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Lorena Maraschi on i-D Vice Online

Lorena Maraschi interviewed by i-D Vice Online. See the original article here.

10 things you need to know about lorena maraschi

Like Miuccia Prada, we’re totally obsessed with her.

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Lorena Maraschi always dreamt of being a model. At just five-years-old, she caught a glimpse of her first fashion show on TV, and instantly became hooked. 10 years later and her wish finally came true on a birthday trip to New York, where she signed with NEXT Models. Since then, the Brazilian beauty has gone from strength to strength, opening exclusively for Prada last season, before stepping onto the runways of Kenzo, Loewe, Valentino, and Dior. Keeping it in the Miuccia Prada family, she also walked for Miu Miu as well as Prada’s menswear show this season, while her elfin looks shine radiantly from not one but two Prada campaigns. A rare beauty, get to know your newest girl crush.

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1. Growing up she was a bit of a nerd…
“I was always the nerd of my class, always the unusual kid, the one who wanted to become a model.”

2. But now that she’s a model now of that matters…
“Modelling is the biggest part of my life. It’s where I’m 100% focused right now. It’s a lot of hard work I have to say, but hard work I love!”

3. So far her most memorable model moment has been working with Prada…
“It’s been a dream come true. After such a lot of hard work I just couldn’t believe that it was actually, really, happening. I am very thankful for all the team involved in making this happen!”

4. When she’s not stomping up the catwalk, you can find her reading up all about nutrition…
“I try to enjoy being at home as much as possible, although that’s rare, I also spend my time studying about nutrition – that is my third passion after modelling and animals.”

5. She’s also into music. The soundtrack to her life would sound a lot like…
Metronomy, The Bay.

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6. The best piece of advice she’s ever received is to…
“Make the best out of the worst, don’t allow external events to change your internal condition, embrace what makes you stronger and be grateful for every little thing.”

7. She cares a lot about the environment…
“We are killing this planet and it’s up to us people to make a choice and take action before it’s too late.”

8. She has some wise words to say about beauty…
“Embrace your uniqueness and be confident with it.”

9. She’s a feminist at heart…
“Being a girl is actually really tough, we have struggled and still struggle with a lot. But we have gained our space and will rule the world.”

10. She’s got some big plans for the future…
“One day I’d like to live a simple life by the beach with my loved ones and with lots of dogs that I can take care of.”