These street style interviews are still pretty new to me, and while I consider myself to be a person that can strike up a conversation with just about anyone, it can be a bit nerve-racking at times.

In New York, you don’t know if the person speaks English, and you have no idea if they are going to blow you off. It’s a crap shoot each time out the gate.

With that said, I wasn’t planning on talking to Maria and hadn’t mentally prepared, but when I bent down to snap a shot of her she immediately stuck her tongue out the side of her mouth and tossed up a peace sign with her hand.

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At that point I couldn’t resist finding out what her story is, and it’s a pretty interesting one.

Maria, from Columbia, is a world traveler living in New York City for an extended period. In this interview she explains how she’s all about being comfortable, and somehow we ended up talking about her sunbathing topless in Central Park.

It’s amazing what you can learn about someone in less than two minutes. Give the short interview a listen by clicking play below.

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Written by Ryan
Ryan is a southern guy now living in New York City. From business to casual, his style covers a broad spectrum. He loves a great suit, but also appreciates the freedom of an un-tucked shirt and letting loose. Find him on Twitter at @RyanShell.