regular model for Victoria’s Secret and Balmain, Skriver is one of fashion’s most famous faces”.

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posted by Maisa on 03.06.2017

“I’ve tried every workout, and I think it’s a journey that everyone has to go through to find out what works for their body. The best advice I can give you is to make sure it’s fun. If exercising does not have to be lifting weights or spinning, Zumba can be dancing, swimming, or hiking. I tried everything from yoga to Spinning to Pilates, and the workout I adapted to was weights. I finally got the myth that girls develop muscles so quickly that I was scared that I would lift a weight and be muscular, but really, if you stick with it and take a few weeks off, muscle memory helps to jump from come back.

“On a good week, I go to the gym five days a week, sometimes three days a week, or sometimes I can not even go in one, so I really try to listen to my body. I always say that every day is a good day to go to the gym, and because of the schedule I have, I can not say ‘Oh, I go on Mondays’ because I do not know what I’m going to do next Monday. Do not feel guilty about yourself, set a goal that is accessible, do not go overboard, and find a friend. Exercising with friends really helps. That’s how girls get motivated because we’re like, I really can not go, and one of the Angels is going to say, “Hey, we’re doing a 7pm practice-join us!” There is no such thing as a bad workout. Even if you make a half hour, it’s good to go.

“A year and a half ago, I decided to be a morning training person. It took me four months not to hate it – I was such a night person, but there was always a dinner, or something came up, or a friend wanted coffee, or you sit on the couch and you turn on Netflix. So I really did something. It’s like eating breakfast for me now. It’s just a habit; That’s what i do. I do not ask myself, ‘Do I want to wake up at 5 in the morning to work at 6 in the morning?’ I just set my schedule which is just what it is. So it’s a habit for me, and it takes a while to form a habit.

“My workouts are a long hour. I would say that 80% of my workout is weights, and then I add to cardio once or twice a week. I realize that I lose my muscles when I do cardio. Some of the other girls do more cardio because it’s better for your body shape – again, it’s so hard for me to give you specific information and say, if you work like that, your body will look like mine. Half of it is genetic, and half of it is figuring out what works for you. But it’s a trip, and it’s hopefully a fun trip. ”

There are some people out there who can just [eat anything]. I know one of my friends, she’s that person. She works hard, but she can eat whatever it is, whenever she wants, and it’s kind of annoying. But that’s why I love talking about it because, for me, I want to feel sexy and I want to build shape, so it’s all about working and building that butt and building shape and curves, and you have to eat at Compliance, you have to eat in moderation and healthy.

“For me, I travel the world and sometimes I have three red eyes in a week, and if I do not eat for fuel or eat to stay energized … I can not live without hamburgers! I might not win as much as some people, but I would be dropping out if I ate sugar all the time – it’s more like health awareness for me, but I also always do the 80/20: 80% of the time, I eat the way Healthy and I exercise, and I stay on a schedule because I really am all about taking care of my body. My body is like my temple, and you only have one dose”.

I never believed in the word diet – I believe in lifestyle. I do not believe in quick fixes. There is no such thing as doing 30 abdominal exercises and then you get a six pack. Even if you do very well for three months and you look great, the second you stop … it has to be like a lifestyle. I’ve always been active, so in that sense, it was not difficult for me to exercise, but I exercise a lot. “But then you have to let yourself be fooled from time to time, you have to give yourself a day of cheating and give yourself a boast – in fact, I hate cheat day, so I call it treat days. ‘Oh, I should be ashamed! You should not feel guilty about eating a hamburger, but for me, it’s more about knowing the nutritional value of what’s in a good piece of chicken or vegetables. Eat the right kind of carbohydrates and think about what will keep you energized throughout the day.

