Growing up, I became fortunate enough to become a model and start traveling. My modeling work in Europe gave me the opportunity to travel and see much more of the world. I believe education comes in many forms beyond school and books, and my education came from my traveling the world and learning from others I met along the way.
As I got older, I began to realize that modeling was grueling, and my health was beginning to suffer because of it. Many of the models around me looked great on the outside, but they were unhealthy because of the lifestyle. I’d see them eating junk food and drinking multiple energy drinks throughout the day to keep going, and this would go on day after day. I started researching and reading up on how to become truly healthy…
And that’s how I got started in fitness. I was eating poorly, not exercising, and I was simply unhealthy. I wanted to change that, so I did.
Now my days are busy with healthy living, and my typical day starts at around 6 a.m. When I’m not at photo shoots, taking pictures, working out, or doing any of the other typical daily things that come up in life, I like to enjoy quiet time to myself. I have a pet squirrel, a dog, and a cat who keep me company. When I have downtime, I like to watch a good movie or series on Netflix, HBO, or Showtime.
My view of life is pretty simple: Take responsibility for yourself and your actions, and don’t expect anything from anyone. “Do” because you want to, not because you expect something in return, but know that the more you give, the more you’ll get back in the long run. Be humble and grateful, and always say “Thank you.”
Life is a mysterious and unpredictable journey — enjoy every step along the way.