We had the good fortune of connecting with Christina Nicole and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christina, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is scary, plain and simple. We’ve all had a time in our life where we didn’t know what to do or if it was the right decision to make. I think about risk as you can either win or you can learn. The most succesful people we idolize have been told “no” so many times before they got their first “yes!”. Risks have played a major role in my life and career. Wether I am trying to figure out how to manage my social media to choosing brand deals. A lot of the risks I have taken have not worked out in my favor, but I learned from it. Learning from these situations not only molds me into the human I am today, but allows to understand each and every emotion I had to go through. It’s vital to celebrate every loss, risk, and win. I know I will be taking many more risks as I grow, but it’s better to take that risk then to grow old remininiscing on what I could have been. Every day we watch award shows, celebrity reality TV, social media, and movies. We always fantasize of what our life would be like as a celebrity or someone famous, but never think about the work behind it. Nobody ever speaks upon every risk or sacrifice one has made to get where they are. I say that to say, don’t be afraid of the risks, just prepare yourself for the journey
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
If I am most excited about anything, it has to be how far I have come. It’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you have -7$ in your bank account. This all started back in 2018 when I was having unfortunate family issues and had to move out. I was 18 years old and had no clue what I was going to do with my life. As money started getting low I had to figure out where I was going to live and how I was going to eat the next day. I found myself going through the interview process at a strip club and a cam girl site. Yeah, never thought I’d end up there either. For months, I worked day in and day out until I scraped enough money to get my own place. I finally did in the summer of 2020. At this time I had a small audience on social media and started to post more on TikTok. Then, my videos started going viral and people grew to love my family as I always showcased them. I was waking up to thousands of comments of how much my family made people laugh. Today, I have 400 thousand followers on TikTok and I stopped dancing (feels kind of weird). I am STILL learning how to navigate my social media and still trying to get signed to an agency. I am no where near where I want to be. But, had you told me I’d be in this place years ago I would have just looked at you and shrugged my shoulders. Overcoming these daily challenges of social media is a huge mental challenge that I also work through daily. It’s definetly a tough mental job when you enter the “influencer” world. But, I am most proud that I’ve always been my authentic self. No matter how “bad” it may have seemed to others. Id like the world to know that no matter how hard you have had it, it does not determine your future. Your current job or situation is certainly not your end all be all. Most importantly if you don’t like what your doing, leave! There’s a lot of pain behind my story, but there’s also a lot of triumph and determination that keeps me going. Never stop!
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 moved to Las Vegas in September 2021. Of course, people think it is a party city and home of bad habits. But, I found out there’s many things to do. The city of Las Vegas does a great job of taking care of the city’s appearance which is a huge plus. While living out here I got very accustomed to everything being brand new and glamorous. If my best friend was visiting I would take her to breakfast at Spago because the views are impeccable there. Then, we would drive over to the M resort for a spa day and champagne by the pool. Of course, we would have to grab dinner at Anthony’s steakhouse after. For a beautiful evening, we might end the night with the Anita Baker concert or watch the sunset at the Legacy Club. Las Vegas happens to have the prettiest sunsets as well. When the sun starts setting behind the mountains, it looks like a picture out of a movie. You can always grab some ice cream and watch the beautiful pink and blue sky.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to God and my girl Janelle Fulton @thejanellealana for mentioning my name!