“I do not follow anything strictly. I just eat a lot of protein and a lot of vegetables, and I make sure to have my carbohydrates, because the way I exercise, I need healthy carbohydrates like brown rice or sweet potatoes because if I cut carbs, I do not I would have no energy To do what I do. For breakfast today, I had scrambled eggs, spinach and a cup of brown rice. I would say that most of the time they are grains, protein and rice, but sometimes for lunch, I do not do the same number of carbs because it makes me sleepy. But for breakfast, it’s a good start – especially after training, I’m tired and I need fuel for the whole day. My biggest meal is breakfast, sometimes I have twice because I’m very hungry

“I used to drink a lot more milk when I was at home [in Dinamarca], but I do not love milk here – it’s just like a thing of taste. But I did not really cut any food groups. I just think everything in moderation – I feel like the second you cut something that becomes ‘Oh, I’m not allowed to have it’. I obviously do not like sugar and junk food every day but I make sure once a week that you have a good day of delight and you’re just going to enjoy it.

“For snacks, I love everything from fruit to carrots or walnuts – like a handful of nuts keeps me energized or just a half portion of what I ate earlier. I always carry fruits and nuts with me. Walnut bars are good and easy to bring in your purse. ”

 

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posted by Maisa on 03.06.2017

On Monday, 22, the new Victoria’s Secret commercial was released for the brand’s summer campaign. The commercial was recorded in March in Miami. In addition to Skriver, the commercial features Romee Strijd, Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk, Taylor Hill, Lais Ribeiro, Sara Sampaio and Stella Maxwell. Check out the candids and commercial below:

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posted by Maisa on 24.05.2017

Josephine Skriver may be living many girls’ dreams as an Angel of Victoria’s Secret, but for her, growing up in Copenhagen was what story books were made of. “I always thought I lived in a fairytale country with a Queen and a King because I knew there were so many places I did not” the Danish model told HELLO! US. They’ve always been so open with us, every year you’re going to wave to the Queen and she walks the city.”

The 24 years old beauty also remembered the time Queen Margrethe passed through her. “I was there for the wedding with the crown prince and the crowned princess,” she said during the celebration in New York of the iconic fragrance of the Bombshell brand on Wednesday. “I have to take the school out, I had to be eight, and I remember that was the greatest moment. [There was] a real-life princess. “

Now Josephine calls the United States home and has planted her roots south with her boyfriend, singer-songwriter Alex DeLeon, whom she has been with since 2013. “I just bought a house in Nashville, so I’ll do it a lot,” he said. The world traveler mentioned of all future travel plans. “It’s a bit early for me to plan the summer. I just want to go to the beaches. I want to go on vacation. I’ll just see where it leads me. “

No matter where she ends up, VS beauty shares that she always has the iconic Victoria’s Secret Bombshell on hand, especially when out with her man. “This is my fragrance of the night. He loves it because it’s so subtle, “she admits. “You have to get a little closer to smell it, which is kind of cool, because it’s kind of your own secret.”

Josephine, who joined the family of Angels from Victoria’s Secret in 2016, also revealed that she most feels like a bomb when she is happy. “There’s something about having fun and laughing,” she says. “I always thought having fun makes you feel sexy and there is a bomb in all of us.”

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posted by Maisa on 20.05.2017

Still on the same day as the announcement of the new Victoria’s Secret fragrance, Bombshell, Stella Maxwell and Josephine gave one more interview together, now for Teen Vogue, where they talked about beauty in general. Check out the article below:

My first impression of Stella Maxwell and Josephine Skriver was a blur of spinning bodies. The supermodels are spinning and fiddling around making Boomerangs in a room full of bright balloons gathered in New York to talk about beauty. When I walk into a hotel room above the city to find them, I am slightly overwhelmed by their giant smiles, piles of VS embroidered pillows everywhere, and the fresh scent floating through the air.

On a tray full of sweet-colored perfumes (including the new perfume from VS ‘Bombshell Summer’, a joyful blend of grapefruit, blackcurrant and lily of the valley), the duo begins by squandering wisdom gained from countless catwalks and rehearsals. They are clearly experts in connecting with a camera – at a certain point, they can find the best light in the room in less than 5 seconds to take a selfie together. But, they are also aware that their most powerful means of communication is through social networks. On Instagram, by herself, Stella and Josephine are 2.8 and 2.9 million followers, respectively.

