My name is Leslie and I’m from beautiful and sunny SoCal. I first heard about Midori Bikinis from my friend when we looking for cute and affordable bikinis for the summer back in 2013. I immediately fell in love with the cute cheeky cuts (Whale Tale is my fav) and I haven’t stopped wearing Midori since!
Growing up, my family would go on annual beach camping trips near San Diego. It was always a fun trip, and all my cousins would share a huge tent right on the sand. The days were filled with boogie boarding, surfing, beach runs, biking, or just laying out, then s’mores at night under the clear ocean night sky. You can say I’ve been a beach lover since my very early days.
I went to undergrad at a small private college in Santa Monica, California. It was up on a hill and had the most beautiful view of the beach, and on extra clear days you could even see Catalina Island. I found that trips to the beach are a great de-stressor for me, especially after busy school weeks. During undergrads was when I did my first photoshoot for Midori Bikinis. I met Rachel, who was so sweet and extremely genuine with all her products.
I’m currently in Orange County studying to be an Optometrist aka Eye Doctor (I have gotten tons of confused faces when I say optometrist!) I can’t seem to move away from beautiful SoCal. When I’m on my study breaks, you can find me at Disneyland, the beach, the gym, or being a foodie trying a new place I found on Yelp! I also have a golden retriever named Harley, and my boyfriend has a golden retriever named Brody. They both love going on hikes with us and beach days too!
I am super excited to be a Midori Ambassador! I have seen this brand grow so much over the past few years, and I know this is just the beginning for the brand!