Model & Actress, Brooke Bailey
â€œI am confident, I have lots of charisma, and I have a great sense of humor. When I go on a job, I adjust to the people around me so that our day is full of bliss and success....â€?
(Brooke Baileyâ€”she knows what she wants)
Where Sheâ€™s From: Brooke Bailey is originally from Los Angeles, CA, and fell into the â€œbusinessâ€? a few years ago in a rather interesting manner.
â€œIt started when casting director Anissa Williams saw me on the dance floor at a party and gave me her business card,â€? Brooke recalls. â€œThat was on a Friday and I started shooting my first music video that Monday with Beanie man featuring Janet Jackson. It was great. It was a three-day shoot and I had a blast after that. I made up my mind that this is what I'm destined to do.â€?
Where Sheâ€™s At: After a few music videos she was one of the first to cast for the show MTV Punkâ€™d. Brooke has featured in a V.S.O.P commercial with Snoop Dogg and the Bishop. Sheâ€™s also graced the stage of the 2006 B.E.T. awards with Busta Rhymes as one of his Touch me girls for his hit song.
Tireless Brooke was featured on the cover of Lowrider magazine with Ice Cube, The Girls Of Lowrider After Dark and there was a juicy layout in Smooth Girl magazine. â€œYou will be seeing more of me in Lowrider so please keep your eyes open,â€? Brooke says. â€œI am currently signed with celebritymodelsbooking.com and titaniumgirlz.com. I have a wonderful managerâ€”his name is Van Silk. I am currently hosting parties and getting ready to shoot for an upcoming DVD titianumgirlz volume 2.â€?
Her days are pretty simple. She wakes up and works out â€“she enjoys runningâ€”before taking care of all of her business, which includes responding to her countless e-mail messages on www.myspace.com/brooke37_27_39. â€œI get a lot of e_mail messages everyday and I try to respond to everyone,â€? she explains. Brooke is singleâ€”she dates but admits that maintaining a relationship isnâ€™t easy in this business. â€œFrom traveling last minute to early call times and late night wraps,â€? she notes. â€œBut, I do get to see who is around me because of me and who is around me because of who they think I am.â€?
She considers herself a pretty mellow woman. â€œBut, I do know how to get really feisty,â€? she cautions. â€œIâ€™m very down to earth, intelligent and there aren't too many questions that someone can ask me that I wouldnâ€™t have an answer to. That's because I know what I want.â€? Brooke believes people look at her and automatically think they know the type of person she is. â€œI'm not fragile, I'm not gonna break. I am a pretty strong person.â€?
Where Sheâ€™s Heading: â€œI am working on my acting skills because. Through everything that I have done and seen in this business, I feel like I'm ready to take my career to the next level,â€? Brooke shares. â€œI don't rule out anything in Hollywood. I love to be behind the camera. I love to do music videos. But my passion is taking me somewhere else. To a bigger picture. I don't find the transition to be hard.â€?
She knows sheâ€™s in an extremely competitive industry where success means one has to stay one pace ahead. â€œI workout, eat right and maintain my inner beauty as well as my outer beauty,â€? Brooke explains. â€œThere are thousands of beautiful women who want to be in my position. I know that I have to work hard and keep myself grounded and truthful to what I really want to get out of my career. This is Hollywood and there are many women willing to make the sacrifices that I have made to get to the top. So I have to stand out.â€?
Look out for more to come from Ms. Brooke Bailey, whether itâ€™s T.V.,
film, video, magazines, radio or hosting parties. She also wants to start a lingerie line. â€œYou best believe that I'm a hustler and thatâ€™s what it takes to keep my name and face in the game,â€? she says. Brooke believes her best features are here eyes and â€œbig crest smile.â€?
Brookeâ€™s Words Of Wisdom: â€œMy advice to aspiring models is when you can be yourself and confident in your own skin, your gift will find you. You must believe in yourself and believe that you can pull this off. If you don't, no one else will,â€? she notes. Obstacles shouldnâ€™t deter. â€œThere is rejection and you have to be able to handle it well. It's not that youâ€™re not talented. It's that youâ€™re not right for the role and that's okay.â€?
Brookeâ€™s Secrets To Success: â€œI am confident, I have lots of charisma, and I have a great sense of humor. When I go on a job, I adjust to the people around me so that our day is full of bliss and success. Believe me when I say that a lot of people don't know how to do that and believe me when I say that they don't last in this business.â€?
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