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FASHION and lifestyle MAGAZINE

QP NOVEMBER 2020 VOLUME 2

KELSEA & COLE

MOSCATEL BY YASMINE KATEB


TEAM EDITOR-IN-CHIEF JOSE-MARIA JIMENEZ CREATIVE DIRECTOR YASMINE KATEB

FASHION EDITOR SHARON JANE

SENIOR DIRECTOR CLAUDIA LOMBARDO OF SELECTED PROJECTS

SENIOR EDITOR ALEXANDRA BONNET

FASHION STYLISTS ORETTA CORBELLI GEMMA LOUISE MAY JESSICA ARMSTRONG

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS JUSTINE DUCLAUX SHANNEN TIERNEY MATT KOGER CONTENT CREATORS ALEXANDRA BONNET SHARON JANE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR The year of horror is finally coming to an end! Despite all the and, it’s important to try and find the good in what happened over the last 12 months. Have you reconnected to yourself? To loved ones? To your passion? Have you found a new path? New hobby? All these different questions are just a fe examples of the kind of thinking you may want to do before we enter 2021. There are times when we feel like we can’t move forward or on the edge of giving up but that is when we must persist!! There is beauty in even the most dire situations…you just have to look. Speaking of beauty, in this issue we have some amazing, beautiful, and talented people for you to read about! Dive into our world of beauty and fashion as it transports you to a place like no other. Fulfill your dreams, even the more luxurious ones, with the help of the power couple, Kelsea and Cole Moscatel, who graces our cover. Think about your future, and take what is yours! The holidays are a fun time to celebrate (even if they might be different this year). It is a time to think of what we are most grateful for and remind ourselves to let our loved ones know who much we care for them and appreciate what they do. ALEXANDRA BONNET & JOSE-MARIA JIMENEZ Senior Editor & Editor-in-Chief QPmag

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TALENTS: KELSEA MOSCATEL @kelseamoscatel & COLE MOSCATEL @colemoscatel PHOTOGRAPHER: YASMINE KATEB @yasminekateb WARDROBE STYLISTs: CARA GORDON @cara_gordon & KATHRYN GOSIK @kathryngosik MAKEUP artist: ARIANNA GARCIA @makeupari_ HAIR STYLIST: ANGEL @princeangelll production: SHEERAZ @sheeraz 5

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IN THIS ISSUE 8-21 | EDITORIAL: PUSHED INTO THE FIRE 22-47 | COVER: KELSEA & COLE MOSCATEL 48-59 | EDITORIAL: DESERT QUEEN 60-69 | INTERVIEW: EZILI SWIM 70-91 | EDITORIAL: DESIRE CORDERO 92-101 | FEATURE: BOZENA ZAG

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KELSEA & COLE

MOSCATEL SERVING LUXURY Interview by SHARON JANE @itissharonjane & CLAUDIA LOMBARDO @embellecerte

QP Magazine has been given the VIP Treatment with an exclusive interview with the Moscatel’s, “The Family Full of Luxury, Love, Drama”, and inspiration as well. With exciting things coming up for their reality show, a delectable peek into their Snob World, luxurious gift advice and so much more, we are in for a sumptuous treat with Cole and Kelsea Moscatel. Escape into their world of milk and honey, where they make the most magnificent dreams come true even to the most minute detail with their finest Snob Concierge services. The Moscatel world doesn’t stop there as we also had the pleasure of learning how they got to where they are today, their most precious and priceless treasures, and how passionate they are about giving back.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: YASMINE KATEB @yasminekateb WARDROBE STYLISTs: CARA GORDON @cara_gordon & KATHRYN GOSIK @kathryngosik MAKEUP artist: ARIANNA GARCIA @makeupari_ HAIR STYLIST: ANGEL @princeangelll production: SHEERAZ @sheeraz 22


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PHOTOGRAPHER: MILOS NADAZDIN @milosnadazdin MODEL: ALEKSANDRA NIKOLIC @alexnicolic89 CREATIVE DIRECTOR: ROBERT STEINKEN @robertsteinken1 FASHION STYLIST: NICOLE CLOUTIER @nicoleaimeec MAKEUP ARTIST: LUIS CASCO @luiscascomakeup HAIR STYLIST: ROBERT STEINKEN @robertsteinken1 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: BARBARA SAGAMI @thesagamigroup SPECIAL THANKS TO MAISON PRIVÉE PR, NOW PR, AND HARPERS PR. 24


