Meet the Blogger:
Diary of a Debutante

Anna Yanev Photography, Stephanie Ziajka, Diary of a Debutante,



The Debutante

Nicknames: S, Z-Babe, Zilky
Location: Tampa, FL
Occupation: Fashion + Southern Lifestyle Blogger at Diary of a Debutante | Actuarial Scientist
Part-Time Model | Personal Stylist | Advocate for Eating Disorder Awareness
Retired Beauty Queen | Math Nerd | Wanderluster | Ageless Debutante

Professional Ambition: Become a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
Personal Ambition: Travel to all 7 continents
Advice on Life: Take the chance, while you have the choice.
Advice on Love: Don’t fall in love. Rise in love.
Advice on Style: Leave more to the imagination.
Strengths: Sassiness, Nerdy Repartee, + Spending Money
Weaknesses: Carbs, Baby Animals, + Southern Accents
Fashion Icons: Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham, + Audrey Hepburn
Professional Icons: Sheryl Sandberg, Condoleezza Rice, + Amy Poehler
Guilty Pleasures: Cupcakes + The Lifetime Movie Network
Supported Non-Profits: Sarah’s Charities, Project Heal, Proud2Bme, + Reach Out and Read
Favorite Store: Lilly Pulitzer
Favorite Designer: Chanel
Favorite City: Florence, Italy
Favorite Place to Disappear: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Favorite Restaurant: Plato’s Restaurant at Aspen Meadows
Favorite Drink: Raspberry Mimosa
Favorite Food: Brussel Sprouts
Favorite Flowers: Pink Lilies
Favorite Sport: Tennis
Favorite Book: “1984” by George Orwell
Favorite Singer: Sarah Brightman
Favorite Musicians: Simon + Garfunkel
Favorite Song: “Let It Be” by The Beatles
Favorite Musical: Phantom of the Opera
Favorite Poet: Robert Frost
Favorite Artist: Claude Monet
Favorite TV Show: The Office + It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favorite Movies: Heavyweights, Tommy Boy, + Step Brothers
I Would Like to Marry: Novak Djokovic, Hayden Christensen, or Zac Efron
Favorite Quote: “I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” | Robert Frost
Favorite Bible Verse: “Whenever you feel unloved, unimportant, or insecure, remember to Whom you belong.” | Ephesians 2:19-22
3 Random Facts about Me:
(1) Stephanie means “The Crowned One” in Greek.
(2) My middle name is Knight, and I was also a UCF Knight. Fate.
(3) I can program in several different computer languages, + I take the term “nerd” as a compliment.