It's Introduce Yourself Weekend on Stage 32! Who are you? What have you been working on? We want to know! Head over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and network with your fellow creatives - you never know when you'll make a connection that will change your career!
My name is Sunny Chae but everyone knows me as “Mama Sunny”. I have worked in the entertainment industry for 40 years and realize that there are so many people who need guidance on how to achieve their dreams. Remember: Who you are is more important than what you can do.
My passion is helping people. As a veteran of the industry and celebrating my 60th birthday this year, I feel it is my duty to share what I have learned and gained through my life to mentor, teach and inspire people to come forward and start off with the right information and the right network. Talent and parents in this business need to be educated properly. Not everyone will make it, not everyone will get a job. This journey is not about just being a successful model or talent, by pursuing their dreams people feed their spirit, they are happier, they take time to evaluate and better themselves to provide the best product they can. Self-awareness, confidence and understanding of who you are has to come from within. This must be built from the beginning before starting to build your brand.
There are many pros and cons in this business and everyone has an opinion. We hear a lot of negative stories and contradicting opinions about what is right and wrong. The most unfortunate thing I hear about is talents who have tremendous potential but give up on their dreams because they got fooled into spending money at modeling school or conventions and can no longer support their dreams or the dreams of their children because their life savings are gone. These people become skeptical of everything and often miss their true chance to succeed.
Welcome to Dear Mama Sunny…