Glitz & Glam
with Sara Baena / @sarafashionmodel
Photo credits Courtesy of Sara Baena / Shandrew PR
Sara! What an absolute honour to have you grace our June cover! How excited were you to be the cover of FHM? Thanks a lot! It is an honour for me as well to do the June cover; I felt super excited and happy, I have always loved this magazine!
Modelling is a big part of your life, could you tell us what inspired you to start and what your journey has been like to get to this point? Since I was a kid, I used to look at magazines and fashion, the runways with different fashion designers, trends and couture. I remember putting different clothes on my barbies and playing with them for hours. My family signed me up on modelling courses in a few modelling agencies in Medellin, Colombia where I am from and later, some companies started to contact me through the agency. After that, I started to work with managers and representatives until the point where I am now. I met amazing people in this industry and at the same time I was learning a lot about making good decisions and making sure that I was doing my best to be one of the best models. I have always pushed myself to go forward and achieve my dreams. I had a lot of support from family and friends.
You look incredible, what are some of your favourite ways to work out? Thank you!! I love exercise, Pilates, and yoga. I like to do functional training with weights. I start my routine usually with 10 to 15 minutes of cardio and I work out my whole body in different ways. After a workout I love doing yoga, stretching, and meditating. I work out every day and I just take Sundays off to rest. Stretching muscles is important to build a beautiful body.
We would love to get to know you! Describe to us what a day in the life of Sara is like? A day in my life… As you all know, I like to have good habits and discipline with exercise and healthy vegan foods. I enjoy simple things in life… a good conversation, good company. Spending time with my family is really necessary. I spend a lot of time with them now due to the pandemic; and I am learning new things all the time, like different workouts, different recipes in the kitchen to make at home, reading and studying and I am trying to be a good mommy and have a strong relationship with my husband. We are learning a lot!
What are some of your favourite things to do? I like watching movies, playing with my son, I really enjoy going to a nice restaurant, and trying a good wine. I think I just like everything… Life is great and every day we should do what we are passionate about. And, of course, I love going to the mall!
You’re glamorous and fun, what would you say makes you the happiest? It makes me the happiest to do what I love (fashion) and to be able to spend time with my family, they are my biggest happiness.
Turn-ons? Intelligence, beautiful eyes, and gentleness.
Turnoffs? Arrogance, stupidity.
What makes you tick? Motivation, passion, emotional stability, humour, and of course, love.
As an established model, what advice can you give aspiring models out there to help them achieve their dreams of doing what you do? Firstly, it is really important to keep in mind to work with a good representative, either a manager, agency or a good friend that knows the industry better. A lot of motivation, talent and passion.
Thank you so much for sitting with us and letting us get to know a bit about you! Any last words for our readers out there? Thanks a lot to you too, it has been a pleasure. Take care all of you, and don’t forget to always follow your dreams. Blessings and love.