We had the good fortune of connecting with Kailee Skubal and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kailee, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I started Viva Brilhante in the spring of 2020 because I was unable to find a bikini that fit and flattered my body type. I started to make my own swimwear and then friends and family began to ask me to make them some. After this, I started a custom swimwear line.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Currently, my business is my full-time work as I am still a student at Grand Canyon University.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Honestly, I love my everyday life and would want my best friend to have a glimpse into what I do every day and hangout with the friends I have made here. However, We would have to visit berry divine to get an acai bowl after we go on one of the amazing hikes in Phoenix.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My great-grandma, grandma, and mom definitely deserve a lot of credit for who I am today and my business. my mom made me sit down and learn how to sew at the younger age of 9 yrs old.

Website: https://www.vivabrilhante.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vivaswim_/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kailee-skubal-2402a8192/

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