Hi My Loves,
I’m just gonna jump right into my next blog feature.
If you follow my many social media platforms you will recognize This Beauty. We have been having such a blast over the last several months together on her platforms. Now it’s my turn beautiful babes to share her🥰
Help me welcome Candace Kita, a Texan at heart by the way❤️
Don’t know where to began, hahaha, her portfolio is out of this freaking world (see full bio below👇🏽). Not just that, she is a radiant light and I’m so honored to be one of her instant soul sista’s🌟!
Candace’s info will be at the end of our interview🎙
Go FOLLOW her on all platforms and check out her many accomplishments.
Thank you again Candace for supporting me and for inviting me to be apart of your new TV Series/Project “Conversations with Candace” on Sway TV
Lets dive into our juicy interview❤️🎙✍🏽
Writer + Producer + Actress
Featured Entrepreneur: Candace Kita – Writer + Producer + Actress
Interviewed by: Anna Svetlik De La Rosa
Episode: # 64
Q1. What did you want to be growing up?
My early childhood was spent in London. My parents said I always responded, “When I grow up, I want to be Queen.”
When we lived in Antwerp, a teacher wrote my parents a letter. She thought I would grow up to be an entomologist because I loved bugs.
When we moved to Texas, I wanted to be a barrel racer.
Q2. Tell us all about you and the story of how you have gotten to this point in your life?
“This point” in my life has come quickly. I blinked and decades flew by. But, I got to this point day by day. Time passing so quickly has taught me all we really have is now.
Our concept of time is an illusion. We think we have this day, this moment, this nanosecond. But all we really have is “now”.
I’ve tried to live each moment to the best of my abilities. Some days have been good, others not so much.
Life has unfolded for me one day at a time, like pages in a book. Only now, I don’t try to purchase the Cliff Notes version of the Book of Life. I watch it unfold page by page, chapter by chapter because there is simply no use skipping to the end to see what eventually happens!
I’ve also begun viewing life as the thing you experience while trying to reach a goal. Life is not about the goal itself. The goal is often incidental. The true value is in the pursuit. This is where the living is done because of the challenges, people you meet and experiences you have while trying to reach a goal.
You asked about me. There is nothing much to say about me other than I’m just another person on this planet that happens to be living at the same time as you. Sometimes I think it is so odd that we are all like a bunch of ants, spinning on a blue orb that is hurling a million miles through space.
Think about it, it puts everything in perspective.
We are all lost in time as is everything, just ask Ozymandias. The only thing that really matters is how you affect others, good or bad, while you are here NOW.
Q3. What do you think are the three biggest mistakes women make when it comes to achieving their goals?
- Not taking time to clearly visualize the steps it will take to achieve a goal.
- Spreading your energy too wide and without focus.
- Being afraid to ask for help when needed.
Q4. What is one of your most treasured accomplishments?
I don’t know if I have a most treasured accomplishment. I know what I wish it was. I wish I took more time and better care of my grandparents when they were aging. This is probably my single, biggest regret in life.
Q5. Tell how you process workload stress or personal stress or just too much coming at you at one time?
I just take it day by day. In the past, I would look at everything in the week and it seemed overwhelming.
Now, if the workload seems like too much to look at for a day, I take it by the hour. And if this is too much, I look at it by the half hour. I break down time to the most easily digestible increment.
Even if you are just looking at the next minute in front of you, that is still okay… and don’t forget to breathe.
I also like to be alone. I re-energize this way and I never feel “lonely”. Time alone is important to think your own thoughts, especially when you are not alone often.
Q6. Do you have any beauty secrets?
Sleep. If you don’t get the proper amount of sleep, it will show. And all the spackling in the world won’t hide the fact you looked tired.
Q7. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming successful, you are killing it?
Success is built by smaller successes. Each day try to achieve five smaller things towards your bigger goal. Also, define what exactly “becoming successful” really is.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve redefined my definition of success. This is not because I haven’t reached goals I’ve set for myself. Rather, it is because I’m understanding more what is really important in this journey.
I’m realizing the smaller things are really the bigger things in life. And all of the “successes” the world sees are not the things that make me feel successful.
Q8. If you could speak to one woman from history, who would it be?
