with Nora Villalobos

Posted on 21 June 2016

How many words does a photo says? Is Perception a reality? I feel it's deeper than a photo and Smart is so Sexy. We interviewed fitness and beauty model Nora Villalobos to help us show the world why Smart is so Sexy.

(SISS). Hi, Nora We know your work from instagram, and we love the fitness and beauty that you bring to it, you recently graduated so congrats.  What’s next for you? Hello Locksley, thank you for the congrats on my recent graduation. That itself was such a huge accomplishment in the eyes of both my family and I. My next stop is UC Santa Cruz, but before that I'll be spending my free time this summer further expanding on what I've been doing on Instagram. I expect to work with more companies and have some more awesome photo shoots reviewing a wide range of products!

(SISS). Who is the biggest inspiration in your life?  Which Celebrity or Athlete, or just someone successful that you emulate? My fitness inspirations are definitely those close to me, such as my mom and cousin, as well as famous athletes such as Ana Cheri and Yovanna Ventura. Their never ending dedication to fitness has had such a positive impact on my life. It's helped me develop a stronger work ethic and keep clear from temptations that would hinder my growth. To that I'll say I'm very grateful for them.

(SISS). Tell us about your years in school? Despite the fact that it sounds extremely cheesy, it's just been a roller coaster. Something I've had to deal with is slut shaming. I'd be labeled and targeted by people who knew nothing about me because in their minds my clothes were "too revealing." That is absolutely nonsensical and I could go on and on about it. Thankfully, I did have people who supported and helped me through those difficult times. They truly mean a lot to me.

(SISS). Why or what made you decide to be so dedicated to fitness? My dedication and love for fitness is heavily based on the fact that it gives me control over my body. I get to change and improve it at my own free will, and achieving a certain fitness goal is always one of the most satisfying feelings one could experience. However, during the time in which my body was progressing at a rapid pace, I felt like a new person and for some reason that was kind of hard on me. My inspirations that I listed earlier definitely helped me through that, as well as the fact that I have thyroid disease. It's extremely common for those with the disease to gain a large amount of weight, which did happen to me. However, I did the "impossible" and am where I am today. 

(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? Upon waking up I make sure to check my Instagram accounts beautybyvilla and Noraxfit, my email, relax in bed for a little, and then start my morning routine. I'll then head to the gym and workout for approximately three hours.  After I'll get home to shower, eat something healthy, and work on my Instagram. That just includes uploading photos and planning future shoots and collaborations.  I'll then finish my day with my nightly routine and head onto bed. 

(SISS). Five years from now, where do you hope to be? What’s your vision for yourself five years from now? In five years I'd love to be featured on a magazine or something of the equivalent for my accomplishments. I'm also interested in the possibility of competing. In regards to my education, I'll have graduated UCSC with a degree in psychology, and if I decide to, a minor in marketing. I say a minor in marketing because I'm pretty interested in being involved in that process for a store or social media platform.

(SISS). Do you prefer a man who is book smart or street smart? Or must be both? This is kind of a random question, but I'd definitely say both. They're handy qualities in their own unique ways. 

(SISS). Do you prefer men who spend most of his day in a suit or jeans? It's a half and half type of thing. I enjoy both the formal and casual looks.

(SISS). Social media question, Facebook, twitter, instagram or snapchat? Which one do you use the most? It's definitely Instagram, although snapchat comes at a close second!

(SISS). What does Smart is so Sexy mean to you? Smart is so Sexy, to me, means that Intelligence is attractive Relying solely (pronounced so-lee) on your physical appearance to help you reach a goal isn't always guaranteed. Whereas intelligence makes that goal 100% attainable 100% of the time

Now isn't that sexy?

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