NAME: Auli'i Cravalho
HOMETOWN: Kohala, Hawai'i
How do you introduce yourself?
Hi! I'm Auli'i (OW-LE-EE) :)
What inspires you?
So many things inspire me; my family, my accomplishments, and all the things I hope to accomplish. Every day, I find new things and new people who inspire me in different ways.
What challenges you?
Hahaha, being a teenager. It's a challenge we all go through.
Tell us about the biggest risk you ever took.
Auditioning for "Moana" is the biggest risk I have ever taken. It was the first time I had auditioned on tape, first time I had ever seen a casting agent — a lot of firsts. And that big risk became the blessing and journey of a lifetime.
What are you reading/watching/listening to these days?
I'm currently reading "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot DÍaz, and I have recently been listening to a lot of French artists: Stromae, Indila, and Cœur de Pirate.
If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now, what job would you want to have?
I wouldn't mind being a full time high school student LOL.
What’s your motto?
Breathe, and be grateful.
I celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month because...
...I am a proud young woman of Pacific heritage! In all that I do, I carry my culture and heritage with me, and this month I'm grateful there is somewhat of a spotlight to show just how proud I am to carry it.