We had the good fortune of connecting with Madison Hurtado and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Madison, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
The thing that makes me the most happy is bringing joy to others. A constant factor in my life is inspiration, whether it’s me being inspired or me inspiring others. I love how movies and tv shows bring out the child in everyone. It allows people to escape their circumstances for a bit without going anywhere but being fully immersed into the screen.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a girl of many things. Acting, Podcasting, Production Assisting, and Concert Photography are currently my life. It didn’t come easy. You have to deal with a lot of rejection when it comes to acting. All of those no’s pay off when you hear that one yes. I started when I was younger with musical theater and dance. I continued all throughout elementary, middle, and high school becoming president of my drama class senior year. It made me realize that although I love to sing, act, and dance, I was more intrigued with acting for film and TV. That led me to wanting to learn the ways behind the camera so that not only do I have knowledge of being in front of the camera but also know what goes on behind the scenes. It really is a great experience and makes me appreciate the art of being on set from sunrise to sunset. Working in the entertainment industry has helped me meet others such as this wonderful organization that I volunteer with called Lollipop Theater Network where they bring films and artists to children in the hospital. When it comes to podcasting, I started it as an assignment for class but quickly realized it was something I wanted to continue. It was a way I could bring inspiration and advice to those dealing with the same problems as me. My Podcast ‘TWENTY 4/7’ has now been going on for around two months and I am so excited to see what the future has for my audience and I. Starting concert photography was something out of the whim. When I was minoring in music, one of my professors told me to join a facebook group and from there I wanted to grow my network in the entertainment industry. I ended up joining another group and saw that someone need people to write an article review for some new artists. I offered to help and publish it through my school. It was by far one of the best experiences that have happened in my life. It has allowed me to grow and write articles for bigger artists such as Bad Bunny! The lessoned I learned from that was that there is no harm in trying. You don’t want to get to the end of the road and realize all of the things you regret. If you try, you’ll never know what could come out of that result. I’m proud that I started from the bottom up and continue to perfect my craft and grow my skills with any opportunity I get.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Living in Miami, there are a lot of fun things to do. Places we’d go are to the beach to rent jetskiis and walk the boardwalk, go to Wynwood Walls to have photoshoots, Design District for the farmers market and aesthetic. We would also go walk around Brickell City Center to grab dinner and do some shopping maybe even catch a basketball game in Bayside. We can also do a fun escape room in Fort Lauderdale then hit Las Olas, Some great places i’d take her to go eat are Joia Beach with a great view, in Wynwood we can go to Coyo Taco, The Salty Doughnut, and get paletas at Morelia Gourmet Paletas (go try if you haven’t I recommend passionfruit dipped in white chocolate and almonds), Shoma Bazar or Doral Yard in Doral, Roccos Tacos or Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, and Mojo Doughnuts which have some very unique doughnuts, and if she wants something more healthy go to Pura Vida in Design District.

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 give a special thanks to my parents and my sister. Thank you for allowing me to express myself and help light the flame of my dreams. You always pushed me to succeed when I was doubting myself the most. I’d also like to thank my acting coach Greg Zanfardino for being completely honest with me from the start of my career and boosting my confidence when it was lacking. I really appreciate you!

Website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12371785/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madisonhurtado_/

Other: Podcast: https://twenty47.buzzsprout.com

Image Credits
Bad Bunny – pc: Madison Hurtado The Weeknd – pc: Madison Hurtado

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