Featured Entrepreneur: Katarina Van Derham
Interviewed by: Anna De La Rosa
Photo Credits: Deja Jordan
I have a Valentine’s Day Surprise for you and she will blow you AWAY!!!
I had the opportunity to interview this mind blowing HOTTIE and I have never been graced with such beauty as this. I am talking about Katarina Van Derham, she is a Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Vegan, which has landed on the cover of over 60 magazines worldwide and appeared in over 600 major media outlets. She appeared in 21 national and international print and TV commercials and has been voted one of the 100 sexiest women in the world by magazines on three different continents. Katarina is a Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of classic, glamour lifestyle magazine VIVA GLAM established in 2012. VIVA GLAM offers alternative approaches to traditional lifestyle, with a strong focus on vegan, organic and cruelty free brands.
Being a vegan of 23 years and passionate about animals and nature inspired her to launch her own cruelty-free line of eyelashes.
THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KATARINA VAN DERHAM
Q1. Who did you want to be when you grew up?
As a child, I wanted to be a princess. I would pretend I live in a castle and I visualized beautiful things around me. When I lived in Slovakia, every year I would visit a castle and it felt like home.
Q2. When did you come to the US?
I came to the US in 1998. I was 22 years old. At that time, it wasn’t easy to obtain visa since everyone was trying to flee the country in the ‘90s.
Q3. You are the #BossBabe in my eyes, how did you do it?
When I was in high school I got the entrepreneurial bug. I liked making decisions and running the show. I even went to a private business school where I learned how to sit and eat properly, how to dress properly and all kinds of fun stuff. I’ve never liked to follow the rules. And I’m still the same way.
Q4. What motivates you?
As a vegan, it’s the people. It’s their gratitude and appreciation that motivate me to help them even more. Also, seeing animal cruelty motivates me to fight harder to stop it.
As a businesswoman, what motivates me is the money and power. I am not greedy, but I do want to have a comfortable life where I can also help my family and those in need. Money gives you power and if you use it the right way, you can do some good in the world.
Q5. Any future projects that you want to share for 2017?
Yes!!!! Please watch my docu-series starting to “air” on www.vivaglammagazine.com on March 1st. Meanwhile, check out the trailer. You might get inspired. It is an intimate look into my life and how I manifested seemingly impossible dreams from the 90’s and into today. You will be able to follow me and my VIVA GLAM TEAM through the manifestation of my biggest dreams yet to come. This is truly a transparent success story of me as a female entrepreneur
TRAILER: WATCH HERE
I am also getting a small part in the movie “The Pipeline” which is based on true stories surrounding the building of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.
Look for my re-branded line of false eyelashes KAT lash as well as limited edition of liquid lipsticks in collaboration with LA Splash Cosmetics this May 2017.
PS: Also stay tuned for the rest of our amazing interview in my upcoming book.