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Model Diaries Interview: Carmella Rose



Where were you born?
I was born in Redlands, California but grew up in a small town called Running Springs, California most of my childhood.

Where do you currently live?
I currently live in Los Angeles.

How did you become a model/Influencer?
I became a model at the age of 18. My manager at the time had found me through a photographer I had done a test shoot with and immediately signed me with his agency in New York City.

Where do you draw your inspiration from when creating content for your feed?
My inspiration with the content I create would be somewhere in between 90s vibes mixed with my love of nature.

Last book you read?
The last book I read was the uninhabitable earth by David Wallace-Wells.

How would you describe yourself to people who don’t know you?
I am very passionate about our planet and love to always be doing activities. I’m very kind but if you cross boundaries I’m not afraid to say something. Friends are everything to me, I only have a few super close ones but they know I’d do anything for them. And I’m a music junkie, I love going to shows and finding new artists to listen to.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Until the age of 17, my last name was McBreen. But when I graduated high school and went to get my first ID, my birth certificate and social security card said Carlson, my moms maiden name because my parents got married when I was 3 years old. Since that day I got that ID, I’ve used the last name Carlson.

Most memorable career moment that you’ve had so far?
I would say the first time I booked a campaign that lead me to leaving the United States for the first time, I went to Tahiti. That’s a feeling I’ll never forget. I knew my journey for what I always wanted to do had begun.

What’s the most incredible location that you’ve traveled to?
Wow that’s a very hard question, there are so many, but I would definitely have to say Tanzania, Africa. Exploring the Serengeti.

What’s the most challenging part of your career?
The most challenging part of my career for me would be being hard on myself at times about my image. I’ve become a lot better over the years but it took a lot of self growth to overcome that.

What is the one word that you live by?
Trust. Because in life we constantly get to points where we really just need to trust ourselves. Doing that can do wonders

What is your go-to karaoke song?
Africa by Toto

What is your hidden talent?
I’ve been told I’m good at singing, but I’m too shy to do it in front of people for some reason.

How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style would be anywhere between chic, alluring and modern.

What is your favorite fashion trend of all time?
90s and 70s fashion

What is your must-have beauty product?
My must have beauty product is La Mer’s concentrate serum. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever put on my skin.

What’s a beauty tip that works every time?
Drink 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar every night before bed, it helps your body detox and lose weight.

Best beauty advice that you’ve ever received?
To hydrate a lot during a flight and keep your face completely clean. During long flights bring a face mask to hydrate. I always used to break out when flying and since I got that tip it’s much less now.

How do you define beauty?
By having a gentle and pure heart, that’s beauty.

What is the biggest lesson that being a model/Influencer has taught you?
Well it lead me to travel the world and taught me the beauty of the little things in life. But it also showed me how tough this world is as well, that we need to support one another. Show how you can become a light for someone.

What is your latest project?
I just signed a new contract with Ipsy for the year 2020 that I’m pretty excited about.

What was your favorite part of the Modeliste Mode Around the Globe Influencer Getaway?
I absolutely loved just drinking wine and dancing with all the girls near the ocean and in the rain. Such a pure and fun moment with all of them.

What did you love most about Red Frog Beach Resort in Bocas Del Toro, Panama?
I love all the wildlife surrounding it. I saw so many sloths which is all I wanted to see before going. It was truly beautiful!

What did you love most about flying Copa Airlines?
Copa really makes sure you’re well taken care of. I always felt kindly assisted whenever I needed it.

What would you like to say to your fans?
I just am so incredibly thankful for you guys!! Seriously love you all so much. Because of you I have learned who i am through the experiences I have been blessed with. I want to continue on learning and inspiring you guys, as you inspire me everyday. Thank you.

What is something you would like to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for who I am and how I look at the world. Your heart can change anything.

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