Josie Canseco is grateful she had the possibility to unfold her wings this yr.
The 22-year-old daughter of former MLB star Jose Canseco not too long ago walked on Victoria’s Secret Trend Present for the primary time, a yr after her audition for the 2017 version turned out removed from a house run.
“I had one job, and that was to stroll,” she informed The New York Put up, including her heel snagged on a carpet, ensuing her to journey. “I couldn’t even try this! I laughed it off, although. I’m actually good at laughing at myself.”
When it got here to this yr’s audition, Canseco informed the outlet she was armed with extra bodily and emotional endurance, which helped her at one level when she and different fashions have been saved ready for hours. Nonetheless, Canseco refused to complain as a result of she needed to make her mark at this yr’s present.
“I used to be honored to be sitting there with all these women,” stated Canseco. “Everybody was so excited and rooting for one another and smacking one another’s butts. I used to be like, ‘I’ll sit right here ceaselessly.’”
The executives have been impressed by Canseco’s willpower. The blonde magnificence revealed she burst into tears when her agent informed her she was formally on this yr’s lineup as a Victoria’s Secret mannequin. She spilled the information to her mom, her boyfriend and her father final.
Canseco is conscious her father Jose has developed a controversial fame each on and off the sphere. The New York Put up detailed he was initially arrested for reckless driving, weapons possession, home violence in opposition to her mother (then-wife Jessica), aggravated battery in a bar combat and probation violations.
The previous outfielder retired in 2003. That ought to have been the top of Jose stirring headlines because the dangerous boy of baseball, however it wasn’t.
The paper added that in 2005, he revealed a tell-all titled “Juiced” the place he admitted to taking steroids and outed different gamers. On the time, Jose claimed he acquired dying threats on account of his e-book. Then in 2008, he misplaced his Encino, California residence to foreclosures. That very same yr, he was sentenced to 12 months’ probation on a drug cost. Then in 2012, he declared chapter.
Canseco presently lives in Las Vegas and sporadically performs for impartial league groups.
Josie is the one little one of Jose and Jessica, who have been married from 1996 till 1999. Canseco, who was raised in Los Angeles, attended a performing arts college and skilled as a dancer. Throughout her teen years, she pursed modeled and by age 17, she signed with Subsequent Fashions.
“I really like my dad and I’m pleased with the place I come from,” she defined. “Rising up, there was lots of stress to stay as much as sure expectations and cash as if I used to be wealthy and stuff. It was a little bit of a facade. I didn’t need individuals to know the battle as a result of it was out of my energy — for instance, the chapter or [times] he was arrested.”
“It’s public information my dad was up and down financially,” she added. “He was like, ‘Josie, I’m telling you, don’t blow all of your cash and suppose you want a [pricey] bag.’”
Round this time, Canseco fell in love with rapper Mike Stud. The 30-year-old’s father additionally performed baseball on the faculty degree.
Canseco credited Stud (Michael Seander) for motivating her through the years.
“That is, [I’m] 99 p.c [sure], the man I’m going to finish up being with for the remainder of my life, which is loopy to consider as a result of we’ve been collectively since [I was] 18,” stated Canseco.
And whereas Canseco proudly walked down the runway for Victoria’s Secret this yr, she isn’t in a rush to stroll down the aisle. For now, she stated, she’s having fun with her flight to success. Her subsequent huge dream is to be on the quilt of American Vogue.
“I’m grateful for every thing I went by,” she stated. “We study from the hardships.”
Canseco stirred headlines in 2016 when she was named Playboy’s Playmate of the Month and stripped down for a racy pic.
On the time, Canseco shared she needed to make a reputation for herself.
“I’m so over individuals asking, ‘Are you associated to the baseball participant?” Canseco informed Playboy. “My household identify has lots of speak behind it. I imagine considered one of my greatest achievements thus far is sustaining my profession and picture by all of the chaos.”
Canseco had a quick stint within the actuality TV world when she appeared reverse her mom on Lifetime’s “The Mom/Daughter Experiment: Celeb Version” alongside Heidi Montag and Courtney Stodden.
“I didn’t study something stunning about myself, as a result of I didn’t need to be a actuality star,” Canseco defined to the lads’s way of life journal about her expertise with the collection. “I’m really a bizarre, goofy and pleasant particular person. Giving in to drama merely isn’t me.”
Again in 2016, Canseco informed Fox Information that she all the time had her sights on modeling — and he or she had loads of assist alongside the best way.
“… I simply suppose I’ve all the time had a glance that individuals would come as much as me and my mother and go, ‘Oh, she ought to do modeling.’ ‘She ought to do that.’ ‘She ought to do appearing.’ ‘She ought to be within the leisure business,’” defined Canseco. “[And] my mom was a mannequin rising up. it was simply one thing that was form of accessible to me in a approach.”
Canseco additionally revealed she has all the time been impressed by ‘60s French intercourse image Brigitte Bardot.
“… She has this intercourse attraction, however she has some class to her look,” stated Canseco on why she admired the now-84-year-old actress. “There’s one thing about her, like her vitality and her photos and her artwork — that actually conjures up me. Clearly, I’ve by no means had the possibility to truly meet her, however I feel she’s only a stunning soul. And I really like her picture and I really like her confidence.”
Canseco added she was grateful that in 2015 Vogue listed her as considered one of 9 rising fashions to look out for.
“It’s an honor to be named any form of rising mannequin, any form of somebody to stay up for by Vogue,” she stated. “Clearly, Vogue is Vogue. It’s such an honor to be named by them. And it actually motivates me to point out people who what they’re saying is true. It actually pushes me to… show individuals fallacious. That I may be one of many subsequent rising fashions, the following family identify, somebody that everybody’s speaking about who’s such an enormous inspiration. It was an honor. it actually was.”