We had the good fortune of connecting with Sophia Mateo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sophia, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
I think that success starts out with a strong drive to succeed; then following up with a healthy lifestyle. Daily habits of exercise, eating healthy and practicing your skills. It is also important to have positive attitude and have fun.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My career is just beginning and I am very excited about the big opportunities ahead as a Model and Actor. I was excited this year to walk in different fashion shows and the travel that went along with it. Walking in New York Fashion Week for designer Melanie Caballero was a highlight for sure. I have met some great designers this year and getting the opportunity to walk for them is wonderful. I would say that the competition in this industry is what I find the most difficult or challenging and not letting it get to you. You have to keep a positive mindset and attitude so that you look for the right opportunities for you and just keep working hard. Each opportunity is the next adventure and I am stoked.

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.
If I had a friend come to visit, I would hit the town. We would visit art museums, coffee shops, do a little shopping, and eat at all the best restaurants. We would definitely go ice skating and take in a movie. I would want to show them all the things I like to do while enjoying time together.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many people to be thankful for! The support, and encouragement starts with my mom and family but it doesn’t end there. I have been lucky enough to get mentorship from Prestige Talent Management & Training Center, where I have met other aspiring talents and their families; who have also been supportive and encouraging. It is important to surround yourself with a good support system.

Website: www.Sophiamateo.com

Instagram: sophiamateo2021

Image Credits
Isbill Photography, Michael Webber Photography, Mark Carroll – Prestige Talent Management

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