On July 31 at 10 AM, Joe will be at the Brickyard Cricket Wireless! Joe’s in town for The CW’s ‘The Next’ and will be signing autographs for an hour. @ly wilder, @laurenherbst1 & Tiffany. Joe Jonas Seventeen interview: How have you helped the people you’ve mentored fulfill their dreams? Joe Jonas: I pulled from my personal experiences to help them. Meeting people who want to start a charity, help out their families, or raise money for a good cause has been really fun. I get to surprise them and say, ‘You and I are going to talk about what your dream one day is going to be.’ I helped someone get a food truck and raise money for charity. It was a lot of fun!
17: What has been the most rewarding aspect of mentoring for you? JJ: The most rewarding part has been to help people and see their confidence build. I remember one girl I did a project with last year: Seeing her a year later, I didn’t even recognize her. Her personality is so bright and energetic now. Seeing that change, I thought ‘This is awesome. This is the kind of stuff I love. This is why I love doing it.’
17: Why do you think it’s important to have a mentor? JJ: A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, ‘Look, it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.’
17: Back to Acuvue. Do you think wearing contacts has made you feel more confident? JJ: Wearing contacts has been great. I use Acuvue 1-Day lenses which I like because I can just throw my contacts out at the end of the day and grab a new pair the next morning. I remember when I was growing up, I always wore glasses and so if I was on-stage or just being able to move around playing sports, I was never really able to because I had glasses holding me back. Wearing contacts has just been very helpful.