I was really excited to shoot Raquel because I'm a huge pageantry fan, and she was Miss California 2008. However, she's MUCH MUCH more than a pageant girl. Raquel is a genuinely beautiful person inside and out. She is the co-founder and director of a non-profit called Give Love Back which is geared simply toward giving love back to the community, children and those who are less fortunate. I always feel really grateful when I get to work with people who are so driven, selfless and so friendly that you walk away thinking... "Wow, I love my job."