Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2011 19:50
“It’s hard to find movies [and] shows…that will want someone with an accent,” she says. “I still have my thick African accent [and] as much as it works for me it still fails me. When they need an African-American they need one, except it is not a speaking role.”
While she has intended on being an actress, because of the industries competitively, Sonkey also works as a model, hoping it will eventually open the door to her big break.
“I am such an actress and, trust me, a good one,” says Sonkey. “Acting is what I really want to do but modeling came in easier than acting for me not because it was easier but because it is so difficult to get into acting but I haven’t given up on my big break.”
In the downtime to her pursuit of her dream to be a famous actress, she is focusing on other projects. Sonkey says she is currently working on the Maxim Halloween movie, on designing a line of shoes, and preparing her first single, “Rodeo Drive,” which should be released soon and whose success will determine her next goals.
“It was my first time recording and I loved it,” says Sonkey. “Depending on the success of ‘Rodeo Drive’ I will focus more on my music, acting, and living out my passion for fashion.”
Having appeared on a satirical reality show called “Who Wants to Be on a Reality Show” in which contestants do embarrassing, and often sexually-oriented acts as part of an audition to be on a fake reality show, Reprudencia shoots back at those who look down on the hyper-sexualized image she’s created for herself.
“There is no law that says you can’t be sexy and smart,” she says. “Being that I am from Africa, the images of how I portray myself are not really typical of an African girl, right? But wait, ask yourself what is the difference between me having a bathing suit picture in a magazine or lingerie [and] a regular girl [having] bikini picture...on her Facebook page for everyone to see and that makes it OK? The difference is I am making money off of it and she isn't.”
Playboy bunny or girl next door, whatever the manner Sonkey chooses to portray herself in, her determination will continue turn heads as she climbs her way to stardom.