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Roll out the red carpet because one of the entertainment world’s most loved and adored person is here! She dances, she sings and she even acts – what word is more perfect to describe the extraordinary Asia Monet Ray than the word “triple-threat”. At the ripe age of nine years old, the spectacular Asia Monet Ray has accomplished more than what could ever be expected for a nine-year-old to accomplish. The fun-loving and vivacious Asia Monet Ray danced her way into fans’ hearts and instantly became a fan-favorite on the highly-acclaimed dance show we all are glued to… Dance Moms. Besides her being a gifted and magnificently talented dancer who dances so gracefully and effortlessly; she also has her own reality TV series – “Raising Asia” where fans can enter in the world of this amazing, young lady. Not only is Asia Monet Ray leaving fans mesmerized and in absolute awe both on-screen and at dance competitions with her unique talent; but Asia Monet Ray’s sensational music continues to make her stand out. Already, Asia Monet Ray has her own album with five of her very own original songs. Each song will happen to make your heart melt with her harmonious and phenomenal vocals. Being the youngest person to become the winner of the StarPower National Championship, having her own album out on iTunes, performing in front of thousands of fans at places like Universal CityWalk and Planet Hollywood Las Vegas – saying Asia Monet Ray is a sensation is an absolute understatement. Asia Monet Ray’s dazzling, wonderful and radiant personality adds onto the many reasons why Asia Monet Ray will always be a winner in everyone’s hearts. Already at such a young age, Asia Monet Ray has accomplished so much; and there is much more to come for this inspiring, young lady. Asia Monet Ray was destined to be a bright and shining star in the entertainment industry; but her hard-work and determination made her dreams come true. Fans can agree – “Keep Calm and Love Asia Monet Ray”!
I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the wonderful pleasure of interviewing the one, the only Asia Monet Ray! The fabulous Asia Monet Ray dishes exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess what the experience was like for her being on the hit TV show, Dance Moms, what her training schedule is like for a dance competition, what the feeling is like for her having accomplished so much at such a young age and much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview! In 10 years, what would Asia Monet Ray like to see herself doing? Find out the answer to that question and more in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below! Thanks for the excellent interview, Asia!
Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the outstanding Asia Monet Ray below!
AMR: I’ve always been a performer and competitor since I was three years old. I started with gymnastics then iceskating, and with both my parents being former world class athletes, you can guess where I got my competitive spirit from. They taught me to be my best at everything I do.
AMR: My appearance on Dance Moms came after my time on Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, where I was a top 3 Finalist out of 14 older dancers. Working with Abby Lee and being judged by Richie Jackson and Robin was very helpful in working on my weak points in dance and performance. By the time I appeared on Dance Moms, I had the confidence not to be intimidated but to really “attack” my performance with a “Winner Takes All” attitude. Abby wants perfection so I tried to give that to her every time I performed.
AMR: My favorite part of the show is that my entire family is with me everyday and every step of the way. Being at home and with family is more relaxing than living in hotels and missing them when I travel. I think it’s great that the show follows my journey through dancing, acting, and singing so I can show other kids some of the things they will have to experience if they want to be a Superstar! I work hard, long hours to be the best I can…the cameras do a good job showing that I think.
AMR: Everyone knows I love Beyoncé simply because she is the best! She’s a great vocalist, actor, dancer, and business woman. She’s strong and powerful like I want to be one day when I grow up. I also love Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga and Aaliyah! They are all very independent, strong, and beautiful women who inspire me.
AMR: I really don’t look back at what I’ve done at such a young age because I’ve been too busy looking ahead at what needs to be done. I am still working on new music, up for auditions, and making appearances while taking private lessons for dance and gymnastics. I have a lot going on but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I feel like I’m living in a dream, when other kids ask for an autograph or tell me I inspire them it makes me want to keep working hard to be the very best someday!
AMR: Wow 10 years from now? I’d like to be able to hear my music on the radio, keep traveling the world like my dad meeting my fans ,and performing. Most importantly I’m looking forward to finishing my school work and making my parents proud of me.
AMR: I’m working on dance with different choreographers that I’m hoping will expand my limitations and improve my strengths in a way that makes me a better dancer and performer. I’m hoping to hit the talk show circuit and land an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show or Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel.