A few months ago, I had just moved into my new Hollywood apartment and had a lot of free time to watch tv while I figured out what to do about my career. During this time, I stumbled upon the show “Skin Wars” on GSN and was immediately hooked. A show about body painting? Sign me up.
Within the first two episodes of the show, I felt like I was starting to get to know the contestants and began forming my own opinions about them and their styles. However, the person that I was drawn to the most was Kyera Dalesandro and her magnetic personality – you could say I developed a girl crush through the screen. So, like any normal person would, I followed her on Instagram to keep up with her art and lifestyle and then didn’t really give it a second thought after that.
Fast forward to a few weeks later and Kyera had posted that she was going to be in LA and asked if anyone wanted to meet up and shoot. Naturally, I jumped at the chance and we decided on an evening of photos and pizza (two of my most favorite things). It’s funny.. at first I was a little nervous. What were the chances that the universe had actually worked out a way for me to meet up with this super rad chick? As you know, I love people and making new friends so I was thrilled when I felt a genuine connection with this smiley body painter. Kyera is legitimately one of those people that is beautiful inside and out. We chatted with ease about superficial things, deep life topics, and everything in between. After the last bite of pizza was devoured and our night had come to an end, I left with a friend for life and an experience I will forever be grateful for.
Have you done something recently that surprised you or forced you to step outside of your comfort zone? Maybe you also made a new friend or an important connection. Whatever it is that’s made you feel happy and fulfilled, I want to hear about it so please post in the comments below! 🙂
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