Today, we are walking a mile in the shoes of a very lovely and talented young lady, Sarah DeAnna. She has made it her life mission to empower women and young girls through beauty, health and wellness. She is the author of Supermodel You and a high fashion super model who has graced the pages of many top fashion magazines around the world.
Stiletto Gal: How did you get into modeling?
SD: I was discovered at a Starbuck's in Hollywood by a photographer. He loved my look and just wanted to shoot me. He paid for the entire shoot and then tricked me by taking me to a modeling agency that signed me that day. After that, my 1st official photo shoot for the agency became the cover of a magazine.
SG: What made you want to write a book and why this subject?
SD: I've always been passionate about health and fitness but didn't always know the right things to do. When I first started modeling, I weighed about 20 pounds more than I do now and I hated my body and I was barely eating and over exercising. Eventually I figured out how to get the body of my dreams and was very soon modeling on the runways in NY, Milan, and Paris. I quickly realized that no one including the agencies and models really knew the right things to do to in order to be healthy and thin. I became the go to girl for models struggling with the pressure to be thin, but still wanting to be healthy. I loved it! But outside of my industry, I realized that so many more women and girls needed to know that they could have the body of their dreams and still be healthy. I didn't like that so many people were misled to believing that all models have eating disorders or other unhealthy behaviors. I felt a strong desire to empower women and girls to achieving their supermodel body for themselves. That's what Supermodel You is all about. It's about coming into alignment with the supermodel inside of you.
SG: What would you say is your biggest accomplishment in life and business?
SD: It's kinda funny, but graduating from high school was a really big deal to me. I was the first and only kid in my family to graduate from high school and I did it with honors. I went on to graduate from college with honors too, but it was high school that meant so much to me. While I've been on many magazine covers and have had a lot of modeling success, but having my book, Supermodel You, published and a bestseller, ranks pretty high on the list of my accomplishments.
SG: Can you give some tips to some women from your book?
SD: There are really only 5 keys that affect your body and your health. These are the 5 keys to Supermodel You. Balancing the 5 keys is the best way to having your dream body and being healthy and happy. When it comes to body, everyone focuses on eating and exercise which comprise 2 of the keys, but the other 3 keys are far more important than what you eat and how much you exercise. Exercise is actually the least important determinant of body and health. Getting your "Beauty Sleep" as we call it in the book is huge and affects your health, looks, and body more than people realize. Stress, is also the leading cause of weight gain, unhappiness, wrinkles, and disease. And, Self-Awareness, the premier key in Supermodel You is what governs all the keys. Having self-awareness about your body, your health, your stress levels, the food you're eating and in all aspects of your life is the best way to empower yourself and take control of your body and your life. I live by the 5 keys.
SG: What kind of shoe are you and why?
SD: Shoes… oh, la, la! I love stiletto pumps! I especially love YSL stiletto pumps, but I only wear heels on dates, at events, and of course at work. In the Spring and Summer you're more likely to see me in a cute pair of wedge sneakers like the one's Giuseppe Zanotti makes and in the winter, I always wear boots! I love over-the-knee boots. I'm all about comfort, but you will never see me in flip flops! I am not a fan of flip flops even if I live part time at the beach. I'm also a gym rat, so I live in my Nike's. 🙂
I have to agree with Sarah, you will rarely ever see me in flip flops!
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