Check out our interview and photoshoot with stunning model Valeria Saga for Swimwear Fashion Weekend at Peña de Bernal, Mexico.
Valeria Saga - Swimwear Fashion Shooting (Peña de Bernal 2020)
Where do you live currently?
In Puebla, Mx.
What do you like about Mexico?
I love the people, its culture, food, landscapes, beaches, everything! Mexico is a rich country and I love it.
What would you like to improve in your country?
I think we have everything to be a great country, of course we have things to do better, like social inequality or security, but beside those problems Mexico is wonderful.
Tell us a little about your experience in this Weekend Swimwear Fashion Shooting?
Oh! It was a really amazing experience, I enjoyed it all, when you work with people with an amazing vibe, everything goes perfect.
Did you like Peña de Bernal?
I’ve never been there before, and now I know why it’s a beautiful and magical town. I felt in love with it.
What did you like most about the Hotel Chichidho?
Everything about Chichidho, it’s a beautiful place with an amazing view. The energy of the place was magical. I loved that everything is sustainable and it’s an eco friendly place.
Would you like to come back?
What other destination in Mexico you would like to visit?
Is difficult to answer, because in any Mexican rinconcito you can find something beautiful, but if I have to choose one, I would say San José del Cabo.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun, simple, and creative.
Name one your strengths?
Mmm.. I don’t know really, may be resilient.
Do you have a role model?
I admire all the people who work hard for their dreams and make them come true.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
My dad, he always told me the best advices of life.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
At first I wanna be a writer, then I start to see the models on T.V, magazines etc, and since then I knew that I want to be a model.
How and when did you start into modeling?
It all started as a game, I was playing with my sister, we made a photoshoot, she was the photographer hehe, then I sent those pictures to Oscar Madrazo who, after a month, wrote me an email back saying he wanted to cast me; With all the excitement and nerves of the world, I asked my mom to come with me and we went to Mexico City. The casting lasted less than 5 minutes, and after that I was singing my first contract with an agency.
What advice would you give to women trying to become models?
Self-confidence is the base for achieving any goal, – whether as a model or in any other career – as long as there is passion, perseverance, dedication, fun and that desire to go beyond the limits and always go for more.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
The fashion world can be difficult and cruel, so you must stay strong and work hard, avoid negative comments affect you and above all never give up.
Best advice you have followed?
Make it happen, no matter how, no matter who, when or why, never give up, and give your 100%.
On the modeling side, beautiful women like yourself are very intimidating to most men. How should a guy approach you?
I think like any woman, I am not a demanding woman haha. I like a man who treats women with respect, someone who is himself, for me is very important the sense of humor. That was how my husband earned my heart.
Which magazine or project is still on your bucket list?
I feel like a very lucky woman, because I’ve done a lot of jobs from my bucket list, but I have a few more like being on the cover of Vogue Magazine.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is…?
Sunny Sunday hehe, spend the time with my family, a good meal and for sure a good movie.
Something people don’t know about you?
Something that is difficult to believe, it’s that I am very shy.
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
Hmm… I think chemistry is basic, and you feel it immediately.
Name 3 things you can’t live without?
Cellphone, my doggie and sunglasses.
What is your favorite healthy food?
I can’t live without greek yogurt with strawberries.
And your favorite cheat food?
Any kind of tacos, and cold beer.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Feel in peace, enjoy the small things, be with people that you love.
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress? And why?
I like Jennifer Aniston, she is beautiful and I like her comedy.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
I don’t have a special one, I respect all, each one has it essence, a person style, and this is to be admired, from each one you can adopt and learn something, For example Karlie Kloos walks like an angel, and Kendal Jenner is a camalonic model. One of my favorite designers is Zac Posen he is elegant, feminine and trendy.
How would you describe your fashion style?
Comfy, casual and black hehe.
What do you think of the Social Media?
Now it’s essential, and very important to make yourself known, and for people to know your work, but, not everything you see is the truth, behind it there’s another perspective of reality, so we have to take care of who and how they influence us.
Where we can follow you?
Tell us your favorite…
Book: Man’s Search for Meaning- Viktor Frank
Quote: Make it happen
Sports Team: Real Madrid
Drink: non-alcoholic cucumber with lemon water. Alcoholic Gin tonic
Song: Story -Brandi Carlile
Travel destination: Tulum
Movie: Cinema Paradiso
Model: Valeria Saga @valeriasaga @mx_models @be_way_mngt
Swimwear Fashion Shooting 2020 @swimwearfashionshooting Peña de Bernal Eco Park @chichidho / chichidho.com
Looks: @perlanegraswimwearboutique @lebikinicensure @deblatulum
PR Agency: @decacreativa
Videographer: Arturo Durán @arturoduranfotografo
Photographer: Gabriel De Ita @gabrieldeitaprodutor