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Many assumptions surround the act of posing in front of a camera lens. Modeling is often seen as “a world” instead of one of many professions to choose from. Even though it responds to the basic variables of any other paid occupation: the balance and congruency of nurture and nature. The attributes and talents with which individuals are born and the effort invested in honing those birth-given skills. What may cause the confusion is the public nature of the occupation, the pursuit of the beauty standard “du jour”. It is

A self proclaimed tomboy, Elvia plays it safe when it comes to choosing an outfit, mainly in terms of colors and prints. She has no issue in accentuating her best physical attributes, result of her hard work and dedication to fitness. The challenge becomes to step out of her monochromatic box. We pushed the envelope by introducing pattern mixing keeping in line with shapes that are still comfortable and familiar to Elvia. A pair of brown leopard print jean shorts and zebra-like pattern sheer top highlight her phenomenal legs and

Charismatic and energetic are adjectives that describe Elvia. Fearless joy is her approach to life, which explains and gives sense to her road to racing triathlons: she wanted a reason to learn how to swim. Running was second nature to her, cycling came easy (it helps that her brother builds road bikes, Franco bikes) although swimming was a big challenge, and she wanted to conquer it. Elvia signed up for her first race, the Marco Island Sprint Tri in 2012, hired a swim coach and set on to train and

The drive to test physical boundaries seems to be innate to each individual and its intensity varies according to the moment in time and the life situation. When Elvia discovered CrossFit almost a decade ago, little did she know it would eventually become an essential part of her life. Combining agility, endurance and strength each workout of the day reminds the athlete very important principles, not only to accomplish successfully the end of the training session but also life in general: persistence, team work and fearlessness in the face of

It took a lot of energy to write about myself. It is not easy to find comfort in vulnerability, and yet that’s where I seem to reconnect with my strength. Struggles and challenges through the years have taught me the power of releasing resistance and going with the flow in order to gain clarity and growth. Release and flow always comes naturally inside my closet. Style for me is a safe house. The creative process, the insight required to hone in on my feeling of the moment, what kind of

Cycling has become a vital metaphor in the way I heal: Not all bike rides will be pleasant; the more I ride, the higher the chance of crashing. It is up to me whether to play it safe and not try anymore, or to “get back on the saddle” and go at it again. External forces can cause a crash, our own mistakes and choices can contribute. The results can be devastating and even life threatening. I opted to stay in a toxic relationship riddled with gaslighting, manipulation and narcissism

Melting Hearts

“She’s number 1…she’s my everything”. That was an answer to a rhetorical question. Doesn’t take more than a split second after meeting Mike Egan to realize that above all what he enjoys the most is being a father to Campbell. Expecting their second baby daughter in less than 5 weeks, he shares that his wish was granted with the news that Campbell was going to have a little sister. Egan uses the imagery of buckets to describe his life’s compartments: Family, Triathlons and Work. “There is only so much water

Consuetudinal Style?

When it comes to cycling, Mike Egan is in his element. There are no seams in his outfit choices: he effortlessly looks the part without a doubt. “Think about it from this perspective, Pianists, they don’t think what to do with their fingers”. A “cool” looking cyclist is mainly focused on performance and how the kit will help in achieving an athletic goal, the “coolness” factor of the outfit is a by product. Egan reminisces about his time spent with Coach Brian Walton. The broad spectrum of his teachings would

Intrinsic. Extrinsic

Mischievous smile, endless wit, tons of attitude on the bike. No one would ever know that by age twelve he dealt with three malignant tumors and a dire prognosis. Beat all odds only to go at it again in 2005, this time diagnosed with Lymphoma. “Tumors are my body’s way to push me around, doing triathlons is my way of pushing back”. To train is to live for Mike Egan. As a cancer survivor and heart disease convalescent, staying fit is the best prophylactic to be able to identify early

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