Meet: Alex Centomo

Hey MA community!

Today is a really special day because we're featuring one of our very first supporters, Alex Centomo. Alex has supported us since the beginning and we are so grateful to have her part of our family. The picture below will go down in Melanie Audrey history as one of our most successful pictures! When Alex posted it we felt like we were seeing it everywhere! It ended up re-posted on several other accounts and re-pinned by Lauren Conrad. She's also been taking us all over the world with her including her most recent trip to Greece. You'll see some of those pictures in this post.

We absolutely love this humble girl to pieces! Check out our Q&A with her below!

 

Tell us a bit about yourself!
My name is Alex, I'm a YouTuber from Montreal and I love anything to do with fashion, beauty and travel!
 
What do you love about what you do?
I love that I was able to turn my dream into my career. I've always been fascinated with film making and photography, so being able to do this every single day and have it be very successful is more than I could ever wish for.
 
If we told you you had the opportunity to nominate someone to inspire our next bracelet who would you choose to nominate and why?
I would nominate my cousin, Cristina, because she is the most inspiring person in my life right now. She works so hard for what she does and I have never seen anyone with so much passion in their life. She's an actress and gets to do so many amazing things. She also has the biggest heart out of anyone I know and I love her so much.
 
Use 3-5 words to describe your personality
3-5 words? Hmmmm. Awkward, dorky, hyper, kind, loving.
 
What's one piece of advice you would give your younger self?
Don't think that what adults tell you is the end all be all. You make your own luck. Work hard for what you love. And please don't cut those bangs, it looks horrible.
 
What would you do if you won 10 million dollars? 
Invest half, donate half.
 
What kind of things do you love to do on your time off?
I love reading. I could spend hours curled up reading some of my favourite books.
 
What are 3 places you would love to visit?
I would love to go back to Australia. Actually I would love to live there. But I would also love to visit Hawaii, South Africa, and Ireland. 
 
What is one thing on your bucket list?
Visit my family's town in Sabaudia, Italy with my daddy.
 
Do you have a quote you live by?
"The wolf that wins is the wolf you feed"
 
Are you an early bird or night owl?
Early bird!
 
If we granted you one wish to be able to change something about the world, what would that wish be? 
I would wish for world peace. I know that's such a generic answer, but I really do wish for that!
 
Sending out a huge thank you to Alex for simply being her inspiring self and for being such an incredible support for MA! You can follow more of Alex's adventures via her instagram @alexcentomo or YouTube channel. Thanks for reading and hope you're all having a great day!
 
Melanie Vandersluis
Founder