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e are so thrilled to know more about you guys! QP certainly enjoys all you know about a luxurious lifestyle, so we are curious to know… how did you guys achieve all you have today? We have always had an eye for the finer things in life. We both started our entrepreneurial ventures from a very young age. For me, Cole, I started my first business at the age of 12 and never stopped going from there! For me, Kelsea, I had my own clothing boutique for years and it showed me how to creatively run a company. Together, we bonded over our love for traveling all over the world. From there on out, we have built our whole brand based on what we love most –– entrepreneurship and luxury lifestyle and travel! It really comes down to the fact that we are both passionate about creating successful businesses and we know the kind of services we want to share with our consumers. It’s been an amazing success and we cannot wait to see what the future holds.

simply getting advice on how to live your dream life through our blogs and reality show, or you are actually getting the dream through our Snob Concierge, there really is a space for everyone for whatever they are looking for. We cover all bases –– lifestyle, fashion, travel, social lives, business, interior design and so much more! Snob World is truly the place that offers the best of the best to the best of the best. Are there any new projects to come that we should be excited about? We have some pretty exciting things coming up for The Moscatel’s: A Family Full of Luxury, Love and Drama. But you will definitely have to hang tight to see! Other than that, we are growing our Snob Concierge company to include different tiers of memberships, we are excited to share more on that soon!

“We are both passionate about creating successful businesses.”

We are big fans of Snob World so we would love to know more about your platform. Snob World is an empire that beholds so many different resources and advice for all things luxury living. Everything from our Snob Concierge, that caters to the one-percenters worldwide offering them exclusive and one of a kind concierge services, to our Snob Health, which offers in-home health concierge services for beauty, health and wellness, to our very own reality show, The Moscatel’s: A Family Full of Luxury, Love and Drama, which gives viewers insight into just how we live our lives and run our businesses. Snob World is the empire that sells the dream! Meaning that whether you are

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Kelsea: it is known that you are a fashion aficionado, what do you see trending for Winter that we should know about? I am all about an “all-black look” for this winter season. Last year was all white, but this year designers are going for sleek and chic all-black looks. This season I’m seeing a trend for Dior black combat boots, strong leather jackets and fierce Celine glasses on the hot list. Aside from that, designers like Dries Van Noten, Saint Laurent and Versace have been giving us a lot of plaid looks. Leather coats are always in, a little arm drama with extra-long dramatic sleeves, and the classic designer puffer jackets for your trips to the snow! Winter has so much room to play around with strong, fierce looks. When in doubt my advice is to create a strong all-black look with gorgeous boots and either a leather jacket or gorgeous plaid designer blazer.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: MILOS NADAZDIN @milosnadazdin MODEL: ALEKSANDRA NIKOLIC @alexnicolic89 CREATIVE DIRECTOR: ROBERT STEINKEN @robertsteinken1 FASHION STYLIST: NICOLE CLOUTIER @nicoleaimeec MAKEUP ARTIST: LUIS CASCO @luiscascomakeup HAIR STYLIST: ROBERT STEINKEN @robertsteinken1 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: BARBARA SAGAMI @thesagamigroup COLE: THANKS TO& MAISON Shirt &SPECIAL Pants PAISLEY GRAY PRIVÉE PR, NOW PR, AND HARPERS PR. 28


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What are some nice, “Snob World” worthy gift ideas for the holiday season? Some of our close friends and clients have mentioned the following as some coveted items this holiday season. A Maison Francis Kurkdijan, Baccarat Rouge 540 Candle, this candle embodies a luxurious holiday season with jasmine, saffron cedarwood and ambergris. Next up is Lagos Jewelry, this gorgeous jewelry brand fits most budgets ranging from $125-$35,000. A Dior Book Tote, a Devialet Gold Phantom Bluetooth Speaker (totally pricey but totally Snob Approved), Tom Ford 105mm Lizard-Print Lock Sandals. These are just a few fun, luxurious and Snob-Approved holiday gifts to give or get this season! Cole: We would love to know what is the ultimate “Snob World” experience in your eyes? Snob World is a place that can make dreams come true, whatever they may be. If your dream is learning how to start a wildly successful business, Snob World has so many resources that can help you create that. If your dream is to take a helicopter ride in Monaco that lands on a yacht that sails throughout the South of France for a week, Snob World will make that happen. When it comes down to it, the ultimate Snob World experience is using all of its resources. Daily updates on different topics on our blogs, utilizing our Snob Concierge for just about any request you could ever think of, using our Snob Health to look and feel better from the comfort of your home, and keeping up with our crazy and inspiring lifestyles from our reality show. The ultimate Snob

