Lunch Talks with the Models: Sara Sampaio (Women Direct NY)
Sara and I met at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011 after party back in November. Within hours after the first meeting, we became friends and social media buddies on twitter. Follow @Sara_Sampaio! I love that she is quite vocal, real, and honest. It is very refreshing for me to see a beautiful lady with an independent mind who is unafraid to voice herself.
A few weeks ago, I had asked followers on my facebook page who they would like to see on Bonae L’amour, and I had requests for Sara whom I do not have streetstyle photos of… Anyway, I love making wishes come true, especially if the requests are for friends of mines. So, I told Sara about the sweet requests, and we both agreed we had to make it happen for fans! Sara’s favorite food is pizza, so we met up for pizza days ago at Lombardi’s.
Damian Bao: Hi Sara, please introduce yourself. How old are you? And where are you from?
Sara Sampaio: I am 20. I will be 21 on July 21st. I am from Porto, Portugal.
Damian Bao: How were you discovered?
Sara Sampaio: I won a modeling contest in Portugal, and then I got signed with my mother agency Central Models.
Damian Bao: Were you a good student in school?
Sara Sampaio: Yes, I was an amazing student. In Portugal, the rate is from 0 to 20, I finished high school with a 17 out of 20. And I had straight A’s in math.
Damian Bao: What has been the most memorable moment(s) as a model for you?
Sara Sampaio: Walking the Blumarine Spring/Summer 2012 show in Milan. It was my first and only big show. I was next to many big models that I haven’t met until then. It was exciting. I also love shooting. I had a lot of fun shooting the Blumarine FW 11.12 campaign with Adriana Lima and the Armani Exchange campaign. They were a lot of fun!
Damian Bao: Which model from the past has inspired you?
Sara Sampaio: I love Kate Moss because she is amazing, and she is smaller than me so that is inspirational! She has become so successful even though she is also short.
Damian Bao: Do you have any goals for the future?
Sara Sampaio: Yes, any goal that any model has! I would love to walk the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and become an Angel. I would love the chance to walk all the big high fashion shows. I would love to shoot those campaigns too. I would also love the opportunity to work with all the major high fashion magazines. I think that every goal that every model should have, I would also make them as my goals too.