Interview with Mariana Padoan (@maripadoan)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I’ve always loved living my life to the fullest. I enjoy living a more extravagant lifestyle than most, always wanting to be seen in high-end clothing brands, wearing beautiful jewellery and beautiful make up – I think that’s why modelling was such a perfect profession for me, because I could be myself whilst also enjoy my life doing what I love most.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Surrounding myself with supportive friends and family, and taking time off to ground myself has helped me a lot with becoming a more understanding, patient, and hardworking individual. It has helped me achieve great things.
None of us can 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?
Ever since I was a little girl, my parents were always supportive of me. They allowed me to explore myself and delve into things I was interested in. They helped me get to where I am today, and without my mum and dad, I don’t think I’d have gained this much confidence in myself.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
As a model, I know the hardships that come with fulfilling beauty standards and loving my own body. My fans often express to me how much they struggle with themselves on a daily basis, and I just want to say that beauty is and always will be subjective. Everyone is beautiful, no matter what colour, size, ethnicity, or race they belong to. I aim to give beauty a new meaning through the way I portray myself online. I hope one day we can be happy with ourselves and accept our flaws and learn to love them instead!
Do you have a favourite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
I think we all should live our life to the fullest because we only live once. The quote that I truly resonate with is this: “All you own is yourself.” – Rupi Kaur
How can our readers follow you on social media?
They can follow me on my Instagram @maripadoan .