Name: Benilda D. aka Miss Benilda
Ethnicity: 100% Puerto Rican
Hometown: Patillas, Puerto Rico
Hair Color: black
Eye Color: brown
When and how did benilda story start?
My story started in Puerto Rico in 2003 when my mom put me in modeling classes in San Lorenzo, PR. After that i joined the military and once i got to my first duty station in Washington state my modeling started to take off, and the rest is history.
When we first met you I believe you were living in Seattle. Now you are in Florida. where are you from and how is Florida living!?
Yea i knew you guys for a long time now, i think since 2008! Now i live in Panama City, FL, home of spring break and the largest nightclub in the US, Club La Vela. The beaches are beautiful and sugary white! But during spring break it gets crazy! Im kinda ready to move on somewhere else though.
What are some of your goals. Do you plan on to continue modeling?
Ehh, I’ll do the modeling thing as long as people still want to see me, but it’s not a big goal of mine anymore. I’m ready to grow up and move on. 2013 will mark 10 years of me doing the modeling thing so im ready to see what else is out there.
What are some of your favorite foods?
I have so many different favorites lol. I love japanese food, puerto rican food, fried food, taco bell, etc. I cant pick just one thing :).
You are also a video blogger and such what are some of your inspirations for your blogs.
I just wanna show people little glimpses into my life from traveling to holidays, etc. I love making memories and also sharing those memories with people. Since i just got engaged, im going to be making some videos following me in the planning process so people can feel my pain.
When we first met It was at Scion United. And you have a Scion XA. We know your fav car at the time is a scion Is it still a scion? What is your dream car to own?
I still love Scions and always will. I really want to get the new Scion FRS.
A lot of people don’t know but you have been around for awhile.. so what do you think about the car scene these days? Still a fan?
Ehh the car scene nowadays doesn’t feel like it did way back when. I’m not too big on it these days, but I’ll still go to them to see what’s up.
Do you work out? How do you keep that hour glass shape gurrrllll!?!
-Pssh no. Well, actually I’ve been running (but not lately) to train in my first half marathon in February. Wish me luck! But I’m trying to work out more so all this fatty food doesn’t catch up to me when im older lol.
This is actually our 2nd photoshoot with you. The 1st one being lost to the hard drive gods.. What did you think of the concept Models in the trunk??
I’m really glad i got to shoot with u guys again. It’s always fun and comfortable and the car was nice! Hopefully in the future there will be a 3rd shoot!
What do you do for fun besides going to Disneyland all the time haha. Does Benilda RAGE.. or is she a chill type.
Haha I’m a chill type. I’m the kind of girl who likes to stay home rather than go party. My modeling/gogo me is waay different than my regular me. Regular me hates crowds and gets really anxious and nervous around ppl I dont know. I’m a square.
So usually around this part we ask.. single, Taken, or heartbreaker.. but we heard you are actually engaged!! Congrats and are we invited? Hahah jk.
Awwww thanks! Of course you’re invited if you can travel to Puerto Rico! Since i want this to be the best wedding ever we’re putting off the date til 2014 to save up more. Im so excited.
Do you have any hobbies or special talents?
I’m really good at drawing, i make all my own graphics and websites, and I’m damn good at claw machines! lol
What are some of the craziest things that you have ever done?
Hmmm…i drove nonstop from Vegas to Florida without any sleep once. That was awful and if it wasn’t for Amp and NOS energy drinks i probably would’ve crashed lol.
What is the most embarrassing thing that’s has happen to you that you can laugh about?
Besides me throwing up on myself on a flight? Nothing…smh lol
What makes you dance? What kind of music do you like?
I love upbeat songs like any by Pitbull, reggaeton, booty shaking music, and dubstep.
Got Any advice for young Models out there starting up?
Always be humble and don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. A good attitude gets more gigs.
Is there anything else you would like to talk about yourself?
Nothing else at the moment!
Do you have any shout outs plugs or anyone you would like to thank?
I’d like to thank MITT for giving me a feature and for all my fans/supporters for helping me get to where I’m at today.
Interview and Photography by Mike Morgan