Today we are introducing you to Blaine Ochoa as our BethieLife Woman Crush. Blaine is a beauty with so many talents! She is a first-runner up for Miss Houston, a television news lady and also a beauty blogger. Blaine also is a devoted community philanthropist. Check out her amazing photos and interviews. Welcome, Blaine!
Where did you grow up?
Crystal Beach, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula. I’ve always loved the beach.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you like to have with you?
Lotion (with SPF 30), face wash/moisturizer, and third is a tie between mascara and my Brow Gal eyebrow pencil.
Who or what has been the biggest influence on your personal style?
I wear a lot of black, white, and neutral colors. I try to create a classy, sexy look with outfits, and also love all things sparkly and sequins. I admire and love JLO, Isabella Lowengrip, and Queen Rania of Jordan’s style and sophistication
What is your favorite indulgence?
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Start where you are. There will never be a perfect time and you may never feel “ready enough”, but you have to let go of fear and perfectionism in order to move forward with your goals and achieve your dreams. You will learn, grow, and get better as time goes on. Also, always believe in yourself.
What is your favorite Houston store and/or restaurant?
Toulouse, Mastros, Bisou, & Steak 48. Sloan Hall has the most gorgeous clothes! I also love Saks.
What’s on your plate? (Future projects, travel plans, etc.)
I am putting a big focus on pursuing my music career this year, which I am very excited about! I am planning to compete at Miss Texas USA in the Fall. I also want to excel in the media industry with my job at 12 News. And traveling!
How do you spend your down time?
Traveling, cooking/baking, working out, watching movies, pampering myself and relaxing.
Tell us one Houston Hidden Gem (places that aren’t necessarily well-known) that you recommend.
Roka Akor (Sushi restaurant), The Dunlavy, or Anvil Bar – they have incredible cocktails.
Tell us three of your favorite shopping/beauty/lifestyle websites.
Desordrestore.com , Retrofet.com , and Thedollshousefashion.com
Tell us three of your health/beauty tips.
Cleanse and moisturize your face and body twice a day. Eat healthy, exercise and keep your body and mind in the best shape possible. Get 8 hours of sleep a night and drink 8 glasses of water a day.
What are three things you can’t live without? (Besides God, family, and friends.)
High Ph water, music, and lattes with extra espresso shots.
Do you have any irrational fears?
Cockroaches. They are horrendous. I almost have a panic attack if I see one.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic or Hawaii.
If you weren’t in your present occupation, what would you dream of doing?
I am actively pursing what i’ve always dreamed of doing, however if I wasn’t in my present occupations, I would want to be a successful international fashion designer.
What books or movies have you loved recently?
I love movies. A couple of my favorites is “Beautiful” (it’s a pageant movie) and “Lover Come Back”, the 1961 Romance/Comedy with Doris Day and Rock Hudson. I’m obsessed with the new “Wonder Woman” and “Oceans 8”. I also love anything with Catherine Zeta Jones or Angelina Jolie in it. Book wise, I am currently reading, “I Am Second” and “Breaking the Glass Slipper”, by Elaine Turner.
Advertising Account Executive at KBMT 12 News, Singer, Writer, and Model.
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Tell us something humorous about yourself.
I’ve always wanted to be blonde! I’m an “honorary blonde”.
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