Today we’d like to introduce you to Kala Hooks.
Kala, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am 25 years old and from Buffalo, New York. I wanted to tell my story based more on my life goals and accomplishments. My top goals was to become a full-time model and actress. Meaning making it a career and not just something fun to do. I been interested in modeling and acting since I was about 15 years old. But because I was underage things didn’t work out my way due to me coming from a family with only having my mother taking care of me. Anyway another goal was to accomplish getting my bachelor’s and master’s degree which I just completed my Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration January 2020. Now that I completed my education, I wanted to focus more on acting and modeling which when I tell people that they think I’m crazy lol. But everything that I want to achieve in life I will do that. I’m always dedicated and open at learning from others I could benefit from.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It absolutely has not been a smooth ride for me at all. Some of the challenges were me trying to work a full-time job. Going to school full time and also trying to go to auditions for modeling and acting. Another challenge for me was not having much support that I always depended on myself because I feel waiting for people in life I would never be where I want to be.
What else should our readers know?
But what sets me apart of others is that I’m very motivated and optimistic. I have a huge heart and love to make others happy and smile. I’m very dedicated.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over. It’s not really much that I could change. I think I followed the right path based upon my career. But I do wish I would’ve network more with people in the model and acting industry. But it’s never too late I’m still working on that.
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