The Search for the Ultimate Miami Girl

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Round 6
Catalina Naranjo from Doral

About Catalina

Nickname: Catalina

Age: 25

What part of Miami (South Florida) are you from?
Proudly born and raised in the area of Doral, renown for large Colombian and South American Community, which happens to be an extremely prominent demographic to Miami. I have lived in Downtown, the Design District, Brickell, and the limelight town of Miami, my favorite, South Beach, where the Sobe lifestyle is another life of its own.

Describe yourself in five words.
Artistic, Hustler, Persistant, Organic, Spicy

What’s the one thing you think everyone who visits Miami must do or see?
I am an ultimate foodie, fashionista, and nightlife seeker when it comes to finding things to do in this beautiful city that I love, that's why I am the Ultimate Miami Girl. Tourists should check out Lincoln Road which is one mile stretch open air mall strip with the most amazing restaurants and shopping stores. It's open late and in walking distance to your favorite clubs. Ocean drive is another point of interest that is ocean front with the best restaurants Miami has to offer. My work allows me to be very active in the nightlife as well. I recommend clubs like Mansion, LIV, Baoli, Set, Blue Martini, Story, Mokai, and Tantra amongst many others. Miami offers many year round events that are must see spectacles. Anyone that visits Miami should come to Art Basel, Ultra Music Festival, and the Food & Wine Festival.

What outfit in your closet best describes your personal style?
Miami weather lets you dress down and it’s absolutely okay. Summer dresses are always in, but the outfit that ultimately describes my personal style is a nice pair of cool true religion jeans and my leather jacket.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
I can’t live without Music. It is my passion and the very pulse of my heart beat. Every Miami girl has dance, rhythm, and music in her blood and its very dominant in my culture.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
OMG, definitely the time I packed my things a few days away from turning 18, and moved to a foreign country in the pursuit of my dreams. I went to Mexico City, which happens to be one of the highest ranking cities in the world for kidnapping. I barely had my parents’ permission and living there was just an adventure all on its own. I was studying music, started a rock band, and pursued my dreams in one of the most polluted and dangerous cities in the world but I loved it. It taught me a lot about myself, about others, people, culture, and pursuit of happiness.

If you could spend the night out in Miami with any celebrity who would it be and why?
I would spend the night with my favorite celebrity, Shakira. She is a local in Miami and I admire her so much. She is the epitome of the universal Miami Girl, also from Colombia, and personifies all that a Miami girl should be. A strong, independent, and persistent individual, that can get down and fun at the same time.

What social issue is most important to you?
Sex trafficking has always called my attention. Living in Mexico I quickly recap situations in which I felt my life was endangered whether is was a corrupt cop or being in a centralized area of cartel personal I realized how easy it is for individuals like these to capture young innocent women who travel or women of their own to this degrading cause.

What and how would you contribute to the city of Miami?
I would love to work in the entertainment business and be involved in the community by representing a voice. Working in broadcasting or reporting will allow me to be more involved.

What makes Miami girls different from all other girls?
Miami girls are multicultural women who embody flavor in everything they do. We are different because we are taught from very young to move forward and become something of ourselves. As for many of us, we are still 1st or 2nd generation Miami locals. We are taught from a very young age to progress, to be the first in our families to graduate college, to become something! We are fighters and very ambitious because the beautiful city of Miami inspires the desire to live the lifestyle and luxury of the Miami style.

If you had a magic wand, what would you change about Miami and why?
I would not change a thing. Changing something wouldn’t make Miami what it is today. I would maybe change the traffic and horrible drivers here though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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