Bridging Cultures: Toni Leigh

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(Toni Leigh is driven and determined).

Where She’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. “Now I reside in sunny southern California,� she says, with pride. “My 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.� While still in college and working fulltime, Toni decided to take up modeling during her junior year, mainly as a hobby. “After I graduated I had more time to do more shoots, and it just went from there.� She earned a degree in economics so you can bet she'll take care of business.

Where She's At: “I still see my modeling and acting career as a hobby,� Toni notes. “I don't take all the negativity too seriously. If I'm appreciated - great!  If not, oh, well, I tried.� Very nice philosophy.

Toni’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, clothing campaign, exercise DVD, and many others.

Where She’s Heading: “I just want to enjoy what I do,� Toni says. “Of 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.� Toni believes all in the modeling business should combine looks with brainpower: “The advantages are readily apparent. The more weapons in your arsenal, the deadlier you are.�

Toni’s Words Of Wisdom: “Don't drink orange juice after you brush your teeth.�

Toni’s Secrets Of Success:  “Find something you love and do it well.�

Toni’s Favorite All Time 3 Movies: Bladerunner, Ninja Scroll, Totoro

Toni’s Favorite All Time 3 Books: 48 Laws of Power (Greene), Buffetology (Mary Buffet), and The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho).

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