Andrea Rodriguez (Bolivia Spain heritage) is a Multi-Talented Performing Artist from Washington DC (Actor, Model, Dancer, Singer, Announcer, Fitness Instructor, The White House Independent Contractor, and 2014’s MS ALASKA UNITED STATES. Recently she was seen in the History Channel’s, “THE WORLD WARS” Episode 3, YAHOO! Fashion Series Productions – The Style Fix;Shopaholics On Call; De Moda, COVERGIRL“No Make-Up Look” Tutorial (Spanish), The Hunger Games; Catching Fire Make-Up Tutorial, Pantone’s Color of 2014 Featured Model , UNIVISION Channel Top Finalists in Pageant-Contest “La Belleza Deportiva 2014” Aired on National Television, DIY Network Channel “I Want That” Season 5, Investigation Discovery Channel Season 3 “Deadly Affairs” (Leading Role: Sarah), Maryland Live! Casino Las Vegas Style Showgirl, Performance Art GoGo Dancer at Dystrucxion, 8th Annual Dance Parade on Broadway, New York City appearance with her Caporales Group (Bolivian Folk Dance), and is MS ALASKA UNITED STATES 2014 on her upcoming journey to the National Competition, where she will be running for the national title of MS UNITED STATES 2014. She was at the White House for Obama Presidential Inauguration Dec. 2012, Mrs. Obama’s Birthday Party 2014, Easter Egg Roll 2014, as a Party/Events Employee-Washington, D.C.
Interview by Stephen Thompson, Ph.D.
Welcome to OpenBeast. How did you get into the work of showbiz business?
I feel like I was born to do this. Even as a shy child, I would love to put together a show, participate in a talent show, dance, sing and either put it on tape or show my mom, other family members, or the other kids at school. In elementary school I remember putting together a girl band called “The Gucci Girls” all with the dream that one day I would be doing it as a career. I started wanting it young, that’s for sure. In high-school I formed part of the cheerleading squad and also got selected as an Official Fitness Model for a well-known Fitness Center in Bolivia. After graduation I went on to pursue a Diploma in Radio in Television Announcing at The Columbia School of Broadcasting and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication: Public Relations/Dance/Theatre and a Musical Theatre workshop from George Mason University. During college I interned for prestigious stations such as Clear Channel Communications HOT 99.5 “The Kane Show”, Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, and Telemundo Channel. I also participated in a few College Theatre Productions, numerous Fashion Shows, and thankfully with hard work with less than a year after completing all my professional studies, I have accomplished many desired goals. I plan on continuing to pursue my career until I have accomplished all my dreams…I can’t picture myself doing anything else. I’m on my path to the Big Screen.
So how was it playing a German in a World War II themed project?
It was honestly a complete surprise to me! I’m of Bolivian and Spaniard descent, so I remembered that when I auditioned, I thought my chances to get cast as a German were slim. But to my surprise I fit the 1940’s look nicely and gladly accepted the role. It was an honor to be able to play a part in such a memorable, yet tragic moment in history. I played Hitler’s wife, Eva Braun’s socialite friend in Episode 3. It was great meeting some very talented actors and seeing how the final product of the mini-series turned out to be a big hit! I would definitely recommend “The World Wars” It really is a must- see.
Any upcoming projects or initiatives you would like to discuss?
Please be sure to stay tuned for my appearances on the DIY Network Channel Season 5 and Investigation Discovery Channel “Deadly Affairs” Season 3. I have also been invited/scouted to show case my talents at the three day convention LAUNCH SHOWCASE in Nov. 2014 which could potentially land me bigger and nationally known projects very soon. I am also very proud and honored to announce that I am your MS ALASKA UNITED STATES 2014! I am ready to give it my all in my year of service. I am thrilled to join The Miss United States Organization, a team that takes HARD WORK, professionalism and a kind heart very seriously. I already have many projects in mind along with charity work not just along my social platform but for many other good causes as well. Please Donate to support my platform/ charity work. No donation is too little, any amount is greatly appreciated. Come join me on my journey at the National Competition this July 4th week where I will be running for the title of MS UNITED STATES 2014! http://www.gofundme.com/Andreina-for-Ms-US
Talk to us about your passion for the performing arts.
The best way to describe my passion for my art is with these following quotes:
“Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.”
“The time to sing is when your emotional level is too high to just speak anymore, and the time to dance is when your emotions are just too strong to only sing about how you feel.”
“Dance isn’t something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced”
“A model is an actor without a voice.”
“The Show must go on.”
“Behind the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”
What other activities do you take part in?
I dance ballet and other dance styles such as jazz, tap and Latin dance, I also mediate, do yoga, swim, run, practice beginning guitar and piano, and spend quality time with my two adorable Shih Tzu’s. I also enjoy going to museums, musical and theatrical performances, and watching a good movie with loved ones.
Follow Andreina on her Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/PerformingArtistAndreinaRodri?ref=hl
Ms Alaska United States 2014 : Social Platform and Funds page: http://www.gofundme.com/Andreina-for-Ms-US