I’ve always been a very curious person, and traveling around the world has always been my dream. In Brazil, I studied Civil Engineering for 3 years before getting an amazing opportunity to travel the world as a model. I followed my dream. While following that dream, I've been able to work with some of the most prestigious photographers and clients all over the world. During the course of my career as a model, I started to feel that just being a ‘pretty model’ made me feel empty and was not enough. I realized I had so much more to offer than just my physical appearance. I decided to make a bold choice and do something about it.
While modeling I began to study filmmaking in NYC - another passion of mine. One day I had an epiphany while watching the film ‘Forrest Gump’, and I decided I wanted to make a film about beauty, a subject that has created so much opportunity as well as heartache in my life. I put all my stuff in storage and left on my journey traveling to 12 countries (US, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, Japan, Russia, UK, France, Greece, Austria, Brazil, and Peru) on my ‘Quest for Beauty’ www.questforbeauty-movie.com. The film opened up my perspective on beauty and showed me that what I was so desperately looking for on the outside -- was actually inside of me.
The goal of my work is to inspire people to find their uniqueness and embrace who they are because beauty is our birthright. Today I'm proud of the brands I represent because they make more than products, they make a difference, and are part of the change we want to see in the world. I am a proud female Brazilian filmmaker, model, brand ambassador, and role model.