The Brazilian brunette was born in a small town in the state of Goiás called Brazlandia and it was originally named in honor of the region’s largest family – “Braz”, Glizia original last name. “I had an amazing childhood, most my friends were part of the family and everybody knew each other! I always wondered how hard it would be to find a boyfriend/husband who wasn’t my cousin in that city. Well, I didn’t even have to worry about that” said Ms. Rooney smiling to me. Since when she was only a little girl, Glizia realize her as a model or an entrepreneur in the fashion industry.

She arrived in United States in 2000 with her sister and mother, a retired nurse, initially to Massachusetts in search for new opportunities. Glizia went to High School and College in Boston and currently living in Las Vegas. She is a model and actress but also has her own franchise with Maui Wowi smoothies.

When we asked her about physical activities and diet, she said “I love doing outdoors stuff; skiing, surfing and ride my bicycle for example. But I go also to the gym at least three days a week. I have always been very active, so I realized that it does not matter the amount I eat. What matter is how I burn the unwanted calories! If I am hungry, I eat. One thing I enjoy very much is eating well! I just make sure to stay active and follow simple strategies such as avoid junk foods and eating late night”. I change the subject and ask her what is happiness and promptly she answered saying “happiness leads to better health and to successful relationships. For me happiness is a skill that all of us have and we can do actively”. Glizia continues and says “my advice for those in search for it is DON’T WAIT TO BE HAPPY, DON’T WAIT FOR THE PERFECT JOB, THE PERFECT BOYFRIEND, THE PERFECT MOMENT!”

For this authentic Brazilian Soul Beauty, most people that are unhappy is because they are waiting for that perfect something in order to be happy, so they don’t appreciate what they already have. She adds “If you can walk, taste, or feel or all of these, you are fortunate! You are what you focus on, so if you focus on what you lack, you become that lack. Focus on all that you have, family, friends… and please be grateful! By being grateful new things and opportunities will come and flow naturally”.

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