Valentina Ferrer has reached nice heights since rising up on a farm on prime of a mountain in Córdoba, Carlos Paz, Argentina. She has dominated catwalks in cities like New York and Milan, gained the title of Miss Argentina in 2014, and even colaunched her wellness firm, Kapowder. Not to say, she’s additionally a mother to her son, Rio, and romantic companion to Grammy Award-winning artist J Balvin. But though she wears many hats, the Latina magnificence is totally conscious of her superpower: being a girl. “I love to see women growing. Whenever I have a chance to help [other women], I love to help because women are incredible. You can’t stop a woman — they can do everything,” she tells POPSUGAR.
Ferrer is one in every of 5 siblings and recollects being surrounded by many animals throughout her childhood again on the farm. She was additionally continually round her mom’s brothers and sisters, who additionally shaped a part of their neighborhood. “We joke because we’d open the window and say something like, ‘I need sugar,'” she says. Although she loved residing within the mountains and countryside along with her household, Ferrer’s pursuits in wellness pushed her to maneuver to Buenos Aires to review bodily schooling and pursue modeling on the aspect.
But modeling did not really grow to be an actual profession transfer for her till a visit to Miami she took with associates, the place the director of Wilhelmina Modeling Agency scouted her and requested her to affix. “He asked me why I wasn’t a model, and so I started modeling,” she shares. “I didn’t start modeling really young, but I feel like that was good because of my thoughts on modeling. You know, when you’re into modeling, you need to be very objective, so when you’re more mature, it’s easier to understand that it’s not about how you look but what they need. When you realize that, it’s an easier life.”
Fast ahead, and the Latina magnificence is flourishing each personally and professionally. She continues to mannequin, most lately making appearances on the Naeem Khan show throughout New York Fashion Week and the Boss runway at Milan Fashion Week. On the enterprise entrance, she and her enterprise companion launched Kapowder in early 2021, an all-natural dietary-supplement firm providing a spread of dietary supplements that think about enhancing pores and skin and intestine well being, power ranges, immunity, and different well-being issues. “For me, a business is a passion that you have and you see an opportunity in between your passion and [the means] to do it.”
The former Miss Universe contestant admits she loves going to the grocery store and studying the labels discovered on the again of merchandise. “I love to cook, and I love food,” she explains. But when she was recognized with celiac illness, an immune response to consuming gluten, she realized she could not discover a powdered product available on the market that offered all-natural advantages and consequently was impressed to launch Kapowder.
“Something important I want to show [through Kapowder] is how you can have a healthy lifestyle. It’s not about diet. It’s about feeling good inside and having energy.”
“Something important I want to show [through Kapowder] is how you can have a healthy lifestyle. It’s not about diet. It’s about feeling good inside and having energy,” she says. One of her favourite dietary supplements to take each morning is Saviour ($38), a biotin system that works to guard and improve the hair, pores and skin, and nails’ pure glow. It’s no surprise she has a lit-from-within radiance! Ferrer mentions she typically takes it within the afternoon at any time when her abdomen feels heavy or if she’s eaten an excessive amount of. “It helps me not to get gastritis.” The mother of 1 provides that she additionally took the droplets throughout her being pregnant since they’re all-natural, so nursing moms and moms-to-be can really feel assured in taking the droplets, too.
On days when she’s touring, she turns to Enlighten ($36), electrolytes powered by ingestible hyaluronic acid that assist rehydrate the pores and skin from the within out. Per the directions, the powder needs to be blended right into a liquid of selection, however she confesses that she likes to eat a spoonful alone. “It’s just so good!” she shares. For days when she feels drained and desires an additional enhance of power, Ferrer reaches for Vitality ($32), a matcha-infused multivitamin mix she takes within the morning blended with almond milk.
With an overabundance of nutritional vitamins and dietary supplements out out there, it is easy for one to grow to be confused as to what to take, however the model-turned-businesswoman suggests studying your physique and figuring out what it wants. Once you’ve got aligned your physique and thoughts, you possibly can select what to take that day. “Kapowder isn’t about being on a diet, it’s about reading your body and seeing what it needs — not everyone needs the same things,” she explains. The mannequin additional notes she needs Kapowder to be one thing for individuals to get pleasure from and make a part of their every day routines relatively than feeling like they need to be taking vitamin capsules with a view to be wholesome.
So, what’s a day within the life for the multihyphenate? Ferrer explains there is not any actual schedule, however day-after-day includes shuffling three fundamental issues: her modeling profession, Kapowder, and her son, Rio, earlier than winding down along with her boyfriend on the finish of the day, maybe with a film. She admits being extremely organized relating to work duties, however as a mother to her son, she likes to maintain it chill, permitting him to discover and have enjoyable, even when “he looks like a mess,” she says.
Ferrer tells POPSUGAR that each morning, she likes to get up early so she will be able to get pleasure from a while to herself, adopted by breakfast after which train. Maintaining an energetic life-style has all the time been at Ferrer’s core — a lot so, it is what she’s devoted her life to by way of her research and private life-style. She shares that there are days by which she and her companion, J Balvin, go to the gymnasium collectively and others by which she does Pilates or cardio and weights alone.
And talking of her boyfriend, whom she met by way of mutual associates “many years ago,” Ferrer says whereas she admires and helps her companion, she additionally has a transparent imaginative and prescient of her identification and goals of her personal to realize. “I’m Valentina Ferrer. I work so hard and do my own things. I’m not sitting on the side waiting or doing nothing,” she shares whereas additionally mentioning that a part of what’s allowed the couple to take care of their very own identities as people and professionals is that they work in two solely completely different industries.
Like many ladies entrepreneurs who divide themselves between their careers, passions, and households, Ferrer understands and may relate to the hardships of juggling a number of aspects of life. “I want to show that we can do it,” she exclaims, referring to ladies. Furthermore, she’s fully conscious of the mentality Latina ladies typically exemplify, particularly the older generations, relating to caring for themselves.
For these causes, she’s decided to exemplify the significance of nourishing one’s self and serving to present the means for ladies to raised look after themselves. “I’m in the wellness industry. It’s what I love, it’s my passion. I want to focus on that and grow,” she shares. “I want to be a voice for women.”
As for her girl crush, Ferrer is impressed by Venezuelan entrepreneur and philanthropist Carmen Busquets. “When I met Carmen Busquets, I said, ‘When I grow up, I want to be like her.’ She’s incredible!”
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