She’s so Nous! Meet Courtney ~
Where are you from?:
I was born in Canada, raised in Mexico.
What inspires you the most?:
I am inspired by people who are true to themselves, those who honour and love themselves. When you acknowledge the potential you have to be the best you that you can be, you shine that much brighter. It is this inspiration that has helped made me stay true to me.
What’s been you greatest achievement (so far)?:
Following my dreams. I worked my butt off building my book so I could apply for a work visa to come to LA. Getting signed to NOUS, A LOT of paper work, saving money and dedicating myself to a healthy lifestyle have all led this achievement. More than anything, I had to keep my eye on the prize, be patient and persevere. Making a permanent move to a new country is a big deal, and I did it!
If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?:
Honestly, I am most passionate about work. I LOVE being a model. This career has allowed me to meet and work with the coolest people, travel to different places and keeps me motivated. It has taught me to honour myself and live my life by design, fully engaging in each experience and excited for each new day..and each new office of the day!
What’s under your bed?:
Well, I just moved into a furnished apartment. I absolutely HAD to de clutter the space and hide everything…Under my bed!!! If you look under there, you’ll find all types of things from place mats, to ugly cushions, drapes and a god awful rug.
What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?:
Meat! I have been plant based for almost three years. This is hands down one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. I can’t imagine eating any other way.
What is the most important memory you have and why?:
Moving to Mexico when I was eleven. We packed our lives up in Canada, got into the car, and drove down to the paradise that I call home. I’ll never forget that drive across two countries. I was squished between all of our belongings in the back seat for the entire journey, filled with anticipation and excitement. The rest is history!
If you needed one, what would your DJ name be?:
Funny you ask! Be on the look out for DJ Kitt.. music is something I am pursuing.
What are you most proud of?:
I’m most proud of having had the opportunity to grow up bi-culturally. Along the way, the gift of a second language is now mine. Being the new kid in a new country wasn’t always easy, and it took some time for me to gain the confidence to actually speak Spanish. Now, I realize what a gift it is and I honestly get a kick out of peoples reactions when I speak Spanish here in California.
How would your best friend describe you?:
I like this question a lot, so I actually reached out to my best friend and asked. She said, on one hand I am kind, compassionate and very spiritual. But, look out cause I am also fierce, determined, and never give up!!
Who is your role model, and why?:
My mom. She taught me to live a life outside the box and is most definitely one of the most hardest working people I know.