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

Hi Margaret, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursed an artistic career, because it was a way for me to express myself, I’ve always wanted women to feel beautiful, with or without makeup.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What set me apart of others is that I want everyone to understand they don’t need makeup to feel beautiful. The most exciting thing about doing this for a living is that I meet so many wonderful photographers and models, what I’m proud of is doing this questionnaire, I’ve never thought I would be doing something like this and my career would be taking off. How did I get where I am today; A lot of sweat and tears, I mean literally tears, there were days I wanted to give up but my mother, she wouldn’t let me she pushed me and pushed and I would have to say thats how I got here. The way I overcome challenges is just leaning on my family and friends, just putting my work out there just praying that my work would be seen by someone. The lessons I learned along the way is that Be nice to everyone even if they aren’t nice to you. It will all be worth it at the end.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This is hard because I love everything about Houston ,Tx. I would take a trip to the Museum of Natural Science, Spend a few hours there , then go to the Rice Box. I would want to go out to bar or a club. Most exciting people or person, I’ve ever met is my best friend Natalie , She is such a fun, loving and beautiful person.

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?
A lot of people deserves credit and recognition in my story, but I guess would love to thank my family for supporting me and always being in my corner, I definitely love to give my mom a big thank you , for always picking me up and dusting me off when I wanted to give up on dream, she always pushed me to be the best I could be. Last but not least I definitely want to give Kat Fame a big shoutout , thank you for bring me into your world . I appreciate it a lot.

Instagram: @Maggiedoesglam

Image Credits
Kat : imagesbybates & Jbenedictboudior
Autumn : bgrantphotos