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Hialeah’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out Hialeah’s rising stars below.

Dadnan Garrido

I began my love for makeup through YouTube. I was maybe 12 or 13, fresh into middle school, watching Nicole Guerriero and KathleenLights, whom I still watch and support to this day! My mom felt I was too young to wear makeup and like any pre-teen, I wanted to rebel and began taking mascara and eyeliner to school and washing it off before going home, crazy kid right? I began to build my collection incredibly slow, but I focused on building my skill level by practicing on friends and family. Read more>>

Isabelle Degraff

I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. I grew up participating in a number of sports and always staying active in and out of school. This cultivated a passion for physical activity and maintaining a healthy lifestyle at a young age. Growing up with Caribbean parents and having doctors in my family drove me to have high expectations of myself. Read more>>

Alex Dixon

My entire life, I only played soccer. I didn’t really have an interest in anything else or doing anything else professionally. I went to school on scholarship, playing ball and made friends there. One day we went to a 90s themed party and we were dapper down in 90s themed clothing but the party was lame so we just stayed outside and took iPhone photos. Read more>>

Enoch Contreras

I think the seeds of becoming an Ethnographic/Documentary photographer were planted early on in my childhood. Some of my earliest memories were of my mother walking me to pre-school in Bogota, Colombia. During these walks, she’d teach me the capitals and presidents of different countries and she would quiz me on them. She’d ask me things like what animals were native to certain regions of the world. Read more>>

Lyza Daze

My story began right after my most traumatic experience, in the beginning, of my junior year of high school (2015). I grew up bottling up my emotions and the experience brought out everything I held back. I had never had so many people speak so poorly of me but I’m grateful for it. It helped me grow and in the end, I embraced that these big emotions were exactly what makes me who I am. Read more>>

Chelsea Evans

July of 2018 was during a time where I was finding myself again, figuring out who I was and just accepting all of who I truly am. Growing up I’ve always been a person of many talents and having my own business was always a goal of mine in which I first wanted to start my mentoring program. Realizing this at a young age I wanted to take my time so I placed that in the back burner. Read more>>

Dwhight Molina

I am an inspirer, I was born in Venezuela in 1982, and I decided to make my life an energy channel for all people in order that they can achieve the best version of themselves. I emigrated from Venezuela in 2015, due to the political and economic situation that my country is going through, which is no secret to anyone. At that time, a catastrophe was coming. I had two little girls and a wife for whom I had to watch over and be responsible for. However, it was the best decision I could make. Read more>>

Monica Jones

As a child, my mom would do my hair in different styles every week, and when she was to busy, she would take me to a salon or to the flea market and let the Africans braid my hair. As I got older, I began to experiment with my own hair and by age 11, I was braiding, twisting, coloring, relaxing & curling my own hair. I got so good that by high school, my peers were paying me to do their hair as well. Read more>>

Guillermo Morales

I started dancing at the age of 16 and have not stopped since. I began with Latin dance, specifically Salsa. At the age of 18, I began to branch out to other styles of dance such as ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, Latin ballroom, hip hop, breakdancing, lyrical, and jazz-funk. I attended New World School of the Arts from 2014 to 2016. During my 2nd year, I tore my meniscus resulting in knee surgery. Read more>>

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