Koko Mikawa

Miami Girl Koko Mikawa

After 3 years of living here, Miami totally made me into a fitness girl. I was not the type of a girl who would work out, but it is now a part of my daily routine. My current training is swim, run, bike, pilates, and classic ballet. I even compete in triathlon races. My whole after work is dedicated to …

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Lauren Foster

Miami Girl Lauren Foster

Lauren Foster worked extensively as a model in Europe, South America and the USA, appearing in top magazines such as VOGUE (Mexico). A tabloid journalist contacted her, revealing he had discovered her past, and planned to write about it. Other journalists researched her past, attempting to interview her family members and friends. The story was picked up by Reuters. Tabloids …

Anna Butzlaff

Miami Girl IHM Anna Butzlaff

WHY MIAMI? I was born in Madras, India, but raised in Brookfield, Wisconsin. I was adopted when I was 3 years old and really grew to love and appreciate my life in the Midwest. I have no family in Miami and truthfully I didn’t know much about the city itself when I decided to move here. However, I did know …

Karelle Levy

Miami Girl Karelle Levy

Karelle Levy is a Miami girl who believes that being “Jewish is an identity, it takes a bit from everything.” Karelle’s family comes from all over the world and combines cultures and traditions of many countries. WHY MIAMI? My mother’s family is from Poland, but she was born and grew up in Sweden after her parents had been rescued during …

Lexing Zhang

Miami Girl Lexing Zhang

Lexing Zhang was born in the most North West part of China, near the border with Kazakhstan. After going to college in Shanghai and earning her Graduate degree in Paris, Lexing is now a Miami girl. Soon after moving to Miami Lexing opened an art gallery representing young Chinese artists and became an ambassador for Chinese culture. GOALS: Through my …

Suntu Sudan Synian

Miami Girl Suntu Sudan Synian

WHY MIAMI? Miami is home. I came to the United States from Gambia and have been in Miami for over thirty years. GOALS: My goal is to keep my clients happy. I graduated from college with a degree in Hospitality, but working with hair has always been my passion. I have been in the salon for over sixteen years now. …

Jovana Zezelj

Miami Girl IHM Jovana Zezelj

WHY MIAMI? Some of my family members live in Miami. I came here for a visit after graduating from the university in Belgrade. Miami is a happy place, it is a city where people smile. I fell in love with Its energy, lifestyle and weather. GOALS: Having a happy family is very important to me. The goal is to fulfill …

Renata Pfuner

Miami Girl Renata Pfuner

WHY MIAMI? I was always adventurous and hungry for new challenges in my life. When I got a job offer from a builder/developer in Miami 15 years ago, I didn’t have to think twice to pack my suitcases and move to South Florida. The plan was to stay only for two years and then move back to my hometown Frankfurt, …

Paula Pairoa

Miami Girl IHM Paula Pairoa

From start I knew that Miami is where I was supposed to be. Only a month after moving here, I started working as a sales associate at Gucci and left as a manager, after working there for a total of nine years. With time I was able to bring my kids to Miami. Having a home by the ocean, being …

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Mecker Moller

Mecker Moller

At first, Miami was just a vacation destination we all knew and loved. During my college years in California, I began traveling extensively to reconnect with family members. It was Miami where I discovered all the women from my family–all grown up into smart, driven, and independent individuals with progressive thinking. It made me realize that life would have been …