Ocean Drive - - Fresh Faces -

South Flor­ida beauty Ali­ett But­tel­man is des­tined to be a star. Only 20, with Cos­mopoli­tan al­ready in her port­fo­lio, the Wil­helmina model launched her high­fash­ion ca­reer out of Mi­ami and now trav­els back and forth be­tween work, play, and school at Sarah Lawrence Col­lege in New York.

Why did you de­cide to pur­sue mod­el­ing?

I was a ballerina at 15 and al­ways loved act­ing and danc­ing. Mod­el­ing was the clos­est to per­form­ing, so I begged my par­ents to take me to Mi­ami, and I signed with Wil­helmina.

Fa­vorite shoot to date?

I did a seven-page spread for US

Cos­mopoli­tan, shot in Colom­bia. Diego Uchi­tel [was the pho­tog­ra­pher]. I wore a beau­ti­ful Dolce & Gab­bana dress and walked around the old streets of Carta­gena.

Dream job?

I have al­ways wanted to col­lab­o­rate with Vogue Italia. The women they por­tray have that clas­sic, beau­ti­ful, and volup­tuous look that a lot of mag­a­zines don’t re­ally [show­case] any­more.

Fit­ness rou­tine?

Bikram yoga is a great way to detox and stretch. I also love reformer Pi­lates, but the hard­est work­out I’ve ever done is at Or­ange Theory. It beats you up! But [it] trans­formed my body.

Mi­ami hot spots you fre­quent?

I love in­te­rior de­sign, so I like to go win­dow shop­ping in the De­sign Dis­trict. I’m so in­spired by those stores. I also like to stop at Man­dolin Aegean Bistro (4312 NE Sec­ond Ave., Mi­ami, 305-5766066; man­dolin­mi­ami.com). I went to Greece this past sum­mer, and the beau­ti­ful at­mos­phere and fresh food takes me right back.


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