Check out our interview with talented Mexican Model Elisa Villarreal.
Follow Elisa @elisa_villarreal_h
Where are you from and where do you live currently?
Im from Castanos, Coahuila and currently I live in Mexico City.
What do you like the most about Mexico?
Mexico City has something that when you step on it you either love it or you hate it, and in my case I loved it and I never want to leave.
Tell us a little about your experience in this Weekend Swimwear Fashion Shooting?
It was a great atmosphere, the team was excellent, incredible clothes, and the photos were very cool.
What do you think of promoting Mexican brands and designers, through Models like you?
I think its great and we should support more local brands as well as local designers.
What other destination in Mexico, that you have not visited yet, would you like to visit?
I would love to visit Chiapas.
How and when did you start into modeling?
I started about 13 years ago, with a beauty pageant. Then I started in a modeling agency in Monterrey and that was my push to jump to CDMX.
What advice would you give to women trying to become models?
Everyone thinks it’s easy, but it’s not, a lot of discipline.
What have you learnt from your modeling career?
How brave you become, for arriving in such a big city, alone, with a dream that you want to fulfill.
What project in which you have participated have you liked the most? And what projects would you like to participate in?
The truth is that I am in love with my work and each project is different and unique, what sometimes makes it special for me is the work team, there are super nice people and that the atmosphere becomes so cool that it ceases to be work.
I think I always wanted to do something abroad, of course it’s never too late.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Responsible, respectful, hard-working
Name one of your strengths?
Do you have any role models?
I do not have a role model. I admire many people, and I get the best out of each one to continue creating myself as a person.
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? What did you learn from your biggest failure?
I always wanted to be a model.
The best advice you have followed?
The best advice is to keep your feet on the ground and your eyes on the sky.
On the modeling side, beautiful women like you are very intimidating to most men. How should a guy approach you?
I like the confidence of people, when they approach me firmly and confident.
What magazines have you been in throughout your career?
I have done several editorials for different magazines. I’ve never been on the cover, that would be a great dream.
And which magazine or project is still on your wish list?
Vogue or Elle
If you could meet someone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
I would choose Frida Kahlo.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is…?
Movies and cheat meals. 🙂
Anything people don’t know about you?
I sleep with half-foot socks
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
It sounds weird but… clean or dirty shoes.
Name 3 things you cannot live without.
I can’t live without my lip moisturizer, disposable tissues (kleenex), bottle of water.
What is your favorite healthy food?
I don’t have any, however I try to eat healthy.
What is your own definition of happiness?
My own definition of happiness is to have each branch of your life balanced, everything in your life has to be at the same level in order to be happy if one of those goes up or down something happens, be it health, emotionally, family, work, friends, love, money, etc.
Do you support any charities?
I support people who rescue animals, and every December I sponsored a child from a shelter.
Can you describe a typical day in your life?
A typical day, I get up very early to go to the gym, and I go to castings. When Im not on castings I like to be cleaning my house. I’m a lover of cleanliness, I can say that it is a problem that I have, a little obsessive.
Who is your favorite actor/actress? And why?
I love Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep.
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
I love Charlize Theron.
Who are some of your favorite designers and why? How would you describe your fashion style?
Carolina Herrera, mainly because of how elegant she is. My fashion style is elegant.
In five years how would you like to see yourself….
In 5 years, I would like to see myself the same as I am now hahaha, but with my new projects and goals already achieved.
What do you think of social networks?
Social networks are a good platform that have been evolving a lot, it seems to me that we should take advantage of this always using them for good, although in excess it is a bit addictive.
Where can we follow you?
On Instagram @elisa_villarreal_h
Book: 4 agreements, I think everyone should read it, it helps you in your day to day life.
Date: Romantic dinner, with delicious food
Sports team: I am not a big fan of sports.
Restaurant Bar: Italian restaurant
Drink: Red wine, beer
Song: “Si Quieres” by Juan Gabriel
Travel destination: Beach destination
Film: Diary of a passion
TV show: I don’t watch too much TV shows, I’m more into movies.
PR Agency: @florcastillo9723
Looks and Fashion Production: @carlotinaclothing