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From High Green to the Universe

From Alto Verde, the emblem of working poverty, a Santafesina reached the dream of being an international model.

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Marcia Blanco

Turn on the TV and, doing zapping, you stay a few seconds watching the catwalk of some fashion show in Europe. An elegant brunette, tall and exotic beauty approaches the camera. Have you ever thought about how a girl gets to be an elitemodel? You can hardly imagine a story like that of Marcia Blanco, one of the most important models of Santa Fe.

Since she was eight years old, Marcia has lived with her mother and aunt in Alto Verde, a beautiful coastal neighborhood in the provincial capital that, unfortunately, is also known for its marginality . “From a very young age, I started as a graphic model, always accompanied by my mom. That encouraged me to go for my dream of modeling and accompany me in every course I did. I always knew that modeling was going to be, in addition to my passion, my source of work,” he says.

Pride of the Home

The 28-year-old girl, who has been in this world for two decades (yes, she started super small), has a contract with an international agency through which she can travel when necessary, but, for now, without having to leave her beloved horgar in Alto Verde.

“When I was a teenager I had a hard time thinking about my dream as my mom was out of work and we had to move to my aunt's. Unfortunately, many people mocked and discriminated against me because of my place of residence. But, over the years, I realized that it does not matter where you come from, but where you go, preserving each other's essence and way of being. Today, as a woman, I am planted in a different way and I can defend my place of origin, not only in my country, but in the world.”

Marcia loves her humble neighborhood, whenever she can, joins social projects to try to get it through. “It's always good to go back to the roots and connect again with your essence. Being close to loved ones and recovering the energies needed to continue traveling and working on what one is most passionate about. Alto Verde continues to move forward, there is much to do and hopefully, time will give me the opportunity to return everything that has taught me.”

A promising race

In 2017, Marcia won a beauty contest that opened other doors to her in the world. He arrived the first trip abroad representing the country, he was 24 years old. After an intense year in Spain, the opportunity came to go and live for a while in India, an unthought destination where he carried out numerous international campaigns.

Last year I had the great opportunity to work with Osmel Sousa, a master of beauty contests, known as one of the great “creators of Misses” for the Miss Universe. “He prepared the Venezuelan Misses, the historical winners of these contests and, in 2019, was the first time to choose Miss Universe Argentina. It was an honor to be among the 14 best women in the country.” The experience consisted of a complete training, not only on the catwalk “but in manners, physical and psychological preparation”.

Marcia's story in modeling has many chapters to be written. Your commitment to your people and Alto Verde, too.


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