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SPOTLIGHT | Eugenia Ginepro

BIRTHDAY: June 19, 1989
HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina
RESIDE: Coghlan, Argentina

Eugenia Ginepro Interview (March 2009)

How were you introduced to skateboarding and what got you started?

I went to school near a skatepark. I was curious about it and the owners invited me to try skating, they even lent me a skateboard. I liked seeing the guys flying around on their boards.

Do you remember what your first setup was?

Yes, it was a used Vogue board with Brazilian trucks.

Were there any early influences on your skating?

Nothing that I can remember.

How is the skate scene in Argentina?

Thanks to Girls Assault skateboarding was introduced to the lives of many girls. This event put women’s skating on the map, but we still have a lot to learn.

What is the best and worst thing about your hometown?

The worst thing about my hometown are politics, poverty and paco (crack cocaine). The best are the nice and humble people.

Besides skateboarding, what do you like to do in your spare time?

I hang out with my friends and work as an assistant hairdresser.

What is your typical day like?

I work as a hairdresser, then after work I go skate. I always try to hang out with my friends.

Do you prefer to skate with guys or girls?

It’s the same, as long as I skate …

Where do you like to skate?

In Rosario city, my hometown and Eh?Park Bowl.

Who do you like to skate with?

With my friends from my neighborhood in Coghlan, the Eh?Park guys, all skateboarding friends, SanMar with Ali and Kiki.

What kind of music do you listen to?

Rock, Reggaemuffin and Rap.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I like to rap with Lucho Rosa.

So far, what have been the highlights of your skateboarding career?

Levitar Skatepark and the Girls Assault contest.

What do you have planned for this year?

The plan is to think in the present time with my skate and the people i care for.

Shout outs and thanks?

Ana Paula,, my Mom, sponsors and friends.

Sponsors: Vans, Son Skateboards, Arise Trucks, Shine Skateshop, RockStar Bearings.