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Simonetta Lein on fashion and charity and living the American dream

Not only an influencer, Simonetta Lein makes the American dream come true. From Italy to America, a success story between digital and charity
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The fashion Influencer, TV host Simonetta Lein has made her presence known through her capabilities, her empathy, and her charity work. Simonetta has recently been named one of the Top 5 fashion influencers on the planet by Forbes Magazine. She is a member of the “Young Entrepreneurs Council with Forbes magazine. Coming to America, a new and foreign country for the Italian born model, she carefully became her own woman in record time. Becoming principle of Ausonia Partners LLC INC 5000 she proved her power as a woman in business. With “Wishwall Foundation” that she founded, she also showed that caring for humanity was part of her DNA. Lein has elevated the quality of life in many African villages through education and industry and has enhanced the lives of many through her foundation. Simonetta’s prominent profile on Instagram has earned her more than two million followers, and she continues to grow her following by demonstrating her commitment to making a difference in her adopted city of Philadelphia and all around the world.

Although our fractured world of the new isolation and what has become what people consider the new norm, Simonetta rages on her quest to enlighten mankind through her television show as host of The Simonetta Lein Show on IGTV. On her show she interviews fashion icons, actors, entrepreneurs, influencers, top executives, celebrities and fascinating people from all walks of life. Past guests include Robert Davi, Sean Kanan, Jay Shetty, Leon, Fern Mallis, Dr. Drew, Bob Saget, Kim Sledge, Kevin Sorbo, and Tyrus. Originally from the north of Italy, Simonetta modeled for many international magazines like Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair Italy and Cosmopolitan while building a career as a renowned fashion influencer and spokesperson. Her Book, “Everything Is Possible: A Novel About the Power of Dreams,” is a testament to her unwavering commitment to empowering her peers and herself. She was recently a featured guest on “Bob Saget’s Here For You” podcast, discussing how cheesesteaks and influencers may help humanity.

Being named one of the Top 5 Fashion Influencers in the world by Forbes is such an amazing honor and accomplishment. How does it feel?

I work so hard that sometimes it feels there is never enough time to just celebrate. So, I want to take this opportunity to say it out loud: I was named one of the top 5 fashion influencers in the world by Forbes. Mom, I made it. LOL, while I am saying it, my devotion to work automatically makes me focus on what is next and how am I going to surpass myself. But I am so grateful that my work has been recognized. The little girl from that little village in Italy would have never thought of it and she is proud. This is for all the girls that are scared right now and want to give up on their dreams. I am living proof that with a lot of work and also sacrifices you can do it. I will be the first one to cheer for you. We need more people to cheer for other people’s success.

What was it like moving to a new country to pursue your passions and dreams?

Being Italian originally, coming to “the big America“ without any help nor knowing anyone, made me feel that “urge”. If I don’t make it happen, I don’t have another option. This actually brought me to fight through the pandemic and keep my TV show up. It was extremely difficult as all of a sudden everything stopped, but nothing can stop me, not even the world going upside down.

Your philanthropy and charitable organization “The Wishwall Foundation” is doing incredible work, even during the pandemic. You are an inspiration to the world.

As everything stopped, also acting with The Wishwall Foundation seemed impossible. But again, despite the odds, we fought through it and were able to do a total make-over of an entire medical facility in Africa serving 800 people. I also just received the great news that the online marketing and coding program we funded for girls in Nigeria will restart before the end of the year. One batch of girls received the proper education in March, two more batches of girls will finally receive what we envisioned when we donated computers, internet connections and tutors to all of them. The goal is to give them a proper education to fight underage marriage. So many different strategies have been discussed during the pandemic, and again, we didn’t give up. We were right to do so.

You are such an incredible role model for women all over the world. What are your hopes for the new year?

America is in a tough spot right now. Between the pandemic, racial protests, and unclear elections, people seem to need a much needed rest from bad news. I personally hope that more love will be shared among us, all people. I pray for a true unity, not just in words. I often encourage my followers to be kind with their family, their neighbors. It is a true reset where we have to evaluate the important things that matter. Too much division is going on in this country and I honestly just pray for peace among people.

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Credits

@simonettalein Top Model

Raphael Amabile of Ausonia Partners LLC Executive Producer

@klmassih Kate Massih

@facesbyjleigh #MUA Jasmine Smith

@holygrailofbeautysupplyllc #hair Messiah Jones

@theconfessionalshowroomnyc Show-room

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