The best place to start is with María Querol‘s participation in Spanish MasterChef Junior España 3 (2015-16) – where she was eliminated in the second stage – this is her presentation:
…..she was just eleven – but compare her physical presence with the eventual winner – also eleven, María Fernández:
……this María comes across as about two years younger – reminding me of Aroa Renau (see her jumping up and down when she’s cooking – wonderful). And that’s the feeling you have about María Q – very grown-up and composed for her age. These are the shots of her I published in a post on the Lourdes Kids brand:
……featuring the signature naif prints favoured by the brand. The first image is actually similar to the accompanying Instagram link I gave – doubly interesting since the collection was called “Cooking” (referencing her MasterChef Junior España experience) – and including her own Instagram username, that also references the show: @mariaquerol_mcj3. She’s moved on from there to being a contender for the Spanish Influencer of the Year 2017 title at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards:
……and – apart from Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – how does she influence? With a WordPress blog, of course!!! And my next post will be a reblog of one of her pieces…..
Meanwhile, here are some of her prime moments – following one of her dozens of YouTube videos (oh yes, I forgot about them….I’ll add another couple at the end) – this being a run-through of her TV ads as a cute little thing, fashion work, acting, bts, and even runway appearances (at Petit Walking in Valencia and Barcelona):
She’s developed physically enough to appear like this:
……and in fact her current Instagram persona isn’t really that of a thirteen-year-old: but I think it’s mainly an external thing – you can still see that in a lot of ways she’s still a child finding her way in the world:
……so is she this:
…..I think if you saw her standing next to an adult in the first portrait you’d see that to some extent it’s an illusion…..and that in the second she’s being portrayed as more little-girl than she really feels….see her reblog in the next post, and maybe glance through the blog itself, to get more of an idea of her tastes and character.
Finally, my header has this portrait of her as one of a number representing her in a YouTube video nomination as one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Children in the World”: as you’ve probably noticed, I’ve called contests like this fatuous, asinine and pointless in various posts (apart from the fact that “children” always seems to refer to girls….), and for María it’s doubly pointless – in that she really is the epitome of “beauty” being a complex of different factors. She’s an extremely pretty girl, for sure, but she can also model, cook, write, act – and inspire other girls: as her Instagram feed makes clear. Anyway, here’s a last shot of one person’s idea of the No. 8 contender for the world’s most beautiful girl (he/she’s met them all…):
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