We spend a lot of time on Instagram (no, really—a lot of time), and when we’re not living vicariously through our favorite FOMO-inducing accounts, we’re checking out some particularly talented users. So when our GQ castings team finds a ‘grammer worth shouting out, we think it’s our duty to share him or her with you. Today we want to introduce you to thrill-seeking Instagram famous model Jocelyn Chew.
Jocelyn Chew’s modeling career took off after she appeared on the reality TV show The Face, where she learned how to pose like a pro from super model Naomi Campbell. But before all that, the 24-year-old model spent her formative years on a farm in British Columbia, Canada. Now Chew feels most comfortable when she’s on the move. Which works out just fine since her job involves a lot of traveling to remote beaches, faraway mountains, and, every once in a while, a glacier. Wherever the shoot may be, you can find her performing her own stunts, which makes for some pretty phenomenal Instagram photos. Follow Chew to satisfy your wanderlust, get excited for warmer weather, and of course for her expertly framed sun-kissed selfies.
Where are you right now?
I’m currently 39,000 feet in the air flying from LA to NYC.
Where did you grow up?
Canada. Victoria, BC … on a farm.
If you weren’t a model, what career would you pursue?
Veterinarian or marine biologist.
What is your mantra? (If you don’t have one, make one up. We’ll wait.)
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
What makes you feel sexy?
No makeup and in a bikini on the beach.
Where have you never been but want to go?
Africa! And Iceland (I’m half Icelandic on my mom’s side).
Do you read the comments?
Yes! Most of the time. I try to respond if I have time.
What is the craziest thing you’ve done on a shoot?
I’m a thrill-seeker, so I’m always the model being asked to do something crazy. On set I’ve surfed in the ocean, ridden horses down a beach in the Dominican Republic, and gone snowboarding down a mountain in Argentina. One time on set we took helicopters to the top of some Canadian glaciers to shoot a winter campaign in summer.
How do you spend your time off?
I have a hard time staying in one place, I get bored easily. So if I have enough time off, I like to go traveling with my friends and family. To me, life is about making memories and experiencing as many new things, ideas, and cultures as possible.
What is your most prized possession?
Friends, family and my memories. But if we want to talk material items … diamonds are a girl’s best friend. 😉