Getting to fitness, tell us about your workout routine that you follow on a day-to-day basis with all that traveling?
Even with traveling, I always find a gym. I try to focus on muscle groups and I work each muscle group twice a week. For example back and biceps on Mondays and Thursdays, Legs on Tuesdays and Fridays, then shoulders, chest and triceps on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I also incorporate some type of cardio at the end of my weight training sessions and lately my cardio has been boxing sessions.
An optimum balanced diet is a significant factor to look and feel your best. What is your diet routine while preparing for a competition or not. Foods you love to eat, would advise women to eat? 5 foods you avoid in your diet?
When I’m prepping for a shoot or a runway show, I stick to a high protein and low carb diet. I also watch sodium levels in my foods to reduce water retention and I avoid gluten-containing and dairy foods during prep. I love eating avocado. I make a lot fresh guacamole and salsa for healthy taco bowls. I drink a lot of protein shakes; eat a lot of eggs, veggies, basmati rice and chicken. Five foods I never eat are 1) Soda, 2) Cereal, 3) Fruit Juices, 4) Frozen Meals, 5) Processed Foods.
Modeling as a career can be both demanding and stressful along with the glamour factor. How have you coped with that, do share five tips with upcoming models?
Modeling can be demanding with all the traveling, shows and maintaining a fit physique while looking glamorous all at once.
My Five tips are
1) Even if you have just flown 14 hours for Milan Fashion Week with no sleep, always show up with a smile and ready to work despite being tired.
2) Keep your social media clean. This can really hurt you in modeling and getting brands for representation.
3) Try to get signed with an agency. My agency XLNT Models has booked me for so many shows and it helps take a lot of work and stress of you as a model.
4) Be yourself and have confidence even if you have to model a clothing item that’s completely not you.
5) Network, Network, Network. This will only help build your brand and always have your comp card ready to hand out.
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