SEP 2, 2015

Model Hannah Jun Shares Inspiring Words

privy interview   |   By Privy Concierge

Occupation: Model, Actress

Based in: Los Angeles

Last Education: University of California, Los Angeles


Hannah Jun is a Hawaiian native who has been modeling since graduating from UCLA, where she holds degrees in sociology and theater. She has been in numerous commercial and print campaigns, for both the national and international markets.

In 2012 and 2013, she hosted the English broadcasts of the Mnet Asian Music Awards. She was also the host of Mnet America's original series "Pop This Way."

She was featured in 2015’s viral BuzzFeed video, “Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History,” representing the ideal body type during the Han Dynasty.


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Tell us about how you got your start. Do you remember your first gig?



I graduated UCLA with a B.A. in Sociology and Theater. Soon after graduation, I was scouted while shopping. It was funny, a stranger kept following me as I shopped and I thought he was a creep so I kept trying to avoid him. Finally he stopped me and asked how tall I was. I told him and he gave me his business card saying he was a modeling agent. I found the business card a week later, did some research and found out he worked for a legitimate modeling agency. So I took a chance and decided to give it a try!

My first model casting was a runway show for Sebastian Professional. I was really nervous because I had never done a runway. I watched a TON of videos on how to walk, practiced walking in heels at my apartment gym and recorded myself. The following day I went to the casting, and I booked it! Modeling eventually led to my first acting job, a commercial for a credit checking company.




What do you enjoy most about working as a model?


I love the physical transformations that come with the job. I’m always excited to see how they will change my hair, what kind of outfit I will be wearing and what kind of character I will get to portray.




What have you learned from your entertainment career?