Joan was shot for by Adrian Catalan, with hair and makeup by Susanna Schmetterling at Kasteel + Agent using ICON & Termix, and production by Loyal Family Studio. Special thanks to Lara Mollá.


Joan Samso

Uno Models (Barcelona)


185cm (6’1″)


Place of Origin:
Barcelona, Spain

Ethnic Origin:


How discovered:
I was at the Barcelona train station, I just leaved the traint and I was going to take my skate when a girl ask me if I would like to try to be a model. I took a Uno Models card and I send her some photos, then, I did a photoshoot and now I am at this point.

Favorite things:
My favorite thing in the world is skateboarding, I love doing longboard with my friends, this is the principal modality of skateboard I practice, now I’m starting with the skateboard and it’s really cool. I really love playing basketball, it’s like an obsession, I play with a basketball team in Vilassar de Mar. The last important hobby I have it’s the music. I love all the music, classic music, hip-hop, rock… I have learned playing the guitar with youtube, and actually I’m starting to play the ukelele, I would like too learning how to play the banjo.

What are you listening to at the moment?
At this moment I really enjoy Spanish and Catalan rap, I’m listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers because I’m trying to play one of their song: Snow

Favorite movie, tv show:
My three favorites movies are: 3) The Hobbit 2) Dead Poets Society 1) The Breakfast Club. I love the soundtrack of each movie.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I don’t really know about designers and theses thing but I really love how my deodorant smells.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
If I weren’t modeling right now I would be doing exactly the same I’m doing actually. Go skateboarding, play basketball, play the guitar, finish studying the scientific high school.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I love skateboarder look, it’s not really uncool but it’s not the latest fashion.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
I hadn´t any real experience yet, but I want to.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I love Barcelona, there are lot of things to do, to see, to feel, and to skate. Me and my best friends have decided to make a tour and skate all the skateparks and all the road descents we can.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I would like to model for some skateshop like Vans or DC because I love that look.

Place you would love to visit:
I really would like to visit New York because it’s a beautiful city with lots of skaters. I would like going to Canada because there is a longboard competition that I would like to participate.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Now I really love skateboarding, a year ago I started practicing longboard and at the beginning I fell very well. Now I’m starting with the skateboard and I fell the same.