Ignore Impossible #10: Katie DeLuca

Justin Marroquin interviews Katie DeLucaKatie Deluca joined me on the podcast, and I had so much fun talking with her. We discussed a lot things, and she definitely knows her stuff when it comes to UFC.

 

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The Art Of Seduction: Aneta Kowal

19388_594121723936566_977984204_nBeautiful and smart describe Aneta Kowal perfectly. She is 2012 Miss Michigan Hooters, featured in Hooters 2013 calendar, and Playboy Miss Social July 2013. She has her sights set on accomplishing some big goals and after my interview with her, I know she will accomplish all of her goals.

Justin Marroquin: What got you interested in modeling?

Aneta Kowal: After I started working at Hooters, I just fell into the modeling world.

JM: Where do you seek motivation?

AK: I get my motivation from within. I just wan to be the best I can be.

574502_662690147079723_1903368434_nJM: Have you experienced failure? If so, how did you handle it?

AK: Almost every day you experience mini-failures in life. You just have to learn from them and make yourself better.

JM: What’s the best part of modeling?

AK: Getting your images back so you can share them with your fans!

422421_664170783598326_426161037_nJM: What goal are you trying to attain right now?

AK: Become a cover girl of popular publications such as Maxim Magazine and Sports Illustrated.

JM: What set you apart from other models?

AK: My intelligence and desire for success.

1016831_679253562090048_2110826334_nJM: Describe your definition of success?

AK: Success is when you are satisfied with all the goals you have achieved in life.

426752_606888515993220_2008049870_nJM: Share a piece of advice that has served you well?

AK: If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.-Anonymous

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Supergirl In Disguise: Katie DeLuca

Katie DeLuca 1Model. Actress. Host. Katie DeLuca is the definition of determination. Every interview I do, I learn something new and Katie definitely inspired me with her outlook on life, and her motivation to be the best she can possibly be.

 

Justin Marroquin: When did you know that you wanted to become a model?

Katie DeLuca: Well, I’ve modeled since I was a kid, I always loved being in front of the camera ( I was such a ham), though it wasn’t something I did full-time until I turned 18.

 

JM: What was your first photo shoot experience like?

KD: Professionally, it was a little nerve-wracking at first. Everyone who helped me prepare was really encouraging, and helped me warm up and get comfortable. Once I got in front of the camera though, my nervousness went away. I worked with an amazing photographer, Andre Rowe who is amazing. He and I have since forged a very strong work relationship and are very good friends now. I turn to him all the time with ideas and inspiration.

Katie Deluca 3JM: How do you balance your life?

KD: Who says I’m balanced? HaHa! Just kidding! I am actually very organized, and I am always planning months ahead with shoots for my book, or for clients. I pull pieces that inspire me or I may be able to use later. I’m also very blessed to have the absolute best support system at home. I have someone who is behind me 100% of the time and encourages me to keep pushing and inspires me to always be the best possible version of myself.

 

JM: Besides modeling, what else are you passionate about?

KD: Family, health, and cooking. I make it a point to have family and friends over to our house regularly, and we cook dinner together and hang out and have fun. I also am a big health nut, and just because I want to eat healthy, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t taste good. I’m constantly experimenting in the kitchen, and researching the health benefits found in natural ingredients. It’s a sort of therapy for me, knowing I’m doing something to fuel and nourish our bodies.

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JM: What do you think is the biggest misconception about modeling?

KD: That it’s easy. I see people flip through magazines all the time, and not stop to appreciate the time and effort that went into some of those campaigns. It’s hours of planning, it’s an entire team of people—not just someone with a camera and some random girl. It’s the photographer, it was a special chosen model, it was a hair and makeup team, it was wardrobe who picked out the outfit and made sure it was always wrinkle free, or some other detail was on point while she was posing, it was a set crew who were in charge of lighting, and then editors who clean the images up, all the way down the production line. Not to mention, that wasn’t the first or only shot they took of the model. They probably went through a thousand or more stills and poses trying to figure out which one was going to showcase the product and tell the story best. Meanwhile, you have to sit or stand there as the model and remember to keep your face reflective of your pose and make it look painless and effortless. It’s an art form.

Katie Deluca 5JM: What sets you apart from other models?

KD: I’d like to think my versatility and personality. I have a very can-do attitude and will go to whatever it takes to get the shot, whether it’s posing with animals or acting out a character that’s very different from me. I have fun being able to dress up and be something or someone else for the time that I’m in front of the camera, and I love making the clients’ visions come to life.

 

JM: Name three things you want to do before you die?

KD: 1. I want to be my own brand and own my own corporation. 2. I want to have traveled to every continent and meet their people, seen their attractions and tried their food. 3. I want to raise a family and make our house a home. It’s funny the last of these, is the riskiest in my line of work, because that usually means you lose the ability to model and do it all, but I know I can. Other models have been successful, and one day, I will too.

 

JM; How do you handle naysayers?

KD: I have no time for negativity. I surround myself with only the best people, and those who are doing something with their lives, and are supportive of others. No one is perfect and we’re all human and free to make our own decisions. The tag line this week is ‘bitch, don’t kill my vibe’ haha.

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JM: What goal are you trying to achieve right now?

KD: Well right now, I’m trying to win Maxim Magazine’s Hometown Hotties competition. I’ve made it to the Top 100 so far, and I’m hoping to make it into the Top 10 and farther. So stay tuned!

 

JM: Success. What does it mean to you?

KD: Success is in what you’ve done with your life, to better the life of others. Money can buy you the nicest things, but it cannot buy love or true happiness. Fame comes with the territory, but what you do with it is what’s important. How you have impacted or inspired or changed the world around you—not even on a global scale, but say within your community, is a success. What will people say at your funeral? Leave the world a better place, and that in and of itself is a great reward.

 

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