Makaela cover for Quintessenza
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Interview with Makaela for Quintessenza Magazine

Por: Susana Beltrán

27, January, 2022 en Quintessenza

Where does the name ‘Cali Diamond’ come from?

Initially Cali Diamond started as my modelling alias because at the time I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use my real name or not so I came up with Cali Diamond. Then I decided that I wanted to include other models in the brand with me kind of like an Agency. People became really excited about these designs which was awesome. It has just been this ever evolving lifestyle brand.

Where can I find your clothing line?

On my website or my instagram

What is your inspiration behind ‘Cali Diamond’?

To create a collection of like-minded individuals coming together to achieve their goals. In my case, it was bringing models together to model the apparel. And everyone gains exposure, cross-promotes with each other’s networks.

When did you start Modelling?

When I was in high school I started to dabble in modeling.

Who are your biggest supporters?

I would probably have to say my parents.

What is a typical day for you?

A day that I am not doing a shoot. I typically will work on my website, and my Etsy Stores for a bit. Go through photo-shoots that I’ve gotten back from photographers. Work on some photo-editing, and designing for my social media profiles and website. Deal with any emails I need to respond to, or calls that I need to return. Catch up any beauty stuff like getting my nails done, tan, all that fun stuff. And work on setting up more shoots.

What is your favourite sport?
I grew up playing soccer. Also dancing… not sure if that really is a sport.

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Makaela photosAre you in a relationship?

Not at the moment.

What is your favourite type of car?

BMW 3 series.

What is your favourite food and drink?

Coffee is my BFF. Red Bull is up there too ugh. Sushi. Moscow Mules, and baileys Irish cream

What is your favourite Music genre and Artist?

EDM/ top 40 music on the RnB side of all that. My favourite artist right now is yellowclaw, Tinashe, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Beyoncé

What is your favourite Holiday destination?
I spend summers there growing up so it is a special place for me to go back to and visit.

Do you have any pets/ favourite animals?
I have one dog. She’s a Puggle. Her name is Bailey, she’s 5, and spoiled rotten.

What are your favourite night spots?

I love going to concerts. Or Night clubs. Temple SF, Love & Propaganda, 1015 Folsom are probably my favourite San Francisco night spots.

Do you work out and what is your favourite exercise?
I do push-ups, I try to do 20 push-ups everyday.

What attracts you more? Mountains or Beaches?

Do you like watching sports and which ones?
Warriors Basketball is my favourite. SF Giants is my team for baseball. Going to the games are really fun.

What are your all time, 3 favourite Movies?
Clueless, Mean Girls, and I Love You Man.

What do you like more, Summer or Winter?
Summer of course!!

What did you like about your featured Model shoot and why?
I really liked how organised it was. It was a very professional shoot and we had so much fun at the same time. It was really great working with a creative director and photographer together. We knocked out so much in so little time. It was indeed a great experience for me.