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Girls Best Friend Beauty Erica Cho

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Girls Best Friend Erica Cho is our next beauty. First take a look at the great fashion photo’s Erica submitted. Then please read her bio. I don’t want to gush too much but she is an inspiration and  I am overwhelmed with pride to name Erica Cho our next Girls Best Friend Beauty.

 

Get inspired by Erica’s inspirational bio

 

For myself, my personal successes include getting into a career and also leaving that career.

I graduated from Emory University with a degree in psychology. I had always wanted to work with children, but I started to pinpoint patterns in my life that showed my interest in teaching. I packed up and left my hometown of Atlanta, GA to teach English in Korea and learn more about my culture.

When I returned to the States, I was determined to start a new life in a new city. That city was Los Angeles. One of the amazing things I decided to do while in LA was to go on a mission trip to Krygyzstan and start a women’s support group for victims of abuse. I returned to LA, and while working, I also worked toward getting into an education program to get certified as a teacher. I was so grateful and happy when I was accepted into both UCLA and USC. I was a bit scared to return to school and making that commitment to actually have a career.

I ended up teaching middle school for 2 years near downtown LA. It was such a challenging, yet fulfilling experience. I look back on it now and am still shocked that I was able to balance grad school work and lesson planning. I felt successful in my career every time a student showed interest in learning or when the classroom was buzzing with talk that was actually about our lesson. Or when a student would come to school from the weekend and mention how he/she applied what we learned in class to the real world.

In 2009, due to budget cuts, most of the teachers at my school were let go. I was one of them. We could have returned as substitute teachers. Many found jobs at other schools, and some people took the year off for travel. I took it as a sign to move to this big city (NYC, baby!) and try things I’ve only dreamed of…I left a practical career to pursue the complete crazy. I moved to NY with goals of acting and hosting. And now that I’ve been here two years, I can say I have done both. And the uncertainty in this industry has been the most difficult. But I am proud of what I’ve done so far and only hope to be patient, work harder, and enjoy more accomplishments.

 

 

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12 Replies to Girls Best Friend Beauty Erica Cho

  1. Avaklien80 says:

    wow what a risk taker. i hope to see you one day on televison or the big screen.

  2. Erica Cho says:

    This just made my day! You are fabulous, Girls Best Friend & Co. And thank you, Avaklien80. =)

    • GBFANDCO says:

      It is my pleasure. Not only are you beautiful and fashion forward but you are not afraid to pursue your dreams while balancing you desire to help others. Kudos to you. I hope you are able to score that bag you had on your wish list..

  3. Great story, Erica. You have a strong sense of style and you really know what works for you! You are very brave and your sense of confidence definitely shows in your photos, which makes them even better. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. Love the photos! Especially that green dress. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Elle & Timmi says:

    Wow what a great experience! I have been teaching and I am going to end my tenure as a teacher and open a clothing store. I have been really apprehensive, but your story is definitely an inspiration to pursue the “complete crazy”. Good luck with your future endeavors!

  6. nice. xx

    p.s. I’m having a giveaway from the leather satchel co. if you’d like to check it out. :)
    devorelebeaumonstre.com

  7. Erica Cho says:

    All of your comments made me smile. Here’s to fashion AND the journey in chasing dreams. Best wishes to everyone’s endeavors. So exciting!

  8. Ruth Ceesay says:

    i like the different looks classy lady

  9. Stephanie S says:

    Great story! Good luck with everything. :)

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