Drea: â€œMy biggest dream is acting. I do not want to be a video model forever.â€?
[Our Model Of The Day]
Where She’s From: Drea was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and lived there until she was in the 7th grade. She’s since lived in places like Corpus Christi, Texas, Anderson, South Carolina and Clearwater, Florida; she now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
“The most important thing I learned from my parents is to never let another human being dictate your being and future,” she tells The Black Star News. “That I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I think my parents and brothers helped me become the person I am today. They support me more than ever. They’re also my biggest fans.”
Where She’s At: Drea graduated from Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia in 2006 but launched her modeling career in late 2005. “My career is growing and coming into its own. I’m getting more public notoriety and requests now thanks to my management Aarons Entertainment Group,” she adds.
“My biggest dream is acting,” Drea continues. “I do not want to be a video model forever. I think it’s great because it helped me as well as a lot of young women get their foot in the door—but this is not the end of the line for me.”
“It’s very hard to stay focused in this kind of business,” Drea says. “I just try to remain grounded in my faith in God and stay prayerful. When I get my first TV show or movie role then I’ll start singing.”
“Having beauty and the brains ups your value in this business,” Drea continues. “If you don’t have a strong mind, someone or something is bound to take notice, which can lead to all the wrong things.”
So how does this young beauty prepare to step out?
“My favorite perfume varies between j’adore by Dior and Bright Crystal by Versace. They’re definitely my favorite. My lotions include Body butter, the thickness moisturizes so much better than water based lotions,” she says. “I’m not much of a material girl but I do love designer shades and over-sized bags, by Gucci, Chanel, Dior, and Versace. They have to be my favorite in that area but on the regular you would probably find me in cotton Bebe Sweat Suit, and flip flops.”
Drea’s Words Of Wisdom: “keep your eyes on the prize. It’s nothing like having a plan and seeing it grow right before your very own eyes.”
Drea’s Secrets Of Success: “If I were to tell you it wouldn’t be a secret now would it?”
Drea’s Favorite Three Movies: “The Notebook; Napoleon Dynamite; and, all of the Oceans 11, 12, and 13.”
Drea’s Favorite Three Books: “White Lines by Tracy brown; Wahida Clark Novels; and, The Coldest Winter Ever—people can say what they want but this book started it all with black urban fiction.”
Three Leaders That Have Most Inspired Drea: “My Mother, Oprah, and Jesus Christ.”
Drea’s Favorite Cars: “When I turn 21 I will have my first fully loaded white on white Range Rover. I love SUVs and that fits my personality; sexy and sleek. It’s a very metro sexual car. When I turn 25 I’ll buy a Bentley Gt.; that’s when I get my grown and sexy on. But I also really like convertible Ferrari’s & motorcycles. I’m learning how to ride one—it’s nothing like seeing sexy women on a bike.”
Drea’s Favorite Musicians: “T-pain. He could put out a polka album and I’d listen to it. Beyonce’s flaws and all is really good to me. It reminds me of a special someone. Lloyd has a few songs that I agree with like Hazel.” J. Holiday’s song Bed, I have to listen to it everyday. And I love a lot of rap music but one of my favorite songs has to be touch it or not by Cam’ron.”
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