MADE Magazine Spring 2019 May 2019 - Page 13

MADETOLEAD MADEXXX like, “Okay, explain.” I said, “See, an audition would have an actor believing that people are judging them... that they have to do something right... that they have to put this performance on to get this role so they can get this money to pay their rent.” But if you take a meeting that means everyone in the room is important. Everyone in the room is bringing forth their piece of the puzzle to create this masterpiece. So I no longer want anyone on my team to use the word “audition.” I, from now on, take meetings.” They said, “No problem.” They probably thought I was crazy like, “Whatever you say.” to shape my life around them. If someone is going to a 9 to 5 every day right now, I got to tell them there is a different way. There's another way to go. And then do you know what my LA agent also does? Every meeting that he sends to me via e-mail says, “Congratulations... on your next meeting.” We’re already celebrating the victory before I even get to read what it's about. That’s was the subject line in my e-mails say! Do you know what that does to every cell in my body? Because when I see congratulations, I don’t know if I'm getting an award or if I get to talk to MADE Magazine. You know what I’m saying? Because it seems like those same things are what you stood out most for and especially the beginning of your career with the Twix commercial. Seems to be that's what actually got you through the door... It’s living in a utopia. People were like (even my parents - I love you mommy daddy), but they're like, “Honey, the real world…” And that's where that's where somebody along our way went wrong thinking that there is such thing as a “real world”. There is no such thing as a real world. Are you kidding me? What is the “real world”? Are we just living life, letting life just happen to us or are we creating life? I choose to live on the creating side. So those people around me who live in a.. “I just let life happen. We gon’ see what God says.” “No, God says yes! What are you talking about?” He said, “If I ask I shall receive.” So, when I became aware of all these things, I begin MADE So what piece of advice would you give your 18 year old self? BRELY I would have told myself, “You are enough” because I think even at 18 I questioned [myself]. I thought, “I can't go solo because I need the other two girls (that I'm in the group with to) really make this thing happen. Like there's no way I could do it on my own. And I'm a little too thick.” You know? MADE So how did you flip those things? BRELY Imagine what I would do if I didn’t have the booty (laughs)? You see how God makes a joke out of what we think is the least beautiful thing about ourselves? He'll highlight that thing. So we should all take our flaws and highlight them. That would be so dope. MADE Thank you. Anything you like to share? BRELY I just want everyone to get ready for their taste buds to salivate as they watch our new show Ambitions. It's going to be on OWN, one of our favorite channels. It is everything sexy, hot, amazing. It's thrilling. Is this going to be a must-see show that will be talked about during the week until the next episode. Definitely check it out. Stay close to Brely and look out for her “Water Walker Tour” and @brelyevans on Facebook and Instagram. Tune in to Ambitions premiering on OWN on June 18th. #mademaven 13