Bridging Cultures: Toni Leigh
Toni believes all those in the modeling business should combine looks with brainpower: â€œThe advantages are readily apparent. The more weapons in your arsenal, the deadlier you are.â€?
(Toni Leigh is driven and determined).
Where Sheâ€™s From: Twenty-three year old beauty Toni Leigh moved to New York from China at an early age. She then lived in Toronto, Canada, before returning to the Big Apple to attend high school and college. â€œNow I reside in sunny southern California,â€? she says, with pride. â€œMy parents are very hard working. They've taught me that there is no such thing as a free lunch and your dreams can come true if you keep at it.â€? While still in college and working fulltime, Toni decided to take up modeling during her junior year, mainly as a hobby. â€œAfter I graduated I had more time to do more shoots, and it just went from there.â€? She earned a degree in economics so you can bet she'll take care of business.
Where She's At: â€œI still see my modeling and acting career as a hobby,â€? Toni notes. â€œI don't take all the negativity too seriously. If I'm appreciated - great!Â If not, oh, well, I tried.â€? Very nice philosophy.
Toniâ€™s numerous accomplishments include "Round Round" music video for Fast and Furious 3, the cover of Dsport, the cover of eGirlsNews, modeling for AXA awards, Alphadog.tv clothing campaign, Kungyo.com exercise DVD, and many others.
Where Sheâ€™s Heading: â€œI just want to enjoy what I do,â€? Toni says. â€œOf course, getting recognition can be a part of that. But mostly I want to be true to myself and be fulfilled on a grander scale.â€? Toni believes all in the modeling business should combine looks with brainpower: â€œThe advantages are readily apparent. The more weapons in your arsenal, the deadlier you are.â€?
Toniâ€™s Words Of Wisdom: â€œDon't drink orange juice after you brush your teeth.â€?
Toniâ€™s Secrets Of Success:Â â€œFind something you love and do it well.â€?
Toniâ€™s Favorite All Time 3 Movies: Bladerunner, Ninja Scroll, Totoro
Toniâ€™s Favorite All Time 3 Books: 48 Laws of Power (Greene), Buffetology (Mary Buffet), and The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho).
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