JAY ALVARREZ STARTED HIS CAREER ON INSTAGRAM AND IN A SHORT TIME BECAME FAMOUS. HIS BEAUTIFUL TRAVEL PICTURES FROM PARADISES ON EARTH STARTED TO WIN TONS OF FOLLOWERS AND NOW HE IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER TRAVEL INFLUENCERS FROM THE SOCIAL MEDIA BUSINESS.
photographed by CAMERON MCNEE + fashion by ANNA SU
words by JAY ALVARREZ
“Some would say that I was a rebel from the day that I was born. I was a pretty fearless growing up on the north shore of Hawaii living around all the surfers who risked their lives every day. It was interesting growing up in Hawaii…although it is incredibly beautiful, one also gets island fever as well and I always wanted to travel the world growing up. When I was a kid I thought rebellion was just breaking the rules. As I began to push outside of the person that I thought I was meant to be I realized it was more than that. You can either be satisfied with yourself or you can seek more out of life. I learned that surfing every day as a kid, watching the waves get bigger and bigger, watching the older surfers take them, some rising above them and others crashing hard below on the ocean floor. I never stopped thinking about the next big wave. Rebellion is more than breaking other people’s rules. Its having the courage to break your own. Today I travel the world nonstop. I feel like I was able to break outside the box of life’s rules and I’m grateful of where it has led me. Rebellion is constantly challenging yourself. For me, life begins where my comfort zone stops.”
“ Rebellion is more than breaking other peoples rules. It’s having the courage to break your own”