The most amazing insight is the one we create for ourselves. Even more amazing is the realization of it. Whether it’s right now, or some time in the near future, our ability to choose to take action based on what intrigues our mind’s eye can provide nothing but an unfathomable amount of opportunity that comes our way.
Choice, it seems, allows us to express what we wish, and experience what we wish to express just the same. Something as simple as taking a chance provides a world of potential we didn’t know existed, while at the same providing a means for us to improve, in every sense of the word.
One phenomenal, beautiful, and success-driven young lady from New York continues down the path of betterment because she chooses to. Interestingly enough, choice has allowed her, in just a short amount of time, to work with some of the best in the world of fashion and beauty.
With a few minutes to welcome others into her world, take a moment to spend some time with “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 13 Contestant, Lisa Ramos.
WBM: Who is Lisa Ramos?
LISA: I am a “petite” model based in NYC.
WBM: Where are you from?
LISA: I am a native New Yorker- a Queens girl! I’ve lived in Queens all my life. I love it for its diversity.
LISA: Modeling. I love food–baking [and] cooking. (Laughs) The two don’t really mix. But hey, it works for me!
WBM: What does fashion and modeling mean to you?
LISA: Fashion is just style. Everyone has their own personal fashion sense. It’s what makes people unique.
WBM: How long have you been involved?
LISA: I’ve been modeling for about 2 years!
WBM: What was the indicator that this was something you wanted to pursue?
LISA: My dance teacher from my musical theater school suggested it! I knew immediately after my first photo shoot!
WBM: Define beauty.
LISA: Beauty is anything about someone that is appealing! It can be someone’s personality or talents. It doesn’t exactly mean someone’s appearance.
WBM: What inspires and motivates you?
LISA: I just love what I do. There’s nothing else to it. I am very blessed to be able to do what I love every day.
WBM: Have you ever considered yourself a role model?
LISA: Yes! I have a younger sister. So I’ve always felt responsible for my actions because I know she is always watching me. I’m also constantly receiving fan mail from younger girls & girls my age who want to model and come to me for advice!
WBM: Working on any new projects?
LISA: Always! You’ll see!
WBM: Who have you worked with so far?
LISA: Lots of talented individuals. Photographers, make up artists, [and] other models. But I did get the opportunity to meet Tyra Banks and her talented co-workers on “America’s Next Top Model”!
WBM: Anyone you would like to work with in the future?
LISA: YES! I would love to act in a movie with The Rock. He’s my fav!
WBM: What’s next Ms. Ramos?
LISA: I am going to try my hand at film and television. I will be taking acting lessons soon. So hopefully you’ll see me on T.V. in the near future!
WBM: Any advice for those looking to pursue their dreams?
LISA: Yes. Make a list of short term goals that will eventually help you accomplish your ultimate goal. Do that every day and tackle them! Think up a plan. You’ll be making progress before you know it!