IPL Bikini & Sports Model Pro, Stephanie Contreras
Michael Brooks Photography
Nickname: Ms. Kangen Girl | Age: 28 | Height: 5’1” |Ethnicity: Hispanic | Relationship Status: Single
“…I AM COMFORTABLE IN MY OWN SKIN. I SEE THE BODY AS ART. THEREFORE NUDE SHOOTS DON’T MAKE ME UNCOMFORTABLE.”
Name three music artists you’ve been listening to lately: Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Selena.
Favorite Books/Magazines: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.
What are some of your professional accomplishments? (modeling or otherwise): I will start with, I am proud of my accomplishments!!! When it comes to education: I have an associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree in business administration, and I completed this at the young age of 22. I took a 6 month break between my bachelor’s and master’s degrees since I graduated early from high school. I had a gap before my master’s program started and in that time I got my real estate license and have an active status to sell homes.
In my dedicated professional career I am a six figure network marketing earner, very highly respected and known for my efforts in educating and selling Kangen water machines. I also manage my father’s construction company! I love my career! For me, fitness is a hobby. But just as I excel in my professional life, I am happy to say that I am an IPL Bikini and Sports Model Pro athlete.
Any cool modeling experiences to share? I have had the privilege to shoot with our very own Michael Brooks! I have also done a few shoots for personal memories and trade for modeling experience with photographers. And since this is meant to be a fun magazine, I have got to admit, I am comfortable in my own skin. I see the body as art. Therefore nude shoots don’t make me uncomfortable. I think they are more fun and I don’t feel uncomfortable being shot naked! One of my favorite shoots was at Black Beach, also known as a nude beach. I shot there with a gentleman who was a marine. So I took some fun shots in marine gear. Another great shoot happened at an old apartment that I lived at, on the roof overseeing downtown Los Angeles. We found an old piece of machinery and I did a shoot on top of the machine. It was fun putting machine oil on my skin. It made for a very sexy shoot. I feel that my potential as a model is pretty high because I connect well with the photographers and do everything I can to be comfortable and make it fun for me and my photographers. I have just never necessarily dreamed of become a model, only a role model for others to follow! However, I am totally not opposed to modeling as a financial opportunity!
Best things about Bikini Modeling? Worst things? Best things about Bikini Modeling: winning, the motivation, discipline, health benefits, the attention, the respect from other athletes and people who want to better their lives, and looking and feeling sexy! Worst things: dieting and going through real life while on prep.
Any advice for those looking to get into modeling? Get to know your mind, listen to your thoughts! If you think you’re sexy, and are ready for the best body of your life, hire the right coach! Follow the plan, and get ready to experience and enjoy the benefits of your hard work!
What is the motto or mantra you try to live your life by? God has a plan to prosper me! I am a child of the most high God, and therefore I am meant for greatness!
What keeps you busy? Selling Kangen water machines. Running my dad’s business. Loving on people. And when things are not going so good, leaning on my friends for support, or training my mind at a personal development program called Landmark! For me, it’s grind time! All the time! I enjoy being a businesswoman because I get to create my own life, and I just make sure that I am building friendships while I build my empire! Simply because I love people.
FAVORITE PART OF YOUR BODY? “MY BUTT!“
What do you do to stay in shape, or are you just a genetic freak? I have always been into health and fitness. I don’t always work out, but I’m a huge believer in drinking healthy Kangen water as a way to detox my body on a daily basis!
Favorite Color: Red.
Favorite Food: Shrimp cocktails.
Dream Car: Dodge Challenger. It was the first car I bought myself and I regret getting rid of it.
Are you a fast or slow driver? Used to be a fast driver, but my patience has grown as I matured and value time differently. Mostly, I would drive fast because I was always late. That has changed a lot!
Favorite part of your body? My butt!
Favorite part of a man’s body? Arms. I know the question asks for one part, but I also like abs, and what they’re packing!
Bars, clubs, both, or none? Clubs with Mexican music so I can actually dance!
Favorite beer, cocktail, and/or shot? I don’t drink right now, but when I did, I was a wine girl.
Favorite city/country to party in? Pico Rivera, at a club called A Mi Hacienda. I enjoy dancing to banda.
Are you excited about the release of this issue of VIGOROUS with you in it? Of course!!! I hope people get inspired by what I shared!
First thing that comes to mind when you hear…
…”Donald Trump”: Business.
…”Sex”: With the person I love.
…”Marijuana”: I have never done it.
…”Social Media”: Influence.
What’s next for you? I want to get married and start a family.
Anything else you would like to add? I would just love to say thanks to all those who support me and are a part of my life! I feel blessed!