World experience is all about using it to make your dreams and goals a reality, that’s what makes it so important to us too. Many of us would love to have the Snob Concierge experience… can you please tell us more about it? Snob Concierge is truly like no other. Our membership clients are the one-percenters worldwide. Whether that means they are a billionaire, an A-Lister celebrity, a doctor, a CEO, you name it. These clients are people who can afford and do just about anything, so they come to us to help them achieve that, and exceed their expectations along the way. Snob Concierge is the number one luxury concierge service globally because of our incredible insider connections in just about every single industry. Whether its high-end fashion, architecture, interior design, travel and travel experiences, anything in the entertainment industry, or any other random industry you can think of –– we can access someone there that can make your requests come true. Some examples of what we mean by this are when we flew a COVID-19 testing kit on a private jet last minute all the way to a client in Russia. Or when we flew a $4.3 million piece of jewelry and its security guards to NYC to one of our celebrity clients. Our Snob Concierge team has helped build-out of this world homes, helped launch start-ups, puts our clients first on the waiting list for this season's most coveted handbag, and so much more. We like to say, there is no request too big! And so far, there never has been.

“Our membership clients are the one-percenters worldwide. Whether that means they are a billionaire, an A-Lister celebrity, a doctor, a CEO, you name it.”

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PHOTOGRAPHER: MILOS NADAZDIN @milosnadazdin MODEL: ALEKSANDRA NIKOLIC @alexnicolic89 CREATIVE DIRECTOR: ROBERT STEINKEN @robertsteinken1 FASHION STYLIST: NICOLE CLOUTIER @nicoleaimeec MAKEUP ARTIST: LUIS CASCO @luiscascomakeup HAIR STYLIST: ROBERT STEINKEN @robertsteinken1 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: BARBARA SAGAMI @thesagamigroup SPECIAL THANKS TO MAISON PRIVÉE PR, NOW PR, AND HARPERS PR. 32


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QP can see that you guys are major experts when it comes to traveling luxuriously, what place would you recommend we should visit once this pandemic is over? We have been pretty much everywhere in the world and we have experienced it in the most luxurious and wonderful ways possible. We would most likely have to recommend visiting Capri, Italy. While Italy may not sound that exclusive or hard to get to, the Amalfi Coast, when done Snob World style, will change your life. Our experience there made us feel like we were in an entirely different world, or another way to put it –– pure bliss! However, any destination you choose that has Snob World’s touch in planning it, will be unforgettable.

Concierge travel teams have been incredibly creative and have been pulling together every resource and connection we have to make our clients still have unforgettable experiences. Because we have clients all over the world, each one of them is restricted to certain locations with different rules. This has helped us navigate how to create the best experiences for all these places all over the world. After enough time has passed, we hope for a day when people can experience the world like we once used to. The daily routine is usually very important to one’s success: what is your recommended routine for a productive day? While productivity and routine are different for everyone, we have quickly learned what is best for us. Since we pretty much work on everything together, we like to start our days off with coffee in bed, phones aside, talking about whatever it may be, then slowly making our way towards what needs to be done that day. We try to keep our focus on the present and focus on one day at a time. We create a list of what each of us needs to accomplish that day and what we would like to see our employees accomplish that day. Once that has been organized, the day can flow pretty smoothly from there. Our two-year-old son Zayden usually wakes up once our lists are done and we like to spend time with him before we jump into the swing of things. For us, crossing off the items on our lists is what makes a day productive to us. The three big things that equal productivity for us are: quality time with each other, accomplishing everything on our work to-do lists, and ending the day with family time and bonding. All three of those things are what’s most important to us and what makes a day successfully productive in our eyes.

“We hope for a day when people can experience the world like we once used.”

What has been your favorite memory while traveling? It definitely has to be when we fell in love in the South of France. We always knew we had something special, but when we just let go of work for a week and just lived in absolute luxury with no work obligations, we just knew we were meant to be. The romance in the South of France definitely helped too. We pretty much were on a yacht most days while there, we stayed in one-of-a-kind hotels and villas, took helicopter day trips in and out of Monaco, and created memories we will never forget. Like we said, there is something so romantic about the South of France!

