He was born and raised in Australia, but later moved to the United States. He is a reality star who is best known for having appeared on “Love Island Australia” and on “I am a Celebrity…Get me out of here”. Justin Lacko, the dashing model is a real catch and definitely has a terrific sense of humor.
Anna Krith’s Lifestyle, had the pleasure of interviewing the spectacular Justin and brought out a different aspect of himself.
A: You are the Ambassador of the kids foundation. What is the most memorable experience you had during this wonderful journey?
J: The most memorable experience I’ve had with the Kids Foundation is being able to spend time with all the kids over a weekend on camp. I get to listen to their stories of being burn survivors or survivors of dog attacks or domestic violence and show them the love and support they need to guide them to a better, stronger and more positive future. These kids are so bright and talented! It is extremely important they get the appreciation and respect they deserve regardless of their appearance or insecurities they may have.
A: How did you decide to get into “I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!”…What is the hardest thing you had to do that made you say “Get Me Out Of Here”?
J: I was contacted to participate in “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here” after I made my appearance on “Love Island Australia”. It was something, I never thought I’d be asked to do but so grateful, I did it. I really struggled with the whole experience as food was very limited and I didn’t get along with everyone but part of the experience was feeling vulnerable and pushing your limits. I became the World Record holder of all “I’m A Celebrity” for being voted in the most by public for the Trails. I’m happy, I was able to bring back all the stars and feed my jungle family most times, so I did my part. I never said the words “Get me out of here”, so very proud.
A: You were born and raised in Australia but later you moved to The United States. You are the kind of person who can easily adapt the new order of things?
J: I had moved back to NYC in 2018 to pursue my modeling career internationally and it can be difficult to adapt to new order of things but I think that’s also a seasonal thing as America is always the opposite to Australia. Making new friends, finding your morning coffee shop and settling into a new home is all part of the fun of it. One thing you never get over is the moment you wake up in the morning and keep wanting to pinch yourself because I reflect on my life and can’t believe I’ve made it this far to achieving my dreams.
A: What social stigma does society need to get over?
J: I believe that people need to get over the social stigma of always having to compete with one another. It’s almost like two apes beating their chests to see who’s bigger, better, strong. It’s so socially unnecessary because we are all humans and our journey is our own and we only need to challenge ourselves and compete with our own selves.
A: Have you ever visited Greece or Cyprus? Can you imagine your life living in the ancient Greece?
J: I visited Greece when I was maybe around 15 and the vision I have is very blurred. I truly do wish to take a trip (literally) down memory lane and see the beauty of the country and educate myself with all the Ancient Greece history. It truly is an amazing place and very much different to Australia. Could I imagine living there??? I guess there’s only one way to find out (Hahahaha).
A: Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
J: I have idolized many people in my life but one person in particular that had impressed me with what they’ve accomplish is my father. Growing up, he was such a hard man to break and I only remember him disciplining me as a child but over all the years he has fought for a bigger future for us kids (4) and softened over the years showing so much love and support for each and every one of us. He has accomplished so much with business and it is really amazing to know that this man is my father too.
A: What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
J: One thing, I believe everyone should do at least once in their life is step out of their comfort zone and face a fear they have in life. It can really change your outlook on life and open your eyes.