When news came that Johnny Wujek—the stylist behind Katy Perry’s sartorial choices—will be joining Tyra Banks and crew as creative consultant on the new season of America’s Next Top Model, we knew he’d spice things up. After all, he’s made KP’s hair colors look like the inside of a Skittles bag—going from pink to blue to purple. And with outfits to match. With his new endeavor (round of applause Mr. Wujek), we handed the mic over and had the Los Angeles-based stylist spill his 1 through 10.
ELLE: What is your favorite smell?
Johnny Wujek: I’m a sucker for vanilla extract.
ELLE: What do you consider the epitome of happiness?
JW: Having children.
ELLE: How do you define luxury?
JW: Five stars. Is there such thing as six?
ELLE: What is the last dream you remember?
JW: Cliff diving off a waterfall.
ELLE: What’s your favorite childhood memory?
JW: My grandma’s pantry of junk food.
ELLE: What’s the last book you read and loved?
JW: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
ELLE: Describe your home’s aesthetic.
JW: Charles Dickens meets grandma. There are lots of quilts and suitcases. It’s super cozy.
ELLE: What are your vices?
JW: Coke—as in cola. And Sushi Time.
ELLE: Describe yourself in 5 words or less.
JW: Is easy going two words?
ELLE: What possession will you never throw away?
JW: My journals and tattoos.