How do you think traveling will change after the pandemic? Traveling will surely not be the same for quite some time. The two major things that will definitely be different are all the health precautions and the ultimate experience of meeting people and being in lively settings. Thankfully, our Snob

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PHOTOGRAPHER: MILOS NADAZDIN @milosnadazdin MODEL: ALEKSANDRA NIKOLIC @alexnicolic89 CREATIVE DIRECTOR: ROBERT STEINKEN @robertsteinken1 FASHION STYLIST: NICOLE CLOUTIER @nicoleaimeec MAKEUP ARTIST: LUIS CASCO @luiscascomakeup HAIR STYLIST: ROBERT STEINKEN @robertsteinken1 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: BARBARA SAGAMI @thesagamigroup SPECIAL THANKS TO MAISON PRIVÉE PR, NOW PR, AND HARPERS PR. 36


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What advice do you have for people that would love to become their own self-made boss, an entrepreneur like you guys? We get asked this question a lot by friends and family and after really thinking about it over the course of time we realized that there is one piece of advice that will make all the difference –– do what you are passionate about, what you actually truly want to be doing. We cannot imagine spending the time and effort we do now on things we don’t truly love or have a passion for! It is probably about 100 times easier to get the ball rolling on self-made success when you are excited, interested and passionate about your idea. When you love it, it won’t feel so much like work, but you will end up working ten times harder on its success. How has the Snob World platform adapted since this pandemic? Snob World has actually grown tremendously during this pandemic, and we are so grateful for that. We launched our Snob Health branch, we created our reality show and got ten times more creative on how to service our Snob Concierge clients. Overall, we have shifted all our focuses on catering to ways the pandemic has affected our clients, we have been able to make that shift very successfully and are happy we have been able to do that for our Snob World community. It is wonderful to work hard and see the fruit of what you sow but we can’t forget to give back and it is known that you guys definitely do. What philanthropic project are you most passionate about right now? Many people do not know this, but I, Cole, actually suffer from the autoimmune disease Lupus. It affects me and my family each and every day. We are very blessed to have wonderful

doctors and resources to help manage it. However, we are very aware that is not the case for everyone, especially during this worldwide pandemic. Because my family and I truly know what it is like to live with this disease we are all so equally passionate about donating and contributing to the Lupus Foundation. People with autoimmune diseases are way more susceptible to contracting Coronavirus, that is why it is extra crucial for us to be contributing and helping as much as possible during these times. And lastly, we would love to know what is the Snob World vision? What do you guys see in the future for your business? We have amassed incredible success thus far and are pretty private with our future goals and plans for reasons that we like to keep things a secret until they come to fruition. With Snob World, we are extremely careful with who we take on as a client and what companies we work with. At the end of the day, everything truly has to make sense for our brand. With that being said, we see all of this just being elevated more and more as time goes on. Our Snob Concierge services will grow and grow even more than they have and will evolve with the clients´ needs as time goes on. Overall, our vision is to stay in the present, but succeed in the future. With that being said, we are always focusing on the here and now, but making decisions that will only help grow our brand down the road. We see our reality show taking off into even more success, we see our modeling careers growing and growing, we see Snob World becoming an even bigger empire than it already is, and hopefully, we see our family growing along with it all. We are so proud of the success we have achieved so far, and are looking forward to what the future holds each and every day.

“We are extremely careful with who we take on as a client and what companies we work with.”

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INTERVIEW

ALLY ARMITAGE EZILI SWIM´S FOUNDER & DESIGNER

The 27 year old fashion designer and entrepreneur, Ally Armitage, sat with us at QP to speak on her journey from model to business owner, her love for fashion, travel, and more! Having moved to Manchester, England to study design and pursue her dreams, the young and beautiful artist has come a long way. Her swimwear brand, Ezili Swim, embodies the strong and passionate woman; the brand provides the piece and it is the woman who makes it her own! There is no hiding the love and passion Armitage has for her career and swimwear brand, a little something we can all use to be inspired! Make sure to check it out and happy holidays!

