Tiffany Lupien | Los Angeles Actor and Model
Motif No.3: Tell us a bit about who you are and where you are from.
Tiffany: My name is Tiffany Lupien. I am 23 years old and I am a 3rd generation Hatian born in Southern California. I am an actress and model with a persona and energy as big as my hair.
Motif: What has your journey looked like so far?
Tiffany: The journey for me pursuing my acting and modeling career has been beautiful. With that said I'mot gonna lie, it's been very difficult at times and like all creatives I do tend to feel discouraged at times. It's often due to not booking an audition or things just being really slow and feeling stagnant, but at the end of the day I always remind myself that everything, wether it be good or bad, is all a part of my story and it's preparing me for that one thing I've been working my whole life for.
Motif: What is one of your biggest struggles in modeling that you've had to overcome?
Tiffany: One of the biggest struggles in my modeling career would be looking for acceptance, and I mean acceptance from agencies. I have been to numerous modeling agencies in California only to be told by each one that I have a unique or different look, and find out it's because they already hired their token black girl for the agency. That in itself has been something that was hard and still is hard to overcome but I won't stop until girls of all ages are shown in media, billboards, magazines, etc.. that look like me.
Motif: What brand have you worked with that made a big impact on you?
Tiffany: A brand that I've worked with that had the biggest impact on me was working with Velascarves. Velascarves is a brand about unity in diversity. What stood out to me was how at the end of the day we are all one people. Yes, we all have very different experiences in life, some more difficult than others, but we can unite once we've recognized each others differences and come to the conclusion that everyone is connected. It's such a beautiful thing.