Trendsetter to Know: Melissa Pippim

Name: Melissa Appiah-Pippim

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Age: 19

Married/Single: single pringle 🙂

Kids: none

City you live in: Tempe

A typical day in my life includes… 

an early morning workout! Then typically I get an OG Gummy Rear Rebel from Dutch Bros of course (I’m gonna let you in on the biggest secret: add a pump of lemonade, I promise you will not regret it)! Then it’s class for the day. After class, I like to scroll through Instagram or Pinterest then do some homework! Post homework/ study session,  it is time to chill with some of the most iconic people in the world my roommates! Then after it’s back to bed before the entire cycle starts again!

I was born…

in freezing cold New Haven, Connecticut on Thanksgiving Day in 2000!

My favorite thing about Arizona…

THE SCENERY. I constantly get distracted driving down the road! It’s like everywhere I look is a preset Dell home screen. I cannot believe I get to live in a place that is so visually stunning.

I’m listening to…

I’m always listening to it all, from Meg Thee Stallion to Celine Dion. Right now though the Changes album by Justin Bieber is on repeat when I’m in the shower, the car and really anywhere right now!

My family…

is comprised of the best people I know, I cannot imagine life without them! They are my rock!

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

of course the fashion icon, humanitarian and the queen of black girl magic herself Oprah Winfrey. She has been such an inspiration to me since I was young! I adore the way she always presents herself with class and grace.

One thing I cannot live without…

my phone! Yes, I know I am a typical millennial but I cannot live without this thing! A close second would be goldfish though 😉

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

so many things. A dentist, a mermaid, and for the longest amount of time I wanted to be a fashion designer. I quickly realized that I cannot draw like, AT ALL, so that dream died pretty quick. But I still love reading about fashion and keeping up with the latest fashion trends.

I’m inspired by…

my mom and sister! Both of them are such driven and intelligent women they inspire me every day!

The one person who motivates me is…

my dad, I call my dad every single day! It’s like he always has the right words, the most encouraging words and simultaneously the best shoulder to cry on. I have recently had to go through some big changes and he has kept me motivated through them all. Truly Worlds Best Dad!

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

loneliness comes in all forms and I know it’s everywhere. Luckily I don’t experience it all the time but I know it’s out there right now and feeling alone is never something I’d wish upon anybody!

The perfect day would be…

taking a day trip somewhere like Sedona with my roommates, my big and my little. There we would try out a bunch of different foods and maybe get to go on a hike or do some yoga on the mountains.

My first job was …

working as a hostess at a restaurant at Cityscape Phoenix! I was eighteen. I had just moved from Georgia to go to ASU and it was the only place that would hire an eighteen-year-old with no work experience. To this day I still talk to a lot of the people I worked with there. It was the craziest job I’ve had but I’m so glad it was my first.

My favorite escape…

is the movie theaters! I love going to watch movies. I feel like for a brief moment in time you get to see what it is really like to be in another person’s shoes. Also getting to laugh and cry with a bunch of people you’ve never met in a theater is just such fun. Movies are like little getaways and I could watch them all day!

My life…

is crazy, messy, beautiful and fun.

I’m currently working on…

getting content to put on my YouTube! I took a  long hiatus from my channel due to school, work and just life in general but I have been dying to get back into it so I have been trying to do new things and film them so I can finally post!

Always…

remember to treat everybody with kindness.

Never…

forget to tell those you love that you love them! Life is so unpredictable and it’s better to let someone know you love them all the time then never have gotten to say it.

Favorite Quote…

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

Biggest Dream…

to own my own PR company like the Mayfair Group! I think they post stellar content and represent amazing brands. I could be on their Instagram page for hours. It’s so cool!

My Pet Peeve(s)…

o h man, I really had to think about this one but I would have to say slow walkers! I feel like I always get stuck behind slow walkers in the worst moments and then you also get stuck in the predicament of not wanting to cross them so you just stand behind them! Never fun 😂





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