Mia was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Lucie Hugary, with styling by Alison Reid and hair by Akemi Kishida using TIGI.
Place of Origin:
Joinville, SC – Brazil
It was almost a year ago. I decided to send my pictures to my mother agency back in Brazil but I didn’t have my hopes too high, turns out they really liked me and we started working together. With help of my mother agent Leo Gomes, I came to Europe within only 4 months, first to Milan with Special Management and then to Paris with Marilyn Agency.
What was your first modeling job?
It was the exclusivity with Prada in Milan, such an amazing experience with amazing people! My first Prada show was on the day my 18th birthday, they even sung happy birthday to me in the backstage!
Animals, traveling, TV series and music.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Atlas, Rise! by my favorite band Metallica.
Favorite movie, tv show:
There are so many incredible movies and TV shows that I’m not able to pick a favorite.
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
My favorite fragrance is Lou Lou Eau de Parfum by Cacharel, which is also my mom’s favorite.
What were you doing before modeling?
I was taking some nursing classes because I didn’t really know what to do with my life back then.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I’d definitely be working with animals. They fascinate me in so many levels, and also they have a special way of making me feel better even when I’m quite sad. They are the only things that really owns my heart, specially my little dog Jimmy back home that has helped me so many times already.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Flip flops and salsa
Favorite modeling experience so far?
The Prada exclusivity, for sure. I learned so many things with the team and it helped grow even more professionally and even with myself.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The food. Brazilian food is absolutely amazing and it’s one of the things I miss the most.
Which brand would you really love to model for?
Elie Saab. Their dresses make so speechless that I can only daydream about me wearing one of them and looking like a princess.
Place you would love to visit:
I’d love to visit Barcelona because I’m currently deeply in love with Spain since I went to A Coruña for the first time to work.
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
There are lots of things I like but I think I don’t have obsessions.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Fake it until you make it” said to me every day by my mom.