Karina Xavier may be battling cancer, but she remains focused on her dreams, and is as driven as ever. The 18-year-old Boston resident is an aspiring makeup artist. On Thurs. Dec. 26, the brave teenager who runs a successful blog called 'Chic by Karina’ posted a photograph on her Instagram following a surprise visit from supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
Xavier, who usually offers her own DIY makeup and fashion advice, was given some of her own from none other than Gisele.
“From the moment you surprised me, until the moment you left, I was so shocked for you being here with me! Thank you so much for taking time off of your day to come visit me and spend some time with me! Also thank you for your kind words and your very meaningful gifts! You are a great person and you will continue inspiring me. I love you @giseleofficial And to my followers: Stay tuned for something special on my blog!!! I'm so happy!!!!!!” wrote Xavier.
It appears that Bundchen and Xavier have quite a bit in common. The two ladies reside in Boston, mutually love makeup and fashion, and are both of Brazilian descent.
Bundchen clearly was inspired by her new friend, “You are warrior, an inspiration of positivity and courage,” she said of Xavier.
With a totally cool new friendship, a large fan base, and her feet firmly planted, Xavier is well on her way to seeing more dreams come true.