Check out our interview with photoshoot in Quintana Roo, Mexico with stunning model, realtor and swimwear brand owner Diana Mots.
Follow Diana @diana_mots
Where do you live currently?
For the moment I live between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum.
What do you like most about Mexico?
I love the weather in Mexico, beautiful sea, jungle and the people. I love the fact that people are happy here, even those who don’t have much. I see them happy and smiling all the time.
Tell us a little about your experience in this photo shooting for Swimwear Fashion Weekend?
The whole experience with swimwear fashion weekend was amazing. The team, the ideas, the location, everything was very satisfying. I’m very grateful for meeting all those people and working with them.
What do you think of promoting local brands and designers?
I think it’s very important to promote and support local designers and brands. We should always support our community in all ways we can.
Tell us a bit about your swimwear brand?
I have my own brand as well. In French it’s called “Le bikini Censuré”. I created it 5 years ago when I was living in Malta, then changed the name once I moved to Paris and continued designing there. Since 3 years ago I brought my brand to Mexico. I design and produce all my pieces in Tulum. Every time I travel abroad, I visit textile stores and pick the best materials. My bikinis are made from exclusive fabrics, imported from all over the world. This helps my brand stay exclusive and each collection is limited edition. I make sure each piece fits perfectly on female bodies as I’m the one who draws the patterns.
Did you like Akumal?
I loved Akumal, the beach is so gorgeous.
Now about the location, what did you like most about the Villa Duendes?
I had great experience in Villa Duendes.
It’s located in the jungle which makes you feel so close to the nature. Villa Duendes hosts prepared for us delicious food from organic products that they grow right there in the jungle.
People in Villa Duendes really care about our planet, few times a week they go to collect the plastic from the beach and from the sea. I stay in touch with them, because I would love to join them for beach cleaning.
What destination in Mexico, that you don’t know yet, would you like to visit?
I still haven’t seen a lot of places in Mexico. It’s such a beautiful country. I wish to visit Acapulco, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta in my nearest future.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Honest, passionate, optimistic.
Name one your strengths?
Do you have a role model?
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid I wanted to be a model and an actress.
How and when did you start into modeling?
I started to attend model school when I was 13. At 16 I had my first model contract in Milano.
What advice would you give to women trying to become models?
We are all different and unique. Just be yourself
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
I learnt that you should always rely only on yourself.
Best advice you have followed?
Lift up your head princess, if not the crown falls.
On the Modeling side, beautiful women like yourself are very intimidating to most men. How should a guy approach you?
Often times beautiful women are alone only because there are many coward men that are afraid to get rejected. Don’t be a coward, if you don’t try you’ll never know.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is…?
Perfect Sunday would be a picnic in the nature or beach with my loved ones.
Something people don’t know about you?
I forget and forgive fast
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
Not honesty, negativity, support of feminism, games.
Name 3 things you can’t live without?
Chocolate, sun, love.
What is your favorite healthy food?
I love grilled artichokes
And your favorite cheat food?
Chocolate and ice cream…mmm…
What is your own definition of happiness?
Happiness is peace of mind, love, joy. When your soul feels free and in harmony with yourself. When nothing stress you out and ruin your peace.
Do you support any charities?
I try to donate as much as I can to different organizations around the world for animal help and support.
Can you describe a typical day in your life?
Waking up with the smile on my face, opening the curtains, seeing the sunlight, taking my dog for a walk on the beach or around my neighborhood. Then going to one of the cute locals cafeterias for breakfast or preparing my breakfast at home. Then starting to work, go through emails, answer messages, arrange some work related meetings. Or design bikinis, have photoshootings or film videos. It really depends on a day. I like that I can control my own time. In the evening I like to go out for dinner or prepare something at home.
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress? And why?
I love Angelina Jolie, she had always been my favorite actress. I think she is such an elegant woman with beautiful heart and soul. She is real.
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
Beauty Inspiration? Can’t really think of one. There are so many beautiful women in the world, important is the inside beauty.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel and several more. Just love their energy. Designers would be Christian Louboutin for shoes, Louis Vuitton for bags, Tiffany and Cartier for jewelry. I can’t say I have one favorite designer, i never like all collections of a particular designer. Mix & match is the best.
How would you describe your fashion style?
Right now I live in the Caribbean so my style is whatever is good for the beach, when I’m in Tulum it’s bohemian or Tuluminati. I like to dress elegant, that’s what I’m missing living here.
Five years from now you will be….
In 5 years from now I’ll probably be a successful broker and real estate developer and will be happily living with my future husband and our 2 kids in our beautiful big house with 2 dobermans and 5 small doggies. Don’t think that would be in Mexico though.
What do you think of the Social Media?
Social media is great. It opens up an opportunity to be heard, especially such apps as TikTok where anyone can go viral.
Where we can follow you?
Book: The journey of souls
Quote: You belong wherever you want to belong
Drink: Aperol Spritz
Travel destination: Bali
Movie: 9 1/2 weeks
Tv Show: Selling Sunset
Swimwear Shooting 2020 Quintana Roo @swimwearfashionshooting
Location @villaduendesakumal villaduendes.com
Makeup and Hair: Cuah Badillo @cuah_bad Diego Cruz @diegocruzmakeup
Styling Le Bikini Censure @lebikinicensure