[INSERT MAGAZINE] Cover Girl!

All Photo Credit to: Insert Magazine / Dina Ding

 

I’m on the cover of Insert Magazine!

Original posts (in Chinese):

Part 1 -  http://www.insertmag.ca/2014/12/cover-girl-gloria-gao/

Part 2 - http://www.insertmag.ca/2014/12/repeat-gloria-gao/

(Partially translated and rearranged.)


A Little About Me:

I am a Drama and Economics double major student at University of Toronto. At the age of 19 I came to Toronto by myself from Shenzhen, China.

I love being on stage. I do everything including singing, dancing, acting, musicals, modelling, beauty contests, and emceeing. I want to present my best while I am performing, though I am a very quiet and low-key person in real life. I spend most of my time in solitude doing things I’m interested in or studying.

Most Unforgettable Experience:

My most unforgettable experience is when I deferred school for a year to participate in a national singing contest in Beijing in 2012. However, I then realized the contest was not what I imagined it to be, so I quit the contest right before the finale.

I was lucky enough to know a famous music producer at the time, and he offered me a chance to be his assistant and translator. I got to witness the grandest music events and see the best singers in China. I also got to know a whole bunch of top musicians there. Even though I’ve chosen to continue my studies in Canada, I will never forget that experience.

Most Miserable Experience:

When I was in my first year in university, my parents told me that my grandpa was getting really sick. However, I didn’t get to fly home to see him. Not long after, my parents left me a message saying that grandpa had passed away. Over the past few years I still haven’t been able to forget this pain. This is the only regret in my life, and the only thing that I wish I could turn back time for.

The Experience You Are Most Proud Of:

The thing I am most proud of is that I recently got a scholarship from the University of Toronto Drama Centre. In fact, I didn’t even know that there would be scholarships. I simply wanted to see what I could achieve if I work hard enough, and so I locked myself up to study. It turned out that my efforts paid off.

What Kind Of Person You Want To Be:

I know I will never be perfect, but I want to try my best to be closer to perfection. I want to get better at all my talents, gain more knowledge, have a better personality, and have the ability to repay my parents. A lifetime is actually very short, so I want to use it to make myself a better person. I don’t really know who I will become, but I want to keep challenging myself and see where my limit is.

 

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