Bella Boyana Balta is our Laner of the Week!

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Originally from Canada, Bella now resides in sunny Los Angeles where she has been working on the Lane for a little under a year. Her favorite ML gig was working with Edelman for the Maxx You Project Pop Up Lab with TJ Maxx. #maxxyouproject Years ago, Bella was a bike taxi operator in New Orleans for 7 years!  She then became a brand ambassador through pedicab driving. Bella spent most of her adult life in Nola and considers herself a southern charm gal! She love to travel and met her South African husband on a boat on a New Years Eve in Cape Town, South Africa. Outside the Lane, Bella is a  full time Brand Ambassador, although she works with many great promotional companies, Mustard Lane is her favorite! Bella is an actress and loves the arts. Bella is also an avid reader and loves spending time with her fantastic husband.

Blue vs Yellow?


What famous person would you want to meet?

Malala Yousafzai- At such a young age, she spoke up for women's right to education especially in countries not as progressive as the Western World. I've seen her speak and think she is on a long road to making the world a better place

What is your spirit animal and why?

Gecko - I'm small but I've got speed and I can adapt according to my environment.

Best pick up line you've heard?

When I met my husband I told him- let's make it up as we go along. It sounds better when he says it, accent and all.

If a movie was made about your life, what actor would play you?

Can I play myself?

Favorite restaurant/ best item on the menu?

Terroni. It's a family from Canada that does authentic southern italian and they opened a spot in West Hollywood. Handmade pastas- sooooo good

Favorite movie/ why?

Jiro Dreams of Sushi- It's an amazing documentary about the only 3 michelin starred sushi restaurant that's located in a subway in Tokyo. The perfection of technique that the father instills on his sons has a twist ending. They believe they will never amount to the craft that their father possess. It always makes me cry. I won't tell you because you must watch it yourself- but I"ll say this, anything is possible in life. There's a beauty in the love to every detail Jiro takes in his restaurant.

What character have you always wanted to play?

Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Favorite 90's jam

Pump up the Jam- pump it up a little more... :)

Celebrity crush

Joe Manganiello

Your best halloween costume?

I had a pink towel wrapped around my hair, a house coat, pink slippers, sunglasses, blood and white powder placed below one nostril, and on the back of the house coat it said "betty ford center"

Morning or night person?

Right in the middle. 12pm I shine

What's your hidden talent?

I have a photographic memory.  

What is the most bizarre job you've done?

Bartended in a swingers club

Most embarrassing moment

It was raining while I was working a very busy saints game on the pedicab in New Orleans- I had to pee, there was no time.

What flavor ice cream would you be and why?

Salted Caramel. Sweet with just enough kick

Best thing that happened to you this week

Booked a trip to Germany

What time period would you visit in history?

1920's swing error. If not for the dancing, the outfits.

What's the longest word you know? (NO GOOGLING)


Who do you look up to the most and why?

My Mom. She's taken all types of chances that brought her to North America and she never stops trying. She's always going to school to take classes or bettering her life. She grew up in the former Yugoslav in extreme poverty- she never had running toilets or cars. She married my father in the mail and jumped into her new life regardless of the outcome.