Nickname: Illy, Princess Illy, Cupcake
What part of Miami (South Florida) are you from?
Dania Beach, Florida
Describe yourself in five words.
Leader, Creative, Ambitious, Fashionista, Effervescent
What’s the one thing you think everyone who visits Miami must do or see?
THE BEACHES!! It’s time to Relax and Celebrate Life!
What outfit in your closet best describes your personal style?
My party dresses and my mermaid costume. I handmade it with seashells from all the beaches of Miami. It’s sparkly, sexy, bright because it all about believing. A fantasy of anything is possible if you believe. What’s the one thing you can't I've without? ART What’s the craziest thing you've ever done? Just one thing...ha! I would have to say sleeping overnight on the beach In Key West this past summer. We planned the trip with no place to stay. lol
If you could spend the night out in Miami with any celebrity who would it be and why?
Jennifer Lopez, She's Puerto Rican just like me, and she's always been a huge role model for me growing up. We have similar backgrounds and I think we would have a blast dancing the night away!
What social issue is most important to you?
Awareness of pill mills in South Florida because too many young people are getting addicted to prescription drugs. Places that offer synthetic heroin to people who do not have a need for prescriptions. It’s a huge problem these places should be shut down.
What and how would you contribute to the city of Miami?
I want to inspire people to follow their dreams and encourage them to find a spiritual outlet. God Is missing from a lot of youth and In order to keep the city of Miami prosperous we should always put God first. I want to start a clothing line that does just that, puts God first and brings the word of God to life in the art of Fashion.
What makes Miami girls different from all other girls?
We're all Believers in something, Ambitious and have dreams of a better tomorrow for family and friends. We are kind to our neighbors and help out when needed in our community. I've been so blessed to meet so many talented young women and men who inspire me everyday to be best I can be and put God first. It’s amazing how the city comes together to inspire one another. Miami girls are beautiful inside and out!
If you had a magic wand, what would you change about Miami and why?
I would try my best to change how people view the people of Miami, some people think were just materialistic, superficial and only care about looks and money. I don't think that's true at all. We are a city of Dreamers and Achievers, We believe Miami is a place to prosper and live a good life. We work hard to play hard and we deserve to prosper because we believe we can. I want to be the person who shows the rest of the world how strong we are as a community. That hard work pays off we are people who celebrate life and the amazing things God has done for our community.