After watching the third episode of Miami Social, Hardy’s words directed at Ariel during our lunch meeting resonate –“your sentiments can be misinterpreted by your choice of words.” Words are extremely powerful as they are the mirror of the soul and the voice of the heart. Certain people have a way of saying things that shake us at the core - the way you express yourself paints a picture to our society of who you are and what you believe. Just as one painting can be interpreted in a myriad ways so can your diction.
A prime example of how words can scar your soul is Ariel’s obsession with people that are overweight. He admits during this episode that he was overweight and subsequently mocked quite frequently as a child. It is from these past experiences that his sensitivity toward the issue arises. I feel strongly about the subject since I work closely with young women in many different forums and I am adamant when I speak to them about respect, morals, ethics and the road to success. I cannot emphasize enough how important the right “focus” in life is – thoughts create reality and our focus determines our destination. When you respect people and accept them as they are you can then be much more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
I think you a real charismatic person and you have a very inspiring quality.I am 17 years old and I'm confused as to what career choice to make.I was thinking of majoring in Business it is a field I love is there any advice you could give to help me become a success in the business field.Let me know the challenges that I will face while trying to reach where I want to me and how to overcome these challenges.I wish you continued success.
I just want to say that I really feel that you are one of the smartest people I know. You are just full of wise information and clever sayings. You seem to be an amazing person! And you are very beautiful! Keep up the way you are, which I know you will, you are a big inspiration to everyone. You deserve much success and I hope that you recieve much more. Whatever the situation currently is with a significant other, I wish you the best of luck. You are a great person!
Hi Katrina, my name is Jaylene and I am 17 years old and just graduated High School and plan to start college in the fall. I am extremely interested in getting into the real estate business and would love to know if you have any internships available and some advice on the steps necessary to get into the real estate world. I plan on maojoring in business which is my beggining step. Ireally admire you and hope to be like you some day. I hope to hear from you soon.
I watch way too much reality tv and you are by far my favorite "person" ever because you seem to be exactly that, a person, not a character. Your strength, grace and sense of humor rock the show! You are a breath of fresh air and an inspiration to boot!
Katrina, i dont know if you will ever read this but i am currently about to go in the the 11th grade and i have to start thinking about college i wanted to ask you because you are someone i strive to be. i would love to be like you in every way, my sister is the straight a smart kid in the family she is 1 year older and she knows what she wants to do, she is going to take an internship at nasa, how can i compete with that, i am not as nearly as smart as she is and i dont know what i want to do. i was thinking about becoming a realtor like you so i was woundring if you could share with me how you got there what you had to take in college and how much you make a year.
Please contact me Sincerly Confused!
Katrina, you seem like a down to earth person and I actually like you, but in your blog you say all the right inspirational things and use really nice phrasing. I feel like you come off more like a pageant contestant. Someone said it above and I agree...is there a real person in there? I think if you just let your guard down you will be pleasantly surprised...and more relatable.
You seem to be a great lady with just about everything going for you. You have one major flaw that, I feel, will continue to make you truly unhappy on the inside, despite the persona that you project. It is great to enjoy your work, work hard, and reap the benefits of this hard work. But my beautiful, intelligent, Katrina work should not be the center of your life. I feel that you are hiding in your work. Your hard work is the reason you give for not being there, in all the important ways, for your husband, this is very sad. Why are you hiding from being the complete woman your husband deserves? You joke about the type of things that you do not like: intimacy, closeness, romance, cuddling. Why are you afraid to make these things more important than work? What are you really running from? Don’t get me wrong way too many men have made this mistake for far too many years, as well. Do not be like them! It is a mistake that the new women in today’s business world are making in record numbers, stop the trend. Yes, you can do it all but remember what is more important. Husband, family and friends should always come first. No matter what job you have, and how much money you generate, great personal relationships are worth far more! Keep working through it I love the show!
I am the only one who sees that Ben is not so nice to you. The things he says to you are not kind. You are a beautiful girl and Ben is a great looking guy but he lacks the respect a husband should have for a wife even if separated. I hope you find that someone who treats you and speaks to you the way you deserve. You are a class act, my dear.
You've got EVERYTHING going on for you. I admire you in every respect. One thing though. You should get back with your ex. He's a wonderful person. Maybe start to date and get to know each other again.
I admire the drive of you and Hardy. I'm not going to keep watching the show as I don't know why some Cubans always go out of there way to pretend that they are white people.
That's where I've seen Katrina before - The Apprentice!!! Season 1. Now, where have I seen Hardy before? hummm
As well as being beautiful on the outside, you seem to have a wonderful inner beauty. Kudos to you and Hardy for trying to help Ariel become more aware of his persona.
Love your fashion style!! Are your neclaces rosary beads?
Katrina you are my favorite! Ben will realize one day what a precious jewel he has lost, but, by then it will be too late. You will have moved on, married a great older man that will treat you like the Cleopatra that you are. Ben will marry again also but it will not bring the happiness he thinks he is missing. The real loser will be Ben. You have nothing but happiness coming your way. Please look into starting your own cosmetic and clothing line. You look fabulous darling!
