A Little Beauty, Alotta Jacky
What really connected us to each other is our Vietnamese background and our love for all things creative. We are both artists with a dreamer mentality and a crazy work ethic rooted from immigrant upbringing. We can laugh at all things big and small yet sit across an oval table and discuss business affairs. Our artistry is one that revolves around beauty and the portrayal of it. Me, being behind the camera and her, in front, shared similar struggles but had different ways of dealing with and accepting it.
Jacky spoke about how beauty can hinder your chances of booking projects, being too pretty to be believable, not pretty enough to lead, big head, thick thighs, too Asian, and not Asian enough. “You can never win because beauty is a bias, opinionated matter and so it comes down to you and only you. See that beauty inside, love the not-so-beautiful and that too will be an asset.”
When I watched Jacky perform, you can tell that this is what she was born to do. The joy, the focus, the passion, it felt like God was sprinkling magic in the air. She left the room silent and I for one, was holding my breath. At that point I knew that beauty came from the love of life and pride in what you do. The world cant break you, words cant phase you, and the strength in seeing beauty within yourself and the work you give to the world is the most beautiful gift of all.
I know that for many years to come, Jacky will shine light to this belief wherever she goes. Her exceptional talent will resonate long after you’ve watched her on screen. She is a star in the making and I am so excited for others to recognize her abilities. Along with crazy special talent, is a strong, beautiful young woman.
All the best to our Canadian star and her future endeavors.