Caralyn Mirand

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Photo by Anastasia Garcia @anastasiagphoto

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Agency: dorothycombsmodels.com

Facebook Link: facebook.com/CaralynMirand

Instagram Link: @CaralynMirand

Twitter Link: @CaralynMirand

Blog Link: buffalobeautiful.com

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Photo by Rick Day @rickdaynyc

What have been your favorite modeling experiences so far?

One of my favorite modeling experiences has been working consistently for the same client, so much that you build relationships and a sense of camaraderie. It is extremely rewarding when you’ve contributed towards a team and positive environment.

One of my favorite jobs has been a bra-packaging job. A few months later I went into a store and saw multiple packages with my face on it. It took every ounce of me to hold a straight face in the check out line! The lady at the register never noticed that I was buying 48DDD, 38C, 42E, 40G, different sized bras!

What is your personal fashion aesthetic? 

In the past year, my style has seriously evolved. Although I have always enjoyed fashion, I found that I have been noticing fashion more. I would say that my style is full of classic pieces with modern and trendy items. I love staples in a wardrobe that never go out of style- skinny jeans, black leather jacket, white sneakers, basics. I like to invest in the timeless items and then buy less expensive trendier pieces. Black is always chic but I always get compliments wearing blue! Something to do with my eyes, I suppose 🙂

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If you were not modeling, what field would you be working in?

If I was not modeling, I would definitely still be in business. I have a business degree specialized in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, so I believe that I still carry an entrepreneurial spirit! I am currently working on building my personal brand as a model.

What do you like to do on your off time? 

When I am not traveling for work, I love to cook. It has become one of my passions! I love digging through my kitchen and curating meals based off of what I have. I am kind of a homebody, so I love to be home and lay low with friends and family.

I also work part-time as an image consultant through my start up company, Buffalo Beautiful. I love helping people transform into the best versions of themselves, from the inside out!

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Has there been someone in your life that has influenced you, in fashion or otherwise?

I have to say that my mom has influenced me. She is an incredibly savvy and polished businesswoman; I strive to be half of the woman & mother that she is. She is always dreaming big for me, guiding and supporting me every step of the way.

Within the fashion industry, I have had many mentors and friends that have helped me learn and grow, to whom I am very grateful to. They have helped shape the model and woman that I am today.

What is your advice to aspiring models?

You have to know that it takes a large amount of time, money, dedication and vision. I receive countless messages from people wanting to be models, asking for the secret formula. There is none! Just a large dose of trial and error… I will say though, it is A LOT more than just being a pretty face.

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