Born as a Bronx Native, fearless with a big voice and an even bigger personality, Maria understood that to be great you have to do great. Overcoming obstacle as she continue to grow her brand is the definition of a true go getta . Maria is a bright star working hard, proving the world that she has what it takes to be a Model & entrepreneur that she is destine to be. She is not stopping nor does she intends to as she turns this dream of hers into a realty.
Meet Luisa Maria as she speaks with V-Henny about her journey.
V-Henny: Who inspired you ?
Luisa Maria: Growing up with women who looked like me in my family made me proud, also Ashley Graham
V-Henny: What were some of the steps you had to take to get to within your career?
Luisa Maria: I had to practice poses and face expressions, and get a good portfolio shots every few months as my look changed. I had to submit these photos to agency’s hoping they would get back to me.
V-Henny: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Luisa Maria: To invest in myself even if it feels like nothing is changing.
V-Henny: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Luisa Maria: I would change the way we get paid months after doing a photo shoot. I don’t think that’s fair. V-Henny: What is one message you would give to your fans?
Luisa Maria: To never ever give up. But to also not put your self worth into what gigs you get or what jobs you’re waiting to hear back from.
V-Henny: Looking back then to where you’re at now, give me a moment that made an impact within your modeling career.
Luisa Maria: In 2020 I was on the verge of quitting modeling because I’ve been trying to get signed to any agency for 5 years. But I told myself let me just do one more portfolio shoot and try one one more time. 2 week after I did that I was signed!
V-Henny: How long have you had this creative vision and what pushes you to
be consistent ?
Luisa Maria: I didn’t believe in the 9-5 work life that society has ingrained into our heads. I’ve always been creative weather it was singing, acting or writing I knew working at a desk job will never bring me true joy.
V-Henny: In order to succeed in life you have to know how to give credit and
give back . Who would you give credit to for your success thus far?
Luisa Maria: I would give credit to my family who always believed in me even if they didn’t understand my vision. And to my amazing agent.
V-Henny: Has it been a smooth road for you as a creative/model? Elaborate on a struggle you are most proud of overcoming.
Luisa Maria: It hasn’t been smooth because as empowering of a women I am to be plus size and owning it, I still struggle with body image. I’ve learned to accept myself at whatever stage I am in life and be graceful and patient to myself.
V-Henny: What’s next?
Luisa Maria: To keep modeling while taking more care of my Health in all aspects, I would like to get more into acting and singing as those are my roots. And to do more glam shoots instead of mostly lifestyle and fitness jobs I’m getting now.