Tell us about yourself
I’m Zerina, 18 years young, and a scuba diver who loves the water and taking pictures. I’ve lived in New York City my whole life, but I currently am living in Southern Florida.
What is your biggest dream?
I’m currently studying Entrepreneurship to one day have my own swimwear/wetsuit line that can give some profits back to cleaning up oceans and marine environments, while continuing to do what I love, modeling swimwear and being in the water.
What does it mean to be your own kind of beautiful?
Being your own kind of beautiful to me is when you radiate positive energies and put passion into everything you do. It’s also when you can be brave enough to be yourself. Something I like to work on is being sensitive, but people around me love the fact that I wear my heart on my sleeve. Embracing yourself is beautiful.
Tell us about your modeling experience.
I have done a couple photoshoots with friends around my hometown of New York City, but I’m ready to take it to the next level.
What is your dream brand to model for?
My dream brand to model for is Victoria Secret. I’ve always thought being a VS Angel would be a miracle come true!
How would you describe your fashion style?
I love to wear casual yet chic type of clothing. Chelsea boots, skinny jeans, and a nice jacket for a good day. If I want to be cozy, I’ll definitely dress in athleisure.
How important is self-awareness and confidence to you in your everyday life?
Confidence highly important and one of the major keys of a healthy lifestyle. It’s something you can improve little by little every day, but growing into confidence is a wonderful thing when you look back on it.
What makes you beautiful/handsome?
I believe what makes me beautiful is my heart. I was once told this quote, “Measure a person not by their physical size, but by the size of their heart, and you will see the possibilities are endless for what they can accomplish.”.
What would you say to another girl/guy your age who is struggling with their confidence?
I would say that I understand it’s hard, but no one else really matters. Their opinions especially don’t because the only person living their life and walking in their shoes is themselves. I would also make sure that they know that everyone will be okay.