Lala Baptiste on Modeliste Influencer Getaway to Los Cabos
Where were you born?
Oak Park, Illinois.
Where do you currently live?
How would you describe yourself to people who don’t know you?
Shy, creative and passionate.
What’s something about you that would surprise your fans?
I’m super into anything relating animals or nature! It’s like a secret obsession of mine and I literally send my friends pictures or videos of different animals on instagram everyday. They probably get so annoyed. lol.
What inspired you to become an Influencer/ blogger?
It honestly happened naturally because I just love taking pictures and expressing myself and developed a following from just being myself!
What do you love most about being an Influencer?
I love the opportunities it has brought in my life in terms of helping me create a career path for myself with modeling, and working with tons of different brands, etc. It’s literally a job without feeling like a job and all from just expressing myself and sharing what I love. I also love all the great people and connections I’ve made through social media and events which I’ve been invited to.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about your job?
That it’s not taken seriously or “easy” I’m a signed model, as well as influencer through my social accounts and with both I deal with a ton of hate and insecurities daily, which was super difficult at first because I’m naturally a very sensitive person, but it all ended up helping me gain more confidence and truly not care what people think…so now I just live for me!
How do you decide what to post?
I always ask my close friends their opinions before I post anything! Besides that, I have to make sure whatever I post is true to me and represents myself and my brand in a positive way that I would want to showcase to my audience, as well as the brands I work with and potential brands/clients.
How would you describe your personal style?
I would say it’s very trendy, and girly, but still comfortable because even though I’m super girly, I’d prefer to wear a dress with sneakers over heels any day.
What is your favorite fashion trend of all time?
I’d have to say anything from the 90’s which is all coming back now. It was my favorite time period for fashion.
What is your must-have beauty product?
For skin care, jojoba oil because I have super dry skin and it balances everything out and makes my skin look so much better under makeup. For makeup, it would currently be Fenty’s new hydrating foundation!
What’s a beauty tip that works every time?
Putting a little oil mixed in with my foundation. It makes your skin look so much supple & smooth, and less cakey.
Best beauty advice that you’ve ever received?
Less is more with skincare. I used to put too many products on my face trying to make it better, and wondered why I was having so many skin issues. When I started doing less in my skin regimen, my skin got drastically better!
What is the one word that you live by?
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To fly or be invisible.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
Cash Sh*t by Megan Thee Stallion. lol.
Current binge watch?
Love Island! I could watch it alllll day.
Last book you read.
Milk & Honey
What is the coolest thing that you’ve ever done in your life?
I can’t name one thing because I’m still so young , but overall just being able to travel to so many beautiful places for work!
What is your latest project?
It’s a secret…but stay tuned very soon!
What did you love most about the Nobu Hotel Los Cabos?
I loved how peaceful and beautiful it was and how friendly and accommodating the staff was, I felt super comfortable.
Why do you love Modeliste magazine and our Mode Around the Globe Getaways?
I’m able to meet so many other new amazing people and create great memories with them!
What is a country you wish to visit?
Definitely Spain or Japan!
What would you like to say to your fans?
I hope that if you learn anything from me and what I represent is that it’s okay to love the skin you’re in, no matter what standards this world throws at us, always know you are good enough and shouldn’t want to be anyone else but the greatest version of you! Do what makes YOU happy!