Prostitute. Escort. Sugar Baby. Gold Digger.
These are just some of the epithets that have been hurled at 24-year-old freelance model, Heidy Pandora.
Pandora, who has risen from being unemployed and being depressed to being the new face of “travel dating” and the growing sugar baby community. Sugar babies, who are women, who provide companionship to men in exchange for money and sex, has come under a lot of fire on social media as the new Millennial form of prostitution.
A one-time regular on the travel dating network website, Miss Travel, Pandora has gone on a reported 20 trips to exotic locales such as Dubai, Hawaii, Aruba, Ireland, Morocco and Mexico with married men. Thanks to her newfound fame and infamy, the stunning Salvadoran-Mexican 5’5 curvy bombshell has appeared on the likes of Inside Edition, notable websites such as Co-Ed and Latina as well as international gossip sites such as the UK-based newspaper, The Sun.
Additionally, she has also hit the talk radio circuit in being interviewed by Luis Jimenez on 96.3 in New York and Americateve in Miami.
Thanks to such exposure in the hyper-reactive, social-media riven world of judgement and outrage, Pandora has quickly become the new proverbial lightning rod of online hatred, jealousy and scorn. Pardon the pun, but she is a walking Pandora’s Box in there ever was one.
The question is why?
There is a saying that goes, there are three sides to a story, one side, the other and the truth.
The question I wish to lay out is why is Pandora being singled out for doing something of her own free will in meeting these married men and being a travel companion. Is it because she has seemingly flipped the gender status quo script and is living by her own set of jet-setting rules and doing her own thing, or is it the fact that she is doing things no one else has done, and doing it well?
Is it because she is unapologetic in being her own boss, independent thinking and doesn’t care what haters and online critics say about her? Who knows!
Below is my Q and A with Ms. Heidy Pandora as we talk about being labelled a gold digger and sugar baby, modeling, fashion, her travels and how and why online hate is fueling her growing brand.
Name: Heidy Pandora
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Social Media Links: Facebook @Heidy Pandora | Instagram: @Heidy_Pandora
Robert D. Cobb: Per the gossip website, The Sun,”gold digger” and “sugar baby” is used to describe you, since you’ve traveled to over 20 countries with married men, do you feel that this is a fair and accurate description of you?
Heidy Pandora: “I may be considered a gold digger, Yes! Why not! I am into Fin Dom-Which is where I am the Dom and I have financial slaves so for that reason, I don’t feel the need or pressure to be involved in sexual relationships with them. I am also a past sugar baby, but I can go back to that life when ever I want, but what is so wrong about being a sugar baby?
People are so ignorant and closed minded, it is just basically a relationship with someone who is financially put well together in life and most likely, if you get lucky he will be highly successful. I had two past sugar daddies who own their private jets and live in high class mansions. I got tired of basic guys specially around my age who are into that fucked-up mind set and immature who are still trying to figure out what they want to do in life and just want a hot chick to have sex with.
So why not get a hot successful guy who you connect with and at the same time he is helping you monthly where you don’t have to work on your basic job and instead can start your own business or get yourself in school and just focus on your goals rather than working like a slave for someone else’s dream ? Ignorant is he or she who see being a sugar baby as a bad thing, they just don’t know how to get in the game in the first place or don’t know how to attract a high-class person.
Yes, I travel a lot but I have managed to save money where I can just dedicate myself to traveling but without asking men on Miss Travel for financial help and instead they can just pay for the whole trip and everything seems more comfortable rather than looking like he is paying me on hourly. Know what you want, If you want the money-Be a sugar baby…if you just want to travel become a Miss Travel but do not mix the two together.”
Robert D. Cobb: Since you mentioned being into FinDom, do you feel like you are some kind of new-wave feminist in empowering women to be more independent and “flip the script” in terms of gender equality, by basically being your own kind of boss?
Heidy Pandora: “Yes I do feel the way you just described me and I love being in control of humanity, women and men. I am highly dominant.“
Robert D. Cobb: Do you feel some of the criticism aimed towards you is petty hate, jealousy and envy, or are you just being you and doing your own thing?
Heidy Pandora: “People have their own personal reasons to criticize because of their different ways growing up, cultures or just simply because they live by the “book” of life. I believe most people who criticize are extremely unhappy with themselves.
