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Students Get Tips From Celebrity Actress

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Wednesday October 31, 2012


Diocesan Students Get Tips From Celebrity Actress and Old Girl Kimberley Crossman

Hundreds of Diocesan students were inspired by celebrity actress Kimberley Crossman when she visited her old school on Wednesday to talk about her L.A-based career and her new self-help book Love You: be your best & live your dreams.

Kimberley – a former Diocesan Deputy Head Girl and passionate drama student, who landed a role on Shortland St while she was still at school – had plenty of positive advice for students about how to get the most out of life and be themselves.

Mrs Bess Reynolds, Diocesan’s Head of Drama and a favourite former teacher of Kimberley’s who nurtured her acting career, introduced her to students at a lunchtime event and fundraiser for the South Auckland charity, the Anglican Trust for Women and Children.

“The best thing about being in the environment that you are in right now is that people really care about you and how well you can do. It won’t necessarily be that way in the outside world,” said Kimberley, who attended Diocesan from Year 4 to Year 13.

In Kimberley’s 192-page motivational book, which is aimed at teenagers to women in their early 20s, she shares life lessons and tools for building confidence and making positive changes to attain your goals.

While she may be only 24 herself, Kimberley has already squeezed a lot into her working life including packing up and moving to Hollywood 18 months ago to further her acting career when she felt too comfortable in her Shortland St role after five and a half years.

In her book, she shares how she has overcome challenges such as being dumped, missing out on jobs and moving away from friends and family to pursue her dreams.

Kimberley’s advice to students included not taking themselves too seriously, not wasting time procrastinating and realising that achieving greatness takes hard work.

“Think about what you were like when you were eight, because that is the essential you. Then have fun, live. Make time to do something you really liked doing at that age.

“Be smart with time management. There are more than enough hours in the day to get everything done that you want to,” Kimberley told students who gave her several rounds of applause.

“While you are at school, be a good friend, be a good student and make the most of every opportunity that you have.”

Kimberley now divides her time between the US and New Zealand, has her own website kimberleycrossman.com, contributes to Girlfriend magazine and has more than 40,000 Facebook and Twitter followers.

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