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ML Beauty | Annais Gutierrez - Classy with a Splash of Sexy

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Life isn't always fair or even nice sometimes but if you take the advice that everything is just temporary and the positive out look of Annais Gutierrez, then it all works out.

Mr. Latino Sacramento is proud to bring to you it's very first ML Beauty, the lovely Annais Gutierrez. This 22 year old with an old soul is full of positive messages, humble confidence with a very strong sense of tradition. Despite some hardships, verbal abuse and bullying as a young girl she has maintained her strong determination to stay true to who she is and not let anything get in the way of her dreams.

Annais Gutierrez is a self proclaimed nerd that gravitates to older people in her life. She's a homebody who truly adores her family. Annais has a story with a message she wants to convey to younger women. A message of courage and self acceptance.

Below is an interview of Annais conducted by Mr. Chris Richards on behalf of Mr. Latino Sacramento.

-Interview By Mr. Chris Richards-

ML:
I would like to start off by complementing you on your modeling skills during the shoot. You seem to have a natural talent for it. Do you enjoy modeling?

AG:
Thank you, I do. I love modeling. I just started modeling a year ago. I think I was nervous at first, But then I warmed up. (laughs)

ML:
(laughs) So we're going to jump right into this. Question number one. Where were you born and raised?

AG:
I was born in Indio California.... Um, It's a small desert town. I was there until I was about four years old.... five, then I moved to Sacramento and I've been here ever since.

ML:
Tell me about your childhood. What was it like for you growing up?

AG:
My childhood was.... it was good. I am the youngest I am the baby and only daughter. Um, it was good until you start hitting a point where friends and people start to change. So when I was in 6th grade I think that's when the boys started looking at girls and girls started looking at guys. You hit that point were things are analyzed like this girl has this, this girl doesn't. Um, I was often teased a lot. But my home life was always filled with love. My family was always there for me.

ML:
When were you teased? In grade school?

AG:
In grade school yes, grade school is where it all started. If I was by myself other girls would say really mean things to me.

ML:
What were you teased about?

AG:
Girls would tease me for being really skinny. I was really skinny. I was really nerdy I had glasses and what not. I was just often teased for being different looking.

ML:
So did you have many friends? Were you by yourself a lot?

AG:
I was very small circled. So yes, I was by myself most of the time. I had maybe like one best friend. I always grew relationships more with older people, Like the teachers. I just felt like I connected with them better then the kids. I still keep in touch with my teacher from fourth grade. I love our relationship, I've known her for years.

ML:
So how long did the teasing last?

AG:
The teasing lasted up until high school. In high school I had a group of friends that I thought were my friends. But when some of your closes friends turn their backs on you and starts making fun of you, it hurts. My high school counselor who I'm still friends with to this day helped me through everything. I love her so so much. She's the one who taught me to see the beauty in yourself and really love yourself for who you are. Oh, my mother was also always there for me. I can't forget my mother.

ML:
So how do you feel about all of it now? Obviously you've accepted yourself, right?

AG:
I... it doesn't bother me anymore. Yes I have, and the reason I didn't get into modeling sooner was because when your teased and made fun of you start believing that. You start to think well maybe I'm not as pretty to be a model. Words hurt, they do. And Um... like a year ago I said you know what, I'm just going to go for it. I have nothing to loose. If I'm not liked at least I tried and put myself out there. I want girls to know that you have to absolutely love yourself. You start to second and third guess yourself from what other people tell you. But you really have to see yourself in the mirror and say, you know what? I'm going to love myself. This is my life, this is what God gave me and I'm going to work with it. You have to!

ML:
That is a great outlook to have on things. How old are you?

AG:
I'm 22

ML:
22 years young, that's some great insight to have early in life. Tell me a little bit about your family. What is your family like?

AG:
My family is very hardworking. My parents both were born in Mexico. They came here for a better life. My family is super family oriented. I absolutely adore my family, my family is everything to me. Family is everything to me. I do want to get married, I do want to have kids because that's where I come from. We are very traditional we are super old school.

ML:
So your family values are from the era of the gentleman? I say that meaning these days a lot of women are not really looking for a gentleman. Or know what a nice gentleman is for that matter.

