Check out our interview with gorgeous model Valentina Ruiz.
Follow Valentina @valentinaruizsalda
What was your very first gig as a professional model? What was that experience like?
My first modeling gig was modeling for an accessories Brand, back in that time I realized that I wanted to be a model, I did really good in front of the cameras and I felt comfortable doing it.
What was your life like before entering the modeling industry?
I feel I was kind of messy with my image, wasn’t dedicated to my nutrition or working out like I am today, it feels good when you go out and people start recognizing you as a model from one way to other that keeps your self esteem up.
If you weren’t a model, what would you be doing?
I would be into the acting full time, acting is one of my passions but modeling is how I see myself.
What does a typical day consist of for you?
I start my days really early, I wake up at 6 am and start getting ready to go to the gym, going to college afterwards and if I have a photo-shooting I go, I am a really organized person, managing my Schedule to comply with all my responsibilities and go to bed early and don’t stay till late.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my days off I enjoy spoil myself and do my make up, love my ME time, I think is valuable time going by myself to eat, shopping and sometimes going out with family and Friends.
Colombian women are known for being some of the sexiest in the world, why do you think that is?
I think we are the sexiest in the world besides we are beautiful we have that spark that identify us wherever we go, that is our essence.
For all of the guys reading this, what would you tell them is the best way to approach a woman?
Make her laugh. Interesting conversations, do not brag out about his possessions, be a person who you can talk about everything.
What do you find most attractive in a man?
His smile, a good outfit and seductive look
What would be a perfect first date for you?
Go to a good restaurant, chat about everything and then go somewhere to get a good drink.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Perseverant, passionate, sexy
What would you say is your biggest source of inspiration?
The best inspiration is myself, knowing the type of woman I am and what I want to accomplish that is my motivation that inspire me to be better every day.
What motivates you to succeed?
Overcome obstacles, how passionate I am to accomplish my dreams, this fulfill my motivation to succeed and be the best on what I do and do everything with a good attitude and love.
What is the most important life lesson you have learned so far?
Everything in life have a time and a purpose, life is a process and never compare yourself with someone else. Before I used to compare myself with other girls and made me feel awful but this was a lesson learned and I could understand that every person carries their own burden and we do not have to compare with any one, otherwise use our personality as motivation.
What professional achievement are you most proud of?
I participated in a famous brand campaign at the beginning of this year.
What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
It was given by a friend of mine who told me I was a really talented girl and that I will become famous one day, that I just had to be calm and do not rush anything, my time will come but do not get stress out. Simply fight for your dreams and become better every day.
What is your most prized possession?
My fashion portrait book, this book reminds me my beginning, where I stands and what I will become, it brings me motivation those days that I have felt stagnant, it shows me how I really do things and the process to it.
Can you name one thing most people don’t already know about you?
Love watch Mexican food tutorials before going to bed.
Agency: LMC Models