Enter Michell Roxana, the Venezuelan bombshell also known as Miss Earth.
As an adventurous and curious young girl, she found herself in a world surrounded by fashion, beauty contests and cameras, learning quickly how to always present herself professionally. At 15, she was chosen for an international shoe campaign kick starting her career. However, Michell is not just beauty- she has the brains to back it up. With two degrees, a children’s book and many other accolades, she wont stop until she accomplishes every dream she sets for herself.
We got to chat with Michell and pick her brain on everything from pageantry to engineering, join us to find out more…
LAFM: Before Pageantry you earned two bachelor’s degrees. Tell us more about what got you to where you are now?
Michell: I studied Production Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Administration. At first, I didn’t know which career to choose but I opted for the one that one of my sisters had studied. While studying, I fell in love with the field. I am grateful today because it opened the panorama for me. My bachelor’s degree was possible due to a scholarship I obtained as a prize for winning a beauty pageant and it has been very useful to me in many aspects of my life. If I had to choose to do it all over again, I would in a heart beat.
LAFM: Later you wrote a children’s book; Tell us where your inspo came from? What is the book about?
Michell: Being in the Miss Earth contest, in which I learned about many aspects related to the environment, I began to plan this book project. Knowing and seeing the media exposure that was gained from the contest, I wanted to maximize their impact in a positive way and what better way to do it than by sharing knowledge! This project was about creating habits and nurturing children’s education to help feed their future. The intention of MicheLand, which is a very fun book, is that it allows the reader to see the importance of taking care of their environment.
LAFM: Let’s talk beauty/health/fashion…How does it feel to be an IG icon?
Michell: I’m not going to lie to you, that definitely can blow your mind, but what you should always keep in mind is that you have a great responsibility in your hands, since with your content, you can literally inspire lives.
I feel very fortunate to have the power to impact my audience in a positive way. Therefore, I like to send messages of strength and empowerment. I believe that this is how ‘influencers’ can improve the world. If we all focus on helping each other and encouraging us to pursue our dreams.
LAFM: That’s awesome! Now fashion specifically, how would you describe your style?
Michell: Comfortable and daring. I always have to be satisfied with what I wear. A woman can transmit beauty and power; if what you wear does not give you confidence, you should change it! Even if it is something very insignificant, what you wear should make you feel like the most beautiful woman in the world.
LAFM: What quote would you share to empower women?
Michell: “A woman with a voice is, by definition, is a strong woman.” Melinda gates
LAFM: Great quote! Michell, what can we expect in the future?
Michell: You can expect a very strong woman, who will conquer dreams, I like to set short-term objectives to move forward and not lose sight of my goal, and of course, I do not rule out mistakes. Nobody is perfect, but the only one who loses is the one who stops trying. So, be prepared to be seeing me for a long, long time. I know one day I will look back and say: all the effort was absolutely worth it.