Today we’d like to introduce you to Leia Felicilda.
Leia, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
This feeling began from a young age, I always had a sense that I would do something great and out of the ordinary with my life. I wasn’t always sure what that would be until now, as I am pursuing my dreams as an actress and model. My career began in Minneapolis, Minnesota where the market is limited but it is a great place to start to learn the ins and outs of the entertainment industry. My management agency, Privileged Model Management of whom I am so thankful for, had faith that I could take my career beyond Minnesota and so did I! With their guidance I was able to make an easy transition to LA, signing with NTA Models and Talent just two months ago. The week after signing I booked a commercial and was flown to Mexico, and experience like no other that I am extremely grateful for! Safe to say it was a great kickstart to where I am headed in this industry. Through my journey I hope to be able to inspire and motivate others, it can be very scary breaking outside of the 9 to 5 job system and chasing your passions. I always want people to know that I am here for them if they need help, advice, or someone to cheer them on!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Some of the challenges I am facing right now have to do with sacrifice. Some days it’s harder thinking about my family and best friends, both being a huge support system, back in Minnesota. Although I miss them, I know that’s part of the cost to be out here in LA living my dreams. Everything happening right now is happening for a reason and a greater outcome which always keeps me extremely positive and motivated!
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into your story. Tell us more about your work and career so far.
As an actress and model what sets me apart from others is my spirit. By nature I have a huge heart, think positively, and am extremely motivated to make something of the blessing we all live out every single day we wake up- life. When you feel this way, I believe you flow from the inside out, which is very apparent! Another thing that sets me apart from others in relation to acting and modeling is definitely my race. I am half Caucasian and half Pacific Islander/Hawaiian. I’ve always loved to be unique, as we were all born to stand out in our own ways, and I think my ethnicity helps me in that.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t necessarily give all the credit to luck for where I am at because I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. What you give is what you get. Hard work and preparation, as well as a positive mindset, can get you far, to the point where you’ve gotten so high up you feel lucky and grateful for everything you’ve created! That’s really when I feel lucky when I can say I got myself here and am so grateful to be experiencing it.
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