Mermaids are Real - Mermaid Montara
Please give a big Cheeky Custard wave to Mermaid Montara, a mermaid from Maryland! Read on to find out a little bit more about Montara and her world.
What first attracted you to the mermaid life?
As a child I absolutely loved Disney and the Princesses. They were kind, beautiful, and all had amazing voices. Ariel and Belle were my favorites and I always wanted to be just like them. Of course, they were also skinny and I wasn't. But I've always felt beautiful in the water, weightless and tranquil. Being in the water is being at peace.
As an adult, the magic of Disney never really faded, and when I found out I could be a mermaid, it was like a dream come true. Being in a tail I feel so graceful and magical and it was the first time I had ever really felt beautiful.
What's the best thing about being a mermaid?
The best thing about mermaiding is the magic you get to bring to other people. To see children and adult's faces light up when they see you is absolutely amazing.
P.T. Barnum said "The noblest art is that of making others happy" and it truly is such a gift to be able to bring joy to the lives of others and spread the magic.
What's the funniest thing that's ever happened to you whilst being a mermaid?
The funniest thing is when I'm performing in open bodies of water and people's dogs will just come running in because they love water, see me and get excited because I'm also in the water and they want to play, and then see the tail and lose their little puppy minds!
If you thought kids get excited when they see mermaids, you should see dogs!
Where would people be able to see you perform?
I list my upcoming public events on my website and you can come see me perform in The Lagoon at the West Virginia Renaissance Festival in Lewisburg, WV every weekend in June! I also do birthday parties, grand openings, corporate events, and LARPs!
What plans do you have for the future?
My team and I have been offered some really amazing opportunities and have some really fun things planned for this year! Most are still in development, so I can't say too much, but I'm very excited for this year!
What advice do you have for someone wishing to become a mermaid?
Anyone can become a mermaid, no matter your race, size, age, ability, or anything else! Just do what makes you happy and remember to always swim with a buddy!
A great big Cheeky Custard thank you to Mermaid Montara!
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