Driven, humble, and vibrant, Amra Silajdzic found her life’s calling as a model/actress, and as a mother to her eight-year old daughter, Sofia. She trained strenuously and competed from a young age in Track and Field and Taekwondo, where she earned several titles. These experiences have given her the toughness needed in show business, and also helped her develop a solid work ethic which she carries with her to each photo shoot.
Amra’s modeling career started in 2000, in her home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she was both crowned the Metropolitan Top Model and won the Press Prize (an international competition in China) at age 15. This two wins launched her international career; Amra was able to move to Paris to pursue her childhood dream of living and working in the fashion capital of the world. In 2010, Amra decided to embark on another journey and moved to Los Angeles to solidify her acting career. In only a few short months, she appeared in many billboards, commercials, hit TV shows, and music videos.
By traveling around the world, Amra was introduced to many fascinating people, places, and stories that helped shape the person she is today, and shaped her passion to help the less fortunate, especially those in her home country. In 2011, she became the first ambassador for Bosana Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the livelihoods and access to education for the marginalized population of Bosnia and Herzegovina, so they can also become self-reliant citizens of their country.
What made you become interested in modeling?Actually when I was 15 my mom entered me into the Metropolitan model contest in Bosnia without me knowing it. After winning that contest I won a press winner prize at the world contest in China and has a contract with Metropolitan agency in Paris. So became my modeling career.What was one of your most memorable jobs in modeling, and in acting?Every job is special to me and I really enjoy working, and can't really seperate one job from another.When did you start modeling/acting?When I was 15, my modeling career has started, and coming to LA 2,5 years ago my acting career, even though I've done some acting work in Bosnia before.What are some challenges/obstacles you have encountered in these careers?Being far away from familly and living in suitcases most of the time can really be a hard part of it.How have you overcome these challenges/obstacles?I never really did overcome them.How long have you been doing Taekwondo?I was always very much into sports and taekwondo was one of my biggest passions. I did it for about 5 years.Why did you start doing it?Before taekwondo I did karate and then both at the same time for a while. Doing taekwondo I liked more because I had more freedom to express myself.What is your favorite part of it?The dynamic movements.What has Taekwondo taught you, and how have you applied these lessons to other parts of your life?Definitely the discipline which helped me in every aspect of life.Were there many other women training with you, or was it mainly men?There were two other girls training with me, but that was it.What are some modeling/acting jobs that you were required to do Taekwondo for?I did a movie called "The Dhalia Knights" where I used the most of taekwondo moves I know.What are a few things in your purse you cannot live without?My phone, Lipbalm and walet.What types of dogs do you have at home?At home in Bosnia I have a gorgeous dogo argetino named Vito and long haired chihuahua Gizmo, and just got a new puppy in LA, a teacup chihuahua, called Smoki. I love dogs! :)What do you like to do to relax after a stressful day?A long run and a full body massage right after.What is your dream vacation?Anywhere exotic where I can swim and be out at the beach all day long.How would you describe your personal style?Definitely simple.What are some words you live by?Live, love, laugh...What advice would you give young girls who want to go into modeling, acting, or Taekwondo?Dedication and hard work will take you to your goal, never forget who you are and where you are going, and never give up.