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Get to Know Young Millionaire Isabella Barrett

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Isabella Barrett does it all! This former Toodlers and Tiaras star is taking over the world from skin care to TV to jewerely! The 14 year old self made millionaire talks to us today about how she made it all happen.

Maya: How did you go from  Toddlers and Tiaras to where you are now?

Isabella: It’s hard to believe Toddlers & Tiaras marked 8 years since the show this past June. It was an amazing launching platform for me and I went on to be on Bravo TV Game of Crowns, Get Made Global, Kid entrepreneurs, the movie EIGHT, and now I am just finishing a new show coming out on Amazon Prime called Next Big Thing NYC. I also have had my companies Glitzy Girl, Bound by the Crown & House of Barretti

M: Can you tell us about Amazon Prime’s new show Next Big Thing NYC

I: Next Big Thing NYC is about 8 Teens who are on their come up in different fields. The cast ensemble consists of a rapper, an R&B singer, Miss Teen CT, An Olympic aspiring figure skater, A famous teen DJ, A millionaire, an actress, and an influencer. The cast is all connected in some way like a family and with family comes drama. Don’t miss the full season premiering September 25th. 

Photo: Jared Siskin
Wearing House of Baretti

M: You’re only 14 and have accomplished so much. How do you handle it all? Do you make time to just be a teenager? 

Photo by Brett Martelli

I: Everything that I do really revolves around being a teen. From my clothing line to my skincare to my character on the show everything is Teen-based. Aside from business and travel, I love jet-skiing, 4-wheeling, acting, and modeling. I was cheer captain last year for my school and ran track, but now with COVID we don’t really know how sports will go this year. 

M: What’s the number 1 piece of advice would you give to other teens trying to make it? 

I: My number one piece of advice is if you’re passionate about something and want to try it, DO IT! Being young gives you the opportunity to try and fail many times. The best way to describe that is there is a lot less at stake when you’re young.

M: What’s in store for you in the future? 

I: I really think we are living in a time of change and I can see myself definitely continuing to make or invest in brands, concepts, and ideas that move me. I see college in my future and just so many amazing experiences to learn and grow from.

I also really want to adopt my first dog. I am hoping for a Lab or a golden retriever. I am very annoying when it comes to animals just ask all my friends. I can’t help but stop and talk to every dog I see and will definitely be joining a dog park walking club when I get my dog. 

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The Inside Scoop with Selling Sunset Star Romain Bonnet

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After two successful seasons, Selling Sunset returns August 7th. Star Romain Bonnet talks to us today about everything from season three, to married life, to how he feels about all the drama. Read on for the inside scoop! 

Maya: Selling Sunset has been a huge hit. How has the success of the show impacted your life?

Romain: So far so good. We get recognized quite a bit each time we are going out of LA and so far, got a lot of love from people watching it. 

M: You’ve transitioned from pastry chef to model, and now you’re moving into the real estate game. What led you to make this change. How has the transition been?

Photographed by Shawn Chavez

R: I came here as a pastry chef and also modeled, but it didn’t go the way I thought it would. Obviously, I was still modeling but it wasn’t enough, and I needed something more. 

Being around the Ogroup made me start something I never even thought about it and I started to really like it. I’m thankful that these people, that I can call family now, gave me the chance to prove myself. Working right now as a project manager remodeling houses and condos, as a model and obviously in the show…. I’m working like crazy between all of this, but I just love it and love the fact that I get to challenge myself every single day. 

M: At the end of season 2, viewers got to see you and main realtor Mary Fitzgerald, get married. Now that you are entering the real estate industry, what does this mean for your relationship and the show in season 3? 

R: Well we have plans with Mary to work together. Could be a better duo between us two. We are planning on flipping houses really soon. Mary will take care of getting good deals and selling and me, remodeling it. Can’t wait for our first project and to see how far we can get together.

 

M: How has married life been? What plans do you and Mary have for the future? 

Photographed by Shawn Chavez

R: We have been just slammed with work, both of us. Having completely different schedules, it has been hard to spend time together and with COVID-19 stopping us from being able to travel or even go to our honeymoon. Definitely looking forward to being able to travel again and spend some quality time together after all this crazy time with work.

M: We all saw the drama play out between you and Davina during season 2. What’s your relationship like now?

R:  I’m someone really straight forward and do not let anyone toxic or negative presence in my life. I didn’t have anything against her before and once I saw the real her, I definitely did not want her anywhere in my life. Once I flip the switch it is over and won’t come back on it. Someone that can do that and is supposed to be your friend are nothing, but bad people, and I rather make it stop right away.

M: The question on all our minds: How are you so cool about Jason and Mary’s friendship?!

R: I know a lot of people have been wondering, but fortunately, I got super close with Jason right away to a point that I would never worry or be jealous of them. I, myself, am best friends with one of my exes. As long as neither of them ever makes me feel disrespected or feel like I have to worry, I’m totally fine with it. To be honest, if I didn’t get as close to Jason as I am today it could have been a bigger problem, but definitely not now.

