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Meet Laëtitia Mahicka

Today we’d like to introduce you to Laëtitia Mahicka.

Hi Laëtitia, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I was born in the south of France and grew up on a French island called Reunion Island. I moved back to Paris to finish high school and go to college. I attended college in Paris, London, and Munich and graduated with a Master in Literature and a Post Graduate Diploma in Media Management from the French equivalent of an Ivy League school. Growing up, I always had a strong interest for women’s magazines, so as soon as I graduated college I moved to Sydney, Australia to start a career in publishing, working for magazines such as Elle, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan as a Marketing Manager. I worked in the magazine publishing industry for years, becoming an Australian citizen along the way, but deep down my real passion had always been entertainment: singing, acting, and modeling. So I started singing in a blues band and quickly we started touring music festivals and live music venues around Sydney. This made me realize how much I loved the stage and loved performing.

In addition to singing, I also booked print campaigns and acting jobs in Australia. It felt like a rebirth. I was finally able to explore my artistic side. That’s when I decided to quit my marketing career for good and move to Los Angeles to pursue a full-time artistic career. I felt like I was taking a huge leap of faith, leaving behind a successful career, my friends and family, for the unknown of an artistic career in another country. When I made it to LA, I discovered what hustle really meant, things got real, but I worked harder than ever, so determined about my goals. Today I feel so grateful to be able to do what I love. Here I am living my dream in LA as a model, actor, and singer. The little girl from Reunion Island would have never believed it. I would love for my story to inspire people to realize that we can do whatever we set our mind to, regardless of our background. You just need to dream and have the balls to act on it.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It hasn’t been a smooth road. I think choosing to be an artist comes with a lot of risks and obstacles. The main challenge being financial and learning how to deal with the uncertainty of jobs. You never know when your next job will be, when the next paycheck will arrive. For me, it was particularly difficult because I came from a comfortable corporate life. Before I could plan everything. Suddenly, I was no longer able to plan things and it forced me to really follow the flow and understand that I can’t stress about things I can’t control. I had to surrender and be at peace. Another obstacle was mentally. I felt a lot of ups and downs in my first year in LA. It made me understand that it’s important to have a strong mental to be fully successful.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a model, singer, and actor. I booked print campaigns and commercials for major brands such as United Airlines, Chase Bank, Mastercard, Lancôme, Beachbody, Spotify, and DoubleTree to name a few. I shot a Super Bowl commercial for Jim Beam a couple of years ago and I was featured in music videos for YG and Marshmello. I’m most proud of appearing in Vogue Australia Magazine, that was a real pinch me moment as a model. As a singer, I’m proud of the fact that I had the chance to perform in so many cool places internationally, all the way to New Zealand and Bora Bora 🙂 I also just finished the French voice-over of a short film I’m really proud of.

What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
I have learned to trust the process. It took me years to really understand what that meant. I know now that I’m planting seeds for the long-term plan. I’ve also learned to trust my gut and follow my instincts. And finally, I’ve learned and accepted that I can’t control everything, but as long as I do my absolute best, everything will be come into place.

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Timothy White Karin Schneider Todd Tyler

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