We’re so excited to have the multi-talented, athletic and adventurous, Josh Milko as our October Model of the Month. Whether he’s scuba diving, doing a fitting, or shooting a campaign, Josh has a tremendous work ethic and positive attitude which has garnered him a great reputation in the industry. Continue reading to learn more about Josh!
1. Where you are from?
A small town called Kenora in Northwestern Ontario, Canada known for its lakes and fishing.
2. What you are into… studies, hobbies, special skills etc..?
The hobby I am most passionate about is Scuba diving. In the past year, I dove with hammerhead sharks in Galapagos, whale sharks in Mexico, and black tip sharks in the French Polynesia. Most of the planet is underwater so I feel a desire to see as much as humanly possible. I also love riding motorcycles, Crossfit, and am even in a pool league.
3. Favorite clients from the biz?
I have worked some amazing clients around the world including designers from Italy, Spain, Germany, and the U.S. Almost all clients I’ve worked with have been extremely professional and supportive, but a few that really stand out are Diesel, Energie, D&G, G-Star, Crooks & Castles, and Adaptation.
4. Dreams/goals, any thing else of interest (any other dream clients?)?
One of my dreams is to help provide motivation and leadership to our youth in order to enable them become successful. I am currently a mentor in an amazing leadership program called LEAP (www.leapfoundation.com), which is held for 1 week every summer at UCLA. The program teaches kids aged 15-25 how to succeed in life through job interview skills, the importance of having mentors in your life, and maximizing your potential. I also strive to be a published author (in the self-help genre), provide a great life for my family, and dive with wild orcas in Norway. As for dream clients I would love to work with some of the athletic brands (Lululemon, Arc’teryx, Nike and Adidas). I wish GoPro would release an underwater clothing line!
5. Career highlights?
My career highlights include walking the runway for Squared, D&G, Diesel, and Moncler in Milan. I’ve also graced a few covers including World Class and Ocean Drive.
6. How did you get into modeling or acting?
I was scouted carrying groceries in a grocery store parking lot in Winnipeg, Canada. From there I went to see agencies in Toronto, signed with an agency, and 2 weeks later I was on a plane to Milan, Italy. My first job was for Giorgio Armani at Casa Armani in Milan. I literally went straight from the Milan airport to Giorgio’s home with all of my luggage. Talk about CULTURE SHOCK.