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WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO TAKE FREESTYLE SOCCER SERIOUSLY? When I received in 2013 a big opportunity
to work in Shandong Luneng soccer team from China, after this experience I discovered my dream job (Laughs)How many hours do you practice per day? More or less 4 hours
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JUGGLE WITH HEELS ON? It was a joke with my friends I did a video challenging then, after some hours the video exploded in my Instagram and Facebook. That’s how started!
HOW HARD IS IT TO JUGGLE WITH HEELS AND A DRESS? So difficult to walk is hard, imagine to juggle (Laughs), but is good I love heels and I love to look like a girl and both together is perfect, a little danger but I like it!
I JUST SAW YOU FREESTYLING WITH ROLLER BLADES ON. HOW DIFFICULT IS THAT? Oh is so hard more than heels!! Don’t do it at home! (Laughs)
WHEN DID YOU START RECORDING YOURSELF JUGGLING? 5 years ago when I saw many people recording me juggling in public places, so I thought if they record me I can record too for my social media and people can like ..
WHAT’S THE LONGEST YOU HAVE JUGGLED FOR? 3 hours without stop the ball and without drop the ball...
DID YOU EXPECT YOUR VIDEOS TO
BECOME THIS POPULAR? Never, I just wanted to be famous in my school
or neighborhood(Laughs)but all the world know my videos over than 10 million views in some channels in all continents, I feel thankful for God and for all people who shared and liked my videos
YOUR CHALLENGE FROM RONALDO BECAME A HUGE VIDEO. HOW DID THAT CHALLENGE COME ABOUT?
I met Ronaldo some years ago in
a commercial and was just a joke between friends, he challenged me and after I did the answer (Laughs)
DO PEOPLE RECOGNIZE YOU WHEN YOU GO OUT? If I am with my ball yes of course (Laughs) but without my ball people need a little more time (Laughs)
DO YOU TEACH ANY TRAINING CLASSES? Yes I teach in my YouTube channel: Raquel Freestyle and classes too
HAVE ANY PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYERS CONTACTED YOU ABOUT YOUR SKILLS? Yes many famous soccer players, singers, actors, and I feel ohhhhhh my God its amazing soccer makes friends.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELING? A booker from a modeling agency invited me and sometimes I work on but I prefer my ball.
DO YOU PREFER MODELING OR SOCCER JOBS? Soccer all the time!
DID YOU EVER FACE ANY OBSTACLES FROM PEOPLE DOUBTING YOUR SKILLS? Yes always people don’t believe, they think my videos are fake so I have to show my skills (Laughs)
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG GIRLS WHO WANT TO FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS? Believe in yourself and in your Dreams, I come from a poor neighborhood and never imagined to travel the world with my ball, just believe and do your best!
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH? I would love to work in Dubai and Japan (my grandfather is Japanese) and I really want to meet Messi!
DO YOU HAVE ANY EVENTS OR PROJECTS COMING UP? I have a project to teach children in need. I want to share my experience and my dream with them!
WHAT IS YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA INFO?
INSTAGRAM AND YOUTUBE
@Raquel freestyle
FACEBOOK
Raquel Embaixadinhas freestyle
DO YOU HAVE ANY FINAL WORDS FOR YOUR FANS? Thank you for all and hope to give the best for my fans!!
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ raquelbenetti
RAQUEL BENETTI | ART OF THE FREESTYLE
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