Downtown Denizen: Daniella Villamil

Downtown Denizen: Daniella Villamil

Daniella Villamil
Co-owner, Cheffini’s Hot Dogs at Downtown Container Park
Owner, Daniella Villamil Interiors

What is something about you that most people don’t know?
That besides being one of the owners of Cheffinis Hot Dogs, I have an interior design business which feels more like a hobby than a job.

What was your favorite subject in school?
I had two, art and biology.

If you won $100 million, what would you buy first?
A beach-front lot in Mexico where I could build a huge house to fit all of our family.

If you had to choose just one place to vacation every year for the rest of your life, where would it be? 
Any beach in Mexico, I am in love with the people and culture.

What is your proudest accomplishment? 
I am very proud of the way we are raising our children, they are becoming very kind and compassionate human beings. That above anything else is my greatest accomplishment.

If someone were to make a movie about your life, who would you hope would play you? 
Audrey Tautou.

If you had to teach something, what subject would you teach? Art History.

What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life? I worked in the kitchen and laundry in a Kibbutz in Israel, cashier, hostess, PBX operator, busser for a day. I also applied to be a correctional officer but did not get the job

If you could try out any job for a day, what would you like to try? Astronaut. Despite my bad case of motion sickness, I would love to go to space at least once.

Who was your childhood celebrity crush? Brad Pitt.

What was the last great movie you saw? Birdman.

If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? Believe in yourself and trust your gut.