The entertainment and fashion industries is one of the top industries that people strive to get into, especially in the cities of New York and Los Angeles. There are thousands who want to break big into the industry, but of course only a vast majority make it, depending on what making it means to them.
There are a variety of definitions of what "making it" means. To some it is as simple as just making a difference, and to others it is as elaborate as having millions of people know their name and winning a few Oscars. For those who want to make a difference and be a role model, the path is yours, and there are plenty of people out there who can assist you in accomplishing those first few steps.
Krystal Yvonne, 25, of Southern California is one of those individuals who is making a difference, and who is an inspiration to other young people. She models, hosts events, does broadcast interviews, is an entertainment publicist and is also a student. In addition to being an entertainment mogul and student, Yvonne is a simple girl who enjoys water activities (beach, boats), softball, relaxing and listening to music.
"I just do everything," Yvonne said. "I'm excited to see what else the world has to offer me."
Yvonne has been passionate about the entertainment industry since she was little; however, like many of us, she tried a variety of different things to see what she had more of an interest in. At first she wanted to be a pediatrician, so she took a few classes but later found that it didn't fulfill her. After that, Yvonne decided to turn back to what she was really passionate about which has led her to what she is currently doing.
"Ever since I was little, I always been the center of attention and wanting to show that I could dance and this and that," she states of how she became interested in the entertainment industry. "It's always been a passion of mine, and I decided to go after what I really wanted to do, and here I am now."
Yvonne started modeling when she was little, but took a break for awhile to focus solely on school because education is number one to her, no matter what. She decided to get back into modeling a few years ago, and since then she has stayed busy. She won the 2013 LUE Productions 'Hip-Hop and R&B Fashion Show', she has also been in several hair photo shoots and she was featured in Lo'Key Tha YG's video "So Sexy."
"I'm trying to break the mold of the height requirements (in modeling)," Yvonne said. "I'm a petite model, and I don't think it should matter. I tell girls to do what they want to do."
Within the next five years Yvonne looks forward to continuing to be an inspiration to other petite women who want to model. She also loves fashion, and is looking forward to having her own clothing line dedicated to petite women. In addition, she wants to be on magazine covers and on television screens, the E! Channel is one of the channels that she is eyeing.
Overall, Yvonne wants to continue to promote positivity within the entertainment industry, as well as to keep a positive team around her. "I don't have anyone who I look up to in the industry, but anybody that is doing something positive and has a positive head on their shoulders, I give my salute to them," she says. However if she had to choose, she would choose Lala Vazquez-Anthony (that's her girl).
Yvonne advises those that want to pursue a career in the modeling industry to, "Have a good team around, and know who you're around. First and foremost, you have to stay positive because this is a cut throat industry, so just because one person said no, doesn't mean another won't say yes. The sky is the limit, and if you don't think that you are cut for this industry still try because you never know. Also, watch out for the sharks because they are out there, so be wise and do your research, and of course don't go anywhere by yourself."