Miami’s Icon: Zurami Pascual. Image by Alexandra Murphy Photography.
Zurami Pascual is one of the most fascinating women in Miami whom many people admire. After I met her I found her personality very interesting– she was sexy, lovable, and funny. I found her totally authentic. I can say she is a “one-of-a kind woman!” It was a top priority to sit down and write an article about her…let’s start with the basics!
Zurami Pascual. Image by Alexandra Murphy Photography.
Diana Laura: What is your background?
Zurami Pascual: “I was born in Havana, Cuba. I live in Downtown Brickell. My mother was my mentor and still is. I challenge myself to be like her, every day.”
DL: What do you like about Miami?
ZP: “Everything, the weather, the people… Miami is home. I love this city–I love coming back after every vacation. It is like a small Cuba here in a free country.”
DL: Who is the person who most influenced your life?
ZP: “My mother!”
DL: Who is your favorite Beauty Icon?
ZP: “My favorite beauty icon is Grace Kelly, pure perfection. And you- all women are more beautiful than what they think.”
Zurami Pascual Attending Miami Fashion Week. Image by Joey Mugica.
Zurami Pascual: The Business Woman
DL: When do you feel the sexiest?
ZP: “I feel the sexiest when I’m with someone who reminds me that beauty is more than a beautiful naked body in bed.”
DL: How did you get started in the tanning salon business?
ZP: “I started in the tanning industry when my son was around 7 years old. I hated leaving him and going to tan at the beach. I started tanning at a local salon and I fell in love with the concept.”
DL: Where do you see your business in a few years?
ZP: “My trade is a considerable and professional tanning franchise; as each salon meets an expectation of which no other salons can reach. We went from two salons to twenty-nine in five years and five more to open before December.”
Zurami Pascual and Friends. Image by David Ramos.
A Giving Woman, Her Mentors and More…
DL: You are a very giving woman and very well known as a philanthropist too. Share with us this side of Zurami, “the Philanthropist.”
ZP: “Being a giving and kind person should be the norm for anybody who is blessed by worldly goods, it should be a standard of living for the upper financial status.”
DL: Who do you look up to as philanthropic mentors?
ZP: “I love Norma Quintero and Kimberly Bacardi–they have changed the world for the better.”
DL: How would your son describe you as a mom?
ZP: “My biggest perfection in life is my son, Andres. We get along very well, if that’s possible!”
“He just said to me the other day: “Mom, you are the best mom and the coolest hands down.””
DL: You are one of Miami’s most wanted and eligible Bachelorettes. Tell us a little about your love life.
ZP: “Unfortunately, I am divorced. I promised my son that unless he was perfect for us, I would not allow myself to go there again. Right now though, I’m dating of course and not a man hater, at all– I think I’m really looking for brains before beauty maybe I’ll get both!”
Beth Sobol and Zurami Pascual. Image by Joey Mugica.
Joe Mugica and Zurami Pascual. Image by Joey Mugica.