Eve Magazine took time out recently to speak with Lila Chupa-Hoops of Hoopera about being a hooper and a woman. “Hooping is an every day thing for me,” she told Eve, noting that there are different sides to her as a hooper. Her hooping name came about as the result of an artistic burlesque performance where she tackles a giant lollipop while hooping. Spinning a twist on the distinctive Chupa Chups suckers, the name Chupa-Hoops seems to have stuck. Lila’s goal these days is just to get the message about hooping out there – explaining that it’s not just about others being able to see it, but about encouraging them all to join in the fun. As a self-taught hooper Lila told Eve that she always yearns for more companions in the hoop to keep her company. She notes, “I don’t want to keep all these secrets to myself, not at all!” When Eve Magazine asked Lila “What is a Woman?”, her response was: “To know one’s self, one’s body and one’s mind. With that she can do anything!” Lila lives in Paris, France, and you can watch the Eve Magazine story about her below.