Known for her killer abs and sweetheart personality, Brit Manuela has been our BB muse since the beginning.
We checked in with Brit to see how her summer was going (living vicariously through her vacay snaps). Between Miami swim week and all her covid safe travel, it was safe to say she had made the most of the sunny days. Brit seems to have hit the jackpot when it comes to making the most out of her work and life, so how does she do it all? Luckily enough she’s spilling the tea.
Your life is a beach, seriously! How did you get to where you are professionally?
I got to where I am today by thinking outside the box and the obvious, never accepting no as an answer. I always believed in myself, no matter what my circumstances were or if there were people who didn’t believe in me. I never gave up and always made whatever situation I was in work. It’s all about your mindset, what you think you attract and what you want you can have. It’s all about getting your mindset down and following through with actions to achieve your goals.
You're a babe with many talents, however most of us would know you as one of our fave influencers on Instagram. What is your favorite thing about you job?
There are many favorite things about my job, however, I would rate my freedom as being pretty high up the list. There aren’t many jobs that allow you to travel and live freely, so I’m beyond grateful every day for that. I also love everyone who supports me and reaches out or follows me on social media. Whether it’s putting a smile on their face, giving them advice, or showing them my favorite must have products, I love helping people and I’m grateful to be able to do so.
So if you had to pick a fave Bali Body product what would it be? (Yes we know this is as hard as picking your fave bikini).
Again, so many favorites to choose from! But my definite must have for me is the 1 Hour Express. When it launched at the start of the year I was so excited to try it and when I saw the results I was blown away. The amount of times this product has saved me with last minute photoshoots. I can honestly say that this is something everyone must have and try!
You’ve clocked up a lot of air miles. What's your favorite place in the world and what makes it so special?
My favorite place in the world is my current home in Los Angeles. I wouldn’t necessarily pin it as my favorite because of the location, but it is because I have made my place my sanctuary and it’s where I feel the safest and content.
It’s winter here in Australia and we've been in and out of lockdowns, so there's been a lot of ‘treating ourselves’ at home. What does a ‘treat yourself’ moment look like to you?
A treat yourself a moment to me is a self care day! It might start with a morning meditation, wholesome breakfast, and little read; watching my favorite tv show, pampering my skin, doing a hair and skin mask. And the most important part of my self care day is to remind myself and tell myself how proud I am because I feel it’s something we often will tell others but rarely tell ourselves.
Thanks so much for this catch up, as a parting word can you give some advice to anyone wanting to follow in your footsteps.
The advice I would give aspiring creatives and entrepreneurs is to always remember why you started and always have a vision of where you want to be in your head.
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