She is vivacious and confident, an achiever and dreamer meet the amazing model Viliane Maia…
How did you start your journey as a model?
I was 15 years old when I began my journey in the fashion world. I have always lived in Spain; so I studied and worked as a model in Madrid. I have an international career for two years.
Who is your icon in the fashion world?
My icon in the fashion world is Adriana Lima. I admire her for her strength and above all her humble heart that makes her a woman icon for me. Apart from her beauty, she is Brazilian like me!
One sweet/interesting memory from your childhood that you still remember?
Playing barefoot in the streets of Brazil before nightfall only to hear the voice of my dad shouting to me to enter house, he would ask me to have shower, to dine and sleep since I had to go to school the next day. These are fond memories of my life.
How much privacy is important for you in this age of social media?
I try not to expose my personal life in the social media networks. Like things about my family or if I am in some relationship sentimental. I think it is something too private and I prefer it to be discreet. But I confess that I always put videos of my work and most fashion shoots.
What does beauty mean to you ?
It means to have trust! We all have our beauty. That is why it is important to accept everything as it is. I always say beauty is over and it is important to be good people in life in order to be the most beautiful person in the world!
You cannot live without….
I cannot live without the support of my family. And without my hair iron!
What is the best and the worst thing about being a model?
The worst thing is the pressure we carry, to always be 100% good with your body since there is a lot of competition. The best thing is the friendship that you make you know some incredible people and places!
What advice would you give to a 16- year- old you?
To be strong and above all to believe in yourself and always ensure you family supports you.
Three things you cannot live without?
Talk to my family, go out with my friends and eat!
One beauty product you swear by?
My Garnier face cream. I am faithful to this cream.
Something that is always in your bag?
My lip balm
When you walk the ramp what goes in your head?
That I have to give my best always!
Your favorite fashion designer
My favorite designer is Dolce &Gabbana. I love her dresses, they areelegant!
Your favorite makeup artist?
CharlotteTilbury, I find their makeups incredible.
Who is your 3 am friend?
My mother always and at all times.
Do you watch TV shows? If yes which is your all-time favorite show?
I do not like watching TV much; I prefer a good book. I think I am out of touch when it comes to television programs.
What is your favorite dish?
I love sushi, I could eat every day.
Your advice to young models?
Believe in yourself, even if you get a No! It is important to have a strong head in this world of fashion.
Your fitness mantra?
Go for a run! It gives strength.