1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I can tie a knot in a cherry stem with my tongue! That was something I wanted to learn so badly, because I love random skills. That’s definitely a way to impress me or break the ice with me, too.
2. What are your biggest passions?
Creative tasks – such as modeling, acting, writing, which I’ve all built careers on. My private passions include music, animals, and traveling. Funnily enough, all my biggest passions today are things I’ve first started doing when I was little. Literally everything I’m passionate about today you’d find pictures of 5-year-old me doing in our family photo albums.
3. What are your goals for the future?
Personally, just to be okay and good with myself – that’s kind of a copout for me to say, because that’s probably a lifetime challenge for everyone. For work I’d want to keep going, keep learning new things and taking on new challenges as I have, just to see where it all takes me. To grow. No downgrades, upgrades only!
4. What is your definition of success?
Being happy, really. And that’s beautiful because it’s so different for everyone. If at the end of your life, you can just take a look back at it all, mentally high-five yourself, and murmur, "Good job, man" to your alter ego, I’d say you’ve hit a successful home run. And while you’re alive, if you get to do things that make you and your loved ones happy, that’s success, too, I think.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
Since I’m lucky enough to be pursuing several different careers, I’m all over the place, really. I’m in Toronto as we speak, heading to New York for a business meeting next week, and at the end of the month, I start filming a short movie in Berlin. Super excited about this one because I get to play one of the main characters and a friend of mine will be directing!
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