We had the good fortune of connecting with Ilka Tamar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ilka, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
What makes me happy is being myself and spreading my message out there. Thru my business I help high-achieving women to build a successful personal brand on social media through modeling and confidence tools.
Also makes me happy being a mentor to other woman. Supporting them makes me realize that I born for it. My passion thru what I do is what drives my energy and effort so I can achieve more and help more woman to be their best version of themselves thru confidence and self-love.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started modeling at at he age of 16 years but arts had been in my veins since I born. I used to sing and do dramas at church since I remember.
I set up my modeling classes since I was suffering from bullying at middle school, modeling helped me to gain my confidence back and get me our of the shell. It was not easy to crack out of my low self-esteem because of the bullying but with good mentors it was possible.
I started as a model, then they gave the opportunity to be assistant to the modeling coach and after that a Modeling coach by myself. I had to take basic, intermediate and advance modeling certifications to become modeling coach, I paid for all of them working thru the weekends. I felt the passion of modeling and more passion about teaching it as a self-confidence tool.
I decided to pursue into beauty pageants, I participated in two of them called: Miss Hispanoamerican and Miss Iberoamerican.
I learned a that even my industry is a thought one based in physical attribute I went way more than that.
I was rejected for being not tall enough, “ugly”, looking too exotic, ect I learned that people’s opinion no matter as long as we continue trying to achieve our goals.
I want the world to know that I’m not just a model, my brand is focus on using the same tools as runway, photoposing and public speaking among other tools that I enhance in my mentorship so women’s confidence and self love guide them to a whole empowerment and self awareness of who they’re and their mission.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Definetly I will take them to the parks as Disney, Universal, Island of adventure and Volcano Bay.
I will also take a trip to some beaches around like Siesta Key or Vero Beach, I come from Puerto Rico an Island so beaches is a most. As a vegan I will also take lunch in different vegan restaurants around the Orlando areas as well like Ethos, Biscuit Co and Market in the South.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have mentors that had helped me to be where I’m today.
My husband ( had helped me as a business coach since he have his own business establishedfor 14 years), Grace Fontecha (my first modeling coach), Zoraya Jones ( Business Coach), Alessandra Nicole ( Marketing and Sales coach).
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Photography by Alyssa Miller Hair and makeup by Linitzi Bonilla Figueroa from Rayoka Bonilla Lashes by Lashes by FXN Dress by luxury.dresses.fl