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SI Swimsuit 2020 Rookie: Lorena Duran

Get to know SI Swimsuit 2020 rookie Lorena Duran!

If you had three wishes, what would they be?
I wish for a safe and healthy family, an end to needless violence in this world and for children everywhere to have the basic needs I am blessed to have.

If you could personally witness any event in history, what would it be?
O.K., this is where I geek out a little but I would have liked to witness the arrival of the first man on the moon.

Lorena Duran was photographed by Josie Clough in Scrub Island, BVI. Swimsuit by ASARA SWIM.

Lorena Duran was photographed by Josie Clough in Scrub Island, BVI. Swimsuit by ASARA SWIM.

What is something that you have never done that you want to do?
I would love to visit children in need and help them however I can. I’d be happy to do anything I can to improve their daily lives in terms of basic needs like food or education.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?
The day I walked down the street with my pants torn, people watched me until a boy approached me and told me I was "exposed."

What’s the most regrettable beauty trend you’ve ever tried?
I remember shaving my hair and tweezing my eyebrows extremely thin.

If you could hear one song performed live by any musician what would it be?
I would love to hear Beyonce sing all of my favorite songs live.

Lorena Duran was photographed by Josie Clough in Scrub Island, BVI. Swimsuit by ASARA SWIM.

Lorena Duran was photographed by Josie Clough in Scrub Island, BVI. Swimsuit by ASARA SWIM.

What’s something people wouldn’t know about you?
People think that I take care of my skin a lot but I am actually clueless about how to take care of it!

In a world full of influencers, who influences you most?
Kind, and above all, genuine people. My family!

What motivates or inspires you?
I am motivated by my family and friends and the people who make my work possible.

Do you have a self-care ritual or a creative pursuit?
I love dancing!! For me it is not only fun, it helps me relieve stress and bring me pure joy.

What’s the worst holiday gift you ever received?
My worst holiday gift was a diagnosis of a broken finger on the second day of the holiday.

What’s your guilty pleasure snack?
Chocolate. Pure and simple.

Looking back, what advice would you give to your 14-year-old self?
I would say always fight for your dreams and above all have patience. Oh, and maybe don’t be so stubborn.