We had the good fortune of connecting with Ariana Hayes and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ariana, why did you pursue a creative career?
That’s a very good question! Growing up continually, through my life I’ve always loved being creative and artistic. From the way how I arrange and rearrange my room from organizing my personal belongings. Such as socks, clothing wear, sneakers, heels, hats, underwear and so on. I enjoy trying different views, angles, and details of a product/products and myself as well for modeling. The way how I take pictures of myself or something specific, even others that take great photos gives me a thrill to have a passion for art. I love how I come up with ideas that no one thinks about doing, or if someone has thought about it then bring it to life. Same as in museums, they have all of the fine, classic, utmost pieces of work that you can possibly find. So in high school and college I majored in Arts.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from others is that I show who I really am. Whether it’s from content on Instagram from pictures or just simply being around me. No matter who likes it or who doesn’t. I still have to remain in what I enjoy doing and who I am. I’m excited for what God has in store for me and extremely proud of how far I have got in my life. From time to time I get visions of what’s to come from Jesus and to know that everything will be alright. Nothing comes easy. As long as you pray, manifest, and put hard work behind it all then there will be great results. If it doesn’t work out exactly the way that you wanted it to be, then thank God light-heartily. Because He has something better in store for you. That’s actually all I’ve been doing. I want the world to know about me that I am Ariana T. Hayes! I am one of God’s children, who leads others to him. I have my ways and I don’t put up with many things or many people. I like to be direct into what I’m doing and spending time to myself and loved ones. I am a inspiring, beautiful, creative, outgoing, intelligent, Proverbs 31 young woman and is covered by Psalm 91. “ I mean by what I say and I say by what I mean “.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh goodness! I don’t even know where to start lol… okay, so the go-to places/spots I hit up in Houston and near my location to eat are: Raising Canes, Texas Roadhouse, SaltGrass, Kelley’s Country Cookin, Mikki’s Soul food cafe (The Houston area location), Original Timmy Chan (MLK location), Chicken Express, The stuffed Baked Potato Factory, Ike’s BBQ, OMG Seafood, Discount seafood (In Texas City), Mico’s Hot Chicken, In-N-Out Burger (Katy area), Press Waffleco (inside Baybrook mall), Blaze Pizza, King Buffet Chinese Restaurant, East Star Chinese buffet, V star (Chinese buffet), Frenchys Chicken, Bombshells, Boudreaux’s Cajun kitchen, Green taco truck on Fuqua, The Spot (Galveston area), Whataburger, Chacho’s Tex-mex restaurant, Shipley Do-Nuts (Kolaches only) the. Krispy Kreme (for the real doughnuts), Impact Nutrition, and Balanced Body Nutrition (for smoothies and protein shakes) and SnoDog’s Hawaiian shave Ice & Food. That’s about it so far lol. To turn up and have fun or to chill spots would be: The Address, Grooves of Houston, Spivey’s Uptown lounge, Foundation Room Houston, Prospect Park restaurant, Jet lounge, Paradise City (strip joint), Reno’s Karaoke & Pool Bar, Candy Shack, Top Golf, Alain advent, Bay Area Raceway, The Arms Room (shooting range), Axelrad Beer Garden, Bar Louie, Dave & Busters, George R. Brown convention center, Paul Hopkins park- Dickinson park, League City park, Baybrook mall, Galleria mall, Katy Mills mall, Typhoon Texas water park, Memorial city mall, First Colony mall, Willowbrook mall, Greenspoint mall, Almeda mall, Kemah Boardwalk, West Oaks mall, Houston Dynamo soccer games and Houston Astros games. That wraps it up for the favorite spots I go to and would tell anyone to attend.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate my shoutouts to Jesus Christ his self and the Holy Spirit that is in me. Without him I am nothing, He is my Everything! I would like to shoutout My precious, gorgeous first born Daughter Amoura (she is my HEART). My lovely Mother, lovely Grandma, lovely Grand Daddy and lovely Great Grandma ( May God continue to rest Grand Dad and Great Grandma souls). Also, to my loving, amazing Fiancé. I love you dearly my Mr. Goodbar! We have came a long way with one another and still going stronger than ever. And along with a few friends and acquaintances.

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