Angela: Brilliance, Brains, Beauty
â€œThe challenge for me is just dealing with all the stress of pretty much competing for the spotlight I guess you can say,â€? she adds. â€œYou never realize how much you donâ€™t know someone until they get a little ahead. I can never step on someoneâ€™s toes to try to get to the top."
Where Sheâ€™s From: This young Southern Beauty, whose zodiac sign is Cancer, Angela Hogan, was born and raised in Orlando, Florida.Â â€œThe only family I really knew were my parents,â€? she tells The Black Star News. â€œSo Iâ€™m pretty attached to them. My parents have been my backbone in everything I get involved in. They have taught be to express myself, keep my determination and learn to take every situation; bad or good and grow from it.â€?
Smart and wise beyond her tender years, Angela attended Oakridge High School and it was while there that she developed interest in entertainment and modeling industry.Â â€œGrowing up I was very much a Tom Boy and my mother couldnâ€™t dare get me into heels,â€? she recalls with a laugh. â€œI attended John Casablancas Modeling Center at 15 and told myself when I was old enough that I would really take this serious. So technically for the past year or so I have been really pushing and on my grind. Iâ€™m working on everyone knowing my name. I have always been a performer; being in the band and a dancer. So I like to be in the spotlight and Iâ€™m always stage ready. I think my career is exactly where it is supposed to be. A year ago people knew me but compared to know I have progressed so much. I am very proud of where I stand as of now.â€?
Angelaâ€™s goal is to be on magazines and to do commercials before focusing her energy on an acting career. The industryâ€™s competitiveness reveals sides of people that one might never see otherwise, Angela notes. â€œThe challenge for me is just dealing with all the stress of pretty much competing for the spotlight I guess you can say,â€? she adds. â€œYou never realize how much you donâ€™t know someone until they get a little ahead.Â I can never step on someoneâ€™s toes to try to get to the top. So I take those types of things as a lost and just move forward. I have lost a lot of friendships over the past two years and just take it as motivation.â€?
Angela has learned so much in such a short period that sheâ€™s eager to offer cautionary words to others who aspire for careers in the entertainment and modeling industry. â€œBeauty can put people at an advantage, but who wants a beautiful woman who has no sense of knowledge? I attend college right now and things arenâ€™t getting done as fast because of me doing so much but I work hard. I study computers because I want to be attractive and smartâ€”I donâ€™t feel like anyone can survive in this industry if you donâ€™t have book smarts or street smarts.â€?
How does young Angela prepare to step out? â€œWhen it comes to clothes, I like to buy variety. My style is different from a lot of people and I stand tall to it. Also you donâ€™t always have to spend a whole lot of money to make a statement with your outfit. I like the sales too! I love MAC make-up, doing make-up is my second passion. I love Body Silk lotion too--itâ€™s the best! The main store I shop in is Express, love it; helps me express my individual style.â€?
Angelaâ€™s Words of Wisdom: â€œDreams are not accomplished but Goals are. The only reason I say that is because everyone always say oh sheâ€™s just dreaming, but if you set out goals you are bound to follow them.â€?
Angelaâ€™s Secrets Of Success: â€œItâ€™s not so much as a secret in my eyes but I cannot deal with fake people. I feel like in order to be respected and advance you must always be true to others but also to yourself. You canâ€™t pretend to be something else; just always yourself.â€?
Angelaâ€™s Three Favorite Movies: â€œB.A.P.S, Cry Baby ( Johnny Depp) and Diary of A Mad Black Woman.â€?
Angelaâ€™s Three Favorite Books: â€œThe Color of Water, A Black Manâ€™s tribute to His White Mother, by James McBride, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray and Beloved by Toni Morrison.â€?
The First Three Things Angela Would Do As President: â€œFirst I would set up a better care system for our adolescence in school. Too many young people are getting hurt and killed in a place where knowledge is supposed to be acquired. Second I would put back into the community by cleaning neighborhoods up and making sure people feel comfortable and safe in theirÂ living environments. Everyone isnâ€™t able to live in a lavish mansion. Also something has to be done about poverty; there are too many homeless people to date and by helping them, this is also helping our streets.â€?
Angelaâ€™s Favorite Cars And Why: â€œIâ€™m not too big on cars but I love BMWs, Benz and Big SUVs. I think the fist two are very feminine like and sexy. Then being I still got a little Tom Boy in me I love big trucks because they sit so high and I feel like I own the road.â€?
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