1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I struggle a bit with school. You wouldn't really know from my grades but I had to work really really hard to do well. In high school I was in an international diploma program with honors and all that jazz, and all my friends were basically geniuses. I was pretty good at art, literature, and history but in areas like math and science I had to work really hard for grades that came easier to my peers. I also struggled a lot with motivation, in those more difficult classes I didn't know why I needed to take them when they had nothing to do with what I wanted in my career, I just knew I had to get good grades to go to college, so I did everything I could and it kinda worked out, thankfully I had a really great close friend who was really encouraging and willing to help me study.
2. What are your biggest passions?
I'm all about things being poetic and romantic. I don't mean like literal poetry or like hearts and flowers. I mean I really value things that have the power to move people; make them cry, make them happy, give them hope. I also strongly believe that life is what you make it. You can't expect to have a fun and memorable life if you don't make an effort to do fun and memorable things. I don't want to be one of those people that says "this generation is on their phones too much" because I love my phone. And don't put it down obviously take it with you but like... go do things. There's so much to do in the world and it doesn't have to be particularly expensive either. There's no excuse for not having a good time. I know people work and have responsibilities but times where there's nothing to do but watch Netflix or whatever that's when it's time to go do something. Make memories, take pictures, go out and live while you can.
3. What are your goals for the future?
Since the fourth grade I knew I wanted to be a designer and that's still the plan, though down the line I've made some changes in what that means and what I'll have to do to make that happen. I love fashion and I want to be able to make my mark on the world through that. I want to be the next Christian Dior. That's how big I want (and plan) to be.
4. What is your definition of success?
It varies depending on the situation. For me it's "I'm not successful until I'm satisfied or until my parents are." As long as I give 110% into what I'm doing, regardless of the outcome, I'm happy knowing I did everything I could do, and if I have to do it again then I have to do it again.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I'm always working on sewing projects. I love to sew and I like to make my own little outfits. I made my prom dress this year and it took forever but it was so worth it and I took a lot of pride in it. I want to get back into painting, because for whatever reason this past year my motivation to do that was at an all time low. I'm currently venturing into the world of professional modeling. I've done pictures with Chris since I was fifteen, and I was recently signed to an agency this past December. I'm going to keep doing pictures with Chris no matter what because he's the best photographer in the whole world, but I also want to branch out and do runways and ads and all that fun stuff.
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