GLITTER: How long have you been acting?
MORIAH: Professionally, I’ve been acting for about five years, but I actually started acting when I was about four years old. My mom put me in this preschool that was bilingual in Spanish and English; I’m half Mexican, and she wanted me to learn the culture through that which involved heavy dancing and acting! Since then, I knew it was what I loved doing!
GLITTER: What would you say was your big break?
MORIAH: In the print modeling industry, I’d say for me my big break was working consistently with a global brand called ModCloth, it led me to work with such great brands like Wet N Wild, Colour POP Cosmetics etc. So many people saw me in the campaigns, and all of it was happening while I was still in college trying to figure my life out! Lol, so that was cool. When it comes to acting, personally I feel like my big break is still to come, honestly Raising Dion has given me so much notoriety it’s been a huge blessing to be a part of such excellence; however, this to me is the BEGINNING of my big break! I’m so honored to be a part of such a much-needed series in our community, and I can’t wait to see where it goes!
GLITTER: What can you tell us about your role in the Netflix series, Raising Dion? Who do you play? How are you like or unlike your character? Is it true you’re a classically trained dancer as well?
MORIAH: In Raising Dion I play the role of Willa, a dancer and best friend of Nicole, who is the widowed mother raising an African American boy with superpowers. I feel like I relate to this role a lot actually; dance was a huge part of my life. Growing up and living in east la with my mom's side of the family in a Mexican household, mariachis and dancing in front of the family was always a show and a big part of the lifestyle! And my dad and mom always encouraged it when I was younger. Dance truly is a passionate thing, and I feel like Willa on the show never stopped training in dance, so Nicole comes to her to find that passion again and maybe even a job lol! As a best friend to many in real life, I feel like Willa and I are alike in those ways, always wanting to include or help and support loved ones when in need, especially when in need of some dancing in their life! Haha, and yes, I trained a very long time ago but really hadn’t picked it back up since I got the role of Willa! And let me tell you training for that again was so very painful but well worth it! Lol
GLITTER: How has being in the spotlight influenced you as an influencer?
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