20 Questions with Cenit Nadir
Photographed by Sarah Krick
Hodges Bay Resort & Spa
Cenit Nadir, is one of Puerto Rico’s most renowned Influencers and models. Cenit is more often in front of the camera but is just as sensational behind it too. Through Instagram she tells a story of her life through the lens of photography, travels, photo shoots and authentic style. Modeliste sat down with Cenit during our getaway to Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua, where we talked about goals for the new year, the valuable lessons she’s learned throughout her life, and how she has established her career today.
Tell Modeliste readers a bit about yourself.
I’m from a small town in San Juan, Puerto Rico and I’ve been modeling and traveling the world for almost 10 years now. Other than my passion for the fashion industry, I’m also involved in photography and other arts including dance. I would love to keep learning and continue to work on and off camera.
What are three goals you hope to accomplish in the new year?
I would love to go back to traveling again, it’s something that I really miss. My second goal would be to work with my dream brands and to keep growing in the fashion industry and eventually start my own brand.
What is a valuable lesson you learned in the year of 2020?
I learned to ground myself and to take care of my body and mind. To understand that it’s okay to rest and to unwind for a bit. I’ve also learned to be more creative and to think outside the box.
How did you develop your career as an influencer?
I developed my career as an Influencer thanks to my modeling career, it has really opened up many doors for me. I’ve met amazing creatives and designers that have trusted me with their vision to create different types of imagery and it slowly grew from there. I love fashion and I love creating so it goes hand in hand. I don’t have an exact plan yet, but I’m very open to whatever opportunities come my way.
Where do you gain inspiration for your content?
Mostly from different photographers, classic movies, movie characters or paintings. Nature and traveling also play a big part. It also depends on how I’m feeling at the moment.
What factors go into the content you share on your social media?
I guess I can be a bit picky when it comes to the way I share. I don’t like my content to be vain nor just about me. I love to mix it with nature and film photography of the different countries I visit.
What can Modeliste readers expect to see from you in the year of 2021?
I would like to experiment more creatively with my content and hopefully work with very cool brands, so I’m excited for the new year.
How do you hope to influence people through your digital platforms?
I hope they are inspired by the content I share, simple things like getting into film photography or to appreciate nature and traveling.
What inspires you and your career?
I think what has really inspired me to keep growing in my career is the fact that I’m able to travel the world. Meeting people, going to different countries has really inspired me and it has always been something I love to do.
What would you like to say to your fans?
To always be yourself, to not copy others just because, and to work hard in what you love to do.
What is at the top of your bucket list?
Top of my bucket list is to travel to Asia for a month.
What is the easiest and hardest part of being an influencer?
Easiest would definitely have to be getting gifts, but the hardest would have to be creating and planning content in a small amount of time due to deadlines.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would definitely live between Italy and Puerto Rico. I think they’d be the best of both worlds. I would feel so inspired creatively in Italy, every corner is art. And I just can’t live without Puerto Rico’s beaches and warm weather.
If your life were a movie, what would it be?
“La Dolce Vita” by Federico Fellini.
How did you enjoy your stay at The Hodges Bay Resort & Spa?
I loved my stay in The Hodges Bay Resort, had the most amazing time with the Modeliste Magazine team. It was definitely the best trip I had this year and I can’t wait to travel with the team again.