The Alexandria Mac
Alexandria MacFarlane is a lifestyle blogger, a professional cheerleader and a producer and TV show host for Shaw TV. So it's pretty safe to say that this woman isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work.
We wanted to know more about her and were excited when she agreed to chat with us.
You juggle quite a few titles! What motivates you?
I have a LARGE fear of being unsuccessful! I let fear motivate me. I get such a rush by doing things that scare me. About six years ago I made a vow to never let fear stand in the way of accomplishing goals and dreams.
Since then, I have accomplished more than I've ever thought I could. The curiosity of what the future holds and what else I can accomplish keeps me going.
Has working in such an appearance-driven industry ever impacted your perception of what "beauty" is?
100%! I've been a professional cheerleader for the CFL for the last 5 years & I was 19 during my first year on the team. I think that's when I was first introduced to the world of "superficial beauty". I was surrounded by STUNNING women, who were gifted in ways that I believed I wasn't.
I started to think that "beautiful" was: size 0, implanted breasts, long straight hair, full lips & the list goes on and on. While these things ARE beautiful, they are not the only things that make a woman beautiful. I did not have to have these physical qualities and I started to believe that I needed to change in order to be attractive in the eyes of anyone else.
I'm thankful that this way of thinking & feeling didn't last as long as it easily could have. Everybody has their own perception of what "beauty" is, but the real beauty, starts with self love. After you've mastered that, you will believe you're the most beautiful person no matter what physical qualities you have!
Tell us about your all-time favorite makeup trend.
CONTOURING! The first time I tried it out, I had been asked to do it for a photo shoot I was taking part in! Not knowing what this mysterious "contouring" was I looked up a YouTube video, tried it out and voila! I was taken back at how flawless and defined my face looked in the photos! Since then, I have never looked back!
How would you describe your trademark makeup look?
Bold, yet natural. Of course, I love a good smokey eye on occasion, but for my day-to-day look, I love a good bold brow, full dark lashes and Smashbox O-Plump Lip Plumper on the lips! It's natural, but still makes a statement!
What's next for you?
Honestly, I'm not sure! What I'm hoping for, is to do more travel blogging. To see more of the world while doing what I love. What I do know is that I'll work my butt off until this dream becomes a reality.
Anything else you'd like to add?
One thing I continue to ask myself as the days go by is, "are you the best version of yourself?". It makes me a better person and really puts how I think of myself into perspective. If you're having a bad day, or second guessing yourself, ask yourself that question! You'll be amazed at what it can do.
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