Trampoline darling Rosie MacLennan knocked our socks off when she went on to win the ONLY gold medal for Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London!!! We can't believe we scooped this interview before Rosie became a megastar. Read how her determination and dedication helped her achieve a life-long goal.
I have been listening to Toronto's Edge 102 radio station since the beginning of time and Josie Dye is one of my favourite hosts. So how did she score her sweet gig as a radio DJ + TV host? Josie shares advice for her 20 year-old self and why you need a thick skin when you throw yourself out there.
If you're ever tuning into Muchmusic, this girl is always working! Lauren Toyota has a dream job interviewing celebrities, musicians, hosting awards shows and chatting with viewers about their favourite TV shows live on-air and online as a Muchmusic VJ. She makes it all look so easy, but Lauren is a true pro. Lauren shares her typical day and advice for those trying to figure out what the hell they want to do with their life.
Samantha Pynn has a modern vintage aesthetic that I really admire and she's one of the best designers on HGTV. Her show, Summer Home has become highly addictive and already has me dreaming about owning a cottage on a glistening Ontario lake (oh one day!). Sam shares her life advice for finding your dream job and don't wait, just do attitude.
Fit model Ashley Stetts blew up on the internet this year with her story on "The Dark Side of Modeling." Her article on what models really got paid showed up on Forbes, The Huffington Post, Radar Online, xoJane, The Daily Mail UK and even earned her an interview with Good Morning America. Check out our interview with Ashley and her finance advice on how you can live well on a budget via her excellent blog, The Frugal Model.
Want more? Meet ALL of our Hip + Urban Girls of the Week from 2012. We guarantee that their stories will get you inspired. Happy New Year!