Our girl next door Val Emanuel is another model & actress who was very excited to learn more about healthy eating with a high powered blender. She has realized the importance of eating more whole foods to live a Healthier Lifestyle and we are excited to welcome her to the Blender Babes Team!
Name: Val Emanuel
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA!!
Favorite Food: Anything curried and vegan of course! ☺
Hobbies: Dancing alone in front of my large mirror, hiking, running
Favorite Travel Destination: Central America, Caribbean (I’m Panamanian/Antiguan, so I feel at home!), Miami, Paris
Goal(s): Work on as many projects as possible this year, and finishing my last two semesters to get my degree in Art History!! Also want to take a month long trip like so many of my European friends. I have so many goals on my list and Ill check it at the end of the year to see where I am with my progress.
Favorite Movie(s): Bring it On, P.S I love you, Pineapple Express, Anything Tarantino
Role Model(s): All the elders in my family, Viola Davis, Zoe Saldana, Diane Kruger, Michelle Obama, Stephanie Seymour
Favorite Book: Life of Pi!!!
Favorite Music: Alternative rock (like Dirty Projecters Pandora station), Trap Music (Waka Flaka Flame, Gucci mane, etc)
Beauty Secret(s): Milk of Magnesia under my makeup, Powder to refresh hair, Happy by Clinique
Favorite swimsuit line(s): Have Faith Swimgerie by Lilly Ghallichi! Pistols Six, Herve Leger
What do you do to get bikini ready? I live for the beach, I ride my bike and walk everywhere, a true West LA lifestyle including yoga, smoothies, juicing, eating at home and I make sure to look up restaurants nutrition before I go! I do not have thin genes so everyone in my family has to watch it.
If you were to design a bathing suit, what would it look like? It would look good on every shape. It would be super low but cover my butt and have the scrunch in the back! Triangle top with a push up, push up is an absolute must!
What do you love to eat that is “healthy”? SALAD! But super creative and weird and interesting combos that make you love veggies. I believe you should look for the best combinations of food instead of getting bored with it, also eat out less and make your own meals-eating healthy can actually be less expensive than you think!
What is something no one knows about you? Now if I told you, you would all know…right?
What advice would you give your 12 year old self? Don’t shave off your eyebrows and draw them in, and don’t chemically straighten your hair, you’re perfect the way you are!!!
What are your vices? Captain Crunch!
What is your favorite way to de-stres? When I check off the last thing on my to do list… This is one day a month I get this done
What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done? Lived in Belize to do an archaeological dig when I was 18. I knew no one and just picked up and left for the summer. It changed my life!
When are you the happiest? When I am at the beach. I can really see my scale in the universe there and I am a Venice Beach girl at heart :)