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DON’T BE A QUEEN WAITING ON A KING.
BE A BUSY QUEEN IN YOUR KINGDOM UNTIL THE KING ARRIVES.
Fernanda Talavera is the most stubborn and determined woman you’ll ever meet. She is the type of person who if she pictures something in her mind, and really wants it, she will work her butt off to make sure it becomes a reality. Fernanda believes that in every aspect of life, “practice makes the expert.” She is very passionate about everything she does and she loves being around people. Fernanda believes everyone has a story to tell, and she loves listening and learning about other peoples’ experiences. In this interview, you will have an opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary and SINGLE lady, read about her philosophy in life, and observe what she believes to be the man of her dreams!
HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR VIEWS ABOUT LIFE?
I believe in God, I believe in true love, and yes, I believe in compromise. I believe in living your life every day like if you were a newborn in this world: amazed; passionate; and without time to waste. I am grateful for every single event in my life, good or bad, and like they say…make it or break it. I believe anyone can make it. Be a warrior. Never give up. Love yourself and your neighbor. That’s what it’s about.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A PERSON?
I’m a little bit of both… I can be a very nice person, I have good intentions and a good heart. I do have my character, though, so I may seem like a tough girl to many … and I am, but with good intentions behind this image. I think that being headstrong and a little naughty is always good. I don’t like to be “too nice”, because this to me can be fishy or a red flag sometimes. People may try to take advantage of you if you are too nice, yet, this of course depends on the person whom you are with. I am good at reading people when I meet them, so I will know if that is really who you are or what your intentions are
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING SINGLE?
It’s not that I like or dislike being single… I like both, honestly. I believe God has given me so many lessons and people to learn from that today, I am single to grow as a person. I must be the best version of me to be amazing to someone. I am not saying I don’t want to be with someone, it’s just that the right someone hasn’t crossed my path yet, or at least that I know of. When it does, when the right person is in front of me, I just hope… he comes to stay forever, no matter what adversities life will bring us, he still stays.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A MAN?
Well… first of course, I consider his height, lol. I am quite tall, therefore, height is a key. I already have my “type” very set in my mind, but way more important is who they are, how they behave (with me, with their family, with the neighbor, etc.). This has a lot to say about a person. I am very observant and I like to see every detail, not only what a man may be “on paper” as in a degree, an occupation… but I want to know what is his true passion, what are his goals in life, and where does he see himself in the future. I am a family oriented person, so how a man relates to his family is usually how he may relate to a family of his own. I am a very ambitious person, a go-getter, so I like a guy with a vision as well. Someone who supports me, my hobbies, and most importantly, my career. Someone who will let me be ME, and doesn’t stop me from being myself. Someone who complements me and whom I can grow together with. A man who would go on crazy adventures with me, be a workaholic, or simply relax and chill.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN A MAN?
What inspires me in a man is: CHIVALRY! I grew up in a conservative family: catholic and integrated. So, what inspires me in a man would be that he be a gentleman, “old school” you may say, and not one who is materialistic … There’s so much a man can do to make me smile or jump around happily with simple tiny details or surprises. A man who is passionate about life, who inspires me, but also one who can help me relax.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO FALL IN LOVE?
Well, believe it or not, I can see through a handsome guy… easily. As soon as they speak, I can sense in two seconds if they can become an ogre to me. There are times I’ve been attracted to guys I never thought I would. A man can certainly fight for my heart. I like actions and not words. Don’t tell me that you will bring the stars down for me. I would rather that a man simply demonstrates his interest in me through his actions. So far, I’ve been in long distance relationships a lot. I’ve learned that trust is everything, so a man who is willing to compromise in a relationship is a must. I am very spontaneous, so I like that in someone as well, or that at least, will say yes to my crazy ideas/adventures.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS AT THIS MOMENT?
My goals?… I have many goals in life. Even though right now I am completely focused on my career, I have always dreamed of my fairytale wedding and my prince charming. I do want to have a family, a wedding, a honeymoon… I’d like to travel and work together in the making of a family with a partner. I want to become a well-known TV personality and model so that I can help little girls, women, and society as a whole be who they are at their best! I recently started writing a blog where I speak up about issues many of us stay quiet about: society, love, faith, you name it. I decided to start writing again to help people. I want to be recognized so that my voice will hopefully impact the lives of many and be an example to all those little kids, or individuals who follow my career. I will work to be a good mom, peer, and person to look up to. I have a lot of stories to tell that hopefully will one day impact the lives of people who have helped me grow.
“Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with”.