We had the good fortune of connecting with Mila Miranda and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mila, looking back, what do you think was the most difficult decision you’ve had to make?
My most difficult decision was to put myself and my life first, ahead of my Mother’s vision for me and my life. There was a point in my life where I really wanted to become a dancer. I knew that my small town was not conducive for my dreams. So, I decided to follow these dreams and not wait for my Mother’s approval. I left my town at the age of 17 to pursue my dreams and the vision I had for my life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am set apart from others by my passion for the show I create from my presentation, each outfit, the story behind each song, and how I tie it all together in music composition, performance and production. I am most proud of the handmade outfits, the detail and how I interpret each song into the outfit, “This is how FAMOSA looks in fashion”. It was definitely not easy. Nothing comes in this world served. I had to seek it out, discover myself and uncover my abilities as well as how I want to present them. I didn’t just simply want to be a singer, that likes to sing, I wanted to become a persona. I wanted to be someone who brings a good polished show, the complete package. I research a lot and I am constantly learning from artistic technique to updated music software and technology. I stick to the business, yet remain teachable.
I don’t believe that every offer I get is going to be the ONE. It’s okay to keep growing in connections, relationships, and in yourself. I keep an open heart and mind, remain authentic and honest in order to build connections that are real and true. I continue to keep myself connected to my roots as well.
I am a very thrifty individual that can stretch a little and make it go along way. I believe small invests can produce large results. I make my own outfits, create my own songs, and I produce my music and performances.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to The Packing House in Anaheim, CA. It is such a cute spot with great food. Everything is decorated in white and neutral colors, with nooks to hang out, drink coffee, visit the tiny shops and take cool pictures for social media. I would also take them to El Matador Beach in Malibu, CA. It is a breathtaking place with beautiful scenes. It is a main attraction for photography in the area.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Special Shout OUT to Beronika Mas for ALWAYS believing in me. She saw the best in me and protected me, keeping me on the right path. She set an example of a powerful, professional business woman. I wanted to be just like her.
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