“It’s a really powerful platform,” says Stella. “Jo and I could take a picture now with our new Bombshell perfume and post it to millions of people in a matter of seconds.” Having such a large audience can make them rethink all words before posting, but both models have reacted to their impressive reach by being open with their fans. And while we take a deep dive into beauty, it is gratifying to see that your definitions of the word go far beyond the surface. From self-tanning lessons to inclusivity lessons, read on for the ‘unfiltered’ tips on every facet of the industry.

We are finally coming in the summer and this season is definitely tough with beauty routines, what are your favorite summer beauty tips:

Josephine: I always feel like summer is about minimizing your makeup because you’re so I keep it super lightweight. It’s also a time I go on vacation. For me, the memories are actually built with scents, so I always have a specific frâgancia for the summer. I love having a new one every year because when I smell it, it specifically reminds me of that time. They (VS) literally vacationed in a bottle with the new Summer Bombshell. In the second you put it on, you’re like, “I need to pack my bags and go!”, I know this year vacations are definitely going to be on the beach, because he just screams, “I need to be on a beach!” I can not wait to make memories with him.

For shows and rehearsals, I’ve heard that self-tanning is a staple. Do you have any tips to avoid self-tanning failure? Has it happened to you yet?

Stella: I think it’s about preparing your skin and being very well hydrated. VS has several good moisturizers for the preparation. I like the Coconut Range because of the smell. Some lotions may smell crazy, but those always smell good.

Josephine: That’s my favorite too. And another very good trick they always teach us is mixing body lotion with body oil because it super moisturizes the skin. And I would say: rub enough and find the bronze that fits your color – because some may be orange. Everything is discovered. It does not have a specific brand that is good for everyone.

Have you, growing up during your careers, already had to deal with some insecurity with your beauty? If yes, how did you overcome?

Josephine: Being a girl, in general, is a strange world. I think it’s about speaking well of herself – I went through a phase where I gave myself a compliment every day for my own empowerment. I think it’s also important to praise what you see in others. The more I praise the others, the more I am happy. It’s about being happy. Nobody’s perfect, and it’s about being okay with it.

You two have many followers on social networks. What does it mean for you to have a platform, and are there any specific problems you want to have a voice over or messages that you want to spread?

Josephine: I love having a platform and a voice. I come from a LGBTQ family – I’ve never had too many problems during my growth, but I realize that the world is a little different when you leave a certain bubble. To have a platform is not necessarily be like: “This is my agenda, you have to believe it,” but more about sharing my story and teaching the world that there is room for everyone. I know a lot of people in the LGBTQ community had problems being bullied while they discovered their identity. I think it’s important to listen to stories and talk about them. Everyone is unique in their own way and perfect just the way it is. I do not think there’s anything “wrong” or “right”, especially when it comes to family. Family is much more than having the same blood.

There is a great and ongoing discussion about changing beauty and inclusion patterns in the industry. In your perspective, how do you see issues such as identity, diversity, and representation? Do you see that changing?

Josephine: I think it’s super cool that everyone has a unique point of view. I still think there are too many boxes, and I wish we did not have to label everything; My hope is that we can only be human. I do not need to assume myself as something, like someone who fits into a box. I had this conversation with a friend of mine – he assumed to be gay and he was like, “But now I feel like I should fit into a box.” And I was like, “You can still be yourself.”
I want family to be a word that combines people – not necessarily a specific guideline, and the same thing with the way you love. I think people should be allowed to be themselves.

Stella: I think nowadays everyone is becoming more open and there has been a huge change. I think fashion has influenced that. People are more open and comfortable now in our industry. It’s a small but powerful bubble because I think it speaks to everyone. And I see a huge transition – I think everyone is getting more comfortable and judging less.

Josephine: I think so too. And with social networks, it’s harder to be ignored. Now people know what trans means and what it means to complain. For us, even what ‘modeling’ means – is much more than –

Stella: – a face.

Josephine: Or even know about different cultures around the world. You see people post about where they are and it’s becoming more of a global feeling. I love brands like Victoria’s Secret that really empowers the woman in you. Everyone is an Angel, no matter where you come from. There is an Angel in all of us.

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