Interview w/ Caite Upton

Happy New Years! Where were you when 2012 rung in?

In the North Beach district of San Francisco watching a live reggae performance band LIVING it up!   Had a great time.  Excited about 2012.

Many people have been introduced to you via the show “ridiculousness”. How did you go about guest starring on the show?

I actually auditioned for a couple of things at MTV and they asked me to be on the show after that.  Worked out pretty nicely.  I still stay in touch with Rob and everyone from that show and they are cool people so maybe someday in the future I’ll have the opportunity to work with them again on something.  We’ll see!

What are your New Years resolutions. If any?

To 100% dedicate myself to my career and being physically and mentally healthy.  Sometimes the industry can get a little intense and you can get so busy worrying about making things happen that you don’t take as good care of yourself as you should.  Career is first for me now but I want to make sure that I’m healthy and happy as can be in the new year, as well.

You are a southern gal, what was life like for you while growing up?

I was privileged growing up in the small beautiful town of Lexington, SC, right off the lake. I am an athlete so I played sports year around and on my down time would wakeboard or head up the mountain to snowboard. My family taught me how to always stay humble and genuine and to never undermine people. They raised me to learn how to do things on my own at a young age like taxes, cooking, paying for my car, etc.  I work for everything. I am very thankful for my parents and upbringing. 

Your exposure from your pageant days has opened many doors for you, what other type of projects do you hope to take part in in the future?

I just came from an appearance for Dodge Ram, which was a cool opportunity and my first job of the new year so far. I’m currently on hold for a big commercial campaign (for a brand I can’t name just yet) that would send me to Korea to shoot!  Got my fingers crossed there.  I have a feeling 2012 will be a great year. Hopefully a lot more tv/film and modeling work.  I’ve been going out on a lot of acting and hosting auditions lately and in class prepping. I’m grateful for my manager and all the hard work he puts in to help me with things.  He has a production company too (Media Meld Studios) so we have some projects in the works that are being produced and pitched.  One of them is my web series called “Learning Stuff w/ Caite Upton” where I humorously educate myself on important topics and current events.  Its a lot of fun to shoot and really funny stuff!

Let’s get to know a bit about Caite Upton. What is your favorite movie of all-time?

Of all time would have to be Lord Of The Rings 1,2,3. The reason for this is not too many people know I’m an artist: drawing and computer artist. I studied in college Visual Effect design for movies and TV. The Lord Of The Rings was my over all inspection the moment I found my God given talent. So I wanted to take full advantage and show people another side of me.  And for TV my favorite channel is SyFy.  Love all the shows on there and would love to work with them someday.

What are some of the songs on your music play list?

Out of all music, I love reggae, alternative, & soft rock the most. My favorite song is Sail by Awolination. Other favorite artists are Citizen Cope, Damian Marley, and DJ Harry. 

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

A women who has reached her ultimate success in her career and in life in general. To hopefully be a role model for people, all ages, all success levels. I want to be a role model for people trying to overcome obstacles and tough situations.  I’ve fought through a lot of negativity and I feel like many people can relate to me and turn their negative situations positive, like I did.  Hopefully one day I can write a book about it all.

What would you like to say to all of your followers, and potential future fans out there?

Thank you everyone who believed in me and also thank you to everyone who never did because its my motivation that made me who I am. All those who fought for me and against me..it pushed me harder and made me determined and driven. I plan on having a long successful career and happy life.  I’m not going anywhere.  Hopefully you can all come for the ride with me!

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