Josefin Gustafsson is a professional fashion model. She was born in a small village named Täfteå, outside of Umeå in Sweden where her mother, father and younger brother still live. She was featured in, and won top honors of season six of Sweden's Next Top Model at age 21.
Prior to appearing on Sweden's Next Top Model, Gustafsson worked as a waitress in Stockholm, where she currently resides. She began to garner attention from local scouts in Sweden when she was thirteen, but both she and her parents felt she was too young at the time. She joined a modeling agency in Stockholm but it was hard to book casting calls and jobs because she was so far away, and she was rarely given much notice.
On Sweden's next Top Model (filmed in Los Angeles), Gustafsson frequently came out on top of the individual competitions and received high praise for the way she took directive from the different photographers each week. She also received negative feedback from the judges and featured mentors for her tomboy look and wardrobe.
After winning the Sweden's Next Top Model, Gustafsson was featured on the cover of Swedish Elle.
She is currently represented by IMG Models in New York City and in Milan. She's approximately 182cm with brown hair and green eyes.
In 2014 she became the face of Panos Emporio. The same year she was also photographed by Nick Haddow for the September/October issue of Wonderland. The shoot was styled by Grace Cobb. In August, she was featured in an editorial in Elle UK alongside Irina Kulikova and Franzi Mueller. It was shot by Kai Z Feng. In November she was featured in a collaboration with Brydie Mack's Wolfcub Chronicles for Surf Collective NYC. The shoot was photographed by Tim Swallow.
Josefin has also gained a large following for her street style when off the set, which is full of tomboyish looks.
In the Spring Summer 2015 shows, Gustafsson walked the runway for Marchesa, Wes Gordon, House of Holland, and Alexis Mabille.