A World Star model and an admitted sneaker-head, this sexy tomboy shows us that she’s just as comfortable in a dress as she is in sweats and cap…and even more comfortable in nothing at all. This week’s Web Candy is a lovely Latina and California dreamer who took time out to talk to us about her modeling career, her distinctive Mayan heritage, and which sneakers she likes the best.
—Bernadette Giacomazzo (@berngiacomazzo)
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you? What do you do when you’re not modeling?
When im not modeling I like doing hoodrat things with my friends… haha. I’m pretty laid back. I’m kind of a home body, so I don’t go out much. My son takes up most of my time. I am very family oriented, and I love spending time with my family.
Tell us about your experience working with WSHH. What was it like working with Q?
I had a blast. If you’ve seen the video you’ll understand why. I wasn’t even aware of what WSHH was until I was approached by someone that worked with them. I had fun though, so that’s whats important.
You are of Latin descent. Can you be more specific about your background? What would you say is the most distinctive aspect of being Latina?
I’m 100% Mexican and of Mayan decent. I was born in Merida, Yucatan. I’d say the most distinctive aspect of me being Mexican is being as family oriented as I am, speaking mainly Spanish at home, and my Mexican cooking. I embrace my Mexican culture completely.
Tell us about your sneaker collection. When did you start collecting sneakers? Which is your favorite? Why?
I’m a huge sneaker-head. I started collecting Jordan’s about 4 years ago. My favorite pair is the Retro white/blue/grey 13′s. I love, love, love those. I know that there aren’t many female sneaker-heads out there but I love my passion for sneakers. What guy wouldn’t want a chick that loves kicks? I am doing a “Chicks and Kicks” project with my IBMM team, so stay tuned for my sneaker project coming out.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself definitely being known in the industry, not just for modeling, but also for helping others achieve their dreams. I want to eventually work in the fashion merchandising business, either with my own collection, or branding someone else’s.
If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring model, what would it be, and why?
Don’t give up until you are where you want to be. Stay focused. Anything of value will require work to obtain.