Josué Tarí Madariaga & Tomi Mikael Lappi by Joan Crisol for MODUS VIVENDI.

MODELS: Josué Tarí Madariaga and Tomi Mikael Lappi

Interview with model Josué Tarí Madariaga

Best and toughest part of being a model?
The best of being a model is show to the world the strongest part care for your body and hold the balance. The worst maybe the effort to be fine always despite of the problems and be judged only for the physical appearance

Wearing Modus Vivendi how it makes you feel?
MV make you feel powerful. Your line reflect the parts of your body with elegance and force

What genre of music best describes you?
I enjoy all types of music. Depending on the situation I prefer to feel the flamenco in my veins, although I like rap, rock or pop too.

Beside fashion – do you have any special talents or hobbies?
My biggest talent is my capacity of adaptation to any situation, I am a chameleon. I enjoy my life in general, and the sports and friends in particular. I love the movement. I like gymnastics, judo, athletism, climbing, powerlifting, rugby…

Reading the Modus Vivendi values which one appeals to you?
Ithaca!!! I love the history from Ithaca

How often do you work out? Any dietary secret for us?
I often train in the gym full body, and in the athletism track I train HIIT. The only secret for anyone is habits. Constancy

Where do you plan to vacay this summer?
Discover new places, around Spain, and new people. Enjoy my leisure in movement

What’s your life moto?
Aid to people to become better and improve their life through the physical exercise

Who or what inspires you? 
To me the inspiration is the life of my family, their effort, their love, their example. And of the people that having all against, they get success

Are you currently seeing someone? What do you value in a partner?
I have a little time to spare; therefore I value so much the quality of my relationships. I usually meet with my friend, but if I find a thirst for adventure, and a good person, I am willing and able to meet anybody.

Interview with model Tomi Mikael Lappi

Do you believe people can change? Change their habits, physical appearance … what it takes?
Of course. Some change more than others and everybody’s growth journey is different and at his or her own pace. To me Change internally is about shedding parts of yourself, beliefs and habits that keep you stuck in your story and your narrative. Physically you can change as much as you want but when it happens from a place of compassion towards yourself you’re more likely to gain permanent results. 

What’s your favorite person of all times? Why he/she inspires you?
Puff, I have so many. Instead of looking at one person who I admire I like to expand myself by parts of someone’s journey or their character. People like Oprah, Pietro Boselli and even close friends of mine make me see that if it’s possible for them, it’s possible for me too.

Is family important to you? Do you spend time with them? 
Family is super important to me, and since I left Finland for the first time when I was in my early 20’s with I’ve gotten used to not seeing them as much as I’d like. I go to see them whenever I can. I think as an adult to truly be there for your family and to connect authentically you have to also gain true independence from them.

Are you currently in a relationship? What do you value. 
I value transparency more than anything. Communication is the base for everything in every relationship dynamic, but true communication takes balls. It’s scary, it makes you vulnerable but it’s the only way to get to true intimacy. I’m not in a long-term relationship at the moment but I’m happier than ever on that sector – we get to be creative and write our own rules when it comes to these things. 

What do you do in order to stay energetic and happy?
My best advice to stay energetic and happy is to eat well, sleep well and give to others. Giving to others is a positive selfish act because it’s a win-win dynamic. Try it, it makes you happier than doing yourself a favor – I promise.

Can you think of anything that might work positively during the period we stay home? 
A whole lot of things actually, you get to rewrite your priorities, make friends with yourself and do some introspection on what’s been holding you back in ‘normal’ life. Is this an easy process? Fuck no. But if you get to nudge on the things that made you Unhappy or that you were unconscious about during ‘normal life’ you get to make some pretty amazing changes. 

Favorite uplifting movies, series or music. 
I’ve had two songs on repeat during this quarantine: Fleur East – Favourite Thing & Fran Coem – Tu Veneno, baby.

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