You recently moved to LA to pursue your dreams! Do you find that the added stress of the pandemic has made things more difficult for you and has there been anything that has helped keep you grounded during all the stressful times?
I think I moved to LA at the perfect time. Although this pandemic has been quite unfortunate at times, I feel like it has made us really appreciate time. Time is the only thing you cannot buy, but the pandemic has allowed us to save some of it. My close friends, family, and team keep me grounded. Patience is key in the entertainment industry, so I’ve been focusing on perfecting my craft anyway I can. You have to stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.
What age did you realize you wanted to get into the modeling and acting world and what ignited that spark?
Ever since I could remember. When I was a child, I would create characters in my head. I would act out scenes from movies I watched and every time i saw a camera in the room, I had my poses ready! I believe I was born to entertain.
People sometimes tend to give pop culture a bad rep. Can you think of something important that past or modern day pop culture has helped inspire within you?
Pop culture has changed the world for the better. Pop culture is fearless. Pop Culture has changed the way we think, the way we promote ourselves and the way we are taking our careers and being our own bosses.
There are so many things that can surface to cause you to get side tracked from your dreams / goals. What advice would you give to someone who was fearful of taking that first step, because everything was seemingly working against them in the moment?
Stay focused. That’s what my manager always tells me. It’s very easy to get distracted in LA. My advice would be to go for it. Keep fighting. What’s the worst that can happen? Actually, don’t answer that haha.
Why do you think so many people decide to take the paths in life that are the most traveled instead of the one that has some twists and turns?
I don’t know what is the reason for other people, but for me.. I just followed my heart. What’s meant for you, is meant for you and no one can take that away from you. I know I was born to act. Wherever acting takes me, I will go.
What would be the biggest piece of advice you could give to someone who wanted to move to LA to begin working on their dreams?
The hardest part is getting on the plane.