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Thursday, September 20, 2012 Model In The Morning: Meet Mariana!

We stopped by Mariana Dantec’s very first shoot with us and caught a few minutes with her just as the finishing touches were put on her makeup (as soon as she checked out her pout in the mirror, she exclaimed, “Wow, that is orange!”). This sweet, international beauty grew up in Indonesia and attended a French school, moved to France, Australia, then a year and a half ago landed in New York City, where she lives now. Super laid-back and down to earth, she repeatedly told us she likes situations where everyone’s happy and there’s “no fuss,” and has learned to keep inside her own world within the frenzy of NYC. Although she’s pretty practical and level-headed (hope some of that rubs off on us!), she does admit to splurging on ridiculous shorts and dresses sometimes. A girl after our own heart!

Astrological sign:
Capricorn, but I don’t really follow astrology.

My mom calls me Mar, and in Indonesian that sounds nice but not really in English. So everyone calls me by Mariana.

I couldn’t live without:
A good pair of everyday shoes. I wear Converse every day. It’s necessary in NYC to have shoes you can walk in.

My closet is full of:
Sweaters. I like second-hand shopping the best.

If I could live in any era:
I’m pretty happy now, but it would be nice to live in a time that predates airplanes, technology and all that jazz, where you’re not pressed by time and can write and receive letters.

Right now I really want to:
Take all this off and put my hair up!

Guilty Pleasure:
A silly TV series, like True Blood. Sometimes I will sit and watch all day—it’s kind of a waste of time.

Beauty Secret:
It sounds cliché, but take care of the basic things, like eating properly, getting enough sleep, and drinking enough water.

Best Advice:
Remember to stop, breathe, and get back to the core of who you are and what you believe in.

The Family > Model In The Morning > Meet Mariana!


Leave a comment

  1. Natasha

    She’s like, a big deal in Indonesia. It’s interesting that she moved overseas though.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:55 am

  2. Gugu_A1

    Love her… now

    September 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

  3. Isabel

    I worked with her on a LG commercial! She looks great, but really common look amongst Eurasian models.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:46 am

  4. Jess

    Second I saw her pictures on Nasty Gal’s site, I just needed to know who she was. What a beauty.

    September 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

  5. Tina

    She’s gorgeous, her beauty is lovely (anything but common btw!) Girls/women are such gorgeous creatures, time to stop nit-picking or categorizing them. <3

    September 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  6. Avps

    Oh my gosh! Can’t believe she’s modelling for Nasty Gal <3 This is so awesome. I love her!!

    September 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm

  7. Rachel

    Love her so much

    September 28, 2012 at 2:02 am

  8. Riaverianti

    The natural beauty Is mariana Renata .

    September 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  9. Hannah

    She’s beautiful. Its great to know that some people living in NYC are so laid back and chilled!

    September 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm

  10. Natalia

    Two days ago, I was checking new stuff in Nasty Gal, and I saw her picture, I was like, emm… she looked familiar, and i was like is she? then i search her name and I was amazed! love her!

    October 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm

  11. Miss Aline

    wow! supermodel from Indonesia… Mariana Renata Dantec !!
    good luck for your career, Mar!

    October 31, 2012 at 1:51 am

  12. Kristen

    She is my favorite Nasty Gal model of all time. I’ve realized this after reading her bio and wanting to buy everything she models.

    November 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

  13. Esmée

    She’s stunning! And a Capricorn, just like me!
    Very good advice and beauty secret: simple, but the truth.

    December 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

  14. Sya

    Good luck Mariana! Girls, just check “Janji Joni”, an Indonesian film where she played as a main role

    October 9, 2013 at 4:45 am