MODEL - Nahir

Meet this week's Model of the Week

Nahir

Born in the era of the 90’s Nahir has quite the story. On November 26, 1993; Nahir was born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, in the capital of San Juan. A fan of sports and modeling, she’d never think she would make it far. “Yo soy Boricua, pa’ que tu lo sepas”

Nahir was given 3 names at birth, a very uncommon thing: Nahir Irene Carolina. Her parents were indecisive on what name to give to the hazel eyed girl.

Her modeling and pageant life began at the mere age of 12, when she participated in her first pageant: “Miss Maja of Puerto Rico”, then she participated in several runways and pageants including: “Miss America Puerto Rico”. Choosing mainstream pageantry was her way of imposing the curvy girls around the city, because no one would even dare to do so. Life had something different for her, you know when they say: “third time’s the charm.”  She was the first ever Miss Puerto Rico Plus USA 2014, coming in the top 10; she even traveled to Seattle, Washington to compete. She is also a model with the “Divas Plus Model PR”, the first plus size modeling agency in Puerto Rico.

Being 5”5, you wouldn’t take her seriously. She’s a box full of surprises. Graduated in the class of 2011, with all honors, including the ranking of Valedictorian and Highest SAT/College Board. She was also the captain of the Math Club, president of the English club, a member of the National Honor Society and the Forensics team. She was also the team captain in the soccer team (and the goalie), and also played sports such as volleyball, softball, basketball and “ping-pong.” A really fun fact about this girl is that she is a WWE fan.

She went on to study in the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, but life decided to change its course when her grandmother died. She then realized she wanted to become a nurse, specialized in “Pediatric Oncology”, since her grandmother was a cancer survivor. She’s also a member of the Her Campus team, UPR chapter, first chapter ever created in Puerto Rico. Apart from finishing her studies, Nahir aspires to write a children’s book in the future. One of her stories was even published in 2013.

A great future lies ahead, and Nahir waits humbly for what’s God’s plan with it.