Hi. I think that you are absolutely beautiful and I love you on the show! Can you please tell what kind of face products that you use? Thanks so much!!!
Katrina, I haven't seen much interaction between you and Maria. Are you guys even friends? If you read in between the lines of her blog, it doesn't seem like she likes you very much. In last weeks blog she says your basicly lying by claiming you work a lot because you were out with Sorah during your lunch hour. In this weeks blog she seems to claim you dress to impress the older men you deal with. Who knows maybe Im reading too much into it, but that is the impression I get.
You are such a beautiful person inside out! The very first reality star that I honestly admire. I love you!
Katrina, You are my favorite on miami social. You are an inspiration to all women. Your friendship with Michael is awesome and you a true friend. You speak your mind and you don't hold back. Your clothes are beautiful, I love all your outfits. I think you and Ben are great together and if it was meant to be for u guys to get back together it will happen. Good luck to you and wishing you continued success!!
Kudos to you for realizing that you and Ben are not meant to be married. He wants a wife not a business partner when he goes home to relax at the end of a very busy day(s).
Both of you seem really great..smart, good looking and passionate about work. Its too bad in one way but I see your logic.
I LOVE the way you dress in spite of Micheals catty comments. He wishes he had your figure and style. I am sure you will have no trouble finding another soul mate.
Where do you get your hair done? What type of makeup do you use? You always look fabulous despite the humidity!
You are a very sophisticated individual and need a strong Man to complement you Ben seems nice but a little insecure. I think he feels intimidated by you and somehow competes with you and your light is too bright for him. Good Luck! You deserve the BEST!
You are soooo gorgeous! I fell in love with you Season ! of the Apprentice! I thought you looked familiar! Don't be spoiled even though you are wealthy!
Take care and all the best!
Katrina will you marry me lol. Just Kidding. But you are beautiful, intelligent,succesful, a kind person, dress well.
Ben is crazy to not try to win you back.
Katrina, I think you are awesome and a great role model for Women. I love how you are so positive and you focus on that and not the negative. I would love someday to meet you and Michael of course, he is also one of my favorites. Keep up the good vibes, you ROCK!!
You are my favorite! Love your style, poise, and intelligence. I'm married, so out of respect for my wife, I won't add "Hot!!!!" to that mix. Finally found a show on Bravo that I don't mind watching with my wife. Keep 'em coming!
Just got into Miami Social because of my wife. You guys are nuts. Good luck with everything, your separation, business and crazy friends.
Hello,Katrina. You know, I'm just writing for fun, because you are probably so busy working that you may not even read this. And I admire that. I'm a workoholic myself, who ended up watching Miami Social because I am sick as a dog and couldn't make to work today. Well anyways,not writing to give you advise, because you know what you are doing. For some people getting married is their dream, for others, it is building a career. You know yourself.You know what you need and what you want.You know,I work with geriatrics,and it's amazing how I got used to seeing old people die.Even more amazing is how much I have learned from them. You and I will get old too. So, I know you'll do great in your career, and don't forget to cherish those who love you, because they will be the ones at your bedside when you are old. Whether you divorce Ben or not,do it wisely.Good luck to you!
Wish all the luck in your relationship with Ben.. Only you and him really knows what's best for both of you. I just hope you are making the right decision and hope you don't regreat it...
to be honest i didn't read this blog but i wanted to say to you that i was just watching your lunch with your ex-husband and i truly feel for you. i can see you still love him in your eyes and i wish that the two of you will work your relationship out in time.
I think your brave for getting a divorce. I was in the same boat a couple of years ago and now I am soooo happy with life.
Brian Daytona Beach
I graduated from the University of Miami, and that city stole my heart. I love watching your show because it brings me back to being in the 305! I'm now in graduate school in NJ, but I visit often and plan on relocating back to Miami when I am done with my graduate degree. You are my favorite!
Hello Katrina! ...let me just say that if I had a sister, I would hope she had your strength and tenacity...if I was straight I would want a partner with your beauty, inside and out...you rock!
...congrat's on all you've accomplished and much happiness in the future!
YOU ARE CRAZY to divorce Ben! You are going to wake up some day alone and realize that you lost the one thing in life that meant the most, and it will be too late to get him back. He will find love elsewhere if his emotional needs are not being met by you. OMG, times a running out girl,.....GO GET HIM!!! If I wasn't married, I would take my tall sexy self over to Miami, grab Ben, and bring him back to Scottsdale, Arizona to work hard and more importantly,....PLAY HARD!!!!
I think you rock! I really enjoy watching you on the show. Your view on the POWER OF THE WORD is well stated. One quote I love is "All that we are is the result of what we have thought." Keep smiling and doing your thing ;o)
Brilliant! Truly Katrina you are in a class of your own. The producers did indeed do a great job portraying the "MAGIC CITY." Frankly, the show has great promise yet bringing in more sophisticated individuals such as yourself would take it to a completely different level.
Good Luck with future endeavours!