Check out our interview and photoshoot with stunning Mexican model Gabrielle Fernandez in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in partnership with Swimwear Fashion Shooting.
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Playa del Carmen, Gabrielle Fernández Swimwear Fashion Shooting 2021
Where are you currently located?
I am originally from Guadalajara and I have lived in CDMX for 10 years!
What do you like the most about Mexico?
I love the heat weather, so I can safely say that I love to enjoy the beaches of Mexico, but it is almost impossible to decide something specifically, Mexico is beautiful in every way, culture, people, places.
Tell us a little about your experience in this photo session for Swimwear Fashion Weekend in Playa del Carmen.
I had such a good time! The whole team was very nice, they took care of every detail and with such good energy working is always appreciated.
What do you think of the promotion of local brands and designers?
Without a doubt, I support them 100% and more when we know that they are designers who are starting their business, in Mexico there is a lot of talent and we can help each other to boost.
Did you like Playa del Carmen?
Yes! From the first time I went about 9 years ago it was a very nice experience and now that I returned it was no different, I love to walk through the fifth avenue, sit down for a drink and watch the people go by.
About the location, what did you like the most about the Marquee Hotel Playa?
I loved the design of the golden age of Mexican cinema. Taking a bath with a diva like Maria Felix is priceless hahaha!
How was the connection with the people of the project?
Like I mentioned before, there was always very good energy, we were all on the same page.
What destination in Mexico, that you still don’t know, would you like to visit?
Uff! I would like to do the chepe route from Chihuahua and the wine route in Valle de Guadalupe.
Tell us a bit about your career as an actress and TV host?
For me it will always be a very curious story since it was something that life gradually gave me without looking for it, I was a very shy person and one day without realizing it I could already be in front of cameras enjoying being me. Being an actress and presenter for me has been a discovery that empowered my personality, I learned to lose the fear of ridicule and that has been very liberating.
Where did you study? And what would be the greatest learning during this stage?
I studied at CEFAT, TV Azteca acting school, at that time I had the proposal to go to China to model or stay in Mexico to study, today I know that I made the right decision.
What project did you like the most? And what projects you have been part of?
Each one has been very special to me, from living the experience of being on an island competing (La Isla El reality) to sharing a forum with 3 great chefs in Cocineros Mexicanos. Doing theater is something that I also really like.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Passionate, dedicated, fighting.
Name one of your strengths.
Always keep your feet firmly on the ground.
Do you have a role model?
Marilyn Monroe, for her character and perseverance.
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My mother!! Who never gives up and has love to spare to give to everyone.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Oops! I wanted to be everything hahaha from Psychologist to Top model. Human behavior has always caught my attention, but now when I grow up I also dream of being an Interior Designer. What a contrast!
How and when did you start modeling?
I started modeling from the first photo session that my mother took me at age 7, photos to put in the living room haha there I knew I liked cameras. At 14 I entered my first modeling agency.
What advice would you give to women trying to become models?
Never compare to anyone and always work hard on themselves.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
Just that! That even the “bad” is a lesson learned.
The best advice you’ve ever followed?
I better tell you one that I am going to put into practice: Be impeccable with your words.
On the modeling side, beautiful women like you are very intimidating to most men. How should a guy approach you?
Be yourself! I hope to meet people as they are from the beginning and then make the decision to take a next step or not.
What magazines have you been in throughout your career?
Open, Fashion news, Nupcias, Maxwell, Avenue lifestyle, Cream, Luvan, Bodas and Co, Mundo Fresa.
And which magazine or project is still on your wish list?
Vogue, Elle, Sport Illustrated!
If you could meet someone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando, no doubt.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is …?
Stay home, Netflix and wings.
Something that people don’t know about you?
I bite my nails.
What would be a deciding factor on a first date?
Spend the whole night laughing.
Name 3 things you can’t live without.
Love, family and travel.
What is your favorite healthy food?
Bowl of rice, vegetables and chicken. And Fruit, lots of fruit.
And your favorite cheat meal?
Buffalo wings with blue cheese dip.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Be calm with myself.
Do you support any charities?
Yes, Hogares Providencia, Mexico Sonrie and Domus Alipio.
Can you describe a typical day in your life?
I wake up, make the bed, have tea, now I started to meditate a bit, I get ready for work or castings, I like to exercise in the afternoons at home, I take a bath, I go to bed, I put on Netflix for a while to lull myself to sleep.
Who is your favorite actor / actress? And because?
Margot Robbie, because I love her humor, sensuality and naturalness when acting.
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
Gisele Bundchen is for me an inspiration of success, beauty and elegance in the same person.
Who are some of your favorite designers and why?
Yoemor is a Mexican designer that I admire a lot and I love his style.
How would you describe your fashion style?
I don’t think I have a specific style, I like to be creative and combine different clothes and accessories from current to vintage. Sometimes I can be very sophisticated too or more daring.
In five years you will be….
God does not know, I better live today!
What do you think of social networks?
You have to be very smart to know how to use them.
Where can we follow you?
Book: The psychoanalyst.
Sports team: Las Chivas de Guadalajara under the influence of my father.
Restaurant Bar: Ryoshi, Japanese restaurant
Travel destination: All the ones I don’t know yet
Movie: Back to the Future.
TV show: Mr Bean
Gabrielle Fernandez @gabriellefdez para @swimwearfashionshooting 2021 🇲🇽
Stylist: Maria Jose Mercado @marijo020
Fashion: @indigo73.mx @tkstakasami
Hair: @natacha_voevolution @voevolution