Priscila Lafarga: A Mexican Beauty in Hollywood
I feel very fortunate to be in a profession doing what I love
Edie J. Adler
Born and raised in beautiful Mexico, Priscila Lafarga is a model, actress, singer, and songwriter who grew up watching and being inspired by the talented Mexican screenwriter, actor, producer and director Roberto Gonez Bolaños - "Chespirito".
Published on LatinoLA: August 21, 2017
She also enjoyed soap operas, and black and white films from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.
Since childhood, she expressed her love for acting, dancing, singing, and modeling. "I grew up in an artistic and expressive family. My grandma's living room was the perfect place to develop my desire to be an actress. I would come out from behind the long curtains and perform for everyone as if I were on stage in a packed theater. My family
has always been very supportive and I feel very thankful."
As a girl, she found her first roles appearing side by side with her Mom in local fashion shows and TV commercials in Mazatlan. Later, in her teens and while living in Leon, Guanajuato, she continued modeling for international fashion trade shows such as FEPEL and ANPIC. She was also featured in runways for ANDREA and Hector Terrones.
After High School, Priscila decided to embark on new adventures and moved to the U.S. "I had never visited the United States and I wanted to learn English, get to know the culture, and forge my independence."
Since then, Priscila Lafarga has worked both in English and Spanish on a variety of films and commercials including Flowers for Fannie, 11 Seconds, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, HTV Networks, CBN, and Lowe's Home Improvement in Spanish. She has continued to model for brands like Sexy Hair, Martin Parsons, and David's Bridal. "I feel very fortunate to be in a profession doing what I love. Every project is special to me and I prefer the ones that allow me to continue to grow as an artist and have a positive impact".
Priscila's most recent credits include hosting of one of the first Latino segments the Disney Channel has ever done about "El Dia de los Muertos" celebration.
These videos aired to viewers in 162 countries. "I feel so honored to be representing this special holiday celebrated in Mexico and other countries throughout Latin America".
Her other recent roles include working as a principal actress with Snickers association with TBS for a commercial that took place during Comic-Con 2016. She also had one of the main roles in a cutting edge Intro video for the new LA Rams Stadium, and modeled for a fashion photoshoot with Vern Breitenbucher, a recognized photographer who has worked for Vogue.
Priscila continues to be an active member of WIFT Atlanta and WIF Los Angeles, a partnership globally known as Women in Film and Television International, dedicated to promoting the professional development and achievement for women working in the entertainment industry.
With a successful career that has brought her plenty of opportunity in the United States, Priscila reflects, "Living in the United States has been an exciting journey. I have been a nanny, a student, and an artist. During each of these stages, I have continued to pursue my passion and hold onto my dreams. The road hasn't always been smooth, but after overcoming rocky roads it has been very rewarding to see my dreams coming true".
Edie J. Adler:
Edie J. is an actress, author, and advocate for people suffering from Alzheimer's. She's also an animal lover and protector. She and her husband Neal live with their 6 dogs, 4 1/2 cats, 3 birds, an invisible turtle and a sneaky raccoon.
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