Daydreamin' With Valentina Bilbao

Where do you live currently?

I Currently live in San Clemente, California. I intend on living in California for the rest of my life.

How did you start your model career?

I don't necessarily consider myself a model. Yes, I've been paid for it, yes, it appears that I am because of my social media. Truthfully, everyone around me is a photographer. My boyfriend, my brother, and one of my best friends are all photographers. I actually started out aspiring to be a photographer. I don't fit in the cookie cutter of your average model. I think modeling is fun when I can be creative and have fun with it. That is why I normally only shoot with people I know and am comfortable with.

What do you love most about photography?

I love watching people take photos and even taking them myself. There is something special about how the creative human mind works. I think there is something amazing and interesting about observing what one finds beautiful. Everyone is different and unique in that way. I often observe people take photos of things I overlooked or take the same image I imagined in my head.

Do you daydream often?

I daydream all the time. The only way I can put myself to sleep and shut myself down at night is through daydreaming. That might sound a little weird, but I find it kind of hard to clear my mind, so I tend to do the opposite.

Which are the 5 things you couldn't live without?

Ask another question in replacement of this one, it's too broad haha.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

CHOCOLATE, CHICK FLICKS, AND THROWBACK GIRL BANDS!!

Your favourite song ever is…

‘Just Like Heaven’ by The Cure holds a special place in my heart.

What does true love mean to you?

True love is undefinable. You can find love in a person, a thing, a place, or an animal. Everyone expresses love in different ways, so I guess that's something every individual answers differently. For me, loving something or someone is cherishing, appreciating, admiring, and caring for that particular thing.

Photographers: Nikos Mav @nkios & Sam Dameshek @sam_dameshek

Model: Valentina Bilbao @valentiinabilbao