Marko Gojanovic @MarkoMIA
Croatian born, Marko’s family moved to the United States when he was three years old. Growing up Marko excelled in tennis and went to Clemson on a full scholarship. After graduating from Clemson with a degree in marketing and playing professional tennis for a few years he had a friend get him into modeling. After working with Wilhelmina, Elite, CGM, and RED NYC, Marko became one of the most recognized faces in South Beach today. He was Mr. Miami in Ocean Drive Magazine and is always surrounded by the most beautiful fashion crowd. Marko started promoting as a way to support his modeling career, partnering with Michael Malone to create Your World Entertainment in 2008.
Marko has collaborated with the top nightclubs and hotels in the industry for the past 4 years such as LIV, Arkadia, Wall, Set, Mokai, Mansion, Louis Lounge, Florida Room, Rokbar, and Miami Beach’s newest nightclub Amnesia. As well as hotels, such as, the Fontainbleau, Delano, W South Beach, Mondrian, Gansevoort South, Shoreclub, and Sagamore. Marko enjoys hosting celebrities, professional athletes and VIP clients from around the world. His rapid growth has allowed him to expand his business to event coordinating, private events, and diverse partnerships with local brands and restaurants to aid in their business development. Marko is currently a sales associate for Piquet Realty. His hobbies remain to be tennis and traveling to Europe in the summer months.
Michael Malone @mmalonemiami
Moving to Miami Beach to pursue modeling and acting with Elite Model Management after graduating from Indiana University in 2006 with Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Malone quickly got a taste of the Miami “lifestyle” and has become a young-rising entrepreneur, specializing in VIP hosting, promoting, private/public event producing, and artist management.
Creating Your World Entertainment in 2008, he has paired up with some of the top brands in the business like KNR Restaurant Group, which manages the WALL inside the W Hotel, and Miami Marketing Group, who manages and operates the two nightclubs in the Fontainebleau Hotel, LIV and ARKADIA and most recently Amnesia, the newest nightclub opening Fall of 2011. Other brands such as, the Opium Group, the Morgan’s Hotel Group, Brewer Sports International, and OO and Company have all partnered with YWE to produce some of the most sought after events in Miami Beach and the United States. The 2009 and 2010 IndyCar Series after-party at W, 2010 Model Beach Volleyball at Nikki Beach, 2010 and 2011 Lifestyle Retreat Lounge during Miami Swim Week, and the 2010 and 2011 Indianapolis 500 “Big FINISH” after-party, are just some recent highlights.
Malone is also known to host some of the most sought after athletes and VIP clients, in some of the most exclusive scenes in the world. He is currently working with CGM models and continues to pursue his passions in the fashion and media industries. His main hobbies are photography and traveling.
Gioia Jansen @gioiajansen
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Gioia’s family moved to the United States in 1995 with her father’s business. With her mother being Brazilian and her father, German, she was raised in a household speaking multiple languages such as German, Portuguese, Spanish, and English.
At age seventeen, she signed with the Miami based agency Mega Models and was quickly placed in the fashion capital Milan, Italy. Working runways and showrooms of the top designers for a year, she chose to return to the United States to graduate high school. After graduation she continued modeling with Mega Models and Runways The Talent Group, working for some of the top brands including Bill Blass, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Nieman Marcus, Macy’s, Tory Burch, Roberto Cavalli, and Valentino. While modeling she attended Miami International University of Art and Design graduating in 2011 with a degree in Fashion Merchandising.
Gioia has always made time to socialize and enjoy the nightlife in cities around the world while traveling and modeling. In the summer of 2008 she met Marko Gojanovic and Michael Malone, and shortly after found herself apart of what has become the most successful endeavor of her life thus far.
Ismael Garcia @IsmaGarcia24
Growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, Ismael has worked in sports, fashion, and television. Hosting for Wild On E!, playing Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox in 2000 and 2001, and modeling for Gillette, Smirnoff Ice, and Energizer Battery, he has developed a vast collection of esteemed accomplishments. Additionally, Ismael graduated with a Law Degree from University Santa Maria in 2005.
Living in Los Angeles from 2006-2008 he developed an eye for nightlife and the lifestyle working with Crimson, Hyde, Les Deux, and Goa. He moved to Miami Beach in 2009 to pursue a career in nightlife. He has worked with the some of the top brands in the business like Miami Marketing Group, the Opium Group, Wall in the W Hotel, and now Amnesia which opens in the Fall of 2011.
Ismael also works part time with the 1oakgroup as an investor relation’s manager in their Marketing and Events Department. His hobbies are playing sports like baseball, tennis, soccer, and surfing. On Sundays he says, “I like to stay at home and play FIFA on Playstation 3 and eat pizza like a pig.” Ismael speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Marcos Balladares @Marcos_Noel
The most recent addition to our team, Marcos Noel helps diversify our needs in the emerging nightlife market. Raised in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, this 23 year old international-model, speaks Spanish and English. Having traveled while modeling with Next Model Management, Marcos developed a large fashion network such as Perry Ellis, Penguin, BedHEAD, Wrangler Jeans, and Papi which continues to build as he steps into a new challenge in his life. We look to help him grow as he strides for success with us this year!
In 2006 Marcos received an athletic scholarship to UNLV for soccer, and transferred to FIU in 2008. He is currently finishing up his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Florida International University in Miami. His hobbies include dj-ing and relaxing on the beach when he’s not in front of the lense!