I'm Elexis La'Rue and I'm from Gulfport,Ms. The day I put on my cap and gown and took that long, magnificent walk to receive my diploma, I was ecstatic about having survived four years of high school … I was also extremely worried about where I was going next. Some of my friends had already secured jobs in their field of study. I've been to modeling and acting school and we've established that acting would be the job perfectly for me. I didn't know where to start, so my first thought was " get your diploma before anything else and once you've got that in your possession, you can do anything you put your mind to". I know you don't actually have to have a diploma to do this work, but I wouldn't settle for anything less. I felt like without a diploma, I wouldn't be able to accomplish anything in life. So now I'm browsing the web to see where I fit in the world of acting and modeling. Going to different competitions. I used to be shy, but now I've gained the " you got it, go for it" mind set. All it takes is determination, concentration and a little motivation. I just want a career where I can have fun and show the world that there's more to life than sitting on the couch , eating snacks at home. Being that I'm from Mississippi, people always say that if your from here you will never make it in the acting industry, but I want to prove them wrong . I have people vouching for me. I want to be more than a leader and a role model to the people around me and I believe I'll get there some day . I think that being on this show would give me numerous opportunities to get out there in the Industry.