Michelle Madrigal; one half of the modelling duo who shot for our 2017 campaign and one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She is a nervous flier, loves Barcelona and always speaks her mind! Read on...
Hi Michelle, where are you from?
Hey! I’m from San Jose, Costa Rica
If I want to go there on holiday. Where would you recommend I go?
Depends on what you like; mountains or beach… we have everything within a few hours drive. For the beach I recommend Manuel Antonio or the incredibly beautiful beaches of Guanacaste. To discover the mountains, go to montaña Zarcero or san Gerardo de Dota. There is so much to visit here.
It’s a long trip. Can you recommend some music?
I like some easy listening for a long trip; to chill out… especially as I’m a nervous flier.
How long have you modelled and how did you start?
I can’t even remember haha. I think about 4 or more years ago I did a casting at an agency here in Costa Rica and I was accepted.
What do you like doing when you’re not working?
I’m really active and I love the gym; I go 5 times a week. I love the cinema, eating out and discovering new restaurants and whenever possible I go to the beach or a road trip in Costa Rica.
You did the Houndsditch campaign, how was that?
It was great. The team was amazing and I felt really comfortable. Everyone was really nice and fun. It felt like a normal day at the beach, not at all like I was working.
Which is your favourite Houndsditch swimsuit?
I love the aqua blue spaghetti strap with the jaguar on the front and the low back. Obsessed!
Can you describe your style?
Haha, well it depends on how I’m feeling at any given moment, but I always want to be comfortable. I would say a mix of bohemian and rocker.
What advice would you give your younger self?
You are capable of achieving everything you set your mind to, don’t be scared. Failure always comes with a lesson. You can do it!
What would be your perfect holiday?
I would go back to Barcelona (my favourite city). And I have always wanted to discover Mykonos and Santorini.
Would you rather… have to say everything on your mind for the rest of your life or never speak again?
Hahaha! I always say what is on my mind anyway. It’s good to be honest, don’t you agree?
Can I find you on Instagram?
Of course! @michellemd125