McCanners of New York | 113th Edition
How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?
2.5 years and I’m an Art Director.
What do you do when you’re not working?
Probably going for a run or overeating.
Have you ever cut your own hair?
No way. I think if I had to go through life with bad hair I would be seriously unhappy. I don’t take risks with that. I have my very own special hairstylist who took me years to find.
Favorite go-to drink?
Bullet Bourbon on the rocks or Malbec red wine. Depends on how wild we are trying to get.
If you were to open a bar, what would you call it?
Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate chip cookie dough.
Daisy – Marc Jacobs. It makes me think of my mom. I bought her that perfume on my first trip out of the country and she never stopped using it after that. It’s sort of that smell that brings me back to when I was a teenager.
What was your favorite birthday?
My 18th birthday. I had a sort of quinceañera with all my family and friends back in Argentina. It was also a costume party and I was dressed as Jack Sparrow.
I used to sing a lot more when I was younger and my first paid job was a small gig in a venue in Argentina.
Best date spot in NYC?
Brooklyn Bridge Park. Literally I don’t think there is a more beautiful place in the whole city. Lucky for me I live right in front of it so there’s also the fact that is convenient.
What was your first-ever concert?
Kate Nash. I ‘ve always been a broken-hearted kind of gal and she had this one song back in the day called “Nicest Thing” that would literally make me cry every single time. That song was me every day of my life as a teenager hiding in my room crying about boys. (Boys I had never dated, not once).
What movie makes you cry?
All the movies where someone gets dumped. Specifically, though, “My Little Black Book”. Brittany Murphy is in it and if you haven’t watched it, most people haven’t. you are welcome in advance.
Where was the last place you traveled to?
London literally a couple of days ago. Obsessed with that city.
If you were stuck on an island with three coworkers, who would they be?
Jessica Avery – she is a good laugh.
Scott Higgins - he is like literally my dad.
Holly Hessler - she is resourceful and full of good ideas so she would probably be able to solve problems.
Name 3 things on your bucket list
Marry a British guy.
Make a music video.
Write and produce a music album.
Favorite curse word
Who are your creative heroes?
It’s quite a long list, but just to mention a couple:
Current song on repeat?
Jorja Smith – Be Honest.
“If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself... then truth will not be withheld from you." Or so I've come to believe.
Go to Karaoke song?
Someone Like You – Adele.
What advice would you tell your high school self?
You are the most important person in your life, so make sure you are happy.
If you could be any age for a week, what age would you be?
16, so I can be careless and with my friends and family from Argentina again.
What is the fanciest thing you've ever done?
Living by myself.
What are you currently obsessed with?
Derry Girls. It’s a must-watch, I’m obsessed with their accents
Iced coffee or hot coffee? From where?
If you know me, you know that my answer to this is Starbucks, specifically, venti iced coffee with soy milk and one pump of classic syrup. Seriously, if you want me to love you, this is a present you should get me.
Name a character trait you’ve inherited from your parents.
Not giving up and caring about others. My mom has always worked so hard to give me the life I have today.
What is your greatest fear?
Which living person do you most admire?
My cousin Belen. She lost her mom when she was 12, and if that had happened to me I would have sort of given up on life. She managed to make an incredible life and successful career for herself and she is only 21.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Loving myself. It took me so freaking long.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Every single person in my life. If you can make someone happy, you are a hero to me. And they make me so happy.
What is your motto?
Nothing is worth being sad over for a long period of time.
Where are you most likely to splurge?
Clothes and food. Splurge is an understatement.
If you could live at any point in history what point would that be - and why?
The future. I really want to know if things are going to get better in the world. I’m so concerned about it.
What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you?
I was married for 4 years!!!!!
The best piece of advice someone has given you?
Put yourself first.
Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
Beyonce and Adele. I want only moms in my life.
Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.
What’s your spirit animal?
Eagle, hence the tattoo on my chest.
If you could have drinks with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?
Favorite Restaurant in NYC?
Gran Electrica in Dumbo.
Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?
Green Light – Lorde
First celebrity crush?
I’m between Maluma and Zayn Malik. Somewhere in between, or at least so I’m told.
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