Influence Photos Team Update

Angel, the Pink Hello Kitty Ranger!?

Passionate about the color PINK and her growing collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia (seriously though :P), having an odd ability to point both knees inward invoking people to stare in a curious stupor, she melts the hearts of those around with her cute & outgoing personality. With an infectious smile and kick butt attitude, Angel Mercado joins The Official Fresh From Birth Street Team on the campus of UNC.

// Photos provided by Joey Cho & Angel Mercado

What makes you FRESH?
I was born fresh – fresh from birth & fresh till death. πŸ˜‰

Why did you want to join Fresh From Birth?
Well, my initial interest in FFB actually stemmed from the fact that I really wanted to be supportive of Alex (& G, who I met after the fact), but it didn’t take me long to really get into it because of what FFB actually is – a lifestyle. After meeting G & hearing Alex talk so much about it, I realized their idea that “you can’t learn fresh, you gotta be born with it” held true to all aspects of FFB. From there on, I started watching FFB grow & just got really excited about it. The first line came out strong with awesome designs, great quality, & a unique story.. & its only improved from there. I take pride in FFB & am so glad that I’ve joined the family!

Angel & Fresh From Birth

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
My mom πŸ™‚ She’s always set a good example for me. She’s taught me everything I know & has never let me down. Everything I have & everything I am, I owe to her. I want to do everything to the best of my ability to make her happy & give back to her.

What is an interesting, random, or unique fact about you?
I’m obsessed with Hello Kitty. I have Hello Kitty everything – blanket, towel, bathing suit, bags, clothes, chopsticks (that I don’t even know how to use), cell phone cover, binders, pens, notebooks, stuffed animal, make up, umbrella, rain boots, jewelry, car decorations, glasses case, evvvverythingggg. It’s definitely an obsession & a little bit of an addiction. Overkill, I know..

What is your sign?
Well, my birthday is October 6, so if we’re going by the old signs, I’m a Libra but according to the new signs I’m a Virgo. Either way, I’m not really into that kind of stuff. I make my own luck. πŸ˜€

What are you listening to now?
“Summer Hits of the 90s” station on Pandora, specifically “Run Around” by Blues Travelers.. Love this song. Throwback music puts me in the best mood!

What are your favorite top 3 music artists?
1. Taylor Swift, 2. Goo Goo Dolls, 3. Katy Perry
They’re all really different, I know. πŸ™‚ My mood pretty much determines what kind of music I listen to.

Angel kicks butt & takes names

What are the last 3 movies that you’ve seen (in or out of theaters)?
1. Cowboys & Aliens, 2. Batman Begins, 3. Crazy Stupid Love
Number 3 was by far my favorite.. for obvious reasons πŸ™‚

If you were a superhero or super-villain, who would you be and why?
Sailor Moon! Not exactly sure why though..

What activities would a “Perfect Date” consist of (kids read this blog too, LOL)?
Well for a perfect first date, I would say dinner at an average restaurant, a movie that both people want to see, then ice cream! Simple, but it seems like a pretty well rounded date. Talking over a meal to break the ice, a movie to see if you’re comfortable sitting beside each other & maybe holding hands or something ^_^, then ice cream so you have another chance to talk about the movie & get to know each other more before the night is over.

Favorite Disney movie?
Lion King! Lion King! Lion King! I’ve seen it at least 50 times & am still not tired of it. And I cry pretty much every time Mufasa dies. :/

Pick one and why, Power Rangers or Ninja Turtles?
Power Rangers. When I was younger, I would always pretend to be the pink one. I actually watched ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’ the other day on Netflix.. The monsters weren’t as scary as I remember, but I still think the pink ranger is just as cool as she was when I was 7.

Which do you prefer, cats or dogs? Β Sunshine or overcast/rain? Β Math or English?
Dogs. Sunshine. Math. I’ll keep this question simple. πŸ˜‰

Do you play an instrument (or in the past)?
I played the violin in elementary/middle school.. That’s about the extent of my musical career.

If you were cast for a movie and could choose any actor to act alongside, who would it be and why?
Hm, I don’t know that I could choose just one. Ryan Gosling because he’s beautiful. Sandra Bullock because she’s talented. Or Jackie Chan because he’s hilarious.

Angel in the Bahamas

Marketing Update

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This past week marked the growth of Fresh From Birth by three members. Alex and I are proud to announce that we are being joined by three distinct individuals who we’ve come to respect and are going to really enjoy working together to accomplish even more! In the coming weeks, you will get a better idea of who Raymond Ching, Angel Mercado, and Tristan Salvanera really are. Oh, and don’t worry, we’ve got more freshness on its way!