TRA­CIANNE ESTRADA, 30

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Fun &fearless - IN THE BE­GIN­NING DAILY GRIND EV­ERY­DAY IN­SPI­RA­TION BREAK­ING INTO THE BIZ

It’s not ev­ery day that you meet a girl with two dif­fer­ent jobs that take her to two com­pletely dif­fer­ent worlds, but real estate di­rec­tor and swim­suit de­signer An makes jump­ing from the city to the surf look ab­so­lutely ef­fort­less.

“I’ve al­ways wanted to build my own swimwear brand. I love the beach. I love board sports and be­ing un­der the sun. But most of all, I wanted girls to have more swimwear op­tions, es­pe­cially those girls who are also into out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. I wanted to look good on and off shore.” THE BEST THING ABOUT MY JOB “Cus­tomers giv­ing you good feed­back. See­ing your work on the cov­ers of lo­cal mag­a­zines. Girls, young and old, from dif­fer­ent parts

“Jug­gling two com­pletely dif­fer­ent jobs [is my big­gest chal­lenge]. I didn’t re­al­ize it could be so men­tally and phys­i­cally drain­ing.”

“Wak­ing up ev­ery morn­ing know­ing you are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in peo­ple’s lives. Moth­ers mes­sag­ing me, thank­ing me for giv­ing them the con­fi­dence to hit the beach again af­ter giv­ing birth. Things like that [keep me driven].”

“Play to your strengths, learn from your mis­takes, and know when to break a few of the tra­di­tional rules. Don’t waste time, don’t put things aside. Start now.”

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