Here’s a fact: People don’t always have it figured out. And we’re not just talking about high school students choosing the right course to pursue in college or struggling 20-something career women trying to move up the corporate ladder. It can apply to even the most *accomplished* celebs—including multi-hyphenate Solenn Heussaff.
In a guesting at Bianca Gonzales’ YouTube vlog, the Kapuso star opened up more about her career journey, revealing that until now, she’s still unsure about how to answer people asking about her job. “Every time I fill up the airport forms, they ask, 'What’s your occupation?' I never know,” she confessed.
Like many, she had a lot of dreams as a kid, but it was when she was 16 that she thought of pursuing a career in fashion—perhaps due to the influence of her friends in the industry. “I would be the photographer, I would style. I thought okay maybe the whole fashion industry is meant for me that’s why I decided to study fashion.”
“It’s not like a dream of mine since I was a kid. You know, when you interview all these designers, they all say na they started cutting up dresses for their Barbie dolls. It never kind of was anything like that for me. I knew for sure I wanted to do something in the arts because that’s what I excelled in school.”
“I don’t want to say I am an actress because I feel like I have so much work to do still as an actress. I usually put TV personality or something like that. I also don’t want to put a singer because I feel like I am not Mariah Carey.”
Even now that she's 37 and has several milestones under her belt, she admits she still hasn't figured it all out. “Until now, if you tell me I need to pick one, I still can’t pick. The beauty of my journey is that I don’t really need to at this point.
“Everything kind of worked together for me at least. I always feel there’s so much more to learn.”
Looking back, Solenn realized that all the uncertainty was ~perfectly normal~. “When I think about it now that I am 37, how can you know at such a young age when you haven’t experienced the world yet? You live in your bubble.
“It’s a little hard to pressure someone at that age to know what they want to do or where they want to be.”
Her advice to anyone stuck in a rut? “I would say that try it out and know that it will take time to see if you’re meant for it or not. Don’t give up overnight.”
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