20-year-old John Economou has signed with modelling agency Two Management after meeting with Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid on Venice Beach, California. The two A-listers were filming a commercial at Venice Boardwalk with Ansel Elgort and Kendall’s manager Ashleah Gonzalez.
Economou told Daily Mail, “I was just chilling on the beach and watching the water, minding my own business and then I see these people come over. They sat pretty close but not too close and they started having a picnic. They looked all presentable and good looking. I saw bodyguards at the corner. I thought they were police at first and I thought ‘What are they doing?’. Then I saw seagulls swarming around the girls because they brought the food out and I started walking over there to shoo them away. One of the girls said to me, “You’re cute”, so I turned around and we struck up conversation.
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I didn’t realize who I was speaking to at first and it finally clicked who it was – it was Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, actor Ansel Elgort, and Kendall’s manager, Ashleah Gonzalez.
We were just talking and they said I should take up modeling here in LA.
“I told them my story, I told them how I was a model back home and how I came here to follow my dream and try get an agency, how I’m living the hippie life, living out on the beach crashing on the sand right now.
They said they could help me out and get me an agency and they got me with Two Management – the agency I signed with.
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Kendall was cool, she was super down to earth and chill. We were just having a normal conversation talking about life, acting modeling, personal lives.
It’s a crazy story. I’m super grateful. I was just in the right place at the right time.”