AG:
As long as you can make me happy and make me smile, and I can feel like you are my best friend. I'm going to be a happy girl. If you show you care and make a little time for me, that's what truly matters. A relationship is more then love. It's about being best friends as well.

ML:
I agree, tell me about some of your dreams and aspiraitons.

AG:
I just want to be successful in everything that I am and do. I love fashion, I love the art of make-up and beauty. I can see myself working with a magazine like Vogue. To actually go to the runway shows and see the outfits and pick colors and textures. I love stuff like that.

ML:
What are some things you do in your free time? Hobbies?

AG:
I love working out. I love spending time with my family. Oh, I love movies. I love Netflix (laughs) I'm more of a homebody. I don't really go out much. Every now and then I'll have like a girls night.

ML:
Describe yourself in your own words, who is Annais Gutierrez?

AG:
I would say that I am responsible, I am loyal and trust worthy. Um... I am patient...... I'm very kind. I'm really really nice and I'm really silly. I have a very nerdy side I'm like in love with Harry Potter. I may look like I'm very serious, but once you talk to me most people find me to be really funny. I'm a laid back type of girl. I love my movies and my family and going to the gym. I'm very calm.

ML:
So since you are into fashion tell me a little bit about your style.

AG:
My style is classy sexy. Classy but a splash of sexy at the same time. I love elegant.

ML:
When it comes to love and dating, what qualities to you look for in a man and what is your ideal scenario for falling in love?

AG:
I look for someone who is ambitious. Someone who has goals, who is driven. Um... family oriented for sure. Someone who can make me laugh. But most of all I really just want to be myself around you. That's my number one thing, if I don't feel comfortable around you it's not going to work. I need to be 100% myself and for you to except my silliness. I need to feel like your my best friend.

Ok, I am a hopeless romantic. I think I would be just walking in a grocery store (laughs). I would be just walking and make eye contact with this beautiful man (laughs). And him kind of just pretending to be getting the same item that I am. Him reaching out for the item and look at me and then just talk to me. Him saying "Hi, what are you using this for? I'm going to cook tonight, what do you recommend me cooking this with?" (laughs) or something like that. He would be a gentlemen about it. He would be kind and introduce his self to me. Not just hey girl can I get your number (laughs).

Just him looking at me and saying he would love to take me to get a cup of coffee. Or to say "hey there is a coffee shop right across the street, would you like go and have a little chit chat?" (laughs) and we would go and just talk and you know see how it goes.

I always think the grocery store one is a good one. Because the gym you can't really do it. You know your like working out or too busy. Your not going to stop doing your sets to go talk to someone (laughs). I think the grocery store thing is really nice, club no. No club, no club (laughs).

ML:
To the young women that might be reading this or even to anyone reading this but more so to that one girl who has those dreams but may feel like she isn't good enough, what would you say?

AG:
My advice is that everything is just temporary. You have to look yourself in the mirror and love yourself. There is one thing that Tyra Banks did on her show Americas Next Top Model. She said everyday wake up and look yourself in the mirror and something you like about yourself. Your eyes, your eyebrows... something like your funny, anything. Do it for a month straight. After a month you'll have 30 things you like about yourself. It will make you feel so much better. I did that, and it did! Tyra Banks is a huge influence on so many girls. Tell yourself I am beautiful in my own way.

ML:
You being of Mexican descent and with all that is going on in the news in regards to immigration and negative portrayals of Latinos and Mexicans, does that have any effect on how you feel about being Mexican/Latina?

AG:
I am 100% Mexican and I absolutely love it. I love being Latina I absolutely adore it. There is no other culture I would rather be. I love the food, the food is amazing I love my family. Our country is beautiful there is so much history there. I love being a Latina woman, we are very passionate and family oriented and love to cook. We are very wifey and nurturing. I think Latina women are not only loving but are very strong women and have the courage to do it all.

ML:
I totally agree with that Annais, it was an absolute pleasure talking to you, thank you for taking the time to sit with us and sharing your story. Also for giving us your insights on being a proud, confident and inspiring Latina. Mr. Latino Magazine wishes you the best in all you do.

AG:
Thank you for having me.

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Write-up By: Pedro Quiroba III
Interview By: Chris Richards
Photography By: Jacob D. Garcia

 

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