Name: Adriana Melara
Residence: Dallas, Texas
What do you like about being Latina?
I personally love absolutely everything about being Latina. I love our innate fire, our passion, our romanticism and our spark to live life. I love how intense we can be when it comes to reaching our goals, how intense we can be in el amor and how determined we can be in overcoming any obstacle that comes our way.
Everywhere I go, people automatically know I'm a Latina and they think its so sexy and unique. It makes me feel exotic as well! Last but not least, I love how Latina's are slowly but surely conquering the world together. We all feel so proud and excited for each other's accomplishments that we help each other rise so we can all reach the top.
What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?
I grew up being the chubby, tomboyish ugly girl in school! I knew nothing about fashion, makeup, styling, etc. I had bruises in my legs and preferred paintball matches over girls night any day of the week.
I was always surrounded with boys and loved playing sports so I had no idea I would ever be interested in the beauty and fashion industry. I'm pretty sure no one ever imagined that’s where my future would be.
What are your favorite colors and outfits that make up most of your closet?
My favorite colors are black, red, blue and gold! My closet is mainly ripped jeans (my favorite), v necks (long sleeve and short sleeves), funky over sized jackets, booties, and designer belts!
What trends are big in your city?
Dallas is BIG on booties and designer accessories!
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
I would say Gucci is my favorite designer brand. I love how the brand has shifted and transformed itself into this cultural/hip entity that represents us, the millennial's, and our desire to be different and stand out! Gucci is a perfect example of how changes in management (the dream team, CEO and creative director) and a real understanding of the POWER of the digital world can make a brand have an outstanding comeback. Got rid of the old and boring and gave life back to the brand... They've truly cracked the code!
Which actresses or models do you believe have the best style?
This is not really an actress or a model since I do not follow many. But I consider Bad Bunny to have one of the most bad ass styles in the industry. He is so fresh, unique and outside the "comfort zone". I love his vibes and everything that he represents.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years and what are your goals?
My goal is to inspire as many young people as I can into becoming the most beautiful version of themselves. I plan to do this by inspiring them, coaching them and sharing my story of how you can transform your life if you put enough effort into it. Nowadays people spend their lives doing things they don’t like or doing things just because the rest of the world does. I want young girls and boys to start working on their passions from a very early age that way they know their real strengths and have a chance of making these their future careers. In many Latin American countries, we are conditioned by society to simply be one more fish in the sea. I want to make them all feel like they are the coolest unique creature in the sea. I see myself doing this for a living, currently working on the business plan for it!
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