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KEY BISCAYNE’S 2011 MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

From hundreds of reader-submitted and Facebook nominations to the selections of an independent panel of beauty experts and our editorial board picks, we hope you agree that this year’s finalists all represent want makes the residents of Key Biscayne truly beautiful — from the inside out.
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the women

(Left to right): Alexa: Vhernier Plateau ring in rose gold, lapis and mother of pearl; Cuscino bracelet in rose gold and kogolong; Fuseau earring in rose gold, lapis and rock crystal. Dress by Mark James $395 @ Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops. Shoes by Michael Kors. Jimena: Timpano ring in white gold, Mon Jeu chain rose gold and ebony. Blouse by BCBG. Jeans by Diesel. Shoes by Calvin Klein. Vania: Fuseau earrings chrysoprase, mother of pearl and rock crystal; Navette ring in rose gold, cornelian and rock crystal. Blouse by Diane Von Furstenberg $225 @ Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops. Jeans by Zara. Shoes by Steve Madden. Carolina: Pan di Zucchero bracelet in rose gold and turquoise. Jewelry available @ VHERNIER Miami 305.445.9356. Dress by Parker $286 @ Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops. Shoes by Christian Louboutin.

Alexa Olivia Pennell
Residence: The Ambassador
Profession: Marine Biologist
Define Beauty: “Beauty is something that elicits a pleasurable or positive response.”
What makes someone beautiful on the outside? “Confidence. Someone that is comfortable in their own skin possesses one of the most beautiful and sexy qualities one can possess.”
On the inside? “Inner beauty is an innate gift. The kindness in ones heart far surpasses their outer physical appeal.”
How do you ensure you’re always at your best? “A checklist. Every morning I make a list of everything I need to accomplish and strive to complete those goals.”
What is your favorite physical attribute of another person? “I love a great smile. A cheeky smile gets me every time.”
Of yourself? “My hair. Having natural blonde hair these days is hard to find!”
Best personality trait? “Maintaining a positive attitude.”
Personal style: “My style can be best defined as sparkly feminine and whimsical.”
Secret beauty tip: “Water-proof mascara. You never know when it might rain!”
What type of beauty are you? “A beach beauty. I work, play and volunteer around or in the ocean. I attribute everything positive and beautiful in my life with the beauty of Miami’s ecosystem.”

Dress by BCBG. Shoes by Christian Louboutin. Vhernier Eclisse earrings in siderite, mother of pearl, rock crystal and pave diamonds. Available @ VHERNIER Miami; 305.445.9356.

Carolina Arellano-Cejas
Residence: Island Drive
Profession: Mother of 2
Define Beauty: “To me, beauty is having a positive attitude and a feeling of gratefulness for all of the blessings in one’s life.”
What makes someone beautiful on the outside? “A person who is always smiling even though they may not want to.”
On the inside? “A person who is selfless and giving to their family and friends. A person who knows how to put their most important priorities first makes them beautiful on the inside.”
How do you ensure you’re always at your best? “Rest…rest…and more rest! I have 2 kids in diapers. I need at least 7 hours of sleep to be at my best. Otherwise, I’m the one who’s cranky!”
What is your favorite physical attribute of another person? “Their lips.”
Of yourself? “My hair.”
Best personality trait? “My strong belief in family values.”
Personal style: “I tend to be very feminine and girly. I love to feel as a woman should.”
Secret beauty tip: “Make time for yourself…if you can!”
What type of beauty are you? “I guess I try to be as elegant, classic and as feminine as I can…always giving attention to detail.”

Dress by David Mester $590 @ Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops.Vhernier Boule bracelet in pave diamonds and lapis, Plateau earrings in pave diamonds. Available @ VHERNIER Miami; 305.445.9356.

Jimena Teijeiro
Residence: Harbor Lane
Profession: Writer
Define Beauty: “Hard to define!”
What makes someone beautiful on the outside? “Magnetic energy can make anyone seem beautiful…for some it’s XL breasts, provocative clothes, tanned skin and juicy lips.”
On the inside? “Honesty, good communication, great sense of humor and compassion.”
How do you ensure you’re always at your best? “I ask my kids if I look OK to leave the house!”
What is your favorite physical attribute of another person? “Feeling is better then seeing! Firm and defined muscles.”
Of yourself? “My smile…it lets people know I’m very approachable and warm.”
Best personality trait? “I’m shameless and outspoken!”
Personal style: “You either know me or you don’t!”
Secret beauty tip: “I will send you a list; it will self-distruct in 5 seconds!”
What type of beauty are you? “Type JT32677: High-risk of extinction! Only one specimen left!”

Dress by Aidan Mattox $210 @ Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops. Shoes by Aldo. Vhernier Plateau ring in rose gold, sugilite and mother of pearl; Pan di Zucchero bracelets in rose gold, mother of pearl and sugilite; Fuseau earring in rose gold, sugilite and rock crystal. Available @ VHERNIER Miami; 305.445.9356.

