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Our OC January 2019 Issue

Written By: Ameihia Turingan
Photographed By: Andrea Domjan
Styled By: Kimmy Erin January 2019 Locale
Hair and Makeup By: Lauren Montgomery January 2019 Locale

Even though this was Ro Pansino’s first photoshoot with multiple outfit changes, she handled the day smoothly and looked radiant in every look. Stylist Kimmy Erin’s clothing rack was filled with jewel tones, pinks and powdery blues. “Rosanna’s personal style is as bright as she is and I wanted the palette to reflect that, even in the winter months,” says Erin. “It was fun to reenact a week in her life from baking, to business meetings, to writing, to red carpets and meet-ups and parties.”

And for Pansino, a photoshoot is just another day in the life. In between shots from photographer Andrea Domjan, Pansino’s expressive face never faltered. She turned to smile and posed for a behind-the-scenes video.

Onset, Pansino was simultaneously larger than life and down to earth. She sat on the porch swing with her dog, Cookie, on her lap. Pansino joked about trying to find good poses with her short legs [she’s four foot ten like her Grandma] as Lauren Montgomery touched up her soft glam makeup. Pansino even did pilates exercises sitting on the countertop.

“We had a super fun shoot with Ro at this beautiful house in Manhattan Beach,” says Domjan. “Although that day it was a little gloomy, it couldn’t stop us from creating beautiful images of her and her cute frenchie, Cookie.”

Being on set and speaking with Pansino afterward provided a pivotal glimpse into her outlook and vibrant, bubbly personality. While the Manhattan Beach house brought charming personality and character to the photoshoot, the room did not come alive until Pansino stepped in.

“Ro is one of those individuals who people instantly gravitate towards. She is charismatic, genuine, intelligent, and so very kind. It’s easy to see how she grew such a huge following”, says Montgomery.

After the busy four and a half hour photoshoot, Pansino sat down right away for an interview. While talking about her YouTube beginnings, Pansino had to pause to get a snack before continuing our conversation. Cookie, sitting in her stroller next to Pansino, perked up at the smell of peanut butter. January 2019 Locale