Meet Emily Alexandra Guglielmo the American Mermaid from sunny and sandy Tampa Florida. This lady is all about water conservation, organic cosmetics, and being a mermaid. She likes her image to be more “sexy siren” and has goals to travel the world with other mermaids. Check out her story below!
Where did you get the title of American Mermaid?
I started off as The Florida Mermaid actually, and once I started branching out and getting booked to do mermaid gigs all over the country, that was when I bought the domain name and trademarked The American Mermaid! So now I have both domain names and trademarks, but go by The American Mermaid mainly 🙂
What do you enjoy filling your day with?
Waking up, setting my intention for the day, then writing down a to-do list of things I need to do and want to get done asap…. then I get my ice coffee and splash into the day !!!!
Where did you learn your love for the water?
When I was a child, my father would take my sister and I and all of our friends to the beach (Sand Dollar Island off the east coast of Florida was one of our favorites). There is where we would catch sand dollars and scallops with our hands… I truly became one with the ocean.
Now, I would love to travel to different countries and do events and gigs with other mermaids all over the globe and get recognized.
Why do you love Mermaids so much?
I always felt as if I was born a mermaid. I would have mermaid things around my room. When I got older, I started to appreciate how sensual and sexy they are as well… So I love to portray my image as a “Sexy Siren”
How long have you been using a Mermaid Tail?
I bought my mermaid tail online in 2012 from Mertailor.com and had no idea how to measure myself and if it would even come out the way I wanted…. at that time Eric the owner of Mertailor never spoke to anyone on the phone- it was strictly online only. I had to pay the full amount all upfront as well which was well over $ 3,000!
It was around 2 months late and I was starting to get very nervous and concerned as if I was not going to even receive it… then one day, it CAME!
To say it was perfect is an understatement…. it fit me absolutely mermazing… I still to this day ponder on the thought of just how blessed I am for my very First Mermaid Tail to come out exactly how I wanted it… WOW! It’s magic …. and to this day, it’s still my favorite tail… Since then, I now have 7 tails!
I would say Merrowfins is my favorite tail maker – Matty the owner of the company truly is an artist like no other… the details in his tails are clearly out of this world and sea!
What do you think people can learn from Mermaids?
To be happy and kind to everyone they come into contact with… I’ve learned to stay in character a lot which is a Theater Acting Skill at best …. when I do a lot of Children’s Parties, no matter, what I stay in character and its absolutely rewarding… It’s like Santa Claus… The children really do believe!
What is your favorite Mermaid or ocean quote?
I will love you to the Sea and back ~~
What camps or Mermaid gatherings have you been to or wish to go to?
I love The Florida Springs Gatherings. Lori that created the group is awesome.
I really enjoy the photoshoots I do with my company The Florida Mermaids ~ It’s a group of Mermaids and we get together and do photoshoots in Florida!
What ocean conservation efforts do you support?
I have a non-profit myself called SupportingWater.org ~ I founded it in 2018 where I raise money to bring drinking water to third world nations.
We raise money to produce and then distribute Portable Drinking Straws to Third and Fourth World Countries where it is so incredibly secluded and remote. There is absolutely NO access to water at all… they walk for miles to the closest water stream and it’s so dirty, they become internally ill fast! The Portable Drinking Straws allow for individuals to wear the straw around their neck and drink from any water source while the straw filters 99.9% of all bacteria from it… it truly is a miracle tool!
Check it out and join with me in making a difference !!!
What are your favorite Mermaid themed products?
I started my very own Mermaid Makeup Brand called Emily Alexandra Cosmetics and all of the products are:
I was always doing my makeup and it would come off during my shows and appearances in the water… that’s when the thought was born.. it took a while with the R&D of it… but it finally came to fruition ~ Emily Alexandra Cosmetics is now an International Brand in less than 1 year !!!
Any tips and tricks for fellow Mermaids?
Be authentically you ~ When creating your own image and brand as a mermaid and siren, you MUST do it with your own style… that way you can stand out, be true to yourself and enjoy doing it….. once it stops becoming fun, re-evaluate and start fresh!
Also, get a logo and website !!!