Interview with Giovanna Tomiotto (@lyric_rayne_)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I was born and raised in Brazil. I am a fitness model and tattooed metal-head working in Los Angeles as a Controls Engineer. In my childhood, I was passionate about playing tennis and became a good player in it. As I grew older, I wanted to be an engineer. Fortunately, I had the chance to go to study at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on a tennis scholarship. I proved my mettle both at the tennis court and University. Now bodybuilding has been a greater part of my life and that’s why I have been a fitness model besides being a successful engineer. I am determined to continue to strive for excellence in whatever I do.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
I am successful just because of my hard work. Getting jealous of another person’s success is foolishness and wastage of time because it won’t pay you anything. You too can succeed if you strive and work harder. My advice to you is that instead of breaking each other down; let’s empower one another because a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I have been what I am today just because of my family members and friends and my Tennis coach. My family taught and supported me to go after what I wanted and loved and none of my family members opposed my decision. Besides, I was blessed to have a supportive coach who learned about my talent and skill and supported me at every step. Besides being grateful to my family, I am thankful to my coach.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Despite being a successful and well-known person, I am free from ego. I support feminism and have been trying my best to empower more girls to do what I did. I have been against gender stereotypes, and thinking that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths(STEM) are male professions. I have been inspiring and motivating girls to prove their mettle in these subjects as I did.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
‘Disable is not the one who is physically handicapped but the one who fails to diagnose one’s ability to do anything.’
When I was merely 8 years old, I found that I can be a good tennis player so I started playing it. Later on, I felt the urge to go to the University for my Higher Studies and I was offered a scholarship. I knew and found out that I was blessed with multi-talents and multi-skills. Till today I have been working on my professional and personal development.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
I can be followed on Instagram @ lyric_rayne_.