Traveled half way across the country from Wisconsin to California so I could follow my dreams of becoming an actress. I'm documenting my adventures along with the struggles of the true Hollywood story of a no name girl trying to break into the filmmaking industry. I'm not going to sugar coat anything or lie about my experiences to make the journey sound better then what honestly is going on. I will be revealing the true reality, the success if any, and the heartache of what happens when trying to reach this one in a million dream. So come on this roller coaster with me and my dog Gizmo to see for yourself what it takes to make it, what it doesn't, or maybe you'll realize this dream could in fact be for you.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How Acting got on the Mind

I started to get established a bit with my modeling in Minneapolis Minnesota. So i moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota and started working as a model and going to different events. I sent in my information to MTV and got picked up by them to do a TV Pilot. I was then flown out to NY to try out a new life in the modeling world there. After i flew back from the big apple a few months pasted and i got picked up on a TV Pilot called Big Shot Live and was flown out to California to film and model with Roxy. Even though the two shows i got picked up for didn't have much to do with acting, i realized modeling just wasn't the right fit for me anymore. I liked the filming because i felt like i got to be more myself and it was awesome! I thought maybe i should give acting a try but i knew i didn't want to learn acting in Minneapolis.... i wanted to learn it in Hollywood. So i saved for six months and drove out to California to learn the acting industry...with a million other people with the same idea

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Before the Dream of Acting...

I started in modeling because people would tell me i was pretty. Not knowing that these strangers that told me i should model was just after my money. I ran into scams paying over two grand at John Casablanca's, paying modeling consultants who promised to get me work when they didn't even get me one audition. I paid agencies so then i could be represented by them. I even believed people that said they were professional photographers but in reality they just wanted to see me in skimpy clothing.

Going through this was hard because i worked for the money i spent and it was very emotional when finding out everything I've done was all lies and scams. However, I did learn that the world isn't a perfect place and you can't trust every person you meet, you need to do research.

I will pass on the information I have gathered:
  • A real established agency will not ask for any money but a percentage of the work they get you
  • Do your research on photographers and ask other people who have shot with them
  • Don't pay any company that says they can make you a star or model because in reality they really can't
Two years of struggles of going through every scam possible i did finally start getting real modeling jobs. I was very determined and didn't want to give up until i became a model. Months and months of tears I am surprised i even kept with the goal. My determination did pay off and I got to do some cool gigs. Resume is listed below:

Pro National Motorcross                       
Motor X Racing                                                    
"Think Big" Donald Trump Expo           
MusikMafia Big & Rich Concert                         
(HIN) Hot Import Nights                       
MTU Onsite Energy Tradeshow                 
Madden 09 NFL EA Sports             
(UFC) Ultimate Fighting Championship      
Country Coach RV                                               
Surdyks Beer                       

Tay-Mark                                          Prom Magazine           
Roxy                                                 Big Shot Live TV Show
Novartis Tobi                                    Ice Skater                                                                       
360 Magazine                                   Featured Model                                                           
Star Tribune                                     With Donald Trump          

Runway/Fashion Shows:
John Casablanca’s Models                                                            Runway                                    Mall of America           
Go Local                                                                                       Runway                                    Bar Fly Loft           
Fame Digest Next Top Model Fashion Show                              Runway                                     Karma                             
Hai Fashion Design                                                                      Runway                                    Visage                       
Picky Girl Design                                                                        Runway                                     Dixies                       
TOO HOT FOR WINTER... FASHION SHOW                         Fitness                                      Bar Fly                       
"Luv-A-Fair" FASHION SHOW!                                                Fitness                                     Bar Fly                       
Nani Nalu Fashion Show                                                             Fitness                                     Myth Night Club

Ms Hawaiian Tropics Semi Finals                                                1st Place
Ms Hawaiian Tropics MN                                                             State Finals
Balsam Lake, Wisconsin                                                               Princess
Fame Digest Fashion Awards                                                       Model of the Year
Fame Digest Swimwear Competition at Bar Fly                         First Place                                   
Perfect 10 Model Search Semi Finals                                         1st Place                                   
Perfect 10 Model Search Minnesota Finals                                 1st Place