We had the good fortune of connecting with Athena Vas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Athena, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
I have many favorite quotes from Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But if I had to choose one I would say it is from Arnold Schwarzenegger one he’s said “Be hungry for success. Hungry to make your mark. Hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up and become successful, make sure to also be hungry for helping others.” One of the many reasons why I want to become successful is so that I can give back to others who believed in me when nobody else did. Trust me when I say when I make it, I’m coming back for everyone. Not for everyone who said I couldn’t make it but for everyone who said I could and I’m going to shower them with great fortune,..just wait.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As you all know I am the winner of the bachelor. Unfortunately things did not work out and thats okay. We need to go through certain things in our life so that we can learn from it and grow from it and accept our next blessing because every time one door closes another one opens. When I finish the show I found out that I had 350 fan pages and fans throughout the entire globe. People fell in love with my personality because I was unapologetically myself and I would make jokes and laugh every single day. People would tell me how much I inspired them and changed their life. It was such an amazing feeling and I will do my best every single day to continue to inspire my fans and gain more fans to inspire.
Just like anyone else I’ve had many hardships in my life. But what makes me stand out from the rest is that one day I decided I will not let my hardships to find me and I will go through great lengths to achieve my every desire in my life because I know that I deserve it and I am worth it. Day you begin to love yourself and realize that you are deserving of all of your dreams and desires is the day you finally begin to live. I am an actress and motivational speaker. I aim to influence others to be the best possible version of themselves on my Instagram each day. I want people to realize that everyone is beautiful in their own way and to stop worrying about what everyone else thinks of them. I aim to send a message to the world, that no matter where you are in your life, no matter how hard your life is, you could always overcome any obstacle and rise above it. I want to be able to reach people and let them see there is no reason to be envious of next person and their success, and see that if only they pursued their dreams and worked hard each day, they too can have it all and if I can help people reach their full potential in life, there would be less hate in the world.
I’m just getting started in this industry as an actress. Just like every successful person says “have big goals and dream big.” But I’m not a dreamer I’m a doer. I’m going to be the greatest sensation since Marilyn Monroe. Now, don’t misinterpret that. Greatest sensation meaning the most talked about and the newest Hollywood icon & legend. When you think of Hollywood who do you think of? When you go to Hollywood who do you see all around you? There was only one consistent person that is everywhere and that is Marilyn Monroe. Well let me tell you… That’s going to be me. Believe me when I tell you I’m going to change the world. I’m going to touch peoples hearts and change their lives through my movies and my words of encouragement. I’ve been through hell and back and I don’t want to see anybody hurt. I aim to give the entire world encouragement because that’s how big I’m going to be. Everyone will know who I am and they will be listening to my motivational speeches and watching my movies for decades and centuries to come.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my friend immediately to Hollywood Boulevard and see all the stars. Being in Hollywood I think is a miraculous city and miracles can happen here. But the key to making a miracle happen is to believe. I would then take my friend to see the wax museum and all the stars in Hollywood. Then we would go see the Hollywood sign and go to the highest points possible to overlook the scenic views of this beautiful city. Then we would go for a nice lunch in West Hollywood then spend the night in Beverly Hills. We would bring a light jacket and walk the famous Rodeo Drive. After all that walking we would be up for a nice dinner at Avra, a beautiful classy Greek restaurant where they have the best Greek food. We would then order a traditional Greek salad with a big piece of feta cheese. But typically it’s a small piece so I have to order extra because I don’t like sharing my feta but that’s OK. There is plenty to go around 🙂 To finish off the night I would drive up to Hollywood Hills. I’d bring a blanket with me where we can lay on the grass and look at the stars in silence, then close our eyes and see our whole bright future of success ahead of us.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to shout out my two idols Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Believe it or not I have a life very similar to both of them and they both inspired me at different points in my life to become the best version of myself. When Sylvester said he had $105 in his bank account and had to sell his dog, I understood exactly how he felt. “Life is not about how hard you can hit, but how much you can get hit and still keep moving forward.”
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