Flare: How about your hair, do you wash it every single day?
Dayanara: “I don’t. I have curly hair, so I have to blow dry it every time I wash it. I wash it probably every other day. I love Pantene and I’ve been using it for years. It’s really good for my kind of hair.”
Flare: Do you go for regular haircuts?
Dayanara: “Actually, no. I’m fine with long hair [but] sometimes I just want to do something drastic, like cut my bangs [as] I just did.”
Flare: Do you collect anything, like shoes or sunglasses?
Dayanara: “Shoes. With shoes you can go all out- open toes, closed toes, pointy, classic.”
Flare: Does being Latina have a special significance to you in being a role model and beauty icon?
Dayanara: “Definitely. I think it’s just so amazing for all Latinas not just Puerto [Ricans] when I won the Miss Universe [pageant] because that makes them very very proud and gives a lot of hope to a lot of other Latinas who want to [do well].”
– Carlene Higgins