Vania Campos
Residence: Galen Drive
Profession: Graphic Designer
Define Beauty: “Establishing spiritual and physical harmonious.”
What makes someone beautiful on the outside? “A sincere smile.”
On the inside? “Total respect for others.”
How do you ensure you’re always at your best? “I’m always at my best because of my 3 kids. They are the most valuable blessing I’ve received from God.”
What is your favorite physical attribute of another person? “Their eyes.”
Of yourself? “My legs and lips.”
Best personality trait? “I am creative and artistic.”
Personal style: “Classic and unique.”
Secret beauty tip: “Staying active and healthy.”
What type of beauty are you? “A natural one!”

Dress by Aidan Mattox $291 @ Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops. Vhernier Bridge bracelet in rose gold and pave diamonds, Pan di Zucchero earrings in gold and pave diamonds. Available @ VHERNIER Miami; 305.445.9356.

the men

(Left to right): Theo: Shirt by Polo. Shorts by Banana Republic. Shoes by Polo Sport. Watch by Stuhrling. Lawrence: Shirt by Polo. Jeans by Levis. Shoes by The Hundreds. Watch by Rolex. Laurent: Shirt by Hugo Boss. Jeans by Levis. Shoes by Mark Nason. Rafael: Shirt by Harmont & Blaine. Jeans by Zegna. Shoes by Castelli. Belt by Ferragamo.

Rafael Bild

Residence: North Mashta Drive
Profession: Designer, Owner & Exporter of Luxury Accessories
Define Beauty: “Honesty, giving and humbleness are attributes which I find beautiful. Also, showing kindness and love toward all living creatures.”
What makes someone beautiful on the outside? “Cleanliness, neatness, good grooming habits and color-coordination are very important.”
On the inside? “I find being straight-forward and direct to be beautiful inner qualities.”
How do you ensure you’re always at your best? “By eating healthy, exercising 1.5 hours daily, getting 8 hours of sleep every night and trying to take difficult situations that come along in stride.”
What is your favorite physical attribute of another person? “To be overall physically fit and in good shape.”
Of yourself? “I think I look great for my age!”
Best personality trait? “Perseverance.”
Personal style: “Casual but elegant. I always try to be comfortable.”
Secret beauty tips: “I follow strict eating habits, work out 7 days a week and have a supervised vitamin regime by a certified nutritionist.”
What type of beauty are you? “A smart one!”

Suit by Armani. Shirt by Pal Zileri. Tie by Hermes. Shoes by Louis Vuitton.

Theo Holloway
Residence: The Ambassador
Profession: Internet Marketer
Define Beauty: “An inexplicable attraction — a light that shines from within.”
What makes someone beautiful on the outside? “Confidence, class and Chanel — she must ALWAYS smell good.”
On the inside? “Unpretentious with a joie de vivre.”
How do you ensure you’re always at your best? “By accepting that I’m always at my worst.”
What is your favorite physical attribute of another person? “A great smile.”
Of yourself? “My height.”
Best personality trait? “I accept people for who they are, however, I try to understand them and true friendships take time.”
Personal style: “Ralph Lauren.”
Secret beauty tip: “Being happy , which comes primarily from your partner in life.”
What type of beauty are you? “Not quite sure, so I’d say: Understated.”

Suit by Lanvin, $2,895. Shirt by Calvin Klein, $195. Tie by Stefano Ricci, $200. All @ Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops.

Laurent Issartel
Residence: Hampton Lane
Profession: CEO Sunset Images Production & Sunset Music Productions
Define Beauty: “According to Wikipedia, beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning or satisfaction.”
What makes someone beautiful on the outside? “Their confidence.”
On the inside? “Some people’s ability to care more about others than themselves.”
How do you ensure you’re always at your best? “At least a Cuban coffee a day and going to the gym to train with my 20-year-old son.”
What is your favorite physical attribute of another person? “Men or women? Ok, I’ll just have to say their smile.”
Of yourself? “I’ve been told my eyes, but probably my hands.”
Best personality trait? “I’m always happy about something and I’m also very reliable.”
Personal style: “Casual.”
Secret beauty tip: “I try to consume 80% of my food before 4 p.m. to stay in shape.”
What type of beauty are you? “A receding hairline, middle-aged kind of beauty!”

Suit by Isaia $2,895 @ Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops. Shirt by Zegna $295 @ Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops.

Lawrence Kelly
Residence: Key Colony
Profession: Owner of Las Olas Gazebo @ Key Colony
Define Beauty: “Beauty is what we see in someone.”
What makes someone beautiful on the outside? “The way they carry themselves.”
On the inside? “Definitely personality and a sense of confidence. Also a great sense of humor goes a long way.”
How do you ensure you’re always at your best? “By staying active and having a sense of accomplishment.”
What is your favorite physical attribute of another person? “Eyes and a smile. Also, legs…I’m a sucker for legs!”
Of yourself? “No comment!”
What is your best personality trait? “My sense of humor and my way to relate with people.”
Personal style: “Always cool and comfortable.”
Secret beauty tip: “My father always said: ‘You look how you feel.’ I’ve always kept that in mind.”
What type of beauty are you? “Apparently one that’s good enough to make it on this list!”

Suit by Joseph Abboud. Shirt by Calvin Klein. Shoes by Prada.