It is such a special gift to us to be able to share perspectives -- from the simple to the profound -- with such a diverse array of women who walk varied paths, but who share one thing in common: incredible drive. Let's dive straight into our conversation with Andrea without further digressions. We are so happy to share this with you. Please, enjoy.
1. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Intellectual. Creative. Empathetic.
"PERFORMING...FEELS COMPLETELY NATURAL TO ME...MY HOME IS DEFINITELY IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA."
2. Tell us a bit about the work you do and why you chose that field.
I work in the entertainment industry as an agency-signed and self-employed model (in the genres of facial beauty, hair, commercial, fashion and fit modeling) as well as currently parlaying into the field of film acting. I enjoy performing as it feels completely natural to me... my home is definitely in front of the camera. I also enjoy training horses. One of my favorite past times is competitive equitation and being around animals in general.
3. Any big plans or projects for 2020?
I am now involved in several upcoming modeling projects for an array of clients (mostly in the fashion/beauty industries) as well as some television/film projects in the new year. I am also interested in going back to school to pursue graduate degrees in the field of Clinical Psychology and Applied Neuropsychology.
"EDUCATION AND TENACITY ARE THE KEYS TO SUCCESS."
4. What advice would you give to your 15-year old self?
Education and tenacity are the keys to success as well as: Don't prematurely make assumptions! :)
5. Best advice you ever received?
(In my late, beloved grandfather's wise words) "Never stop learning."
6. Happiness is …?
Happiness lies in things that are non-tangible.
7. What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is when people assume I lack intellect due to my work. Also, I have an issue with unjust actions in general.
8. Describe your go-to style.
Many people would say that I am classic, however I always add my own unique accessories/flair. I enjoy dressing fairly conservatively and when at home it's comfort all the way.
9. You feel most beautiful when …?
I feel most beautiful when I am in nature (namely at the beach,) or when I am helping others less fortunate or animals in need.
"FASHION TO ME MEANS THE ABILITY TO UNIQUELY EXPRESS ONESELF ARTISTICALLY/AESTHETICALLY."
10. What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion to me means the ability to uniquely express oneself artistically/aesthetically without adhering to society's expectations or trends.
A little message to Andrea from the Style Sonata team:
Andrea -- thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to chit chat with us. We admire your drive and dynamism and enjoyed getting to know you! We wish you every success as you forge new paths in 2020.