Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Priscilla, 25
Social Media Content Creator
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm an content creator for social media, but I graduated as a journalist. What made me change careers? Mostly because I don't really believe in journalism nowadays, but also because social media is just something I'm really passionate about. I love seeing the people's reaction to things and understand why it happens, why they like or dislike something. Working with social media means that I'm always together with people and that is something really important for me.

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

The worst time in my career was when I was working as a press officer. I really didn't like the job and the company was a nightmare, even though the clients were amazing.

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

Yes, born and raised! I am mostly a "zona sul" girl, born in Humaitá, lived in Ipanema, São Conrado, Botafogo and now in Glória.

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

There is a huge bookstore called Livraria Cultura just behind Cinelândia, in Centro. It has four floors filled with books, DVDs, CDs and geek stuff. It also has a space dedicated only to Legos. They have books in many languages, comic books and also a cafè at the top floor. At the comic space there are puffs to get cozy and you basically can just sit on the floor in a corner, grab a book and space out for a while.

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

I am very eclectic, listening mostly anything I can get my hands on. But the kind of music I hate the most is electronic. It just feels... Soulless. I need some kind of music that I can relate to, that I can "touch" and get in touch with. What I love the most is rock, soul, jazz, hip hop, r&b, pop, bossa nova and some brazilian funk.

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

Ooooh, my heartbreak playlist would be mostly of Kelly Clarkson (my favorite singer), Bruce Springsteen (to make me cheerful again), Legião Urbana (soulful with a twist) and maybe some Beyoncé or Manu Gravassi (feminist, powerful and amazing sounding women).

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

The Sopranos. This TV show is my ultimate favorite and the show that is almost flawless. Yes, it has very little female representation - most females are whores or wives -, but is a show about mafia bosses in the 90's. It's not something that should be taken against the show, we all need context. But what I think makes The Sopranos so good is Tony and the other main characters. The fact that they extrapolate the stereotypes and they turn into living beings, into breathing and living beings. The ending, also, is one of my favourite things... But I don't want to spoil it. :P

Name some spots in Rio De Janeiro that are good for a Tinder date.

I really like places that you can talk with the other person, like an calm restaurant and something in daylight. Maybe Gringo Café, at Ipanema, which has the most amazing breakfast. Is it weird to have a Tinder breakfast? It just seems so nice to me.

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

Mainly politicians, I guess. Michel Temer, Rodrigo Maia, Cesar Maia, Luiz Fernando Pezão, Marcelo Crivella. Those kind of people. Ugh.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I mostly buy clothes in department stores, lol. I wish I didn't. I wish I bought more in really small clothes stores that are independent and working for a good cause, but I always end up at Rener or Forever 21.

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

Barra Music, probably. I really dislike clubs or things like it, but Barra Music is a place that I would never be caught in. It may be cheap and popular and my friends really do go there, but I'm... I'm not a customer.

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

I really wish I could visit the new Aquarium more, but the tickets are too expensive. If you can afford them, you must go, it's a beautiful place and they really try their best to accommodate the animals's needs. It's near Praça Mauá and they have the Trike Tour, which is a tour you can take around the square on tricycles.

Where do you go in Rio De Janeiro for a casual night out?

Le Depanneur, for sure! It's a delicatessen in Botafogo where you can go for a night out with friends or a date. They have full meals, snacks and delicious desserts for the sweet tooth in all of us. Some options might be a little on the expensive side, but it's possible to go there and have a good time without going broke.

Where would you go in Rio De Janeiro to celebrate some freaking good news?

If I got the greatest news I would go to Starbucks to have my favorite coffee. It's boring, but it's really what I've always done.

What’s your choice of transportation in Rio De Janeiro and why?

The subway is always my choice of transportation. I think it's the fastest and the quickest, even though it's not the cheapest (actually, it's ridiculously expensive), but it's the most comfortable and reliable way to get around the city.

What are the Rio De Janeiro spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Can't miss the new Porto Maravilha! This is an amazing space in town, close to Praça Mauá and the whole new center of Rio. There you can find incredible spots for photos, walking and, more important, eating. Also, there are great museums around and you get to meet a lot of incredible people.

What are the Rio De Janeiro spots tourists should run from screaming?

Copacabana Beach! It's really overrated. Usually it's awfully crowded, it's not the safest place to be and everything is expensive. There are other beaches that are cleaner and friendlier to the newcomer.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Rio De Janeiro. How do you spend it?

I'd probably get my boyfriend and we would go to Palácio do Catete. That's our favourite spot in town, just sitting in the palace's gardens and relaxing.

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

My favorite place to travel nowadays is Petrópolis, here in Rio de Janeiro state. It's a really beautiful city with many historic buildings and lovely spots. I'd really like to go there more, especially for some cold weekends.

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