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JOLAND NOVAJ (JOLLY), 21, NYC at New York Models

reflecting isolation


F WORD: What are your top 5 interests? JOLAND NOVAJ: My top five interests are fashion, basketball, acting, making people laugh, and this may sound corny but spreading love [LOL].

F WORD: How have you been dealing with the whole isolation thing? JOLAND NOVAJ: This isolation thing got me losing my fucking mind [LOL]. I’m so used to being around people 24/7, anyone who knows me knows I thrive off that shit. My team at New York Models has even been calling to check in on me just to make sure I’m still doing okay. [Hahaha].

F WORD: What have you been doing to occupy your time and mind? JOLAND NOVAJ: Lately, I have been occupying my time and mind with my family a lot. My family and I are a team, always have been, always will be. Usually, when we're all working we hardly see each other but with this quarantine thing going on we all are together fucking around, laughing, and playing games. Another thing I've been doing is studying lines for a movie I’m up for. I’m excited about the opportunity, it’d be my first time to work on a film so I’m really trying to learn my character and perfect my performance.

F WORD: How are you feeling about the COVID-19 pandemic? JOLAND NOVAJ: The COVID-19 Pandemic might be the most annoying thing to happen in my lifetime. I wish this would end faster so we could all go back to our normal lifestyles [LOL].

F WORD: What are your thoughts on how your government and the world are dealing with it? JOLAND NOVAJ: To be real honest, I have not been paying much attention to the news. I just usually google "NYC coronavirus" and all the information I need pops up. But NYC is handling it exactly the way I thought NYC would... gangsta! [LOL].

F WORD: The best thing you’ve been able to do since isolation: JOLAND NOVAJ: The best thing I've been able to do since isolation is definitely spending time with Bledion (my little brother). We're super close, so this time of isolation has thankfully been full of laughs. But yeah, he produces music so he’s been creating tons of new beats lately and I just sit there and listen, get my goosebumps and scream "THIS SHIT GO HARD BLED!". Here’s a link to his music

F WORD: What do you miss the most right now (due to isolation)? JOLAND NOVAJ: Definitely not being able to go out and socialize.

F WORD: What would be your perfect soundtrack for this time? JOLAND NOVAJ: The perfect soundtrack for this is MGMT - Electric Feel just cause everyone has so much time and you can "DO WHAT YOU FEEL NOW" (except leave your home of course.) [Hahaha].

F WORD: Can you suggest a movie/series/or book we should check out during isolation? JOLAND NOVAJ: I just watched this movie on Netflix called 'Outbreak'... HOLY SHIT! Must watch!

F WORD: A hopeful statement to encourage others: JOLAND NOVAJ: My hopeful statement is: Even in the darkest of times, we need to share our smiles because each smile creates light and with our smiles, we will shine. - Jolly ;)

F WORD: Favourite f-word: JOLAND NOVAJ: Flabbergasted.



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