Cuban Model Rachell Vallori’s Instagram Is a Party You Need to Attend
Where are you right now?
As of right now, I am based in sunny Los Angeles and I'm absolutely loving it.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in La Habana, Cuba, and lived there until I was about 19 years old and moved to Miami.
If you weren’t a model, what career would you pursue?
If I wasn't a model, I would definitely continue pursuing acting, which I've already been doing for the last few years. Not many people know this, but I've also always dreamt of studying law and representing underprivileged families that cannot afford proper legal counsel. I believe that people at the core are good. However, bad situations and circumstances can cause people to be in very difficult situations, and I would love to be able to help them through that.
What is your mantra? (If you don't have one, make one up. We'll wait.)
I don't really have a mantra, but I do have one simple rule in life. It almost seems to be my little trick :) Do good to everyone, wherever you go, even when no one is watching. Never lie to people, hurt people, or steal from people. Give back when you can, and if you follow the above rules, the entire universe will support your dreams and desires, making things happen that are far out of my control. Nothing makes me happier than the feeling that something somewhere is looking out for me, the same way I try to look out for others.
What makes you feel sexy?
I feel the sexiest when I'm dancing to the music from my country. In Cuba, everyone dances. Everyone is confident. No one is scared of being judged because we have nothing to judge. We are all in the same boat, for the most part, with totally equal circumstances. The music is what connects us all and brings us together. While dancing, nothing else matters except pure enjoyment and bliss, which to me is as sexy as one can feel.
Where have you never been but want to go?
This is embarrassing to admit, but I've actually never been in the snow. So that's first on my list. I want to dive into, eat it, make snow angels, make a snowman, throw snowballs, and basically anything else that I can think of!
Do you read the comments?
Yes, I do read the comments, and I absolutely love it! I get a good idea about who my followers are and the things they like the most about me. Instagram is such an amazing platform that connects us in ways that I could never imagine when I was growing up.
What is the craziest thing you’ve done on a shoot?
The craziest thing I've ever done while shooting was swimming with dolphins in the Miami Seaquarium. They are so intelligent and unbelievably adorable. It was a very profound experience for me, and I will never forget it.