Nilotica (NILE-ot-i-kah) is a certified organic skin superfood — harvested seasonally from 20-year old trees, only at the source of the Nile River. Leila Janah founded LXMI after a chance discovery of Nilotica at a market in Uganda. She was astounded by the rare butter's ability to transform her moisture-deprived, overly-traveled skin from lackluster to luminous. Once she learned that she could help marginalized East African women find dignified work through the wild harvesting, production and exportation of Nilotica, she knew she had to change her life to share her new skincare secret with the world.
Paula Rosales is an all around boardsports enthusiast. Armed with a degree in Organizational Communication and Advertising Management, there is no shortage of fun and creative projects with this one, including her Republ1c Lifestyle Store under Camsur Watersports, Complex's Brand Architect, and her position as the Head Event Director for Blue Palawan Kiteboard Open – Asia's first and only kiteboard terrain park. Also, she helps run an annual Girls Kite Camp, working together with the world's leading female kiteboarders (including Susi Mai).
LEILA JANAH: WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?
Paula Rosales: Philippine Islands
L.J.: WHY DO PEOPLE LOOK UP TO YOU?
P.R.: Being a 5'2 sweet looking asian girl in a male dominated sport does count to be impressive I guess, especially getting to know that I do have a lot of projects am working on and not just an ordinary kite beach bum.
L.J.: WHAT'S THE MOST EMBARRASSING THING YOU'VE DONE AT WORK?
P.R.: Walking out of the water almost naked, lost my bikini from crashing a trick.
L.J.: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PAIR OF SHOES?
P.R.: Tribu Outdoors Recycled Tires FlipFlops, I prefer to walk barefoot at the beach though.
L.J.: WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR 18-YEAR-OLD SELF IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME?
P.R.: Comb your hair more often.
L.J.: WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE COMEDIAN?
P.R.: Tina Fey
L.J.: WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAR?
P.R.: Solar powered 4x4 buggy for my jungle adventures.
L.J.: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE LINE FROM A MOVIE?
P.R.: “Fuck pride. Pride only hurts, it never helps.” – Marsellus Wallace (Pulp Fiction)