Media personality Rocsi Diaz formerly of 106 & Park recently left BET and moved to the California coast where she is now a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight. In the latest issue of Pynk Magazine, Diaz does a ‘Goodbye New York’ themed photo shoot and talked about leaving BET, her entertainment career & highlights and fashion. Below are some excerpts:
You have moved on from BET. How do you feel?
I am very excited because BET was a great chapter in my life and I loved every minute of it, but I am looking forward to the next chapter.
Did you always want a career in entertainment?
No – not at all. Every little girl dreams about being an actress one day or something like that but I was the complete opposite. I wanted to be a whale trainer and swim with them and everything. It wasn’t until college that I became interested in entertainment and radio.
Favorite celebrity interview?
Madonna – there is no need to explain that.
Who are some of your mentors in the industry, or just successful women you look up to?
The number one person I look up to is my mother – she has always been my role model and supporter. As far as women in the industry, there are strong women like Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Whitaker, and Tyra Banks that I admire.
In term of advice for young women who want a career in entertainment, what can you offer them?
Know what you are getting yourself into, have a thick skin, and be prepared that someone will judge you for being a woman. Make sure you know your craft well and do not let anyone second guess your work.
Who’s your favorite shoe designer?
Where are your favorite places to shop?
I shop a lot at Intermix. Shopbop.com is one of my favorite online shopping sites.
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