Sara: Brainy Model & Actress

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“Since graduating from college with a degree in psychology, I have landed roles in independent movies,� Sara notes. “Now my eyes are set on tackling more television and film work.�

(Sara—brains and beauty is the new “it� combination).

Where She’s From: After graduating high school Sara Pickett had her eyes set on being a doctor. A New Jersey native, she also had a definite interest in modeling and acting but never thought it would or could become a reality.

While attending a fashion show with her sister in New York City, she was discovered by a photographer who insisted she should pursue modeling and acting. Realizing that this might be a sign that modeling and acting was something she should take seriously, Sara kept in touch with the photographer who soon connected her with casting directors and magazine editors.

A year later, while still pursuing her psychology degree and remaining close with her loving family, Sara began booking jobs for a variety of major magazines like Seventeen, Vibe, Cosmopolitan, and Essence. Within a year, Sara’s career began to skyrocket. “I managed to find a comfortable balance between my budding career and school,� she says. Sara was featured in print ads for Ecko UNLTD., Ford Focus, Azzure Denim, TCB Hair Relaxer, and Lady Enyce.

Where She’s At: Determined to not limit herself, Sara wanted to delve into doing television work as well. In no time, she had joined Heritage Network’s Weekend Vibe Show on NBC network and had an incredible experience as a MTV red carpet correspondent for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards show. Sara also landed lead parts in Guinness Beer, MTV's Suck-A-Free Sunday, MTV's Who’s Got Game, NikeWomen.com, Dale & Thomas, and LOreal/Laguna Beach commercials. Not leaving a stone unturned, Sara was also featured as the lead model in the music video I’m Still In Love With You for international pop sensation Sean Paul.

Where She’s Headed: “Since graduating from college with a degree in psychology, I have landed roles in independent movies,� Sara notes. “Now my eyes are set on tackling more television and film work.� With actors like Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Benicio Del Toro and Johnny Depp as inspiration, Sara takes the craft of acting quite seriously. Judging by this whirlwind of success over the past few years, Sara definitely has a bright future ahead of her.

Sara’s Words of Wisdom: “My motto is stay focused—which is emblematic of my attitude toward my career and my determined, driven, and hardworking nature.�

Sara’s Secrets To Success: “Positive thinking, exercising gratitude and appreciation, and education.�

Sara’s Top Four Movies Ever: Network, Goodfellas, The Secret, Sliding Doors

Sara’s Top Three Books Ever: “Ask and It Is Given, The Great Gatsby, The Alchemist.�

For more information about Sara please visit: www.sarapickett.com


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