Chat with Tricia Mitchell

I had an amazing chat with Tricia Mitchell – an international model and TV host. She is down to earth and kind. It was great meeting her at the New York Motion Event last year.

My interview with Tricia below:

How long have you been a model?

I have been a fashion model for over ten years. I was discovered in Barbados at a young age and it kind of took off from there.

What interest you in becoming a tv host? What is your show called?

I love talking to people and being myself, and I have always had an interest in journalism. My show is about to go into production so mums the word right now.

What is your favourite place to eat?

Byblos Restaurant in Toronto, you can’t beat the Lamb.

I know you hosted events, are you going to be hosting events in the near future?

I hope so, it’s a lot of fun putting projects together.

Where do you like to travel for vacation?

I love going to Asia, totally fascinated by it. I also love Italy, Mexico and St.Barth.

What is your lifestyle like?

That depends on what I am doing. I am quite social, love going out, and at the same time, nothing beats my onsie, chilling and watching movies.

I know your schedule is tight and how do you manage to get things going?

Good question, I just do what I have to do. I try my best to make a schedule and stick to it.

Have you ever met any of your favourite celebrity?

Yes, Whoopi Goldberg is pretty amazing, and still waiting to meet Beyoncé.

Thank you, Tricia, for the opportunity to interview you!

You can check Tricia Mitchell’s website to know more about her on https://www.triciamitchellmedia.com and you can catch her show on YouTube or Facebook. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HMzrmIxbwZ4&feature=youtu.be

Follow Tricia Mitchell on Twitter @triciamitchell_ and tricia_mitchell_ on Instagram.

By: Carolyn Bulsink

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Johnny Salib’s Taste In Being An Artist

  
Johnny Salib is an award winning actor, composer and theatre creator. He is also an artistic director for Sisyphean Productions known as a theatre company and runs a company called Queerdeer Media. Johnny appeared in some films/television roles and stage performance as well but very much into theatre production & music. I had the pleasure to interview Johnny Salib about his taste of music and being a true artist.

Carolyn: When did you first found your passion in being an artist?

JS: When I was younger I was really interested in writing and creating. I enjoyed manipulating words and creating pieces that would evoke emotions, whether it be for myself or for an audience. I started singing when I was around 9, writing music when I was around 13, and writing plays when I was around 20. So each step of my artistry was inspired at different times.

Carolyn: Can you describe how manipulate words are being used?

JS: Manipulating words to me would be making sure that sentences had a certain flow to them that’s smooth. More specifically to music. You have to fit a certain amount of syllables to a line and need to make sure that if you rhyme lyrics that the rhymes make sense and aren’t rhymes just for the sake of rhyming if that makes sense. I think manipulation is also using the right words. Some words are much more effective at conveying certain thoughts and you have to have to be very specific to make sure you’re giving off the right message with your work. For example, saying someone is unhappy versus distraught. They mean completely different things, but are often used as synonyms.

Carolyn: Amazing! I know you are multi-talented artist so which talents do you enjoy doing? IE: Singing, directing etc?

JS: Good question. I ask myself that every day. I’m fascinated with most art forms and have tried to dabble with as many as I can. I’d say the most common forms I use are music composition (incorporating voice, instrumentation and sound design) and theatre creation (including playwriting, directing and acting). I used to draw and paint a lot when I was younger though, but that sort of subsided when I went to college.

Carolyn: So you have some props for stage? 

JS: I don’t normally design props because I go about theatre in a simplistic manner, using as little as possible to allow the audiences imagination to do the work. Sometimes if a piece is bigger I hire on a designer to help me with that work.

Carolyn: Oh I understand. I was just reading your bio about your work, you must like Harry Potter and you got to play as Harry Potter. What was that like?
  

JS: Funny enough, at the time I never read a single Harry Potter book. I also have only seen the last two movies, so it’s really funny I was put into that role. Regardless, it was really interesting to me. I enjoyed the experience playing Harry Potter, especially because the story was a staple to so many around me. It was also exciting to me to dive into such a well known character without knowing anything and discovering his issues on my own without the influence of pop culture, media or my surroundings.

Carolyn: Can you tell me about best scene you ever played? How do you feel about that?

JS: Given the fact that it was a farce musical, I’d have to say the introduction of characters was the best I played. It’s hard to capture an audience’s attention and when doing this farce specifically comedic timing and character authenticity was important. I think I landed the character strongly, making sure to keep his serious characteristics while remaining goofy and comedic.

Carolyn: Absolutely! Have you ever played on television or film?

JS: For short films, I commonly get casted as serious characters who are dealing with abuse or breakups, I’ve done a few stunt heavy-non speaking roles and a number of LGBT related films where I’m either gay or bisexual. More recently I’ve started doing comedy in short films as well, apparently I can be funny? As for TV Operas, CBC used to have a night-time segment that featured operas such as Benjamin Britten’s “Noye’s Fluude” which I was part of.

