Empowerment Series: “La Suerte de Loli” “Celia”, “One Day at a Time” and “Fast Five”, Puerto Rican Actress & Singer – Jeimy Osorio Shares Confidence with AW
Manifestation is the realization of something that’s been conceptualized or visualized. It is not a simple wish but a belief that the things you’re wanting are already yours. Certainly, there’s an immense amount of work behind manifestations, we don’t just blink dreams into reality. However, they can happen if you are determined, persistent, and have an unrelenting passion to bring your vision to life. Placing full confidence in our purpose and abilities can drive us where we want to go. This is the case for many successful people like Jeimy Osorio, who at the young age of 14, informed parents of a decision that forever changed her life.
AW had the extreme pleasure of interviewing Jeimy on International Women’s Day. A day designated to celebrate women across the globe. Women making a difference in our lives which is exactly the role she plays in real life. Her energy is infectious, I couldn’t help to be drawn to her charm. The Latina beauty has an authentic and dynamic personality, making it easy to carry a conversation. She was all smiles and cheerful, spending as much time, as we needed for the interview, despite a long day at a press junket.
In your bio, I read that at the age of 15, you had a chat with your parents to tell them you would be graduating high school early, so you could get ahead in your Education studies then focus on artistic talents. Surely, that took courage and a lot of confidence! You display a level of self-assurance that shows in everything you do. You have a video for the rendition of “I Like It Like That” with La Tribu de Abrante. In it, you sing and dance with an amazing zest for life! You took on the role of icon, Celia Cruz in a highly praised series by the same name. Most recently, you play Karen Sandoval in the telenovela, La Suerte de Loli. Your character is a successful publicist, an independent go-getter, who knows exactly what she wants.
You portray strong characters with an unstoppable drive and possess a spark that transcends off-camera. Many women struggle with confidence. It has taken me years to come into my own, it requires constant practice. Where do you get your confidence from? I was born with a fire inside of me. I didn’t know how to channel my energy or meditate but it has always been there waiting for me to become the woman I’m meant to be. At an early age, I was dreaming about what life would look like, how I’d feel when my goals were achieved. Living in the knowledge that I had a purpose with a message to share as a teenager helped me finish my studies. I wanted to do good work, get the best grades, take advantage of a great education to make my parents proud, and have enjoyed every part of the process.
I am going to recite a few words, let me know if you recognize them, “I wrote my own story. Soy Latina, independiente, y sonadora (I am Latina, independent and a dreamer). My story is my power. Makes me stronger. I know my path. I know who I am. These are some of the song lyrics to “Soy Latina.” This catchy tune features you and Ladama for Ulta Beauty, performed at the 2019 Latin American Music Awards. I’ve read all there is to know about you, listened to your songs, seen you act, therefore, I have experienced the power of your artistic talents. Now, in your own words, who is the real Jeimy Osorio? I am exactly the same girl from all those years ago. The dreamer striving to realize her vision is still with me. I make every effort to feel life, go through the emotions – good and bad because it’s all part of the process of life. The world needs more transparency and sweetness, I try to give a lot of it while practicing self-compassion. I am myself, what you see in front of you is Jeimy.
Your character, Karen Sandoval in La Suerte de Loli is a woman admired for her fierce qualities but I’d love it if you can share her flaws. Every character has flaws, in the make-believe world and real life. Can you relate to a single virtue or flaw you may see in yourself? The character has both virtues and flaws! Her virtues include determination, managing life with a direct approach, and knowing how to handle herself in any situation. The flaw is insecurity, something we all experience. Sometimes, she may do things to get a lover’s attention when feeling like something is amiss. But decisions eventually lead to choosing herself over everyone else, and the need for self-respect wins.
Happy International Women’s Day! We celebrate all women, those who inspire and empower others. What woman inspires you to be your best self? My mom. She gave her best as a single mother of three kids. Mom taught me the importance of making choices that reflect self-love. Education was always important, I made sure to fulfill the responsibilities of completing my studies. It was a difficult road but she did the work to get her business degree. Life placed her in challenging situations but these brought out the best in her. Mom did what was necessary to make sure the mortgage was paid, she would even sell cakes when she had to, anything to take care of our family.
I like to end interviews with a positive message. Can you share a quote, mantra, affirmation, or piece of advice about the power of owning our stories and embracing our truth? I have a mantra “Amo mi vida y todo aquel que esta en ella!” In English, “I love my life, and everyone in it!” I learned it from a young boy whose parents always told him, “If you are grateful then you deserve it.” Our paths crossed one day, he emphatically shouted these words and they stayed with me. He appeared happy and thankful for everything in his life at that moment. No matter what he was going through in his life, he was embracing it. This made me think about my life, feeling worthy, loving all of it. “I love my life and everyone in it.”
I’ve often heard, the more gratitude you have in life the more blessings you receive. We spend a lot of time pondering the things we don’t have, which creates a feeling of scarcity. Jeimy has been gifted an abundance of talent, support, and grace for which she is grateful every day. You know you are in the presence of greatness when she walks into your space. Self-confidence is ingrained in her and she owns every drop of it while staying humble. It is pure joy to do interviews with women that show up as themselves. Jeimy is no exception, I appreciate her realness.
Confidence comes from within, it is the ability to stand in your truth and allow yourself to be seen. It is self-love reflected from within. Each of us can tap into this resource but it takes constant practice. Changing your behavior is a key part to all of it. Start by quieting the inner critic, the voice that betrays you, when it whispers “You can’t.” Remind yourself of the big and smallest of achievements. You got this! You have something unique to offer to the world, accept it. Celebrate it. If you believe you can, you will.
We are only limited by our beliefs, practice positive affirmations while focusing on the success waiting for you. Performing these exercises collectively, and repeatedly helps you connect with that inner confidence. Be fearless, lean into your true self and use that as your superpower!
Thank you Jeimy Osorio for sharing your story and confidence with AW!
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