Social Icon Interviews: Carolina Fontaneti

Social Icon Interviews: Carolina Fontaneti

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Carolina Fontaneti

On self-healing, the power of real food, and what she wants to be remembered for.

Our interview series is one of the ways I'm passionate about amplifying all the good that Social Icons are doing in the world.  Each interview is truly a chance to learn something transformative, if you're open to it.  So grab your wellness drink of choice (ours is green juice!) and get ready to meet the inspiring Carolina Fontaneti!  She's a NYC-based model, activist, and jewelry designer. 

Carolina is proof that we can make positive changes in our own lives, and those around us.  Find your purpose, use your voice, and don't be afraid to be different! 

Carolina is represented by Role Models Management - an ethical talent & modeling agency.  

Q:  What topics are you most passionate about sharing right now - something that could really help the world if everyone did it/ got on board? 

A:
1. Ban Single-use plastic / Zero Waste living
2. Self Healing of the Body and the Mind
3. Sustainable Fashion

Q:  Tell us about someone who has been a positive influence on you.  

A:  Well, I kinda knew this person through social media, but also ended up meeting her in real life.  Her name is Luana Ferreira.  

She’s also Brazilian, and she’s growing a leadership group of conscious human beings.  Her work is so inspiring - it goes beyond creating content to social media...she’s truly changing people's perspectives on how they perceive the World around and inside us.  I started following Luana because I could foresee the power of what she was doing, and {so I could} benefit personally from her passion to share and help individuals live a life aligned with their purpose. 

Finding my purpose in life gave me a whole new perspective about my modeling career and how I could also use my platforms to raise my voice and talk about issues that require urgent action.

Q:  If you could speak to a classroom of young girls today, what is the #1 lesson you’d like to share?

A: Love yourself first.  Love all other individuals equally and respect the environment you live in.

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Q:  What is the biggest change you’ve made in your life to be happier and healthier?

A:  All my self discoveries came from the day I started to feed my body with real, wholesome food. Food is (or it must be) our best Medicine.

Q:  What is the biggest change you’ve made in your life to make the world better?

A:  I stopped eating meat a year and a half ago and I couldn’t be happier. I don’t like labels or extremism, but I can tell by this experience that I’m the most happy version of myself I've ever been.

Q:  We all have the occasional tough day…What’s the one thing that will instantly cheer you up on a hard day?

A:  I love rituals and making spells. So I gather my healing gemstones and tarot cards, set up my space and enjoy a little me (self healing) time. 

One of our missions for creating this platform is to give Social Icons the opportunity to share the things that are truly meaningful to them - to have deeper conservations than just questions about outer things like their clothes/hair/travel/workouts.  So with that in mind…

Q:  What is the one question you wish people would ask you more often?

A:  "Carolina, what is the one thing in life you’d like to be remembered for?"  I’d like to be remembered for telling my story and inspiring other people to stand in their truth and empower themselves. We are all divine beings and are SO powerful. I want to help people unlock this perception and I will do so by sharing my life’s story.

“Finding my purpose in life gave me a whole new perspective about my modeling career and how I could also use my platforms to raise my voice and talk about issues that require urgent action.”

Q:  What does being a “Social Icon” mean to you? 

A:  It means expressing your truest self.  It means not being afraid of saying what you think, raising your voice in a compassionate way, treating everyone with respect and Love.  Being an inspiration to people is often misunderstood.  I feel many people want to be called an icon, but they just repeat whatever people are saying is cool at the moment.  Being a real social icon is not being afraid of doing what's different from the rest.
 

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