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hat lead you to create Ezili Swim? Many things! A combined love of fashion, travel and design to name a few. But the main push was becoming really unsettled working for other people and other brands when I knew I was so capable of going after my own dreams, creating my own path and designing my own schedule. How did you come up with the name? I wanted something that really represented a powerful woman so I started researching names of female goddesses, and the name Ezili came to my attention, pronounced E-ZEE-LEE which I thought rolled off the tongue perfectly. And then I read the meaning behind the name and it is from Benin mythology standing as the goddess of sweet water, love and beauty and I just thought that was so appropriate for a swimwear label.

just think it's the coolest poolside outfit. What type of swimwear do you find most universally flattering? A tie-side bikini bottom is a winner for everybody because it's so adjustable to everyone's ideal size. Also, a simple triangle top with optional padding is such a flattering fit as it provides an added boost to a smaller bust and holds enough support for those with a bigger bust. Fit is a big deal for your brand. Why is it so important, and what differentiates the brand from others in the market? A good fit is literally everything and is definitely a lengthy process to get perfect. I always say if you feel confident, you look good and your glow really shows, so the right support, padding or even color choice is vital in boosting your confidence and giving you the feel-good factor we aim for when you first put on your swimwear. What makes Ezili different is firstly we don't design according to current trends, instead taking a less is more approach in creating only timeless classics or bold show stoppers that can be re-worn season after season, and will never succumb to filler styles just to complete a collection. We clash prints and textures that shouldn't work but they do, we use cut-outs that some consider too daring but they work, and we showcase our designs in a highly visual way to put a huge focus on showing off our brand personality through campaign imagery, making us instantly recognizable in the very saturated world of social media.

“I would be so excited to see Hailey Beiber and Bella Hadid in Ezili�

Where do you draw inspiration from for your swimwear designs and overall aesthetic? We have a seasonless aesthetic, inspired by vintage timelessness and long European summers. I consider our pieces feminine but with an edge or detail that creates dimension in a brand category that can be so basic. Who is the Ezili woman? A woman who owns it! She is confident, spontaneous, and independent. We make the swimwear but SHE makes it her own. What is your favorite piece from your line? I love our Polka bikini, it literally suits all body types and we worked really hard to find this really supportive luxury feel fabric made from recycled ocean plastics and bottles - Sustainability is so important to me. It can be worn as a co-ord with our matching polka print Eden blouse and I

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What celebrities would you love to see wearing your pieces? Hailey Beiber and Bella Hadid have that effortless cool-girl dressing nailed, I would be so excited to see either of these girls in Ezili.

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What role has Instagram and social media in general played in launching your brand? Instagram in particular has been essential for overall exposure, reaching a global client base and really helping to form a brand personality. It has opened doors to all sorts of networking opportunities, helping to build stylist and celebrity relationships and to grow a following/community of women who can give direct feedback which is priceless to our development as a brand.

What are your 5 favorite destinations to wear a bikini? Tulum beach - there's a really cool bohemian vibe and the beach clubs are like heaven on earth. The Maldives - for pure luxury and downtime. A rooftop pool in New York - because I love relaxing and being laid out surrounded by city views and the hustle and bustle of city life. Santorini - all the white buildings are so picturesque and greek food is so so good! Ibiza - for its carefree attitude and feel-good vibes.

What are your beach bag essentials? If I'm going for a lowkey beach day I try to keep it light and simple, so most importantly a good SPF. A beach wave spray and a lip balm to maintain some kind of general appearance! Portable speakers to listen to music and always a good book.

Finally, what does a perfect day at the beach entail? A beautiful beach, crystal blue waters, good food and good friends. That is the perfect beach day.

“Instagram has opened doors to all sorts of networking opportunities, helping to build stylist and celebrity relationships and to grow a following/community of women who can give direct feedback.�

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FEATURE

BOZENA ZAG @bozenazag

Self Confidence Interview by ALEXANDRA BONNET @alexbonnetwrites

From capturing her chidlren’s first steps to being captured on camera, the international model, Bozena Zag, spoke with us about her experince in her field, as a mother, a mentor, and more. Having started her modeling career at a late age, Bozena uses her paltform to promote mental and body health, reminding us to love ourselves. Helping girls with their confidence during her time as the assistant director for Miss Universe Western Ontario and through her social media, this loving beauty takes her experience in all areas of life to help others tap into their confidence. It just takes looking inward for a change‌ PHOTOGRAPHER: DALI MA @dali.photographer

