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Jadila Kay Namrawi, a talented and ambitious year nine student, is making waves at the age of 13. Born in Sydney, Australia, Jadila comes from a diverse background. Her father is of Palestinian and half-German descent, while her mother has Filipino and Spanish roots in the Philippines. This multicultural heritage has undoubtedly influenced Jadila’s unique perspective and vibrant personality.
Confidence radiates from Jadila in everything she does. Whether it’s tackling academic challenges or pursuing her passions, she approaches each endeavour with unwavering self-assurance. This characteristic sets her apart and fuels her drive to succeed.
Jadila’s interests and talents span across various domains. She finds joy in performing arts, particularly music theater, where she can showcase her singing, dancing, and acting skills. Her vibrant energy and stage presence captivate audiences, leaving a lasting impression. Additionally, she is involved in karate, Oztag (a non-contact version of rugby league), and even modelling. With such a diverse range of interests, Jadila constantly seeks new opportunities for growth and self-expression.
Looking ahead, Jadila holds ambitious aspirations. She dreams of pursuing a career as an actress, model, or attorney. These fields allow her to channel her creativity, intelligence, and passion for advocacy. The prospect of bringing stories to life on screen, gracing the runways with her presence, or fighting for justice in a courtroom excites and motivates her.
One of Jadila’s significant accomplishments, which has fueled her confidence, is her victory in StarCentral magazine’s competition last year. This recognition served as a stepping stone, affirming her talent and potential. The experience gave her a boost of self-assurance, reinforcing her belief in her abilities as she continues to pursue her dreams.
Jadila Kay Namrawi is a remarkable year nine student, demonstrating exceptional talent and an unwavering drive to achieve her goals. Her diverse cultural background and confident demeanor contribute to her unique perspective and vibrant personality. With her passion for performing arts, modeling, and her dreams of becoming an actress, model, or attorney, Jadila is poised to make a significant impact in the industry. As she continues to pursue her passions, she serves as an inspiration to aspiring young individuals, reminding them to embrace their talents and pursue their dreams with unwavering confidence.
StarCentral Kids recently had the opportunity to interview Jadila, providing an exclusive glimpse into her life and aspirations. During the interview, she shared her passion for acting and modeling, emphasizing the fulfillment she derives from these artistic pursuits. Jadila’s determination, coupled with her innate talent and unwavering dedication, sets her on a promising path toward success in the entertainment industry. Here’s what went down:
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How did you get into the modelling industry?
Through my mum’s mutual friends and when I did my first ever fashion show, then I started joining more events and started to realise this could actually be one of my passions.
What do you like most about being a model?
Modeling can be a phenomenal career with many benefits, such as I can express myself in numerous ways. It’s not just about the looks, clothing, and the work. It’s also that I can influence people worldwide that they have the potential to be a model.
The downside to being a model?
I believe there are no downsides to being a model, but when you lack confidence while modelling it can really impact you as a model.
What has been the most memorable experience in the modelling industry so far?
Every moment in the modeling industry has been cherished, and I can’t wait to keep creating more. Although when I won last year for StarCentral, it really boosted my confidence level.
Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?
Everybody in the modelling industry are so incredibly interesting, supportive, and heartwarming, and I can’t wait to meet more people.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
“ Work Smarter, Not Harder” If you picture it in a different mindset, you can understand anybody can achieve anything.
What are your future plans?
To become a future actor and model or lawyer and to keep creating the best memories with my family, friends, and my passions.