Meet Haley Mermaid! A professional mermaid model who is crushing the underwater scene. Keep reading to learn more about her and how she got to where she is today!
Where are you from? What do you enjoy filling your day with?
I am originally from Texas but currently live in the beautiful state of Florida. When I am not modeling or wearing my tail, I enjoy painting and crafting in my free time.
Where did you learn your love for the water?
I have loved the water for as long as I can remember! I have made it a point to swim whenever and where ever I could. Being in the water feels like I am free.
Why do you love Mermaid so much?
Honestly, it found me by accident. I feel like most passions manifest themselves in different ways. All I can say is it just fits me. My absolute favorite thing about mermaiding is the community. I’ve only ever attended the mermaid meetups at Ginnie Springs but everyone is so supportive and genuine.
How long have you been using a Mermaid Tail?
I’ve been using tails for the past 4 years for modeling, however, I haven’t owned my own tail until a few months ago! My favorite tail maker is by far Mertailor. Eric makes really quality silicone and fabric tails. They are always coming out with more innovative ideas for the mermaid community.
What do you think people can learn from Mermaids?
That we are the kind of men/women who just want to have fun and show the world how all shapes/sizes and colors can be a part of an amazing/magical community.
What is your favorite Mermaid or ocean quote?
“The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free”
What ocean conservation efforts do you support?
I support and love 4Ocean here in Flordia. This company was started by two surfers who noticed how much trash was on the beach. Now they set up and supply huge cleanup efforts in and out of the water. You can support the effort by buying a bracelet that represents 1 pound of trash being removed from the ocean.
What are you favorite Mermaid theme items or clothing?
Any tips and tricks for fellow Mermaids?
Always remember to never swim alone. Avoid wearing tails that have individual scales(like sequin fabric) in natural bodies of water as the scales tend to fall off. Also, be kind to your other Merfolk.