Hi there! Of course, thank you for having me be a part of your magazine! I’m originally from Indiana; I relocated to Sarasota, Florida about 10 years ago. I currently work in Human Resources during the day, and at night, am a competitive Latin ballroom dancer and internationally published model.
I’ve been published in several online and print magazines, and specialize in fashion editorials, glamour, dance/yoga, and boudoir. I also teach Zumba and yoga. Outside of work I enjoy playing the piano, traveling, and going on adventures like shark diving or skydiving!
What is a typical day like for yourself?
I like to start my days early because I have the most energy in the mornings. I usually get up around 5am and start my day with meditation, affirmations, reading and journaling. I typically have a very full schedule, so this quiet time in the morning is very important for me to get my mind right for the day.
After my “self-development” time, I like to get a workout in before work, so I usually go to Pure Barre or do some yoga or jogging. I then have a full day at my 9-5. After work, I will typically run straight to a shoot or to dance practice at my studio! I try to schedule at least one or two days a week that are just for me in the evening, but overall I love to stay busy, especially when I’m focused only on opportunities that I love and am passionate about!
Did being a dancer make it easier for you to go into modeling?
Absolutely! I’ve also had several photographers tell me they’ve had better shoots with dancers than professional models! Dancers tend to be very aware of their bodies and which angles look best on them, which is pertinent at a shoot.
Personally, dance has helped increase my confidence tremendously, which was one of the biggest factors in getting back in front of the camera after taking several years off.
How do you juggle everything you do and find time for yourself?
The most important thing for me is to stay in tune with my emotions and accept only the opportunities I feel completely aligned with and excited by. If I can feel myself getting drained, I won’t schedule as many shoots for a couple weeks in order to rest and restore my passion in what I’m doing.
I am very fortunate to be able to live a life full of what I love, but too much of anything is never a good thing and can actually cause anxiety if you don’t purposely schedule in your “me time”. Good nutrition, daily exercise, taking vitamins and supplements, daily self-development and getting proper sleep are the keys to keeping my mindset right.
What will you like to learn or take up if you had the chance?
I’ve always been fascinated by contortion and getting your body to move in ways that are “unnatural” for the average person. I study and practice in my free time but would love to be able to dive more in depth with it at some point! That along with fire-hooping! I hoop in my free time but have never worked up the courage to take it to the next level with a fire hoop! Maybe in 2021 😉
If you could have a superpower, what will it be and why?
Omnilingualism – The ability to learn and speak any language instantly. I am absolutely fascinated by other cultures and love to travel so I think it would be awesome to be able to communicate with anyone across the globe. I’ve studied Spanish since middle school and my goal is to be bilingual at some point.
Even with years and years of experience, I find myself constantly pausing while speaking to figure out how to properly conjugate verbs in the correct tense. It would be awesome to be able to do this in any language without a second thought!
Which flavor best describes you?
HAHAHA I love that question. I think I’m a jalapeño because I like to keep things spicy and interesting. And just like a jalapeño, sometimes I’m spicier on certain days, you just never know what you’re gonna get hahaha.
Do you have any quotes or mottos you like to use regularly?
Yes I have a ton of favorite quotes and affirmations that I post on sticky notes all over my house and car because I truly believe your mindset is the most important thing to take care of! Some of my favorites are:
“What you appreciate, appreciates.”
“You are as happy as you decide you want to be!”
“What you focus on, you create more of.”
“If the only prayer you ever said was ‘thank you’, it would be more than enough.”
I love these ones in particular because they are little reminders that you are in control of your thoughts, beliefs and emotions, and the biggest key to pulling yourself out of a negative place is by finding gratitude for everything you do have.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Amy. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
I define sexy as really knowing and learning to love who you truly are. Oftentimes this goes against what is trending mainstream, but I think it’s so sexy when someone can embrace their love for anime or checkers or whatever random hobbies they have that sets their soul on fire. It’s what makes a person them!
I also think having goals and ambition is sexy. So many people are content working a 9-5 they’re not passionate about and numbing themselves with food, alcohol or TV every evening until bedtime. They then repeat that for 40 years.
I don’t know about you, but I want more than that and I think it’s really sexy when other people are driven to really live life to the fullest whether it’s with entrepreneurship, a career they’re passionate about, a hobby, travel, starting a family, etc. Living their truth.
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