Gold Crwn Magazine ISSUE 28 // ALEX G - Page 37

Jae'Lyn Ayauna Godoy

How did you get started?

My first acting job was work in on the set of 'Til Death at the age of 5. I had a good time and I told my mother that I wanted to continue acting.

How was it playing on ‘Bella and the Bulldogs?

Being on Bella and the Bulldogs was amazing because I felt like I was in my element portraying a pageant contestant. I also enjoyed being around a cast that was my age. It was really great meeting people and getting advice on my craft.

Lets talk ‘Girl Meets World’. How was it being on set there?

Working on Girl Meets World was surreal because my mom and I binge watched a season of Boy Meets World prior to going. I feel on love with Topanga's character and it was a pleasure to meet in her in person .

Why do you think that show had such a strong impact on teens?

I believe Girl Meets World had a strong impact on teens because the actors and their roles were relatable and the show touched on topics that teens my age are actually facing.

What has been your favorite role to play so far?

My favorite role this far was when I was cast as a Volleyball Princess as a part of the Disney, Dream Big campaign. In the commercial, I get to sing and play volleyball. These are two of my favorite things. As a bonus, I got to be a part of one of my favorite Disney movies, Tangled.

What is your dream role?

My dream role would be a role that either in a movie or a recurring role on a television show. I would love to guest star in shows like Blackish,

Shameless or Queen Sugar where teens have

realistic and diverse story line. From Zoe'

(Blackish) new adventures in college to Debbie'

(Shameless) life as a teen mother to Micah'

(Queen Sugar) run in with law enforcement; these

are all real topics that teenagers my age are facing

every day. I would love to be a part of a storyline

that makes an impact.

Which actress inspires you the most and why?

It is sort of a tie. The actresses that inspires me the most are Scarlett Johansson and Issa Rae. Scarlet Johansson has a lot of variety and I love her intensity. I am inspired by Issa Rae because I feel like she represents who I am. A young, black woman trying to make it without compromising herself.

How did you get into pageants?

I also started pageants when I was 5-years-old. My mother saw an ad about the Most Beauty Baby Pageant and she entered me. I wound up winning seven out of nine trophies, including Most Beautiful Baby Overall. I competed off and over the years but I Have started competing regularly again.

What is your advice to new pageant girls?

My advice to new pageant girls is to believe in yourself and stay focused on your dreams. You may not come in first in every pageant that you compete in but as long as you do your best, you are a winner!

You can follow Jae'Lyn here:

Facebook / ayauna.godoy/

Instagram / iamayaunarose