“If you believe in yourself, anything is possible”
Valentina Laura Enrika was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on 11 April 1997. The name ‘Valentina’ was given by her dad, while ‘Laura’ was given by her mom. Up until the age of 18, she was called Laura, however nowadays people call her Valentina and goes by ‘V’ as her nickname. Born under ‘Aries’ star sign, she is fierce, independent, and passionate by nature. Even since she was a kid, she has so much energy to contribute to. She has many passions and she is always a believer. She has so many dreams and she is never afraid of challenges and obstacles. She believes that she will reach all of her dreams, even though it seems impossible. She has the capacity to turn weakness into strength, she knows how to handle situation differently and has always have power inside her to do things that people thought impossible.
C H I L D H O O D
Valentina entered a ballet school in the age of 4 and for about 7 years, she pursued her career as a ballerina. She appeared in lots of musical theater – both for ballerina concert as well as drama musical. She grew up with classical music, and by the age of 5 Valentina first entered music school. Specialised in classical piano, Valentina has done many concerts, once or twice a year for about 6 and a half years. Mozart, Beethoven, Bach were her childhood friends.
Valentina first big performance was her appearance in “The Nutcracker” that was held in The Jakarta Art Building or historically known as Schouwburg Weltevreden.
E A R L Y – C A R E E R
By the age of 15, Valentina decided to enter her career in this industry. Although it wasn’t an easy journey, she has made lots of achievement in 2 years. In 2013, she officially became an Ambassador and Representative of Provoke! Magazine. Her first appearance was in the Gogirl! Magazine, makeover section – on the August 2013 issue. Not long after, she appeared on the Provoke! Magazine December 2013 issue. Moreover, she has joined Girlfriend Magazine fashion academy as well as Girlfriend Magazine Self Respect Campaign. She appeared on the Girlfriend Magazine May 2014 issue.
One of Valentina first big achievement was her catwalk runway with the Asian Next Top Model Season 2 in 2014.
C U R R E N T L Y
Valentina currently live in the United Kingdom. She moved to the country in 2015 and decided to focus on her education and personal life. However, it didn’t last long. About one year after moving to the country, Valentina decided to go back to the industry. The first thing she decided to do is to re-open her blog that she closed several years ago, only this time, she made it even better. Her platform is Instagram which she has reached over 24.000 followers. In 2017, she officially becomes social media influencer and gets represented by many social media influencers agency such as Revluence, Cohley San Fransisco, Brand New IO and Heartbeat. She has worked and collaborated with her fellow bloggers and several different brands and companies. She has also become the Ambassador of Skinny Coffee Club and collaborates with NA-KD Fashion, iDeal of Sweden, Soufeel Jewelry, Oh Tomi!, Pommery Champagne, Richmond & Finch and many more.
In October 2016, she reached over 7.000 followers on Instagram. Her Instagram has grown lots more in the past one year. By the end of Summer 2017, she has reached over 20.000 followers.
W H A T – N E X T ?
Valentina graduated with Bachelor Honours Degree in International Relations and Politics from Keele University, United Kingdom. Currently, she is doing her masters degree (LLM) in International Law in Newcastle University. She also works at the National Health Service (NHS) Business Services Authority. Her passion is to fight for human rights, equality, and peace together with the United Nations and other NGOs/GOs. In a long term, she wants to follow her childhood dream to work in the United Nations, as well as work within the field of political affairs, humanitarian affairs, and international legal affairs.
At the same time, she also has a very strong passion on her current career and committed to continue being a blogger and influencer. She loves to write things that inspire people, it was one of the main reason why she wanted to create a blog. One of her dreams is to write a book that will motivate people especially young teenagers. She knows how hard it is to survive a teenage life, especially for those who do not fit with the society and has different view of how the world is. Born to be different, she wants to encourage people to follow their lights and shine differently than others.
“Because darling, being normal is boring”