Tell us about yourself:
I’m Rome; I’m from San Diego, California. Born and raised.
What is your biggest dream?
To be half as cool as Batman. In all seriousness: to live a long, fulfilling, happy life.
What does it mean to be your own kind of beautiful?
Embracing every aspect of who you are and being proud of it. There’s only one you in this world; there’s a unique beauty in that fact.
What is your dream brand to model for?
Versace. My uncle (RIP) got me my first Versace items in middle school; the brand has had a special meaning to me for as long as I can remember. Furthermore, any brand whom gives me the opportunity to showcase their uniqueness and their vision is also a brand whom I’d dream to model for.
How would you describe your fashion style?
Diverse. I feel like one day I’m on the streetwear look and another day I’ll rock a dressier look. Spontaneity is a key aspect of my style.
How important is self-awareness and confidence to you in your everyday life?
It’s crucial. Incorporating both into everything you do is never a bad thing. When you’re confident, the likelihood of accomplishing what you set out to do increases.
What would you say to another girl/guy your age who is struggling with their confidence?
Do not get discouraged. Be your #1 fan; hype yourself up! Our own opinion of ourselves is of the utmost importance. Love every aspect of yourself even what you may consider your imperfections. We all have them.