Joey Mead King enjoys what one would call a dream nowadays: a peaceful, all-day R&R lifestyle with the love of her life, Angie King,at their aeroponic farm. But amid all the serenity, the '90s fashion icon shares that her journey hasn't always been an easy, carefree one. Enter: her newly-launched memoir entitled Runaway Model, published by Summit Books.
In an exclusive press conference, Joey candidly talked about her upcoming book and the excitement in store. “Doing the memoir is kind of a salute to the industry. It is the salute of my experiences in all the years of being on the set to what it’s really like for me as a human being and how I perceive it all now,” she tells Preview.
Aside from her experiences as an internationally-acclaimed model—leading her to become casual acquaintances with the likes of Keanu Reeves and Gerard Butler—Joey also shared her eventful love life. Not a secret to many, Joey’s relationship with her wife Angie had its fair share of struggles—including acceptance of her controversial transition as a transwoman.
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A famed entrepreneur and race car enthusiast formerly known as Ian King, Angie publicly came out in 2016. “It was very confusing, it was very painful. I feel many people think that ‘Joey, you’re so brave, good on you. Love is love.' But it took quite a lot to get to where I am currently today,” the Filipino-Iranian model confesses.