Claire Natalia

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Posted on September 25 2018

Claire Natalia

Meet Claire Natalia - A Strong, Smart, Inspiring, Empowering woman! (SISS)  Hi Claire where are you from and where are you currently spending your time?  (Claire Natalia)  I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and recently moved to Hermosa Beach, California!  (SISS)  What was one of the hardest things that you had to go through? What advice would you give someone going through the same struggle?  (Claire Natalia)  Ya know, I have been through a lot in my life so it is kind of difficult to pick one. If I had to chose one, it would be something that we all experience: body image and confidence. I chose this because not only can everybody relate, but it is a “struggle” we will be enduring our whole life. Not feeling good enough for anything, hating my body, and remembering the feeling of ‘Wow, I will never be beautiful like all these skinny perfect women I see.’ So for advice: Be kind to yourself. Know that we all deal with life differently, we all find our confidence in different ways, we all are on different paths to loving ourselves. Focus on yourself and do not let anybody stop you from finding YOUR true happiness.  (SISS)  Model, Fitness, YouTube, ASU  #SISS Tell us more, who is @ClaireNatalia_ and what are Claire Nataliayou most proud of?  (Claire Natalia)  Well geez, you’re making me blush! My whole life, I have known I wanted to help people, some way! I have been striving to center my life around positivity, kindness, strength, selflessness and hoping to influence people in a positive light. I model because I refuse to believe there is one “standard of beauty”. I firmly believe that ALL humans (regardless of gender, size, sexual orientation, race, etc.) deserve to be represented in a positive and powerful light. Honestly, I am very proud of myself because there are plenty of situations in my life that I could let take control of my life but in the face of them all, I am always striving for greatness.  (SISS)  One year from now what do you hope to have accomplished (business or personal)?   (Claire Natalia)  Just not being in the same spot I am in now. From a career standpoint, having the opportunity to work and create with some incredible people, be signed with an agency and speak at more events. Personally, have better control of health and finances! Just consciously trying to be better than the woman I was yesterday. 😊 (SISS)  How dedicated are you to fitness?  What is your fitness goal?  On your body, what is your favorite body part and what is your least favorite?  (Claire Natalia)  I am pretty dedicated to fitness because I am addicted to feeling healthy (physically and mentally). I use to be fixated on measurements and weight, especially being a model, but my goal is too remain healthy and strong! My favorite body part are my legs because they’re really strong, and they are like 90% of my body lol. Something I’m insecure about is my lower belly; I tend to hold my fluff there but it’s all good!  (SISS)  What makes you the happiest? What is fun for you?  (Claire Natalia)  Not trying to be corny, but seeing my family and friends happy is what brings me pure happiness. Oh, and of course my Pitbull Louie. Going to the beach, hanging out with amazing people, exercising, volunteering and The Office. I’m a pretty happy person all the time!  (SISS)  What were your best/worst subjects in school?  (Claire Natalia)  Best subject was probably Science/Worst subject was math.  (SISS)  How do you deal with disappointment? How do you Keep Going?  (Claire Natalia)  I force myself to Claire Nataliadeal with it. It is so easy to push it aside and convince yourself you’re fine but we all know that shiz is not healthy. I allow myself to be sad/upset but only for a bit because our time is too valuable to waste it on something that has happened already. Firm believer in “Everything happens for a reason”. Take this situation and try to look at it as a way to grow and become a better person! I keep going because I want to achieve my dreams so badly that I refuse to be controlled by disappointmenting situations.  (SISS)  What is your superpower?  (Claire Natalia)  Being empathetic and diplomatic. It’s always been easy to look at a situation from another’s perspective and bringing validation to their thoughts and feelings.   (SISS)  What is your weakness and what do you do to overcome it?  (Claire Natalia)  My weakness is fear of failure and that has been something that I have been working on for a while. I know it sounds crazy, but I force myself to be in uncomfortable situations or situations where I might fail. I do that because, in the big scheme of things, you’re going to get out of the situation alive and feeling like a BO$$ knowing you overcame something you were afraid of.  (SISS)  Can you tell us four things people might not know about you?  (Claire Natalia)  Sure! I have severe Narcolepsy (sleeping disorder), I am a huge fan of Rob Zombie, I can only eat 19 food items (auto-immune brings allergies) and I am Wonder Woman for the hospitals in Arizona and hopefully, California soon 😊 (SISS)  Can you tell us where else can our readers follow your daily inspiration?  (Claire Natalia)  IG for sure: @clairenatalia_  (SISS)  What’s your favorite quote? “There is nothing prettier in the world than a girl in love with every breath she takes.” –Atticus  (SISS)  At Smart is so sexy we love to see women who are thriving in their career or business.  What are you most passionate about?  (Claire Natalia)  I am most passionate about helping women (and men) to feel sexy in their own skin. To be a representation of confidence, strength, and health.  (SISS)  Who was the most influential person in your life and why?  (Claire Natalia)  My amazing Momma. I want to tear up every time I talk about her. Life threw a lot of obstacles her way, but she NEVER let my sister and I feel “without”. We may have gone through some hard times, but I never felt anything but unconditional love, support, and respect. To this day, she is the Claire Nataliabrightest, hard-working, supportive, loving woman I will ever meet.  (SISS)  Where were you five years ago? What advice would you tell your five years younger self?  (Claire Natalia)  Five years ago, I was going into my first year of college at U of A… Bear Down! I would tell myself to be proud of the person I am. Change for nobody other than yourself. Learn to be selfish in how you/who you spend time with. Stop worrying so much about everyone!  (SISS)  Can you take us through a typical day? From Waking up to going to bed, Can you give us a play by play of a typical day for you?  (Claire Natalia)  Huge morning person right here so typically I wake up, head straight to the kitchen to make breakfast (4 eggs, hashbrowns/turkey bacon and avocado), do my “Good Morning” video on IG because that’s a great way to ensure a great mood! I like to listen to TEDtalks, podcasts or political talk shows. After that, it’s either heading to work or (if no work) the day is typically followed by the gym, any errands I have to do, the beach (because I’m blessed enough to live that close), facetiming with mom, making food and probably watching The Office.  (SISS)  What is your favorite book and/or the latest one you’ve read?  (Claire Natalia)  The last book I read was “Laws of Attraction” and it’s amazing!!  (SISS)  What would be a good theme song for your life?  (Claire Natalia)  Sympathy for the Devil- The Rolling Stones  (SISS)  When do you feel the sexiest?  (Claire Natalia)  When I’m working out or dancing around my house in my bra & undies 😊 (SISS)  Is there someone on social media that inspires you and is a great follow?  (Claire Natalia)  Mia Kang. She is a f**king boss.  (SISS)  What does Smart is so Sexy mean to you?  (Claire Natalia)  Being “smart” isn’t exclusively about being “book smart.” To me, the Smart is So Sexy means a person that is educated in themselves. They are emotionally intelligent, they are smart when it comes to their body, smart when it comes to society and all the bullshit we deal with! Being smart is a phenomenal form of strength and being strong is sexy.  (SISS)  Thank you so much Claire for sharing with us, please follow her on Instagram  

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