We had the good fortune of connecting with Madison Conklin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Madison, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind my personal success is my work ethic & ‘no quitting’ attitude. This mentality was instilled in me at an early age, and it has gotten me very far in not only my personal life, but my professional life as well. Both of my parents pushed me to be the best I could be in whatever I put my mind & talents to.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is hosting. I love to entertain & bring laughter to people’s homes. Many who know me would say I began entertaining at the ripe age of three-years-old while dancing to Harry Belafonte in the back of our baby blue ’90s minivan.
My journey hasn’t been anything like you see in the movies. I’ve had to face a lot of rejection, in fact, I still face rejection to this day. However, my will and determination have gotten me through these setbacks. When one door has closed on my face, another one opens or I go and open it myself. I’ve learned that there is “no crying over spilled milk.” In the words of my mother, “pull up your big girl panties & keep moving forward.”
I would love for the world to know that you do not have to be conniving, a back stabber or ill-willed to get where you want to be in the entertainment industry. A genuine heart will get you where you need to go, and people appreciate real over fake.
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 absolutely LOVE dancing, so our first night out on the town would be at “Good Time Davey Waynes.” We’d most likely hit up Mama Shelter & other fun rooftop bars around the city. You can’t come to SoCal & NOT go to the beach, so I’d hit up Bay Cities Deli for ‘The Godmother’ & head on down to the beach with a cooler packed to the brim with berry flavored Trulys. After the beach, I’d boot, scoot & boogie my way to Malibu for a glass or two of wine at Rosenthal Winery.
Of course with all this indulging in good food & drinks I’ll have to get some sort of exercise in, so why not hike up to the Hollywood sign to then reward ourselves with some In-N-Out. Also, you can’t come to SoCal & NOT get In-N-Out.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents, Craig & Maureen Conklin