KTLA 5 News
A storytelling podcast from KTLA 5 in Los Angeles. Each week, Aspiring actors, musicians, models, filmmakers and more share their stories and experiences of working to fulfill their dreams in L.A.'s entertainment industry.
Kaila Yu, Travel Writer/Blogger
Kaila Yu is a travel writer and blogger originally from Upland, California. Kaila was raised in a traditional Asian household. Growing up a lot of focus was put on her academic future. She did well in school, but because she was under so much pressure to succeed, she lacked a real sense of identity. By high school, Kaila began to rebel, and her grades began to slip. Later, she discovered drugs, and the course of her life would take a completely different direction. Kaila achieved some notoriety as a pop singer and was able to travel the world doing music. Eventually, she found herself in an all-Asian female rock band, but she still found herself feeling unhappy and unfulfilled, and her excessive drug and alcohol abuse caught up to her. At rock bottom, Kaila had to make a decision-- one that would put her on course for discovering what she truly wanted out of life. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/spokendreams.
Lovely Lola, Singer/Songwriter
Lovely Lola is a singer who grew up in the mountains of Sunland in the San Fernando Valley. She's part of the music duo Nomad & Lola. Lovely Lola has been singing for as long as she can remember, and shares how she found a way to do what she loves for a living. Nomad drops in too with a few updates on what they've been up to since his previous visit last year. Nomad & Lola also perform one of their new Christmas songs live. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/spokendreams.
Spencer Trinwith, Actor
Spencer Trinwith is an actor originally from San Jose, California. The son of two actors, his love for performing began at a young age. Since childhood, Spencer's instincts told him he was always meant to be an actor. He went on to attend the North Carolina School of the Arts, which further solidified his sense of belonging. Spencer did everything he could to set himself up to have a career as a performer. But then, his future was then severely put into question. A terrible medical issue would leave Spencer bedridden, and he found himself fighting a completely different battle than what he had envisioned for his life. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/spokendreams.
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