Miami, United States
Simone, 31
Marketing Manager
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I lead marketing and communications for the alumni office of Miami's only public, research university.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

Victoria's Secret. The managers were too intense about selling credit cards and it was really annoying to fold all the panties.

Were you born and raised in Miami? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Miami?

Yes!

What’s your current hood in Miami and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

South Miami. I love our little downtown area. I can't think of anything I don't like about it.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I listen to hip-hop, R&B and dance music. I hate country.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Almost everything by Adele.

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

Seinfeld! The greatest sitcom of all time.

Name some spots in Miami that are good for a Tinder date.

Sugar in Brickell and 27 on South Beach.

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

I'm not really into "roasting".

Who’s your hero and where in Miami would you take them out for a serious hang?

My hero is Malala Yousafzai and I would take her for a walk around Wynwood.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Dadeland Mall. Almost every store is 40% almost every weekend. Sale section for me.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Trump National Doral

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Go to the beach, like the actual sand, also referred to as the beach-beach.

Where do you go in Miami for a casual night out?

Coral Gables or Coconut Grove.

Where would you go in Miami to celebrate some freaking good news?

Sugar

What’s your choice of transportation in Miami and why?

During the week, I drive my car to work. On the weekends, I take Uber/Lyft.

What are the Miami spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The brand-new Frost Science Museum. And Wynwood.

What are the Miami spots tourists should run from screaming?

Most of the bars and clubs on South Beach.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Miami. How do you spend it?

A picnic at South Pointe Park followed by parasailing on South Beach.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Barcelona because of the food and culture.

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