Unhappy that they have to live life like a robot with the same routine every day. Unhappy that they are focus on their happiness on other people somehow and for that reason they can never be happy with themselves, unhappy because maybe they are married or have children so they don’t have the freedom and have to live for someone else and not live for themselves anymore because they have to serve for others.
Unhappy that they wish too much and dream too much but don’t know how to improvise in life and finally because they surround themselves around the same basic people so they become afraid to come out of their shell because they are afraid of criticism and judgement. That’s why I am truly happy with myself and do not have friends in real life I only have one friend that’s it.
When I am not traveling and I am in Orlando I am always by myself, I don’t go out with other people or build relationship, building relationships people try to control you in a way, I enjoy my alone time rather than having someone text me to hang out just to ask me what I am doing in life just so they can judge me for what they assume.
I know my game, trust me I am not going to lower myself to anyone and just because men take me to trips they can expect whatever they want but it doesn’t mean that they are going to get it, but these are classy men, that’s what people do not understand. Like 90% of basic people in this world do not know the level of respect and class that these men have.”
Robert D. Cobb: As a model and traveler, what is your dream shoot and with what magazine?
Heidy Pandora: “I am into traveling and showing people who cant travel the world. I enjoy taking photos and videos so shooting with any travel magazine or a television magazine. If is a model shoot related than it can be any magazine besides porn! LOL. Yes, I love to show sex appeal but I will never go that far, people here who criticize me…. sweetie you will be surprised who closes themselves in their rooms and are web cam models! LOL!
But anyways…I also like fetishes like foot fetish or if anyone needs me to promote their brand I will be happy to do so.”
Robert D. Cobb: Do you feel that you’re getting a bad rap?
Heidy Pandora: “Bad reputation you mean? I don’t feel anything, because I am not the only person in this world who does what I do and there are girls doing worst out there but they maintain “undercover” hahahhahahahha .
I just feel I have gotten exposure specially going viral and became known worldwide, I mean literally people from all over the world writing about me in all different languages. This is who I am and I am doing what I love so when you take pride for what you do, then other people will appreciate your work and admire you. I am receiving messages from girls that wish I can mentor them, so I am thinking of creating mentoring videos so they can know the right tools to how to find a successful person, who will lead them in life and change their life for the best and not just be used or have to struggle or suffer in anyway in this world.
It is just life, live it up! Become something!
People who are happy with themselves are also happy for me because I am sure they know now that many doors will open for me for the better and I am sure this will end up really well. I was on the radio today and I have received other messages, so I am happy for my reputation, just people want to label me and they are just too bored with their life because you can’t label me.
Trust me, I know what I am doing and I knew what I was getting myself into when I broke the media and became viral.”
Robert D. Cobb: What brands have you modeled for? Which one do you enjoy modeling for the most?
Heidy Pandora: “Cannot disclose, since I’ve modeled for many upcoming new brands”
Robert D. Cobb: Where has been your favorite place to shoot?
Heidy Pandora: “Dubai was my favorite place to shoot”
Robert D. Cobb: What is the most exciting aspect of modeling?
Heidy Pandora: “Being in front of the camera and seeing the beauty captured by the photographer feeds my ego, the feel good ego, The feel of confidence and beauty and self worth and self admiration.”
Robert D. Cobb: With summer right around the corner, what fashion and style tips and trends do you have for looking good when the temperature rises?
Heidy Pandora: “When the temperature rises, I’m still high up! Honestly, I don’t care much about fashion, Fashion to me is “who you are”, How you present yourself, what makes you “feel” good. You can look at some of the most wealthiest and most powerful people in this world wearing a simple T-shirt and flip flops, so my “fashion” varies about how I feel, who I am with that day.
If I could walk around naked I would and that would be my fashion! I love dresses but I like to be admired when I wear them, I’m mostly traveling every month so I keep it mostly casual.
My tip to you would be don’t loose that sex appeal, Girls don’t always have to be in high heels, wear those bad ass sneakers, high waist jeans and a white t-shirt once in a while. When wearing a bathing suit, be playful with the colors and make yourself stand out in the sun.
For nightlife wearing black makes me feel good. In fact, I love the color black, it makes me feel confident and you can never judge a black color shirt, pants, dress, etc. But when you wear all black, make sure the shoes stand out. Always have at least one main thing that stands out.
One thing I hate is shirts with letters on them, I hate anything with sayings or images, Patterns are okay.”
Athleisure? Fashion or fitness fad?