Eve. She ate from “The Tree of Knowledge”. Throughout history, women have been viewed as the origin of sin. If I could speak to “Eve”, I’d tell her to shake off the blame that has been handed to women since the beginning of time. I’m mean, come on, ya’ll!
Q9. Any future collaborations you want to share?
Thank you for asking, I’m currently a host on Sway TV on Amazon Live.
Each day we interview wonderful guests such as Anna Svetlik De La Rosa! In fact, this is how we met and her positivity and love for others has really made a difference to all of us at Sway TV!
- Favorite snack? Probably chocolate
- Favorite quote?
The older I get, the more I understand this simple, yet complex, phrase.
- Favorite movie? Well, “Withnail & I” is ultimate comfort food.
Q11. Do you sing in the shower?
No, but some of my best ideas manifest when I’m standing in the shower!
Q12. I want to have a little fun with ya. You don’t have to be a certain personality to be beautiful, successful, smart or talented, just be you👇🏽
Check out fun preferences below:
▫️Pick one or the other:
- Gold or Silver: platinum
- Gucci or Balenciaga: 1960s Balenciaga a la Edie Sedgwick
- Dogs or Cats: tortoises
- Nike or Puma: Sketchers or barefoot
- Sweet or Salty: Sweet
- Summer or winter: Summer
- Pancakes or waffles: Belgian waffles
- Diamonds or Pearls: diamonds
- Netflix or YouTube: YouTube
- Reading Books or Audible Books: reading, always reading
- Instagram or Twitter: IG
- Toilet paper: 1 ply or 2 ply: Is there a 4-ply?
- Red or Pink: pink
- Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee: hot
- Comedy Movie or Action Movie: comedy
SEE MORE OF CANDACE👇🏽
(All Photos Included and Credits are located on Candace’s Website Below)
Candace Kita’s IMDb: HERE
Candace Kita’s Website: HERE
Candace’s Detailed BIO:
Asian American actor Candace Kita spent her early childhood living in the United States and throughout Europe, attending the American School in London and the Antwerp International School in Belgium. At 11, she began her professional career acting opposite Ruta Lee in South Pacific. She also played classical flute for 12 years and was invited to play in the Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony Orchestra as a teenager.
At 16, she began modeling after being scouted while waiting for a friend in a hair salon. She balanced modeling and her education, finishing college with a BA majoring in philosophy and contemporary religion. She was also the Fellowship recipient her senior year, voted most outstanding student by members of the faculty. During this time, Kita became fluent in American Sign Language and worked with deaf immigrants by helping them to pass their citizenship exams. She was offered a full scholarship to Texas A & M for a Master’s degree in oceanography, but turned it down to pursue her goals of becoming an actor and model. She later worked on a master’s degree in sociology. Her modeling career was managed by the Wilhelmina Agency in Los Angeles. She appeared in print campaigns for Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Marshall Fields, Takashimaya among others.
After moving to Los Angeles, Kita found success as a series regular lead in 40 episodes of FOX TV’s “Masked Rider”. She also had series recurring roles on “Son of the Beach”, “Dance Fever”, “Complete Savages” (opposite Mel Gibson) and “Running With Scissors”. Some of her feature work includes “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” with Adam Sandler and Kevin James, ” The Bad News Bears” with Billy Bob Thornton and Greg Kinnear, “Barb Wire” with Pamela Anderson, “Wild Side’ with Christopher Walken and Anne Heche, and “Rennie’s Landing” with Jennifer Garner and Peter Facinelli.
Kita is also active in charity work and supports Read Across America, The USO, the Humane Society and PETA. She was quoted in Variety, “Someone called me the Ann-Margaret of today’s generation for supporting the troops. I wear that title proudly.”
She has also campaigned to make the anti-stalking laws more stringent in the state of California. Most recently, she wrote a book, The Hottie Handbook: A Girl’s Guide to Safety, a safety primer for women of all ages. She has also been interviewed by CBS, CNN, The Actor’s Network, The ID Network, The Jay Leno Show, Inside Edition, among others, emphasizing safety for people in the Entertainment Industry.
Candace is the Managing Editor of Viva Glam Magazine and most recently, she was voted one of the Top Ten Most Beautiful Women by Rukus Magazine.