A global icon in the surf and fashion world, Victoria epitomizes natural style–both in and out of the water.
Originally from Reunion Island, a French island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, she’s found a way to hybridize her childhood dreams and turn them into a successful career as a professional long boarder and European runway model. We’re pretty jazzed to have her as our first ever Global European Ambassador and can’t wait to see her continue to live her best life.
From the craziest thing that’s ever happened while surfing to her reccos for vintage shopping in France, Victoria gives us a little glimpse into her life abroad.
20 Questions with Victoria Vergara
What’s something random that most people might not know about you?
That I’m a nerd?
Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
No one else is you and that’s your superpower.
What’s your motto?
If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.
We know you're originally from Reunion Island, what's it been like relocating to Hossegor?
It hasn’t been easy to leave a tropical lifestyle for Hossegor. Everything is just really different; from the weather/waves to the people. It took me some time to adjust to it and find my rhythm, but I was fortunate enough to meet some amazing people who made me fall in love with the place, and with one of them ;)
What's your definition of ‘good style’ both in and out of the water?
Style to me is an extension of your personality and in my opinion, having good style means you own your own fashion and way of expressing yourself. Wearing an outfit or a bikini I choose myself gives me confidence and just makes me happy. There’s so much to play with and it doesn’t really matter is people like it or not because that’s yours and you should be always dressing for yourself.
What’s something that’s really inspiring you right now?
I’m currently building my house and I’ve been really inspired by different architecture styles. There is a lot of similarity with Fashion and many sustainable options to choose from which makes it very interesting. I could spend hours reading about that kind of stuff and use it all to help me find my unique style too.
How do you define success?
Success is about doing well at what you love, making your dreams and goal a reality. Could be in life or in work.
What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment?
To be able to make a living out of my childhood dream.
What’s something you do just for you?
Binge watch reality TV show.
What's the craziest thing that's happened to you in the water?
The craziest thing was to share the line up with a whale and her baby, it was in New Caledonia, I was 13 years old and will remember that moment forever.
What are some of your favorite vintage shops in Paris?
Kiliwatch and Urban Vintage are absolute go-to’s.
What's your go to on Spotify recently?
I’m obsessed with the last Lizzo song « About Damn Time »
What would you say is one of your favorite things about being a part of the fashion world?
One of my favorite things is that I’ve gotten the chance to wear amazing couture and designer clothing, shoes and jewelry while working with very talented people along the way.
Where do you like to go when you have some free time?
I like to go back to Reunion Island
Dead or alive who would you wanna have dinner with and why?
I would love to have dinner with Jane Goodall because her discoveries as a Primatologist are extraordinary.
What is it about your favorite wave that keeps you wanting more?
That it gives you so much joy and work at the same time.
Who’s your emergency contact?
Probably Antoine, my manager.
What are your must-have travel essentials?
Moisturizer. Sunscreen. My Camera.
Let’s hear your wildest dream.
I would love to be surrounded by dogs, goats, cows, sheep and just all the animals!
You’re a surfer, model, and world traveler…what’s next for you?
I’m working on a bikini and wetsuit collection!