A:I am from New York, born and raised. My earlier years as a child I lived in Israel, (which makes me a dual citizen: Israeli and American). My parents are from the Dominican Republic, hence my Spanish features.
Q:How did you get into modeling?
A:I was constantly approached by people to do it. One day I was messaged from a designer I met at a fashion show with Russell Simmons and he asked me to walk his next show. Ever since then I drifted into high fashion modeling and now am trying my hand at urban modeling. Funny how they are two completely different worlds.
Q:Any funny modeling stories?
A:Every story is funny. If I'm a part of something it's going to be comedy. I'm a clown but I take my work seriously. One story I remember was preparing for a fashion show and the lights went out. Make up in the dark is not a good idea...then it rained and we still had to walk in the rain. Wardrobe malfunctions, trying not to go out in the same piece twice… it was an experience.
Q:How do you remain fit for your photoshoots?
A:I'm a fitness junkie. I used to work out all 7 days in the week because I still have yet to gain a healthy eating habit. I don't eat junk, considering I bartend at night. When I go to school and auditions during the day my eating schedule is off. I box and do a lot of sit ups. I'm now down to two days a week.
Q:Cool. Where have you acted?
A:I've done small parts nothing extreme. I take acting classes twice a week. I attend auditions hoping to land my big break.
Q:Describe your ideal man...
A:I don't have an ideal man. Just be ambitious, intelligence makes me wild and someone who can handle a strong woman. I speak my mind. That can be intimidating to most men. I go well with a man who's straight forward. He appreciates my blunt nature. And be spontaneous enough to take a random trips with me, random outings just fun adventurous things.
Q:It's Saturday night, what are you typically doing?
A:Typically in my apartment cleaning. Catching up on homework. Clearing my to do list then heading to bartend somewhere out in town.
Q:What other hats do you wear?
A:I like beanies and snap backs and fedoras.
Q:Lol. What's next for you and your career?
A:Just wait and see. I'll be coming to a screen near you. Acting is a passion.
Q:Can you give us all of your social media handles?
A:Instagram and twitter: @_aimeeovalles
Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven.com