Kimberly: Born To Succeed
Kimberly: â€œNothing about life is supposed to be easyâ€¦If it were, then our ancestors wouldn't have achieved what they had, and we wouldnâ€™t be where we are as a people today.â€?
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Where She's From: Kimberly Randall, whose Zodiac sign is Taurus, was born in White Plains, New York, April 29th, 1986, of Jamaican descent, and raised in Georgia.
â€œMy parents taught me that the decisions I make now influence me the remainder of my life. So I think before I speak,â€? she tells The Black Star News. Kimberly briefly attended Hampton University and now attends Georgia State from where sheâ€™ll graduate in December.
â€œI began modeling and acting at 13. School plays, dancing, acting and doing hair advertisements for Kanekalon Hair,â€? she says. â€œI directed plays in High school as well as hosted news programs at my magnet school. I am now hosting an online television show for Rolling Out T.V, on rollingouttv.com.â€?
Where She's At: â€œIâ€™m at the best stage right now. Iâ€™m headed in the right direction while learning something new everyday and meeting amazing people,â€? Kimberly continues. â€œIâ€™m growing by watching others and seeing how they attained their success. Iâ€™m strong in my belief of God, and he has me reaching for the stars.â€?
Kimberly is ambitiousâ€”yet she knows that success only comes after hard work. â€œI see myself hopefully with my own show with the growing network Rolling Out, hosting events as a prominent M.C. I hope to inspire younger girls. Helping them see that just because your beautiful, you donâ€™t have to just be a video girl. You can be the director of the video, or the television host and that it takes patience and hard work to make it to a place where every morning you can wake up proud of how you reached your dreams.â€?
There are challenges that everyone who aspires to make it in the entertainment business has to tackle, Kimberly explains. â€œTemptations of taking the easy road, but I know that nothing about life is supposed to be easy,â€? she warns. â€œIf it were, then our ancestors wouldn't have achieved what they had, and we wouldnâ€™t be where we are as a people today.â€?
Where She's Heading: Kimberlyâ€™s dedication has allowed her to rack up achievements, even as she keeps her eyes on her books and class assignments until December. â€œI am a part of the new Bronner Brothers advertisement campaign,â€? she notes. â€œI have been featured in a soon-to-be released magazine as well as promoting up-and-coming fashion lines.â€?
â€œMy mother said â€˜a pretty face only gets you to age 40.â€™ I plan to be successful past that, and after looks fade and things begin to sag,â€? she adds, with a laugh, â€œI have to have something solid to fall back on. I want to remain successful not because of my exterior but because of who I am insideâ€”a reflection of my family and my culture.â€?
So, how does this beautiful young talent prepare to step outside? â€œJuicy Couture perfume is the greatest, so is Vera Wang, they have such a classy smell. Adidas sneakers for my off days. They are comfy and stylish, Cocoa butter for the skinâ€”the best lotion for dark complexion. And for clothing, I am best friends with the Black and White store. I love dressing up.â€?
Kimberlyâ€™s Words Of Wisdom: â€œNever let anyone, any words or any assumptions stop you from conquering your dreams. The same people that told you â€˜no,â€™ or â€˜you can'tâ€™ one day will be the same ones chasing you down for a hand out.â€?
Kimberlyâ€™s Secrets Of Success: â€œGod.â€?
Kimberlyâ€™s Favorite Three Movies: â€œMr. and Mrs. Smith, Departed, and Kool Runnings.â€?
Kimberlyâ€™s Favorite Three Books: â€œThe Secret, Redemption Song, and Lessons My Mother Taught Me.â€?
Leaders That Have Most Inspired Kimberly: â€œOf course, my mommy Millicent Roman, she is basically why I am me. Vicki Palmer of Coca-Cola Enterprises, a very educated woman that has accomplished so much, and Kathleen Bertrand, a Gospel and Jazz singer from my church. All three women are amazing, strong, beautiful and successful.â€?
The First Three Things Kimberly Would Do As President: â€œAccommodate as many individual requests by Americans, ensure equality amongst the races and gender, and provide more jobs.â€?
Kimberlyâ€™s Favorite Cars: â€œCadillac, my boyfriendâ€™s car, BMWs because they are so classy yet not over done.â€?
Kimberlyâ€™s Favorite Musicians/Entertainers: â€œRobin Thicke-Lost Without You; Marron 5-Sunday Morning; Donny McClurken-Stand; Janet Jackson- All her songs; and Ciara-Promise.â€?
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