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  • Gaïa: From France to SoHo

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    Gaïa is a New York it-girl with Parisian roots. From a distance, her effervescence and charisma mask her internal complexity. She is introspective, and committed to her work. She has developed a strong understanding of self which emanates from her studies in psychology and method acting. With art and influence running through her veins, it’s only a matter of time before the world discovers Gaïa Matisse.

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    Janise: From Puerto Rico to Chelsea

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    Janise is a visual and performing artist with an animated personality that is likely attributed to her latin roots. She broke away from small town America to further pursue her career in New York City’s vibrant art world. On any given day, you’ll find Janise veering between painter, method actor, and creative producer – all of which she has effortlessly mastered.

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  • Rafaela On Croatia, Fashion, and Cuisine

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    Rafaela is a modern day fashionista with timeless taste and an infectious smile. Although she’s originally from Croatia, Rafaela possesses true New York confidence – something that is key to effortlessly pulling off her eclectic wardrobe.

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  • Laura: On Korean Skincare and Personal Style

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    Meet the face behind City Foodie. With the help of her popular Instagram account of mouth watering #eeeeeats, Laura has established herself as the girl-in-the know when it comes to New York City dining. Laura moved from Seoul, Korea to NYC to study fashion, entrepreneurship, and business at NYU’s Gallatin. Now this third culture kid is conquering the city one bite at a time, and snapping photos along the way.

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    Kristina & Kamila: From Ukraine to Brighton Beach

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    The POD Twins are two Ukrainian sisters making a name for themselves as the girls America loves-to-hate on VH1’s reality competition, Twinning. Although they’re identical on the exterior, their personalities differ, completing two spheres to one whole. When one POD hesitates or holds back, the other chimes in — between the two of them, nothing is left unsaid. Apart from their stunning good looks, they’ve shown the world what Ukrainians are notorious for: quick wit, street smarts, and independence.

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    Ivy: From Jamaica & Iceland to the LES

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    Ivy is a native New Yorker on the cusp of adult hood. Raised in a biracial family, she developed a strong sense of identity and maturity at a young age. She’s unique yet she exudes an air of familiarity — as if you’ve known her for years. Ivy’s personal style is a blend of 90’s nostalgia and naïveté, a token to the cultural rebirth of New York City’s most fascinating decade.

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  • Lea: From Lebanon to The Upper East Side

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    Lea is a global citizen with Lebanese roots who is currently living her days as an Uptown girl. She’s a women with traditional values but ambition like a true New Yorker. When she’s not out exploring the culture of her new home, Lea is using interior design to bring color and beauty into her clients’ and friends’ homes. Lea embodies the perfect balance of old-world culture meets modern day metropolis.

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    Laura: From Korea to Greenwich Village

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    Meet the face behind City Foodie. With the help of her popular Instagram account of mouth watering #eeeeeats, Laura has established herself as the girl-in-the know when it comes to New York City dining. Laura moved from Seoul, Korea to NYC to study fashion, entrepreneurship, and business at NYU’s Gallatin. Now this third culture kid is conquering the city one bite at a time, and snapping photos along the way.

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