What part of Miami (South Florida) are you from?
SOUTH BEACH, baby!!!
Describe yourself in five words.
Intelligent. Charismatic. Witty. Spontaneous. Fun.
What’s the one thing you think everyone who visits Miami must do or see?
The Vizcaya Mansion. It's a great trip off the beaten path, the mansion itself is completely intact from the early 20th century so it's really cool to see the style of the time. It is also right on the water, so you still see a beautiful view of Biscayne Bay, even from the massive garden area to walk around. I love to come here when I need time to relax and get my thoughts together. It is so nice to drink a glass of Carmenere by the water and reflect on how beautiful this city really is. Vizcaya is a real gem!
What outfit in your closet best describes your personal style?
Grey leather leggings, a sexy black halter, my favorite Jimmy Choo's, and a leather jacket if necessary. In this outfit, I can impress at an afternoon business meeting and move straight on to dinner at any of my favorite five-star South Beach restaurants, and can adapt it right into the club if I feel like it :)
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
My Android. Who needs a computer these days? And I am against the I-phone movement because of the abusive conditions at their Foxconn production facility. I can do everything an Apple user can, but cleaner and I feel better about it!
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
For starters, moving across the country into a house deep in the city of Miami with college kids I met on craigslist a week before. And the list goes on... another of my favorite crazy Miami moments was hitchhiking from Little Haiti to Mary Brickell Village. I'm a wild one... :)
If you could spend the night out in Miami with any celebrity who would it be and why?
This is somehow the hardest question for me to answer, because I've already met the majority of the people on my list. Even though I work around electronic DJ's all the time, I love classic hip-hop, I have been lucky enough to hang with Talib a few times but I'd love to meet Mos Def for the whole Black Star experience. Jay-Z is on that list too (I've already met Nas and let me tell you Kelis is WAY prettier in person). Beyond that... Mother Theresa?! :P
What social issue is most important to you?
Pharmaceuticals. I want to go back to school for holistic therapy. It sickens me how many people numb themselves with unnecessary medication, when really all they need is to grab life by the b***s and step up to the plate! I am afraid we have forgotten how to control our own minds, sometimes, and I can't wait to get back in school to be able to help that. People are my passion, it's what makes me a great bartender, and also why I want to move forward in outside the box medicine.
What and how would you contribute to the city of Miami?
Help the kids! It blows my mind that healthcare and education are essential to continuing humanity, but for some reason they are always in the budget cuts. Also with the degeneration of conscious music, and the persistently negative news reports we hear every day, it is important to keep the youth motivated and informed. They are our future!
What makes Miami girls different from all other girls?
We are warriors. We know how to carry ourselves in so many atmospheres and environments- the ones who make it act like ladies. We know how to network, and we know how to use who we know (appropriately, of course). We dress the best, we all become foodies- both in restaurants and as fine chefs on the home front. WE WORK HARD TO PLAY HARDER!!!!
If you had a magic wand, what would you change about Miami and why?
I would make it more transparent. Money we pay in taxes ends up all over the place; projects are constantly started and halted on the taxpayer's dime. Locals here work hard for what we have, this lifestyle isn't easy and times are tough. I would open the books, starting with Jeff Loria the notorious secret keeper of the Marlins, and work my way all the way down through City Council.