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Josie Maran Interview - Exclusive!

Josie Maran Interview - Exclusive!

Former Dancing with the Stars contestant (and former Sports Illustrated model) Josie Maran kicks back and relaxes with her JJ coaster at the Express TXT L8TR Campaign with ELLE at Nobu restaurant in West Hollywood on Wednesday (July 29).

Also pictured below is Mandy Moore (in Express faux leather jacket) and Paris & Nicky Hilton (in Express Leopard sequin dress and Black Tank dress).

The 31-year-old former Elite agency model was really down-to-earth and funny and sat down with for an exclusive interview! Check it.

JJ: What have you been up to lately?

JM: Just working. I have a make-up line, so I’ve been mostly doing that.

JJ: Have you had any projects since Dancing with the Stars?

JM: Not too much – I’ve been focusing mostly on my make-up line.

JJ: How’s your 3-year-old daughter Rumi?

JM: She’s awesome! Very rambunctious! She’s says, “YEAH, BOI!” Everything you say, she responds, “YEAH, BOI!”

JJ: Where did she learn that from?

JM: Maybe Flavor Flav? (laughs)

(Click inside to continue reading Josie Maran‘s interview…)

JJ: What’s the hardest thing about being a parent?

JM: It’s mostly patience. You’re used to doing your own thing and when you have to adjust your schedule, it’s a little hard.

JJ: Does she wake up at night?

JM: Yeah, sometimes she gets up super early like 6 or 7am, but when you have kids you have super powers!

JJ: What else are you up to with eco-friendly green projects?

JM: Right now I’m developing my line, making it cutting edge and green at the same time. Next year we’ll have some cool stuff! And hopefully I’ll have a bunch of other products that aren’t just make-up. Right now it’s just me, my man Ali and two other people at my company. We’re growing a lot and it’s a serious business.

JJ: Do you have a Twitter?

JM: It’s

JJ: What TV shows do you follow?

JM: American Idol and Super Nanny.

JJ: Been to any concerts recently?

JM: I wish I went to Grace Jones, but I didn’t. I think I last saw Van Morrison! I’m so old!

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Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty
Posted to: Exclusive, JJ Coaster, Josie Maran, Mandy Moore, Nicky Hilton, Paris Hilton

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  • Navid

    she sounds nice.

  • Krempor

    Is “rambunctious” even a word?

  • Joan

    josie’s so pretty! i love her! too bad we didn’t get to see more of her on dancing with the stars…

  • goddess

    Oh i didn’t know that Josie has a child already! Silly me, i’m so focused with other models that i rarely check her threads. But nice to know that.

  • russian girl

    Oh Josie…She is natural beauty! Love her, love old school)))))))

  • jess

    I met Josie a long time ago early in her career. Not nice. Full of herself. I hope now that she’s older and settled down with a child she’s mellowed out cause way back when she was a beeatch.

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    who’s josie maran? seriously.

  • meh

    Josie is a model who used to be in the Maybelline ads. She is so beautiful!

  • jessie

    She’s so cute

  • cecile

    I remember her from Gemey Maybelline ads for Great Lash mascara and Water Shine lipstick lol. That’s all i know about her…

  • Maria

    Had the pleasure to meet her yesterday 8-1-09 at the Sephora Grand Opening at 5 Times Square. She was so nice and super laid back. I think her line of cosmetics is great and I wish her continued success with it. Oh, did I forget to mention, she is flawless in person. So, so, pretty. LOVE YOU JOSIE!!!

  • gundog scurry

    Josie Maran simply the best. Her eyes are damn. She cut my heart with her sharp eyes.

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    She looks great

  • Pretty Girls

    She is one very pretty girl. Thanks for the great pictures.

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    she is noice

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    She is gorgeous!!

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  • salmangre

    She was so nice and super laid back. I think her line of cosmetics is great and I wish her continued success with it.

  • Mahjong

    She is good in the industry i think. She has the all chace to get a good career. ~!!

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