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Images provided by Bkommerell and Shawn Chavez

 

Q&A with Lesa Wilson

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If you don’t know Lesa Wilson, you will soon. With three projects coming out in July alone, this southern belle is one to watch. Wilson, known for her role as ‘Bobbie Burman’ in CW’s “Stargirl,” is moving into film with her roles in “Coins For Love” and “Stars Fell On Alabama.” Today, Lesa talks to us about everything from her new movies to her southern roots, to her passion for the environment. This well-rounded actress does it all! 

Maya: July is a huge month for you, with three projects coming out, what has it been like transitioning from role to role?

Lesa: It’s been a lot of fun! I find a piece of each character that I can relate to and I lean into that. Humans are complex so the variety of characters has just allowed me to explore a lot of emotions and experiences on screen.

M: That being said, what is your favorite kind of character to play?

L: I love playing characters that are up to no good; the troublemakers. It taps into the part of me that wants to be more of a rule-breaker because I’m so much of a rule follower in real life. 

M: Through these various projects, you’ve got to work with so many different people. Who do you feel like has influenced you the most?

L: Meg DeLacy – primarily because we worked so closely together during Stargirl and became friends. Her approach to the work is casual and relaxed. I think that’s something that most actors miss. You do your best work in a relaxed state. She’s really mastered that. It’s fun to watch and it makes for a fantastic scene partner.

M: “Stars Fell on Alabama.” is premiering in July 2020, what type of person is going to love this movie?

L: Anyone who loves a feel-good, family movie. It’s a project that I’m proud to be a part of. I know my parents will really enjoy watching it. I’ve always wanted to do work that my family can watch and enjoy, so this one is really special for me.

M: Director V.W. Scheich described the film as ‘a love letter to the south.” I know you’re from the south, were Miss GA USA, and you’re an activist for Environment Georgia. Did your love for the south influence your role as Rachel?

L: Of course! I’m a born and raised Georgia girl so Southern hospitality and warmth is in my bones. Rachel is the kindest, most southern sweetheart that you’ll ever meet. She’s the girl that you know you’ll come across if you live in a small southern town, and you will probably want to be best friends with her.

M: You also have the movie “Coins For Love” coming out in July 2020. Could you tell us a little bit about that film and your character?

Angela Murray Photography

L: Coins for Love is the sequel to a film called Coins for Christmas, which is also on TV One. The story follows Madison (Essence Atkins), a single mother, and her boss Alec (Stephen Bishop). There’s the potential of love between them, but my character, Shellee, is running interference. She’s Alec’s ex fiancé and has her sights set on winning him back. Madison’s ex-husband is also trying to get her back so there’s plenty of drama, some tears, family, love and a heartwarming resolution.

M: What kind of work are you looking forward to doing in the future? What is your dream role to play?

L: I am excited to play characters that are complex and have layers that unfold throughout a season or throughout the course of a film. For me that would look something like Erin Brockovich. That would be a dream role for me to play especially considering my passion for environmentalism.

M: What is next for Lesa?

L: Once we get beyond Covid-19, I’m jumping right back into acting, but right now I just have to wait until it’s safe to work again. In the meantime, I’m working on creating a web series of short segments on environmentalism. It’s called Going Green. I’ll be sharing small changes we all can make to help preserve the health of our planet. I hope it encourages people to think about the greater impact their individual choices have on the environment.

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Images provided by Angela Murray Photography

5 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands to Know

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Eco-friendly fashion is more important now than ever. As the world evolves fashion needs to as well. Brands are making an effort to change the way they design, produce, and sell clothes. Here is a list of 5 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands to get you started!

1. Black Bough Swim

https://blackboughswim.com/

“Being eco-friendly never looked this good” is Black Bough’s new motto. The beloved bathing suit brand that is made for all shapes and sizes is now slowly but surely becoming sustainable too! Their new collection is made from 80% regenerated fabric. Although they are new to the game, between turning plastic waste into bikinis, compostable mail bags, and reusable swimsuit packaging, they are on the rise to become one of your new fav eco-friendly brands. Black Bough Swim is an inspiration for other brands to start making the change one step at a time!

2. Island Tribe

https://islandtribeusa.com/collections/kaftans

Island Tribe is for all my boho babes! Their clothes consist of mostly whimsical and flowy dresses with a little edge. They do all this with the mission to reduce their carbon footprint in mind. In efforts to have less overstock and waste, they do small collections and made-to-order designs. When you purchase from them a portion of the sale is donated to the Offset Earth. This donation will go to recovering forests and planting trees. This brand is about as eco-friendly as it gets.

3. CHNGE

https://chnge.com/

If you love a good graphic tee, social change, and the environment, CHNGE is for you! This streetwear brand is all about making a difference. 50% of their net profits go to various organizations including those fighting climate change. The designs on their clothing reflect the world’s pressing current issues. Their clothing is 100% organic cotton and 100% carbon neutral, meaning less water, energy, and chemicals. You not only look good but feel good too because you’re promoting change and sustainability at the same time

4. Privato

https://www.privatoeco.com/

Every outfit needs a great pair of shoes to go with it. Why not make them eco-friendly? Privato takes the current sneaker trends and transforms them into more sustainable versions. Every part of their brand has the environment in mind from their production to your feet. Their shoes are all vegan and made from vegetable origin materials. As a brand, they show that you don’t need to sacrifice style for sustainability. You can have both!

