Spanish beauty Aldara Ortega is based out of NY and travels the world for her modeling gigs. She’s also a talented artist, her photographs and paintings are stunning. Check out her website!
Aldara and I are buddies, when we hang out we often do something creative and there will always be food 😉 I love her upbeat personality,her adventurous spirit and.. her appetite!
Find out what inspires Aldara to make art. And what this Spanish delight loves to eat, and how she stays in bikini shape all year long
Describe yourself in three words
Happy, creative, adventurous
What do you love most about living in NYC?
That whatever I want to learn or do I can find in this city. If you can imagine it there’s a class for it.
What inspires you to make art?
Random things inspire me; the reflection underwater or the designs and patterns created by the refraction of light. Or it might be the movement of a friend, a color pallet in a cupcake, a shadow. There’s inspiration everywhere!
What’s your ultimate dream job?
It would be to continue developing my art and live comfortably from it.
What’s a misconception people have about models?
Most people think that models are superficial people. While the modeling industry can be superficial, models are normal people of whom the majority is very caring, humble, creative, business driven and have other interests outside of modeling.
What’s your favorite food?
Without a doubt, Spanish seafood Paella!!
What’s your relationship with food?
I love to eat, not only to nourish myself but because I find true pleasure in it. I like tasting new dishes and food, especially when I travel abroad. My boyfriend nicknamed me Aldara “Bourdain” because he thinks I go too far experimenting with crazy food.
What do you cook when you want to impress someone?
Seafood Risotto and Tiramisu
What’s your favorite quote?
Happiness is not a state to arrive but a manner of traveling
What’ your favorite work out? Do you diet?
I do zumba, samba, pilates, yoga and swimming. If I had to choose one it would be dancing, it makes me happy.
I don’t diet, I just try to have a balanced diet; avoiding too much fatty foods or carbs and eating lots of vegetables and protein.
What’s your favorite meal to cook? Or have someone cook for you?
Something I made up; seafood stir-fried in broth. If someone else cooks for me, my mom’s Paella.
What do you eat and drink on a day +work out.
Coffee and cereal in the morning. A juice midday. For lunch a salad with some kind of protein; fish/turkey/chicken/meat. Afternoon I’ll have some yogurt. Dinner depends if I go out or stay home. If I’m not hungry I’ll just have a little cheese and wine. The weekends are for treats, so I allow myself to cheat a little bit.
I try to work out at least one hour a day. Sometimes if my schedule allows I’ll do Pilates or yoga in the morning and dance in the evening.
Are you single?
No I’m not, I have a wonderful boyfriend.
Thanks Aldara, I’m looking forward to our next get-together