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s an international model, you promote beauty and health in the most beautiful way. What do you believe is your true purpose as a model? Thank you. I just turned 44 and started my modeling career at a late age. As my life earlier wouldn’t permit such as. I never had the “age number” intimidate me. When you take care of yourself mentally especially and healthy as in eating clean or trying too and exercising then anyone can do modeling. Age has nothing to do with making the decision of when to start modeling. When you feel good with yourself mentally then age has nothing to do with it. Especially when you work hard to get to where you want in that part of the industry and you have kids to raise and work and life. You can still feel good and pursue modeling. This is an amazing example for most women my age or a bit older. Even young girls who will look up to you as they see whether we can multi-task in life and do what we love then it takes a bit of pressure off them for the long run. As women, we are so hard on ourselves in so many ways. You feel as there’s always competition against. I have to say I never felt like I was competing against anyone when it comes to modeling at my age. So many people around judged me as I was older when I started. But I never had that kind of mindset. And when you feel good emotionally and mentally with yourself then you can do and strive for anything. At my age, why can’t you take care of your health, which is the most important things and be mentally balanced? Beauty comes when you do that. While raising a family, working and taking care of yourself everyday with what you eat and do, which are our own choices. And feeling amazing all at the same time. Living the life you want and to keep going and feeling good at any age.

Describe to us one of your favorite shoots. What about this shoot made it stand out from others? One of my favorite shoots was in Orange County with fashion photographer Dali Ma. First time shooting with him and I was amazed at how fast he shot. He moved me where he wanted me quickly and used different angles. There was no messing around. And very unique pose, not just your generic pose. This shoot was spectacular. The different vibe, the different feeling of the shoot itself. All my photographers I shot with have been amazing to work with in so many ways. Every photographer has a different personality on how they shoot. Ted got you in every different mood from feeling sexy, sexy in the bedroom to high fashion.

“When you feel good emotionally and mentally with yourself you can do anything.”

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How do you balance work, working out, and being a mom? When faced with pressure and obstacles, how do you overcome them? You just do it lol. It’s not easy at times. As we all know everyone goes through hurdles in their life. My kids are always my number one priority and I am able to continue with my career doing what I love. And it’s more than just modeling. I have to travel for work and still be a hands-on me. Everything is done before I leave and when I’m gone I’m still calling and making sure they are where their at and what they are doing. These are my children. Working out is part of my blood, always has been. So I make that a priority in my life as well. Especially when things don’t always work out how you want them to and life now is so different for us with the pandemic. That is why going to the gym is very important as I feel good after even if I just did 30 minutes. It helps in your everyday life especially now. Trying to stay focused every day and praying is what helps me. Especially at these difficult times.

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Share with us what the true meaning of love and family is to you. Can you recall a special moment with your family that has had a strong impact on who you are? My children, my parents, my family in Poland, my closest friends, and the closest people in my life are considered my family. These people bring joy, happiness to my life and are very genuine and real. And are there when you need them at any point in time. That is the true meaning of family and love. When someone shows you they care about you, by checking in, asking important questions, and being there for you or giving you the right advice and adding to your life only. Then that is the true meaning of love to me. That’s way more than just your generic love. I think just going through hard struggles in your life has made a huge impact on my life on who I am now. It’s made me see what I’m worth and what’s truly important in my life.

and humble. To always be the better person by being kind even when someone’s not. Not easy. But you get nowhere in life when doing the opposite. To learn how to always speak up for yourself. You don’t always need to have the last word. Tell us more about your experience being the assistant director for Miss Universe Western Ontario. What about this position means the most to you? I love helping girls on getting their confidence. Teaching them how to be secure with themselves and their bodies without letting others' judgments affect them. Staying healthy in the fitness industry is always helpful mentally. Learning how to stay humble and not letting their fame get to their head is big for me. As anywhere in life, in business personality is number one. If you start becoming to feel like you are better than anyone else, that is just an ugly trait to have. It's very easy to lose yourself when eyes are on you. These girls need to be reminded that staying humble and genuine inside and having that kind of confidence is what will get you to succeed in life. This is what I love teaching girls. As I’m out there in that type of business and know exactly what it’s like as I see it and I have learned from it..

“I see more women now than ever so independent and confident about themselves.”

In what ways do you believe this industry is still lacking in promoting women equally? Do you feel big strides have been made? I most definitely think big strides have been made. I see more women now than ever so independent and confident about themselves. Having confidence in being their own bosses just in general in life. As a trainer and instructor, I see so many women running the show. We can do a lot when we have that confidence in power. And I mean that in such a good humble way. What is the biggest lesson you teach your kids? The biggest lesson, of course, is to always be kind

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Where do you hope to go next? I’m hoping to continue traveling much more for my career and to being that inspiration for all women in any category and speaking of my real life at this present time, as nothing is handed to you.

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