Meet Our Vinas

MEET OUR VINAS: PARKER

Why do you use Hey! VINA? LA is such a big city, and it's hard to meet people. It’s hard to get out and around after long days/weeks at work, so it's nice to have a place you can meet people without actually having to go somewhere! The app is like a mutual friend that introduces you, only better! ha!

A couple weeks ago, we had our first ever photoshoot in Los Angeles! We enlisted the help of Amy Gray, an amazing local photographer, and six real Hey! VINA users to make our ideas come to life, and they did an amazing job! We wanted to give you a sneak peek into the lives of these users: who they are, what they do, and how Hey! VINA fits into the picture.
Let’s meet our first feature, Parker!

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By Amy Gray Photography

Hey Parker, can you tell us how old you are? 

22! I’ll be 23 on May 2nd!

Happy birthday!!

How long have you lived in Los Angeles and where’d you move here from?

I’ve been here since September 2015! I moved to LA from Memphis, Tennessee, and went to college in Nashville, Tennessee.

Our social media manager, Caleigh, is from Tennessee too! Ok, so what fills your days? 

Work work work! Ha! I am a content manager at a wonderful online video company called Defy Media that works primarily in YouTube production! I love YouTube with all my heart and soul. When I’m not at work, I spend most of my time with my sweet great dane/lab puppy Ryder and make YouTube videos on my own channel ‘storiesinthedust.’

Why do you use Hey! VINA?

LA is such a big city, and it’s hard to meet people. It’s hard to get out and around after long days/weeks at work, so it’s nice to have a place you can meet people without actually having to go somewhere! The app is like a mutual friend that introduces you, only better! ha!

Tell us about someone you’ve connected with on Hey! VINA.

I’ve been talking to one girl named Ash for a few days and she seems awesome! We haven’t met up in person yet, but I hope we will soon!

Which 5 emojis are on your Hey! VINA profile?

🐶💃🏽💄🍫📷

Seems pretty accurate! haha

What was your favorite part of the Hey! VINA photoshoot?

As cheesy as it may sound, being around really kind women. When I said something about recently getting a raise at work, everyone cheered and got so excited! It was so kind. Like, I didn’t really know these girls, but they were so genuinely excited for me! We all seemed to just click because we had the same thing in mind: this might be a little awkward, but we’re all girls looking for genuine friendship, so why not just let loose and be goofy. It was just a bunch of laughs and being excited to meet new people. I loved every second of it! (other than my totally-knew-they-would-be-uncomfortable-but-still-look-fabulous shoes! haha)

Thanks for being part of our shoot, Parker!

You can follow Parker on InstagramTwitter, and Youtube!

Community and Social Media Manager for VINA, living in NYC. I'm a 30-something woman trapped in a 20-something's body who grew up without pop culture. I love meeting new vinas (online and IRL) and hacking the internet for the best social media tips and tricks.

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