Daniel Cajiao by Gastohn Barrios for MODUS VIVENDI.

MODEL: Daniel Cajiao
PHOTOGRAPHER: Gastohn Barrios
UNDERWEAR: MODUS VIVENDIQuerelle line
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Matias Santos
ASSISTANT: Juan Rosner
STYLING: Martin Iglesias and Gastohn Barrios

Interview with model – Daniel Cajiao

How did the pandemic disturb your life and have you managed to find balance? 

I don’t want to think about the pandemic disrupting my life. I don’t want to give a negative feeling to precisely this word but what I try is to see it as «how the pandemic made me see how I want to continue living my life.» I think that I want to live it by taking advantage of the opportunities that are presented to me and living it basically doing what I want to do, what I feel that is good for me and what I feel drives me to be better every day.

No quiero pensar en que la pandemia perturbo mi vida. No quiero darle una sensación negativa a justamente esta palabra sino lo que intento es verlo como “como la pandemia me hizo ver que quiero continuar viviendo mi vida”. Ehmmm creo que quiero vivirla aprovechando las oportunidades que se me presentan y viviéndola básicamente haciendo lo que yo tengo ganas de hacer, lo que siento que me hace bien y lo que siento que me impulsa a ser mejor cada día.

There’s a lot of talk for inclusion and diversity everywhere. What do you think needs to be done?

I think that we have to stop being afraid of what is different, what is diverse. I believe that the world is full of different beings and from each one of them there is much to learn. Life is about that, it is a constant learning and after each learning a better version of ourselves appears. So, if we think that way, if we think of diversity as a possibility of growth, inclusion comes later as something inherent.

Creo que hay que empezar a dejar de tener miedo a lo diferente, a lo diverso. Creo que el mundo esta lleno de seres diferentes y que de cada uno de ellos hay mucho que aprender. La vida se trata de eso, es un aprendizaje constante y tras cada aprendizaje aparece una mejor version de nosotros mismos. Entonces si lo pensamos de esa forma, si pensamos la diversidad como una posibilidad de crecimiento, la inclusion llega despues como algo inherente.

Do you believe in Utopia? What do you do to leave this world a better place?

I believe in utopia but I also believe that there are as many utopias as there are people in the world. Each one has his utopia and in my particular case (I want) to leave… leave something positive in the world, what I try is to live my utopia while respecting the utopia of others.

Creo en la utopia pero creo que hay tantas utopias como personas en el mundo. Cada uno tiene su utopia y en mi caso en particular para dejar de.. dejar algo positivo en el mundo, lo que trato es de vivir mi utopia respetando la de los demas

What do you find sexy/sensual in your partner?

What I find sensual in a partner is the attraction that goes beyond the physical. The one that has to do with a good talk, with agreeing on a thought, humm… the truth is that today at my age I feel that it mobilizes me much more than the physical question itself.

Lo que me parece sensual en una pareja es la atraccion que va mas alla de lo fisico. La que tiene que ver con una buena charla, con coincidir en un pensamiento, estemm, la verdad que hoy por hoy a mis 30 años siento que eso me moviliza mucho mas que la cuestion fisica en si.

What is the one

a. thing you love doing?

What I like to do the most: Sports.

Lo que más me gusta hacer: Deportes

b. thing you love having (item)?

I do not have them near me at the moment but, headphones, what I like to have the most.

No los tengo en este momento cerca mio pero, auriculares, lo que mas me gusta tener

c. person you love loving?

Here when I was thinking about this answer, there is not one person I like to love more, I just like to love all those who sincerely love me.

Acá cuando pensaba en esta respuesta no hay una persona a la que me guste mas amar, simplemente me gusta amar a todas las que me aman sinceramente

We all need a win this year. What is yours?

Mine, without a doubt, was to have left my comfort zone in many aspects, to have moved to another country, to have changed jobs and to have surrounded myself with new people. Having put aside everything that I was used to for many years, to make way for something new and something that I wanted to do.

La mia, sin lugar a dudas, fue la de haber salido de mi zona de confort en muchos aspectos, haberme mudado de pais, haber cambiado de trabajo y haberme rodeado de gente nueva. Habiendo dejado de lado todo lo que yo estaba acostumbrado durante muchos años atrás para darle paso a algo nuevo y a algo que tenia ganas de hacer.

What do you want others remember you by?

I would like to be remembered for being an authentic person and for never try to harm anyone, at least not on purpose. We all make mistakes but there is a difference between someone who makes them and learn from it and someone who makes them intentionally. Then, I am interested in being remembered as a good and as a simple person.

Me gustaria ser recordado por ser una persona autentica y que nunca intento hacerle mal a nadie, o no por lo menos a proposito.Todos cometemos errores pero bueno hay una diferencia entre alguien que los comete y de los cuales aprendes y de alguien que los hace intencionalmente. Entonces me interesa ser recordado como una buena persona y como una persona simple.

What is beauty to you?

Beauty for me is something that goes far beyond what we can touch or what we can see; beauty for me is in all those moments that are precisely intangible and that are about sharing with the right people.

La belleza para mi… la belleza para mi esta en algo que va mucho mas alla de lo que podemos tocar o de lo que podemos ver, la belleza para mi esta en todos esos momentos que son justamente intangibles y que tienen que ver con compartir con las personas correctas.

Are you that guy that buys anything new and innovative?

I am a person who likes technology a lot, but I do not know if I declare myself someone who constantly needs to buy. I am quite simple, even about my own clothing and yes, as I said just now, I like innovative things but I do not need to buy them all the time.

Soy una persona a la que le gusta mucho la tecnologia, pero no se si me declaro alguien que necesite constantemente comprarla. Soy bastante simple en cuanto incluso a mi propia vestimenta y si, como dije recien, me gustan las cosas innovadoras pero no estoy todo el tiempo con necesidad de comprarlas.

What is the quote that motivate you?

There are many quotes that motivate me and I believe that throughout my life and depending on the moment I am going through, there are some (quotes) that motivate me … they motivate me then or, let’s say, that I would have chosen at that time, but today I choose one that I heard from my brother and says that strength and luck always favor the brave people.

Hay muchas frases que me motivan y yo creo que a lo largo de mi vida y según el momento que estoy atravesando hay cuales me motivan… me motivan mas o que hubiese elegido en otro momento, pero hoy por hoy me quedo con una que me transmitio mi hermano y que tiene que ver con que la fuerza y la suerte favorecen siempre a los valientes.

Thank you!

Gracias!

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