Where were you born:

I was born in Miami, Florida in my favorite part of town called Coconut Grove.

Where do you live now:

I currently live in Los Angeles up in a place called Beachwood Canyon, right beneath the infamous Hollywood sign.

Could you tell me a little about your parents:

My mother is from France and my father is from Venezuela. They met at the University of Miami and are still just as in love as the day they met.

What is beauty to you:

Beauty for me, comes from within.

What do you find beautiful in others:

Nothing is more beautiful than someone who genuinely loves and cares for others.

What are your thoughts about ageing and beauty:

I think with age, we can all become more beautiful with the wisdom and grace we share with others.  

A couple of things which you have done or are doing now:

I grew up dancing ballet and I've always loved to draw. I would love to bring these creative outlets to children one day, either as a teacher or a form of volunteer work.

What gives you strength in life:

My family and loved ones always give me strength. But, in this industry, I find myself traveling alone a lot of the time which forces me to find strength on my own. Mind over matter gives me the most strength.

What gives you your sense of identity:

I identify with many different cultures, so I don't really identify with anything in particular. I call myself a little "mut" of sorts. I like to think, we as people, are all one.

What causes are close to you heart:

Environmental causes are close to my heart. We need to take care of our planet, just as it's taken such good care of us.

What do you do to keep in shape physically and how often:

Yoga is my favorite exercise because it keeps me strong both inside and out. And recently, I've been working with a personal trainer to keep up with the standards of this industry because I love food!

What do you do to keep in your mind in shape:

Yoga and meditation. The most important thing about these practices is controlling your breath. When you learn to control your breath, you can control your mind.

What do you do to look after your skin:

I've always loved the sun, and my skin is now starting to pay for it, so I do everything I can to keep it feeling fresh. Masks, lasers, and lots of vitamins!

What little things do you buy just for you even though they may never be seen or known to others:

I have a bit of a pillow fetish. Close friends know I can't resist an amazing pillow, whether for it's design or comfort.

What little things do you do just for you even though they may never be seen or known to others:

I love to write from time to time, to collect my thoughts and speak my mind. It works the same with my drawings as well.

What is one of the most important things for you in you life whether it’s something you have or are looking to achieve:

Family. I love my family and I can't wait to extend the love within it with children of my own.

Who represents a beautiful person for you at this moment and why:

My mother is so inspiring. She's built a career in marine biology through her passion and determination for the ocean. She practices yoga, is a fierce athlete, and loves and supports her family over everything.

A moment in your life that had a big effect on who you are now:

Heartbreaks have taught me to stay true to myself no matter what. Love can be tricky, because when you give too much, sometimes you are left a bit empty. So I've learned that in order to truly love someone, you must love yourself first.

Any other thoughts on health, mental health, age, beauty, life you would like to share:

Gratitude is the key to happiness. We must be grateful for the lives that we live because we will never be anyone else but ourselves. So, I try to be the best that I can be.



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