We had the good fortune of connecting with Salomé Camargo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Salomé, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I feel that the world is made for risking people, and It’s important to get out of your comfort zone to accomplish something that you’ve always dreamed of. One of the biggest risk in my life has been running away of my hometown to further scale my project. This meant leaving my family, school, friends and my customs as well. Even tough I was a 13 I decided to understand that this radical decision would be part of my process to fulfill this dream, and actually I dont regret at all, these risks have taken me where I am now.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Well, I started this journey when I only was 9 years old. I participated in one version of Colombia’s X factor and I became one of the finalists of that year. Since that time everything in my life changed. I started touring all around my country performing during almost 4 years and after that In 2015 I moved to Bogotá with my parents, to get better oportunities and keep building my career. That was my first challenge, a really tough moment that I could overcome by the years. I had to leave things that were important to me but despite of that I had a feeling that I was doing it right. After that first experience in my life I knew that succes comes along effort and that you have to work hard everyday for what genuinely makes you happy.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Omg! Until now I’m still visiting some cool spots in Miami but I could name you some of my favorite ones. First of all I’m a big food lover, so most of my tour spots are restaurants. My favorites places to eat are “La Tiendita” for Mexican Food, “Green plate Asian Bistro” for a delicious Pad Thai, “Ichimi” for the best Ramen I’ve ever eat, “Shake Shack” I´m obsessed with their burger and fries as well and “Bistro Cafe” is literally the best brunch of Miami.
If we are not talking about restaurants I would take you to a bike tour along the Venetian towards South Beach and we would end up enjoying the beach, the sun and the incredible view!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I truly want to dedicate this Shoutout to my parents. They have been quite supportive since the first moment. They are undoubtedly part of this dream.
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