When I was in primary school, I was asked to write an essay regarding my ambition and what I want to be in the future. I can still remember writing and telling the teacher that I want to be a plane driver an International model and a physiotherapist. ….. I was told by my teacher that to became an International model and a pilot I need to speak English and study a lot to fly a plane. At that point I didn’t speak any English and it was impossible because I didn’t have money to go an English school and also to a pilot school in Brasil.
When I grew a little older, I didn’t give up on those dreams. I went to school for physical therapy back home but soon realized that it wasn’t my passion. Moved to Sao Paulo to become a model and from there I got the opportunity to come model here in the US to take my career tot he next level. I can tell you nothing was easy for me, I didn’t speak any English. Fisrt thing i did was going to school to learn English to be able to accomplish what I wanted and put myself out there. And even with my broken English I’ve had great opportunities here that I appreciate and am great full for. I’ve done a lot of modeling and tv shows and today I got back to my passion to help people in the form of personal trainer and it is so rewarding to see people transform and change their lives.I just want to inspire people to work out, stay fit, enjoy life, and share love. If my actions inspire others to #dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then I have have succeeded. And still doing some modeling gigs and a calendar every year that I donate part of the proceeds to different charity organizations. Modeling and being a personal trainer is not a forever career, so lately I’ve been asking myself whats the next step in my life? And this takes me back to that kid back in the days that was dreaming to become a pilot.
I always believe if you keep your faith and you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, life will always show you truth and love, because this is what we really are without all the distractions out there. If I raise the money to be able to become a pilot I’ll show my appreciation by giving back to the world somehow as I always do...
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