Throwing it back to an interview we did with #BettinaBabe Achok! We interviewed Achokback in 2017, so she would now be 15 years old. Let’s take a look back to when she was 10 and she told us about her experience in the talent industry….
It’s not every day that you get to fly to another city and shoot alongside an international model. But our Achok was lucky enough to have this experience of a life time!
They casted across three cities to find the perfect girl for this role, and they found that perfect girl in Achok! Achok was cast to play the role of a young Yaya Deng in the Westfield ‘Own Your Story’ campaign. Achok and her mum were flown to Sydney for the shoot and Achok’s images were plastered on billboards across Australia.
We sat down with Achok and her mum recently to have a chat about their experience.
How long have you been with the agency?
I have been with the agency since November last year
What was your first job?
My first job was for the Westfield ‘Own Your Story’ TV commercial
What was it like going to your first casting?
I was excited for my first casting, it was a lot of fun.
How did you feel when you were told that you booked the job?
I was happy – and excited that I also got to go to Sydney with my mum.
What was the best part of working on set?
The best part about working on set was getting to meet everyone, especially Yaya Deng, she gave me a lot of advice and motivated me not to be nervous or shy.
What things did you find difficult or challenging on set?
It was a long day but it was fun so it wasn’t too bad.
Why did you decide to join Achok up to an agency?
She always wanted to model, so last year we decided to give it a go.
What was it like taking her to her first casting?
I was nervous but I was very excited for her.
What is the best part of seeing Achok working on set?
I always thought she was a shy girl, but when she got on set she wasn’t shy at all. So that was the best part, seeing a side in her I hadn’t seen before.
Watch their interview here: