About Mermaid Esmerelda
I was born in the warm waters of Miami Beach Florida in the spring of 1993 as the city was rebuilding and turbulent waters receded away from the land. I grew up playing in those waters, soaking up the sun, and smiling as the little school of guppies swam past me, tickling my fingers and toes. I met the artist Huong when I was walking home from school one day and little did I know, together we would embark on a life long journey to protect the seas. I worked the museum circuit for a while as I grew into myself.
After beginning my academic career in FlU, I chose to study abroad to expand my worldview and learned how to scuba dive for the first time. My dive instructor would get frustrated with me because I wanted to stay down longer and longer each time. When I came up to the shore, I felt like I couldn’t walk or breathe normally anymore….. I quickly became more comfortable in the ocean than I felt on land. Since my youth, I have loved and respected the ocean for the powerful force it is.
Upon my return to my hometown, I began to work more closely with local Miami artist Huong to sell the Everlasting Aquariums while I worked evenings as a mermaid performer in various popular nightlife locations including LIV, Story, Mr. Jones, ASTRA, and others. I attended the California Mermaid Convention and competed as an athlete in the World Mermaid Championship in 2019 as a member of Team USA. I collaborate with many beautiful, diverse groups of mermaids from across the country and globe. I am available for bookings at your most convenient location.