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Tell us something about yourself.
I’m a Colombian girl studding Business Management, and also nomad. I have three passions in life: modeling, traveling, and living my dreams, but what I like the most is exploring the world and enjoying each moment to the fullest.
What made you decide to be a model?
Modeling was not on my list, it’s funny how everything started in an unexpected way. When I was 15 years old my mum decided to sign me in a model course with the purpose of correcting my posture and my curved back, I wasn’t so excited, to be honest, but it turned out I started loving modeling. It was something that changed my life and nowadays it is my daily passion hobby.
What modeling experience do you have?
I’ve done more than 200 works, all of which have been amazing for me, from collaborations, photographic, advertising, e-commerce, and promotional modeling across multiple local and international brands. Some of them are Baobab Colombia, Runway Model at Bogota Fashion Week, Calvin Klein Ecuador, and commercial modeling in Mexico with an International Agency, this month I’m singing with an agency at New York, which would be the fourth country I would be working since I started modeling.
Who is your favorite model and why?
My favorite model and fashion icon is Coco Rocha, she’s a queen of the pose, a proud mum of three children, and an entrepreneur. She is an independent woman and a role model. Also I’m so exited to attend to her model camp on April and finally meet her in person and learn everything from her.
Tell me about a challenge you faced when modeling.
First, I must admit that I have a double life, I study Business Administration and modeling at the same time. The biggest challenge I faced was planning my schedule between classes and photo shooting, it is like having a double life, running to get on time for work, then heading to the University with my shooting clothes and makeup to do my exams, and coming back home after a long day to do my homework. I am more than happy with my life, and I had already learned how to handle it, which makes me so proud of myself. Modeling is always viewed as a very glamorous job, but it takes a lot of hard work, long working hours, and most of the time complex shoot schedules. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
How do you prepare for a new photoshoot?
Before going to the photoshoot, I do some research about the brand identity, the vibe, and the message they delivery to their potential customers. On the photoshoot day, I just carry the best energy with me, go with the flow, and start posing.
What was the hardest photo shoot you've done?
I was working for a Florist’s Brand, so in one of the photo shoots I had to pose with no clothes. That first moment made me feel uncomfortable being literally naked and covered just by flowers with people staring at me because I’ve always been insecure about my skinny body.
Tell me about your biggest modeling accomplishment.
My biggest modeling accomplishment was definitely my first international booking with Calvin Klein. I was 16 years old and it was my first time in Ecuador and actually my first time travelling alone for work. It was so exiting and wonderful.
What is one professional goal you have for yourself?
One of my professional goals as a model is to be at Paris Fashion Week modeling for Christian Dior Runway. I’ve dream about it since I’m 15, but the most important thing is that I want to be able to inspire other girls and models to follow their dreams and show them that everything that you do with effort is possible, you just have to love and enjoy what you do and I swear you will succeed.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
As an entrepreneur, I’ve always dreamed about having three businesses of my own, a Restaurant, a Real State Agency, and a Marketing Agency. I know they are very different, but I mean it’s free to dream and I just love to have my own things and I do believe that dreams come true. I love modeling and I will always do, it’s not only a way of living but simply because it makes me happy. I wish with all my heart someday I could open Chanel or Dior Runway, that is my start to reach as a model.