Carolyn: Wow. Do you like doing stunts?

JS: I love doing stunts! I actually would love to do more. As soon as I have the time, I’m going to go back to school to get higher certifications for them!

Carolyn: Is it like doing stunts like Fear Factor show? Or are there any certain kind of stunt you would like doing?

JS: I personally like more of the “combat” stunts. ie. being punched and kicked. I really love getting the crap kicked out of me.

Carolyn: Interesting. I know you are a singer, what are your favourite lyrics?

JS: Favourite lyrics that aren’t mine: “Waking up is knowing who you really are.” – Amy Lee of Evanescence. Favourite lyrics of mine: “It’s not that I love you, it’s that I want to be loved by someone like you.”

Carolyn: What would you want people to know about you if interested in becoming an artist?

JS: I’d definitely encourage artists to make their own path, specifically if you are a creator. Don’t wait for someone to hand you a job, make the job. I’ve been independent for years and love it. Yes, there is a higher risk, especially financially, but it’s worth it. You have all the control, you make your schedules, and you get to choose who you work with.
 

 Carolyn: That is a phenomenal advice for others and I would like to
thank you for your time to have an interview with me. 

Find Johnny Salib on Twitter at @_JSMusic and if you are interested in knowing more about him please visit his website at http://www.johnnysalib.com

By: Carolyn Bulsink

Interview With Celebrity Makeup Artist – Lyrica Wafer

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Hello Fellas,

A celebrity makeup artist – Lyrica Wafer and I had a great chat and I have learned so much about her work and I am very delighted to be part of an interview with her. Lyrica Wafer has always grew her passion into talent, she even pursued into acting, dancing and makeup artistry. She began to get into an acting when she was in high school and worked on sets as well. After college she majored into makeup artistry and modelling. She found herself into makeup and realized her makeup is her passion which her creativity shows her work.

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You can see my interview with Lyrica below:

Carolyn: When did you become a celebrity makeup artist?

Lyrica: I became a celebrity make up artist officially when I did makeup for celebrity recording artist Adina Howard in February 2013 but I have been doing makeup for models and a lot of people in the industry since 2010.

Carolyn: What are your favourite makeup products and what makeup do you suggest us to use?

Lyrica: My favourite products to use are eyeshadows and Shany Cosmetics. I would recommend that to anyone.

Carolyn: Are there any skin care products that you love? Brand names?

Lyrica: Some skin care products I would recommend is the MAC skin care line and Clean & Clear where you can find at any drugstore

Carolyn:  I have seen a lot of your profolio work on make up and they are certainly very gorgeous! Do you have any secret beauty tips?

Lyrica : Aww, thank you. My secret beauty tips? Well, when you take your picture make sure you are in front of a window with a natural light and having great skin under your makeup makes a great make up application.

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Carolyn:  What are the other talents have you used other than makeup artistry?

Lyrica: Other talents other than make up is that I love to write poetry.

Carolyn: Who have you worked with? Any celebrities that we know of?

Lyrica: I’ve worked with Adina Howard, Giselle Grayson, Steve Boi, Mary Beryman, Mikey Koffman and many more!

Carolyn: I’m curious, are you an actress as well and which famous celebrities do you really want to work with?

Lyrica: I have added before when I was in high school. I was on TV show called “7th Heaven” and a movie “Tears of the Sun” with Bruce Willis. I would really love to work with Dawn Richard, Danity Kane, Nicki Minaj, Queen Latifah,  and Tamar Braxton etc..

Carolyn: When your client comes to you to do their makeup, do you pick any ideas what their looks should be or does the client tell you what they want?

 Lyrica: I have always let my client tell me what they want. Most of the time they let me run free but I always like to see what style they are going for before I start.

Carolyn:  What are the most important aspects of being professional makeup?

Lyrica: The most important aspects go being a mua is sanitation and organization. Clean brushes and having organized kit is a must.

Carolyn: If anyone wants to be a makeup artist, what do you recommend him/or her to use and how to be successful?

 Lyrica: I would tell them to use the most affordable products they could get their hands on. Don’t spend too much money. Take the time and build your kit properly. I would recommend them to use drug store makeup and lots of pallets from Amazon. It could be useful, take advantage of social media, make sure to brand yourself well by making a website and investing in business cards

Carolyn: Thank you so much for allowing me to take the part of this interview!

Lyrica: Thank you for the interview

By: Carolyn Bulsink

 

 

Please Vote For Cassie Stokes To Be On ET Canada Live

Hello everyone,

I just thought I’d help the most gorgeous and talented Cassie Stokes to become a co-guest with ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey and she needs your help by voting her on http://guestcohost.etcanada.com/voting/ So all you need to do is to click VOTE under her name.

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Good Luck, Cassie!

By: Carolyn Bulsink