5. Public Myth

https://publicmyth.com/

It’s no secret that every girl loves a good pair of leggings. This activewear brand screams sustainable and ethical. Their mission is to make sustainability more than just a trend. Their clothes are made from bamboo and organic cotton and have eco-friendly packaging right down to the recyclable minimalistic paper tape. Whether you’re wearing these clothes to the gym or on the couch (like me), you know you’re helping the environment. With plenty of styles and colors to choose from, Public Myth gives a revamp to exercise and eco-friendly fashion.

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R3HAB Collides with TINI & Reik for Summer Latin Pop Anthem “Bésame (I Need You).” Out Now on Hollywood Records.

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R3HAB explores uncharted sonic territory on “Bésame (I Need You),” his sultry new collaboration with singer/actress TINI and Latin GRAMMY-winning Latin Pop trio Reik. We quickly find out what happens when three powerhouses of this magnitude come together, as the track subtly fuses exquisite elements of each one’s signature sound. R3HAB delivers his deep, driving drum bass lines that serve as the backbone of the song, asking listeners to get up and dance, while Reik‘s influence plays with Latin-infused melodies that give “Bésame (I Need You)” exotic appeal. Platinum-certified TINI and Reik come together for a female/male vocal group, evoking images of a balmy and enthralling night out dancing. The single is out now on Hollywood Records and follows R3HAB‘s releases “Feel Alive” for “SCOOB!” movie’s soundtrack as well as “Be Okay” with HRVY.

Right after we started working on the song, it was clear what the sound of the track will be like. Tini & Reik brought the perfect energy, which you can hear throughout the entire song. “Besame (I Need You)” is being released right in time to provide these necessary summer vibes to our fans.” – R3HAB

 

I am so excited to work with Reik and Rehab. I find it very interesting to explore new musical styles, and Bésame definitely has a special sound, distinctive from other songs. I feel very honored to collaborate with these two great artists.” – TINI

We love the song. It’s super energetic, it makes one dance and have fun all the time. It’s one of those songs that you really just wanna jump to. Looking back, we remember meeting TINI at a concert in Argentina when she was 15, or so. It’s crazy now having the song together with her. About R3HAB, we just recently met him, and we love what he does. He already remixed our earlier single “Si Me Dices Que Si,” and it blew our mind, as he took the song to another dimension. Collaborating with R3HAB again is awesome” – Reik

Over the last eight years, the Dutch/Moroccan artist Fadil El Ghoul – better known as R3HAB – has established himself as a leader at the forefront of modern electronic music. His talent has been called the “future of the craft” by the likes of Forbes and Billboard, and he’s circuited the globe’s best clubs and festivals, all without the backing of a formal record label. In 2017, R3HAB independently released his debut album “Trouble” through his imprint CYB3RPVNK, which amassed over a half-billion streams globally and officially placed R3HAB among electronic music’s heavy hitters. He made number 14 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list in 2019, topping the charts with tracks like “Lullaby” and “Hold On Tight,” while his sophomore album “The Wave,” revealing more complex, emotional and experimental layers of himself, has amassed over 250 million streams on Spotify alone. In 2019 R3HAB‘s “All Around The World”’ with A Touch of Class quickly became his biggest ever record already topping 200M streams across platforms and achieving gold & platinum status in 8 countries. It was followed by “Flames,” R3HAB‘s collaboration with ZAYN.

 

Since her 2016 debut album, TINI has become a global phenomenon, with a social following of 24 million and 3 billion combined audio and video streamsTINI toured Europe and Latin America on her headline “Quiero Volver” tour in 2019/2020, including 9 sold-out Luna Park shows in Buenos AiresTINI‘s most recent releases include “Recuerdo” (99 million combined streams), “Oye” (301 million combined streams), Gold-certified “Fresa” (379 million streams), and Platinum-certified “22” (365 million combined streams.) TINI has had numerous collaborations with fellow A-list artists, including Sebastian YatraKarol GMoratGreeicyCali y El DandeeMau & RickyAlessoJonas BlueAlvaro SolerOvy on the DrumsNacho and The VampsTINI will also be joining Alejandro Sanz as a judge on the upcoming season of THE VOICE (La Voz) in Spain, airing later this year.

Multi-platinum and award-winning group Reik is made up of band members Jesus Navarro (vocals), Julio Ramirez (acoustic guitar), and Bibi Marin (electric guitar). With a career spanning over 15 years, Reik are the most listened to Mexican band in the world. Reik’s top singles include “Aleluya” (110 + million audio streams), “Indeciso” (145 + million audio streams), “Me Niego” (575 + million audio streams), “Duele” (52 + million audio streams), “Amigos con Derechos” (337 + million audio streams), “Creo En Ti” (187 + million audio streams) and “Ya Me Entere” (421 + million audio streams.) Reik has a social following of over 45 million and appear courtesy of Sony Music Mexico.

More info on R3HAB / TINI / Reik / Hollywood Records: