Thursday, May 9, 2013

May Mina Maven Lorena Rodriguez

 Where are you from originally?

I was born in Puerto Rico and my father was Cuban.  I came to Miami when I was a baby and have been raised here ever since. I am grateful to have been raised in a city with such a strong Spanish influence, so I never lost touch with my roots.  
What are you working on currently?
I'm working on making a name for myself and breaking into the fashion industry. I have been working with some great Miami based clothing companies and jewelry lines as a spokes model and I just can't wait to see it take off.  

What is your goal in the next few years?
The skies the limit! I would love to see myself in Vogue, Harper Bazaar, or any other high fashion magazine as a spokes model for a major fashion house.
What is your favorite item in your closet?
I can't just choose one! Between my snake skin white and black Christian Louboutins that match with absolutely everything or my high waisted ripped white shorts that are perfect for Miami weather.

Who inspires your sense of style?
Nicole Richie without a doubt. From her hippie, bohemian everyday look to her stunning red carpet gowns, she can do no wrong by me!
Tell us a little about being a young mom in Miami?
Being a young mother, no matter where in the world, is a difficult yet rewarding experience. My son is the reason I push myself to move forward and accomplish everything I set my mind to.  I am blessed to have a very large family that I can depend on and that supports me in any way possible and for that reason I am able to pursue my dreams and goals.


What advice would you give to young woman that want to break into the modeling world?
If this is your passion, don't ever give up and don't become discouraged. There's always going to be some one "prettier or skinner or taller" than you, but that's the opinion of that particular client. And the most important advice I can give anyone is don't ever burn a bridge, you never know when you may have the opportunity to work with someone again or how people in this very small world are connected. 
How long have you known you wanted to start modeling?
Since I was 16. As most girls in high school were starting to come into their woman bodies, I was still very skinny and a little insecure. But all I kept hearing from my family and even strangers in the street was how I should pursue modeling. My brother in law in particular would always compliment me on how photogenic I was and not to let that go to waste. After I had my son I decided it was time to take his advice and run with it. 
How do you go about booking jobs? 
You have to network to get work! There's always something going on in Miami, so you just have to put yourself out there and talk to people. You never know who you're going to meet that can be beneficial to your career.
 Leave us with your favorite quote.
Life is too short to be anything but happy.

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  1. She is so beautiful!

  2. Mavens get prettier and prettier

  3. Love this Maven! Great for Mothers day!

  4. Beautiful girl, I am sure she is going to have a long career ahead of her

  5. Pretty, Smart and Latina.... Ok yeah she is my favorite.

  6. God Bless Miami!!!!!

  7. Amazing girl! Get ready to see her every where ppl! Beautiful, talented and a heart of gold. Love her

  8. Obsssed with this new up and coming beauty!!!! I want more and more and more

  9. I love this MAVEN!!!