The pandemic forced a lot of people to rethink the value of their lives from the time everyone was forced to go on quarantine to prevent contracting the deadly virus. Many, if not all, reflected on their lives and how they can make the most out of it now that lives are being threatened worldwide. Rising actor and model Jean Payen went through a thorough process of introspection and realized that instead of giving up, he would transform himself during the quarantine period so he can pursue his dreams.
The 24-year-old New York-based actor, model, and brand ambassador knows that there is more to life than what he already experienced before the quarantine started. Having had the opportunity to appear in featured acting roles in CBS, NBC, and Investigative Discovery, Jean Payen believes that something bigger is waiting for him out there. Aside from being an actor, he is a favorite brand ambassador for several apparel companies, including BriBottle, Loyal Fitness, Krusaders, and Habits 365.
“I wasn’t very content with where I was in my life at the moment when it came to working full-time and part-time jobs because I always had felt that I could do more for myself with what I bring to the table when it comes to having more outward presence in the world, especially when it came to acting and pursuing modeling,” says Jean Payen.
Just like many artists, he is looking for a way to elevate his personal brand and move on to the next level. While many do find this stage of their careers quite challenging and often discouraging, especially at a time such as this, Jean Payen is not easily discouraged and chooses to press on in order to meet his goals. Remembering having been told at a young age that he would never amount to anything, Jean is determined to prove those people wrong and use his gifts and talents to the fullest.
“I would say the recent COVID-19 pandemic also really opened my eyes to where I was at and that I wasn’t really doing all that I could to get myself out there so I knew I had to change that. I got myself in better shape during the pandemic, and when I had achieved that, I knew it was time to get myself out there,” Jean Payen shares.
The young actor believes that by making the necessary sacrifices in life, dreams can be achieved easily. He may not be where he wants to be at the moment, but he knows that his time will come with patience, hard work, and perseverance. He also understands the value of building a strong network with fellow actors and models and so he is making it one of his personal missions to connect with them and hopefully do collaborations in the future. Jean Payen’s motivation to be successful is strong.
With the right mindset and a lot of hard work, the promising model sees himself signing bigger contracts. He hopes the same thing for his acting career at the same time. In five years, Jean Payen sees himself owning his own home, getting numerous high-profile bookings as a model and actor, and giving back to those who have helped him achieve his dreams.
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