We had the good fortune of connecting with Gabriella Paredes Meza and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Gabriella, how do you think about risk?
As a make up and special effects artist, the people may think , there’s not much risk in this carreer . But if you wanna be successful, as in life…you need to make decisions and of course take some risks. But thats part of the fun .

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am from Peru, a country where the movie and entreteinment industry is not develop for this times.. i graduate from comunication degree in the university but my passion was always make up. I decided to leave my carrer , my job in a tv channel , the confort of home, the warmth of family and friends , i didnt speak english very fluent but i wanted to follow my dream. I arrive get into a school and just make my best effort, and no stopping . now i can say it was worth it because i got to have experiences that i would never imagine, get to meet artists i just knew from movie credits, Work with them and be able to receive a bit of their extensive knowledge… just priceless

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
October is my favorite month of the year because all the monsters and creatures wake up and the people is cool with it , i am currently working for Universal studios for halloween horror nights , so that would be a stop for sure. My favorite restaurant is “catch” so that would also be a must for me and best friend.. in La we have so many attractions, museums and shows that will definitely difficult to choose

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mother for always be supportive in my adventures, My family and friends for encouraging me to keep going and the movies, monsters and creatures for inspire on me the love for this art.

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