Soo Joo Park: “I Don’t Know Any Of One Direction”
The Chanel-loving supermodel ain’t so into our national boyband…
By Portis Wasp
South Korean California gurl Soo Joo Park isn’t your average supermodel babe, which is probably why her Instagram account has nearly 200,000 followers, watching what this blonde-haired emoji-loving cutie gets up to in between starring in campaigns for Chanel, Benetton and Tom Ford.
She’s appeared on countless magazine covers and walked in runway shows for the likes of Jeremy Scott, Jean Paul Gaultier and DKNY, so who better to ask for their selfie-taking tips, favourite designers and life-describing Beyoncé lyrics than Soo Joo?
MTV Style: Hello Soo Joo! How are you?
Soo Joo Park: Hi MTV Style, I'm super! Just got my hair done again (insert sparkle emoji here).
MTV Style: Talk us through an average day in the life of you?
Soo Joo: I usually wake up and then spend a few precious minutes in bed, usually checking my e-mails and Instagram. In an ideal world, I would make a to-do list, prioritise and execute, but on most days I’m running late to my call time, so I rush to grab my things and hop in a cab. Then I work through the day, and go to a restaurant or pick up dinner. I love to cook, but lately I’ve gotten a little lazy about it. I’ll go home, unwind with a glass of wine and a movie, and go to bed.
MTV Style: Being a supermodel, you are constantly photographed in amazing outfits, but how would you describe your own personal style?
Soo Joo: It's hard to describe my own style, but I'd go with 'fun’.
MTV Style: Is there an item in your wardrobe that gets a lot more wear than others at the moment?
Soo Joo: Summer’s here, so it’s a lot of crop tops, floral prints and colours. I bought a Miu Miu cropped bra top last summer and it's still my favourite summer piece.
MTV Style: We also noticed you have mastered the art of the selfie - what would you say is the key to taking a great selfie?
Soo Joo: Pick the more photogenic side of your face, angle the phone slightly downward and HAVE FUN.
MTV Style: How would you describe your job if you could only use one Beyoncé song title?
Soo Jo: Flawless… ’cos you know, obviously, ‘I woke up like this’.
MTV Style: And if you could sum up the last year with only one Britney music video, which would you choose?
Soo Joo: Stronger - overcoming perils and despair while doing incredible chairography with lots of wind in your hair. A perfect summary!
MTV Style: We have a serious crush on you, but we'd love to know if you have a celebrity crush yourself?
Soo Joo: Aw, thanks guys! I’ve always had a crush on Christian Bale, he’s such an intense and talented actor. American Psycho is one of my all-time favourite movies.
MTV Style: Though no celebrity crush could come in the way of your love for that statue in your new short film for Vs. Mag? You were proper into it, Soo Joo?
Soo Joo: Oh yes! Apollo (the statue) and I really hit it off! He's very charming in that mysterious, stoic way.
MTV Style: Is acting something you would like to pursue further?
Soo Joo: I'd never thought about it, but people have been suggesting it to me lately. I guess the model-turned-actress trajectory is a common sighting, but we’ll see.
MTV Style: Who do you think is cuter; Karl's pussycat, Choupette, or Cara D's bunny, Cecil?
Soo Joo: Choupette all the way! I'm a crazy cat lady at heart.
MTV Style: Which member of One Direction you think is the most fanciable?
Soo Joo: I don't know any of them.
MTV Style: Moving swiftly on… What's your favourite super power at the moment?
Soo Joo: I just watched X-Men: Days of Future Past and I was wishing I could have the power of teleportation like Blink. Then I’d never be late!
MTV Style: If you could only wear one designer for the rest of your life, who would you choose and why?
Soo Joo: Chanel designed by Karl. Timeless, universal, beautiful.
MTV Style: And finally, if we were to end this interview with a slow dance, what song would you pick for us to dance to?
Soo Joo: Selena’s I Could Fall In Love: my childhood fave growing up in Southern California.
Thanks Soo Joo!