Heidy Pandora: “I don’t care about fitness fads, I mean, I could model it if you want me to but I don’t care for it. I am not into brands, I don’t care to represent anyone or their creations. As long as I feel good and look like a bad ass when I need to. I do like though the styles in Europe better than the styles in the United States, In Europe, styles are more classy and sexy at the same time.
In the U.S. it is a bit more boring how people dress. Some stores I like in Mango and this store call Edge in Orlando, Florida Is expensive but worth it for when I really want to look my best.”
Robert D. Cobb: What swimwear trends do you see being big this summer?
Heidy Pandora: “You can never go wrong with Victoria’s Secret and other than that, my two favorite bathing suits that I own, I bought them in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from Zingara. I am sure you can find sexy ones online from them!”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your go-to swimwear style that you MUST have?
Heidy Pandora: “Definitely, I must have my thong bikini wear. When you have a nice booty you know you want to stand out when you are laying on your stomach to “get a tan””
Robert D. Cobb: Within the industry, who is your modeling inspiration?
Heidy Pandora: “No one. Myself, I am my own inspiration…why? Because I am my own motivation. I like to be the ONE to inspire others.”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your secret to staying in shape?
Heidy Pandora: “I am spiritual, so putting toxic food into my body is something I do not do. I rather starve than to eat fast food. I stay away from high sodium and high glucose. I barely eat meat and mostly fish. I am always cleansing myself because is important for me for when when I do meditation.
So staying in shape is not a lifestyle for me for like going to the gym type, I am naturally skinny but I watch what I eat for my spiritual self rather then for “to look good”… well that too, but you know what I mean.”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your workout and fitness secret to staying in shape?
Heidy Pandora: “I like dancing, even if is by myself at my place. In fact, I rather dance by myself than to dance with someone, so that my secret.”
Robert D. Cobb: As someone who has is very curvy, what do you think best exudes sexiness and confidence?
Heidy Pandora: “I think sexiness comes from personality, forget the curves…sex appeal to me is to look clean, freshen up good, but keep a smile on your face. If you are a bitter person , you can be wearing a $10k dress and you will just look disgusting and not attractive!”
Robert D. Cobb: What is your opinion of the whole “shaming” issue that seems to permeate across social media and how have you handled it, if any haters tried to call you out?
Heidy Pandora: “I have never heard about this “shaming” issue, and haters are destroying our planet, destroying our territory, I don’t know how haters arrived to this planet Earth maybe Haterland was running out of food and they had to come to this planet to survive.
See social media is a disease because you are always comparing yourself to others and there is always someone higher than you out there. So everyone tends to feel some type of jealousy for another person and trying to prove people on social media who you don’t even know, followers you never met and you following people who don’t really give a S#!t about you in real life.”
Robert D. Cobb: What would you say is your best feature?
Heidy Pandora: “My best feature is everything about me because this is who I am. I am just grateful I’m healthy and all my limbs and joints are good. But indeed, I like my butt and smile—you know—besides my personality.”
Any beaches you plan on hitting up this summer?
Heidy Pandora: “Yes, Beaches in Greece, Italy and perhaps Bali.”
Robert D. Cobb: Any future projects coming down the pipeline?
Heidy Pandora: “As for now, no, but if you have any message me on Facebook.”
Outside of modeling and traveling, what are your hobbies?
Heidy Pandora: “Dancing, writing music, photo shoots, photography and going out food tasting.”
Robert D. Cobb: Closet foodie, I see! Any particular foods that you enjoy?
Heidy Pandora: “No, I like all kinds!”
Sports question: Who are your favorite teams and clubs?
Heidy Pandora: “I am into soccer Real Madrid and Barca are my favorites”
Robert D. Cobb: What are your favorite cities to travel to?
Heidy Pandora: “All over the world, I love to explore different cultures, food, cities, etc. That’s why I am not so big into fashion because I have experienced what is like in other countries, style is very different in different parts of the world.”
Robert D. Cobb: What advice would you give to women aspiring to get into modeling?
Heidy Pandora: “Do not represent something or someone that you DO NOT BELIEVE IN!”
Robert D. Cobb: Anything you want to say to those haters and critics out there online calling you these names?
Heidy Pandora: “No, I don’t want to waste my time talking about haters, they are called haters for a reason, and I really feel sorry for them that they can become bitter through someone else, Be happy! Smile!
Special thanks to Ms. Heidy Pandora for her time and assistance during the Q & A interview process. All images used are with permission and belong to their rightful owners.